4/27

Hembree

Cowboy Indian Bear

All Ages | 8 pm

Hembree

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    Cowboy Indian Bear

    Cowboy Indian Bear is a band from Lawrence, KS featuring members of The Jen Say Kwahs, and Kennedy Luck Club. We are recording our first album with the wonderful Joshua Browning and are planning to release a three song preview for that album by the end of 2008.

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    5/2

    Sons of Funk

    All Ages | 8 pm

    Sons of Funk

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      5/3

      Dolewite

      All Ages | 7 pm

      Dolewite

      Hip Hop tribute band playing all your old favorites live!
      MC Vocals, DJ Element, MO Dolla, Hash Browns, Sumo, T-Spoon

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      5/4

      Jon Anderson of YES

      Philistines

      All Ages | 7 pm

      Jon Anderson of YES

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        Philistines

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          5/9

          Smells Like Nirvana

          All Ages | 7 pm

          Smells Like Nirvana

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            5/16

            Coral Creek

            All Ages | 8 pm

            Coral Creek

            ORAL CREEK opens a new chapter this fall, releasing and touring in support of a breakthrough album produced by Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth. The self-titled album, CORAL CREEK, marks the beginning of a new era for the Colorado-based Americana/Country-Rock/Jamgrass band, as the first release with standout keyboard player Bill McKay and Grammy Award Winning fiddle player, Luke Bulla.

            McKay, best know for his roles with Leftover Salmon and Derek Trucks Band, joins songwriter/guitarist Chris Thompson at center stage, singing leads and contributing to the bands extensive repertoire of original material. Nashville fiddler, Luke Bulla, who earned a Grammy Award with Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, comes to CORAL CREEK via Lyle Lovett Band, Jerry Douglas Band, John Cowan Band and Kentucky Thunder. Luke is also a distinguished vocalist and songwriter.

            CORAL CREEK is a Colorado band on the rise, featuring a diverse catalog of original music spanning the genres of rock, country/bluegrass, cajun, folk and island music. While the new self-titled album sits squarely in the Americana category, CORAL CREEK live performances transport audiences from the beaches of the Caribbean, down to the bayou and back up high into the Colorado Rockies – with instrumentation ranging from mandolin and fiddle to congas and steel pan.

            The counter-balance to McKay’s fiery piano is the acoustic guitar of singer/songwriter Chris Thompson, stylistically blazing new trails inspired by Jerry Garcia and Tony Rice. Rob Garland (bass) and Jack Watson (drums) lock down the rhythm section, while Luke Bulla elevates the music with a soaring bluegrass fiddle and high lonesome vocals.

            Since forming in 2010, CORAL CREEK has performed on festival main stages, concert series and clubs across the US, Europe, Mexico and the Caribbean, sharing stages with distinguished musicians including Sam Bush, Peter Rowan, Bill Nershi and members of The String Cheese Incident, Leftover Salmon, Railroad Earth, Greensky Bluegrass, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Infamous Stringdusters and other fine acts. With the addition Bill McKay on keyboard and Luke Bulla on fiddle, CORAL CREEK is a rising tide in the swirling jamgrass sea.

            CORAL CREEK, the album, features new original songs by Chris Thompson and Bill McKay, plus instrumental contributions by Luke Bulla (Lyle Lovett Band), Andy Thorn (Leftover Salmon), Anders Beck (Greensky Bluegrass), Tim Carbone (Railroad Earth), Tyler Grant (Grant Farm), Arthur Lee Land (Great American Taxi), Scott Messersmith (formerly of The Motet) and Tanya Shylock (True Blue Band).

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            5/17

            Dr Zhivegas plays Prince

            Thunderkat

            All Ages | 7 pm

            Dr Zhivegas plays Prince

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              Thunderkat

              Based in Lawrence, Kansas, ThunderKat stands as the city’s premier 80s hard rock cover band. Voted by Best of Lawrence from 2013-2016 as a top local act, the band delivers a diverse collection of hits from Motley Crue, Poison, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Journey, AC/DC, Night Ranger, Billy Idol, Van Halen, Joan Jett, Prince and more. You won’t want to miss the ear-splitting spectacle of ThunderKat!

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              5/18

              GRiZ

              Ride Waves Tour: Season One

              18 & Over | 7 pm

              GRiZ

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                Ride Waves Tour: Season One

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                  5/25

                  Toots and the Maytals

                  Ras Neville & the Kingstonians

                  All Ages | 7 pm

                  Toots and the Maytals

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                    Ras Neville & the Kingstonians

                    Ras Neville and the Kingstonians have deep roots in the Lawrence music scene. The band is essentially a revised version of Common Ground, the local reggae act that formed in 1981. A mix of roots reggae and dancehall party with a heavy emphasis on original material, Common Ground scored three Klammies awards for best worldbeat/reggae band in the 1990s before splitting up. Most of the lineup is back in this 10-piece expansion of the act.

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                    5/25

                    Struggle Jennings

                    Big Buzz
                    The Stixxx

                    All Ages | 8 pm

                    Struggle Jennings

                    Struggle Jennings was destined to be an Outlaw.. The grandson of legendary Country Music icon Waylon Jennings, Struggle is part of a long legacy of Gangsters, Outlaws and Rock Stars.. Growing up as a black-sheep in his family, he fought his way out of the streets of West Nashville and into the studio where he would create the foundation for what has become his personal contribution to the Jennings family legacy..

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                    Big Buzz

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                      The Stixxx

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                        5/26

                        EL GRAN SILENCIO

                        Reptil

                        All Ages | 5 pm

                        EL GRAN SILENCIO

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                          Reptil

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                            5/29

                            Lucid Vision

                            Tortuga

                            All Ages | 8 pm

                            Lucid Vision

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                              Tortuga

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                                6/4

                                Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

                                All Ages | 7 pm

                                Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

                                New Orleans native Trombone Shorty began his career as a bandleader at the young age of six, toured internationally at age 12, and spent his teens playing with various brass bands throughout New Orleans and touring worldwide with Lenny Kravitz. He is currently the front man for his own ensemble Orleans Avenue, a funk/rock/jazz/hip-hop band. Together, Trombone Shorty and the band have toured across the U.S., Europe, Australia, Russia, Japan and Brazil. In 2010, Trombone Shorty released his debut album, the Grammy®-nominated "Backatown," followed by "For True" in 2011, which topped Billboard magazine's Contemporary Jazz Chart for 12 weeks. His newest album, "Say That to This," was released in 2013 and features funk/jazz elements of New Orleans. Trombone Shorty appeared in several
                                episodes of HBO's "Treme," and has recently appeared on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" and "Conan." In 2012, he performed at the White House in honor of Black History Month with music royalty such as B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck and Booker T. Jones. At this year's Grammy Awards, he performed alongside Madonna, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Mary Lambert. In 2012, he received the President's Medal from Tulane University in recognition of his charitable work with the Trombone Shorty Foundation. In collaboration with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, the Trombone Shorty Foundation donates quality instruments to schools across New Orleans.

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                                6/5

                                Thrill Kill Kult

                                Curse Mackey
                                ASMO

                                All Ages | 8 pm

                                Thrill Kill Kult

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                                  Curse Mackey

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                                    ASMO

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                                      6/7

                                      $ellout

                                      DJ Diehard

                                      All Ages | 7 pm

                                      $ellout


                                      SELLOUT! plays what the people want to hear - over the top decade smash hit songs that get people dancing and partying like there’s no tomorrow. Starting early and closing the place down is what sellout is all about. True, it’s about as cheesy as cheese can get but we all love hearing that familiar song that brings back the best of memories. Focusing on retro dance classics from the 80’s may provide the emphasis of the party but Sellout doesn’t stop there. Be it Rock, Funk, Pop, Disco, Grunge or Hip Hop from today going all the way back to the 60’s Sellout brings it to the party. SELLOUT! is a high energy cover band that will make your party, club or wedding a night to remember. Join Sellout for a couple of “socials” and you just might find yourself having as much fun as they have!

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                                      DJ Diehard

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                                        6/7

                                        The Fleeting Lights

                                        with special guests announced day of show

                                        All Ages | 8 pm

                                        The Fleeting Lights

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                                          with special guests announced day of show

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                                            6/14

                                            Truck Stop Love

                                            Godzillionaire
                                            Headlight Rivals

                                            All Ages | 8 pm

                                            Truck Stop Love

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                                              Godzillionaire

                                              Heavy space rock from Lawrence, KS.

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                                              Headlight Rivals

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                                                6/16

                                                Rickie Lee Jones

                                                Mike Dillon Band

                                                All Ages | 7 pm

                                                Rickie Lee Jones

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                                                  Mike Dillon Band

                                                  We released our debut Record "Urn" on royal potato family in september of 2012. We have been living in a van and have toured with Fishbone, Umphery's MCGee and Marco Benevento. Mike has been destroying percussion and touring since 1989. This band Features the powerful Carly Meyers.

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                                                  6/18

                                                  Jim James presents Uniform Distortion

                                                  With special guest Anderson East

                                                  All Ages | 6:30 pm

                                                  Jim James presents Uniform Distortion

                                                  Jim James has spent the better part of almost two decades as the lead singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist of My Morning Jacket. Through seven studio albums, My Morning Jacket has grown into one of the most acclaimed rock and roll bands in the world. The New York Times heralded the band as, “…the new kings of expand-your-mind, religious-experience rock…” Their last three albums, 2008's Evil Urges, 2011's Circuital and 2015’s The Waterfall, each received Grammy nominations for Best Alternative Album -- the latter debuting at number 5 on the Billboard 200 chart. Alongside the band's recording and touring, James has maintained a steady, bordering on voracious, flow of work.

                                                  In 2013, James released his debut solo record, Regions of Light and Sound of God. James wrote, produced and played all instruments himself (except for strings and some percussion) for the record, which was inspired by life and the 1929 novel (written in woodcuts), ‘God’s Man’ by Lynd Ward. It was named one of the best albums of the year by PASTE, MTV and FUSE and was “the year’s first great record” (GQ). A performance of track “A New Life” on the then-hosted Late Night earned high praise from the now-Tonight Show host, Jimmy Fallon just this year: “"…to this day my favorite musical performance was 'A New Life' on Late Night that we did...He [Jim James] is fantastic. I love him”.

                                                  In 2016 James released the politically charged solo record, Eternally Even. Rolling Stone described as, “nine flamboyantly spiritual songs wrapped in creamy electronics and set to funk and hip hop beats...an eccentric, gently compelling pleasure. [Jim James] renders his change gospel with conversational grace, Bill Withers warmth, Sly Stone optimism and Neil Young conviction”. The album’s release saw him embark on a national tour with appearances on the Tonight Show, the Late Late Show with James Corden and a debut at #1 on Billboard Alternative chart. The album topped many year-end ‘best’ lists, with NPR praising the record’s “arresting, soulful … transcendent tunes”.

                                                  James’ released his third solo album, Uniform Distortion, in June 2019, which was received with immediate acclaim. "A giddily powerful response to these troubled times,” hailed the Guardian in its 4-star review. “His mix of musical joie de vivre and lyrical home truths prove fiendishly effective." The Washington Post said, “With driving guitar riffs and catchy hooks combined with his signature soaring vocals, James delivers an utterly engaging, hard-charging, straight-ahead record that almost feels like a throwback to a different era while also being very much current,” while American Songwriter claimed, “"There are enough artistic twists and turns to please even the most dedicated Jacket fan, showing that James remains as musically edgy as ever on an album that pulses with energy, enthusiasm and the restless spirit James has always personified." Four months after Uniform Distortion was released, James followed with the companion record of Uniform Clarity comprising acoustic renditions of the songs in a more stripped down and honest response to what went before.

                                                  Although splitting his time between LA and Kentucky, James has little plan to remain in one place. James has continued expanding on his zealous lists of credits, lending his voice to albums by the likes of the Roots, David Lynch, Brandi Carlile and John Fogerty and partnering with other artists on numerous side projects such as New Multitudes, Monsters of Folk, and T-Bone Burnett’s The New Basement Tapes. Known for his live performances, James has found himself in the touring company of those like Neil Young, Pearl Jam, and Bob Dylan – even appearing in the Dylan-inspired film, I’m Not There – and My Morning Jacket supported Roger Waters as his surprise backing band during famed Newport Folk Festival in 2015. He has embedded himself in the world of film and television, be it through the use of his music in various projects or his long-running relationships with those in the field. James has also established himself as a producer in his own right, producing records by Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Dean Wareham, Basia Bulat, Amo Amo, and Ray Lamontagne’s Ouroboros (2016), the same year in which he collaborated with NASA for the launch of their Juno Mission and Sundance Film Festival and their “Freedom of Expression” event. In the fall of 2018, James embarked on successful, intimate, career-spanning solo acoustic tour, which saw him play sold out dates through historic theatres and performing arts centers across the United States. In Spring 2019, James will set out on the Jim James Presents Uniform Distortion Tour, playing the complete record with a full band for the first time nationally.

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                                                  With special guest Anderson East

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                                                    6/20

                                                    Muddfest

                                                    Puddle Of Mudd
                                                    Saliva
                                                    Trapt
                                                    Saving Abel
                                                    Tantric

                                                    18 & Over | 6 pm

                                                    Muddfest

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                                                      Puddle Of Mudd

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                                                        Saliva

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                                                          Trapt

                                                          Traptis an American rock band hailing from Los Gatos, California. Since its formation in 1997, Trapt has released six studio albums, one live album, one compilation album, three EPs and thirteen singles. This includes number one hits, a platinum album, and placements in movies and video games. Trapt has also traveled the world with some of the best known rock bands of today and of all-time, while managing to sell more than 2.4 million albums.The members of Trapt met in high school in the mid-'90s and shortly thereafter developed an act with Chris Taylor Brownon vocals, Simon Ormandyon guitar, Peter Charellon bass, and David Stegeon drums. The band's first few rehearsals were in Ormandy's guesthouse, which had a party-like atmosphere with its loft overlooking the living room.They began playing at local venues in 1997 before any members had graduated high school. The band received a great response and a positive buzz soon started to grow. In 1998, still before graduation, they were already opening for up-and-coming fellow acts like Papa Roach.Amalgamationwas thedebut independent release by Trapt, released in June 1999 and sold only in the Los Gatos, California area. The album wasconsidereda local success, even though this album sports a drastically different sound compared to later releases. In 2000, Trapt followed-up with an EP entitled The Glimpse.With these two releases and vigorous touring, Trapt caught the attention of major labels. In 2001, the band proceeded to sign with Warner Bros. Recordsand started recording their debut album.. On November 5, 2002,the band released their self-titled album, Trapt,which produced a total of three singles. In 2002, Trapt’s debut single"Headstrong" reached No.1 on both the Modern Rock Tracksand Hot Mainstream Rock Trackscharts, as well as No.16 on the Billboard Hot 100. “Headstrong”also won the 2003 Billboard Music Award for Modern Rock Track of the Yearand Rock Track of the Year, in addition to the Larry Award for Guilty Pleasure Award. Since then, “Headstrong”has been certified Platinum and was rated the No. 1 Alternative Song and No. 8 Rock Song of the Decade (2000s) by Billboard.The second single from the album, "Still Frame,”alsomanaged to achieve No.1 spot on the US Mainstream Rock chart and No.3 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart. The third single, "Echo" peaked at No.10 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart. The Traptalbum was certified Platinum by the RIAA, selling over 1.8 million copies to date. "New Beginning,"wasalsofeatured in the film Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler.Before releasing their next full-length album, the band released a self-titled three-track EP, released March 30, 2004, that included live versions of the "Made of Glass" and "Echo" tracks from their debut album, as well as a previously unreleased non-LP track, "Promise".Their second full length album, Someone in Control, was released September 13, 2005.It produced three singles for the band: "Stand Up,""Waiting,"and "Disconnected (Out of Touch).""Stand Up" peaked at No.3 on the US Mainstream Rock chart. In support of this album, Trapt toured with Thousand Foot Krutch, Silvertide, Chevelle, Three Days Grace, Nickelback, and others.
                                                          Their live album titled Trapt Live!, was released September 18, 2007.The album featured two new studio songs ("Stay Alive" and "Everything to Lose") as well as live versions of nine songs from their earlier records. On June 10, 2008, Trapt released "Who's Going Home with You Tonight?" as a single. They also recorded a music video for the song.On July 1, 2008 "Who's Going Home with You Tonight?" was released as part of the weekly downloadable content for the Rock Bandgame series. Only Through the Painwas released on August 5, 2008. Trapt toured in support of the album by opening for Hinderon the Jägermeister Music Tourwith Rev Theoryas well aspart of Mötley Crüe's Crüe Festalong with Buckcherry, Papa Roachand Sixx:A.M.. In March 2009, Trapt started the Contagious Tour, also featuring Red, Halestorm, Inept and Since Octoberat several shows. "Contagious" was the album's second and last single, and was also available as a free playable track in the iPhoneand iPod Touchgame Tap Tap Revenge 2.No Apologieswas released on October 12,2010. A year later, Cleopatra Records and Trapt released a compilation album called Headstrong. It featured re-recorded versions of songs, demo tracks, remixes, and acoustic versions of "Headstrong" and "Echo."Trapt’s latest album Rebornwas releasedindependentlyin January 2013. Reborn peakedat No. 44 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on Top Hard Rock Albums. From Reborn, “Bring It”climbedintothe Top 20 of the Mainstream Rock chart andwas used by ESPN as its promo song for Nascar Series.“Love Hate Relationship”was also released as a singleand peaked at No. 29 on Mainstream Rock chart.Trapt will be beginning the Self-Titled Tour in June of 2014, playing tracks off of their major-label debut album Trapt, as well as many fan favorites. Get Trapt music and tour updates at trapt.com.

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                                                          Saving Abel

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                                                            Tantric

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                                                              6/22

                                                              One Nation Under a Groove Tour:

                                                              George Clinton w/ Parliament Funkadelic
                                                              Fishbone
                                                              & More!

                                                              All Ages | 6 pm

                                                              One Nation Under a Groove Tour:

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                                                                George Clinton w/ Parliament Funkadelic

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                                                                  Fishbone

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                                                                      6/28

                                                                      40 Oz to Freedom ( Sublime Tribute)

                                                                      All Ages | 8 pm

                                                                      40 Oz to Freedom ( Sublime Tribute)

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                                                                        6/29

                                                                        Crossroads Beer Fest

                                                                        21 & Over | 4 pm

                                                                        Crossroads Beer Fest

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                                                                          7/5

                                                                          Heavy Petty

                                                                          Maria the Mexican

                                                                          All Ages | 7 pm

                                                                          Heavy Petty

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                                                                            Maria the Mexican

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                                                                              7/6

                                                                              Blues Traveler

                                                                              Andy Frasco & the U.N.

                                                                              All Ages | 7 pm

                                                                              Blues Traveler

                                                                              Bio

                                                                              It’s not every band that’s still staking out new musical territory and embracing fresh challenges more than 23 years into their career, but that’s the case with Blues Traveler. Having long ago graduated from the jam-band underground to mainstream stardom, the iconoclastic combo has consistently stuck to its guns and played by its own rules.

                                                                              For their new release (and Verve Forecast debut) North Hollywood Shootout, the quintet ventured out of their creative comfort zone to explore some adventurous new horizons. The resulting album is a landmark in Blues Traveler’s large and widely loved body of work, demonstrating the enduring strengths of the band’s songwriting while capturing the spontaneous spirit of their legendary live shows.

                                                                              The aforementioned body of work encompasses eight studio albums and four live discs, six of them certified Gold or Platinum, with combined worldwide sales of more than ten million units. The band’s best-known single, “Run-Around,” was the longest-charting radio single in Billboard history. Along the way, the band has played more than 2000 live shows in front of more than three million people.

                                                                              “We’re still trying to reconcile the different things we do, and cultivate what we’re individually good at into something that’s bigger than the sum of its parts,” notes frontman and harmonica-slinger John Popper. “When we’re all playing and it’s working, it becomes this separate entity, and that’s still the thing that we’re chasing.”

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                                                                              Andy Frasco & the U.N.

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                                                                                7/12

                                                                                Josh Abbott Band

                                                                                All Ages | 7 pm

                                                                                Josh Abbott Band

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                                                                                  7/16

                                                                                  Alex Di Leo

                                                                                  All Ages | 7:30 pm

                                                                                  Alex Di Leo

                                                                                  Every song from Alex Di Leo is an automatic escape from day-to-day life, a retreat into a state of mind that’s more hopeful and carefree and full of possibility. With his soulful vocals and crystalline melodies, the Nashville-based singer/songwriter delivers an impassioned breed of indie-pop that melts away everyday worries and leaves the listener inspired to live more fearlessly.
                                                                                  Given their transportive power, it’s fitting that so many of Di Leo’s songs are sparked by his adventures in visiting new cities all over the country and across the globe. “I’m always most motivated to write when I’m in a place I’ve never been before,” says the 22-year-old artist. “Even just riding on the plane when I’m traveling somewhere new seems to do something to me, and the melodies just start to come together.”

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                                                                                  7/19

                                                                                  QUEEN Celebration Starring: Marc Martel

                                                                                  David George Band

                                                                                  All Ages | 7 pm

                                                                                  QUEEN Celebration Starring: Marc Martel

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                                                                                    David George Band

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                                                                                      7/20

                                                                                      The Floozies: Funk Street 5

                                                                                      All Ages | 5 pm

                                                                                      The Floozies: Funk Street 5

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                                                                                        7/21

                                                                                        The Growlers

                                                                                        All Ages | 7 pm

                                                                                        The Growlers

                                                                                        From their first LP Are You In or Out?(2009) to their latest LP Casual Acquaintances
                                                                                        (2018), The Growlers have forged their own twisted path on the global music scene. They’re the party band that grew into a traveling circus that spawned their own hit event, Beach Goth. Lead singer Brooks
                                                                                        Nielsen draws a particular devotion among Growlers fans, as does chief cohort Matt Taylor, The Growlers’ music director and lead guitarist. The band's 2016 LP, City Club, produced by Julian Casablancas, saw them expand their palette to include West African, dance and electronic influences.

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                                                                                        7/25

                                                                                        HOW I SPENT MY SUMMER VACATION 2019 TOUR

                                                                                        Slightly Stoopid
                                                                                        Matisyahu
                                                                                        Tribal Seeds
                                                                                        Hirie

                                                                                        All Ages | 5:30 pm

                                                                                        HOW I SPENT MY SUMMER VACATION 2019 TOUR

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                                                                                          Slightly Stoopid

                                                                                          Illustrating the perfect underground success story, Slightly Stoopid's dual front-men Miles Doughty (Guitar, Bass, Vocals) and Kyle McDonald (Guitar, Bass, Vocals), created their own label, Stoopid Records, in the early 2000's to avoid signing a record deal and keep their DIY work ethic and freedom. West coast DUB/Rock pioneers later added musicians Ryan 'RyMo' Moran (Drums) and Oguer 'OG' Ocon (Congas, Percussion, Harp, Vocals) from the B Side Players, as well as C-Money (Trumpet, Keyboard) and Dela (Saxophone) from John Browns Body; solidifying their on stage line up. Slightly Stoopid has built a large n' loyal fan base, and has soared to one of the most successful independent artists of this decade. The buzz surrounding the group continues to increase with each successive release; their album catalog sales have topped the 700,000 mark and the group continues to fill the most prestigious concert venues around the world.

                                                                                          The Slightly Stoopid story can be traced to Ocean Beach, California, when childhood chums Miles and Kyle formed the group in 1995, mixing reggae and punk sounds into one smooth stylistic cocktail. Soon after, late/great Sublime frontman Brad Nowell caught wind of the group, and signed them to his Skunk Records label – while the band members were still in high school. A pair of releases soon followed for Skunk - 1996's punk-tinged SLIGHTLY STOOPID (featuring a guest appearance by Nowell on the song "Prophet" – later covered by Sublime and released on their box set, EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN) and 1998's surf-inspired cult classic THE LONGEST BARREL RIDE.

                                                                                          The group self-released 2001's ACOUSTIC ROOTS: LIVE AND DIRECT (a 40-minute acoustic set, captured live at San Diego 's Rock 105.3 radio station) – the first for their own label, Stoopid Records, before issuing 2003's EVERYTHING YOU NEED on Surfdog (a musical departure for the band, that sold more than 130,000 copies). The band's talent for mixing styles was never more apparent than on 2005's CLOSER TO THE SUN (on Stoopid Records / Caliplates / Reincarnate), which featured collaborations with such renowned reggae names as Barrington Levy and Scientist. A year later, Slightly Stoopid issued their first-ever electric live album, WINTER TOUR '05-'06, as well as their first-ever DVD, 'Live in San Diego,' while 2007 saw the release of the group's fifth studio effort, CHRONCHITIS, which debuted at #55 on the Billboard 200, and #2 on the indie charts.

                                                                                          And through it all, Slightly Stoopid has logged some serious road miles – in addition to their incessant criss-crossing of the U.S., which includes appearances at prestigious festivals such as Coachella, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and New Orleans Jazz Fest, among others, the group has played sold-out shows in Australia, Japan, Guam, Amsterdam, Portugal and Denmark, the U.K., Germany, Holland, and the Dominican Republic. "Without [the fans], we'd just be playing at the bar," admits Kyle. "They make it worth our while – when we go out and people are having that good of a time, the energy goes back and forth. Just a good time – we rely on each other's energy." And all you have to do is look at the list of artists that Slightly Stoopid has played with, to get a feel for how much of a large and diverse audience they appeal to - the Dave Matthews Band, Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley and the Marley Brothers, Sublime, the Roots, G. Love & Special Sauce, Ozomatli, Toots and the Maytals, and Pennywise, among others, as well as their first-ever sole headlining tour of amphitheatres in 2008, joined by their friends Pepper and Sly & Robbie.

                                                                                          "I think consistently touring is important," explains Miles. "Most people take the route of trying to be successful without even getting out there for people to hear what your band is about. The most important thing is you can be playing in front of zero people or 20,000 people, and you've still got to rock the show. When we were first starting out, literally, we played in front of nobody. We'd show up at the club, and it would be bartenders and security guards, and 'Yo, play your hour set – here you go!' But after you play that show, they tell some of their friends and their friends tell some friends. I think the Internet has helped us a lot too, because people were able to spread the word about the music easier. The most important part is being out there 200 days a year. You're going back to towns twice a year, so people get to come out, and that gave us a real loyal following. Wherever we go, you have these Stoopidheads going crazy. For us, it's pretty much the greatest job in the world."

                                                                                          2008 saw the band issuing their first-ever 'odds and ends' collection, SLIGHTLY NOT STONED ENOUGH TO EAT BREAKFAST YET STOOPID – the group's newest release for their growing label, Stoopid Records (which will also feature releases by other groups, including the label's first signees, Santa Cruz's The Expendables). Included on SLIGHTLY NOT STONED ENOUGH are outtakes from both the CLOSER TO THE SUN (including tracks that were previously issued as a limited edition bonus CD) and CHRONCHITIS sessions, as well as bevy of new material recorded at Miami's famed Circle House Studios, and such cover tunes as UB40's "I Would Do For You" and the traditional "I Know You Rider" (most notably covered by the Grateful Dead). Also making their first appearance on a Slightly Stoopid studio album are newly recorded renditions of such long-time live standards "False Rhythms" and "Sensimilla."

                                                                                          Seemingly always on the move, there appears to be no slowing down in sight for Slightly Stoopid, and according to Miles, that's precisely what fuels the group's creativity. "For us, the most important thing in the future, we just want to stay busy and always playing music – whether creating, touring, or just sitting on your couch and jamming. I think we'll always be recording. And just have fun – without the fun part, it ain't worth it."

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                                                                                          Matisyahu

                                                                                          In April of 2005 a fresh voice announced his arrival on the international stage with a stunningly inventive document titled Live at Stubb’s. Six years later, Matisyahu returns to the renowned Austin venue that helped to launch his career with Live at Stubb’s, Vol. II, a new CD-DVD package that demonstrates the continued originality and increasing depth of this longtime New Yorker’s craft.

                                                                                          Inspired by the runaway success of the original record, which spawned the hit single “King Without a Crown” and has to date sold over 700,000 copies in the United States, Matisyahu says he always knew he wanted to make another live album. “Performing is such a big part of what I do,” he says, “and there’s a lot about that live energy that you just can’t catch in the studio. So for me it was simply a matter of figuring out the right time to do it.”

                                                                                          He chose well: Last year Matisyahu released Light, a David Kahne-produced studio disc on which he jumped boldly from hard-edged dancehall and ska-inflected New Wave to laidback pop-rock and acoustic folk-soul. The album took Matisyahu well beyond his stylistic comfort zone and charted the growth of his vocals from traditional reggae toasting to a more dynamic, emotional place. But it didn’t necessarily show off his onstage evolution.

                                                                                          “I’ve played so many shows and gone through so many metamorphoses as a performer,” he says. Especially valuable was the opportunity to showcase that evolution at the very club where his career really took off. “It was kind of a return-to-roots occasion,” he says—albeit one where we see how far he’s come, as well.

                                                                                          Part of that transformation has been fueled by Matisyahu’s new band: Brooklyn’s acclaimed Dub Trio, which includes guitarist D.P. Holmes, bassist Stu Brooks and drummer Joe Tomino. The singer first came across the group—as fate would have it—while in Austin recording the first Stubb’s record. “I remember seeing their name at a record signing and being intrigued,” he says. “So I got one of their records while I was on tour, and there was this one song I couldn’t stop playing.”

                                                                                          Shortly thereafter, Matisyahu spent an entire day walking around Boston writing lyrics to the tune. “I love the way they bounce back and forth between really beautiful music and heavier, harder-edged stuff,” he says. “I knew right then that I wanted to work with them.” Last year he booked a show with Dub Trio at a small club in Brooklyn. “We just did an improv set after maybe one rehearsal,” he recalls. “It felt so right.”

                                                                                          That improvisational spirit looms large throughout Live at Stubb’s, Vol. II, which pulls primarily from Light and Youth, Matisyahu’s 2006 full-length. “Dub Trio understand the concept of space,” he says, “which for a vocalist is great, because that leaves a lot of room for me to really get into my lyrics in new ways.” Here Matisyahu uses that room to dig deeper into his sound than ever before, shedding new light on its hip-hop, rock and reggae dimensions to the vocal delight of the enthusiastic (and demographically varied) Stubb’s crowd.

                                                                                          That audience was central to what Matisyahu set out to accomplish with Live at Stubb’s, Vol. II. After all, the fans were the ones who enabled his return to the venue in the first place, affording Matisyahu the opportunity to extend the legacy Stubb’s represents. In fact, one crowd member made a lasting contribution.

                                                                                          “The night before the show I took a picture of my tour bus in the hotel parking lot and posted it on Twitter,” Matisyahu remembers. “Someone sent back a tweet saying they’d figured out which hotel it was and asked if they could come say hi. I said sure and a couple of kids showed up; we hung out for a few minutes on the bus. Then the next night at the show I’m pulling people up onstage during ‘King Without a Crown’ and one of them is the kid from Twitter!” The singer laughs. “So the last clip on the DVD is actually me giving him a high-five.”

                                                                                          The appreciation, no doubt, was mutual.

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                                                                                          Tribal Seeds

                                                                                          From San Diego, California, award-winning reggae group Tribal Seeds have become known for their spiritually driven, refreshing rock vibe they have infused with the roots style of reggae music. Originally started by two brothers, Steven Rene Jacobo [lyrics, lead vocals, rhythm guitar] and Tony-Ray Jacobo [producer, keyboard player], Tribal Seeds now boats six members, including: Tony Navarro [lead guitar], Carlos Verdugo [drums], Jose Rodriguez [keys, percussion], and Victor Navarro [bass].
                                                                                          Tribal Seeds’ unmatched musical talent and authentic sound has brought them to the forefront of the reggae rock genre, as their art form has reached people of all ages across the United States, and worldwide. The band’s self titled debut album, “Tribal Seeds” was released in 2008, and their second album “The Harvest” was released in June of 2009. iTunes named both albums the “Best Of” in the Reggae genre, for their respected years. Their debut album helped garner them the “Best World Music” title at the San Diego Music Awards in 2008, and “The Harvest,” which contained fourteen new and original songs, debuted at the number 5 spot on the Billboard Reggae Charts. The tracks, written and produced by Tribal Seeds, were recorded and mixed by Alan Sanderson at Signature Sound Studios in San Diego, and mastered by Erik Lobson at Universal Mastering.
                                                                                          On July 19, 2011, Tribal Seeds gave listeners a brand new EP entitled “Soundwaves,” which peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Reggae Charts. The band notes that the album was inspired by their life experiences, being on tour, and their desire to inspire youth to raise their voices and seek a higher consciousness. Tribal Seeds have toured throughout the United States including Hawaii & Guam, and have also performed in Mexico & Aruba. They have shared the stage with artists such as Dave Mathews Band, Jack White, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jane’s Addiction, Skrillex, MGMT, Cee Lo Green, Jason Mraz, Matisyahu, Sublime with Rome, Taking Back Sunday, O.A.R., Pretty Lights, Pepper, Collie Buddz, The Wailers, Julian Marley, Stephen Marley, Gregory Issacs, SOJA, Rebelution, and many more

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                                                                                          Hirie

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                                                                                            7/26

                                                                                            Sophistafunk

                                                                                            All Ages | 8 pm

                                                                                            Sophistafunk

                                                                                            Fans across America are talking about Syracuse-based Sophistafunk, the product of three multi-talented musicians — Adam Gold, Jack Brown, & Emanuel Washington — who combine spoken-word artistry, old-school hip hop, & funky rhythms to create a unique live band experience.

                                                                                            The band met in 2007 and rapidly evolved into a national-touring live act. Known for their HUGE sound (created by only three members), the band has won over crowds with a captivating stage presence and tight musicianship. Rooted by old school funk / hip hop, the trio explores electronic dance grooves while infusing each tune with soul and positively charged lyrics. Sophistafunk is a multi-genre tour de force, jam packed with vintage tones and live instruments.

                                                                                            For six years, this road warrior band has been hitting the pavement and blowing minds across the United States. They’ve collaborated live with greats spanning Bernie Worrell (Parliament/Talking Heads) to Nikki Glaspie (Beyonce/Dumpstaphunk) and were featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives when Gold’s restaurant and music venue, Funk n’ Waffles, was featured on the show on December 25, 2012. Host, Guy Fieri, dug the band so hard, they’ve since played his birthday party in Santa Rosa, CA and became the first band ever to play the International Home and Housewares Convention in Chicago, IL on March 3, 2013, by Fieri’s personal request.

                                                                                            Sophistafunk has played high-profile venues including The Blue Note Jazz Club (NYC), The Boom Boom Room (San Francisco), The Belly Up (Aspen), Brooklyn Bowl (NYC) and more and supported acts including Soulive, G. Love, Foreigner, Trombone Shorty, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, EOTO, Marco Benevento and more. They’ve also gained attention from publications including New York City’s Village Voice and Beyond Race Magazine.

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                                                                                            8/2

                                                                                            American Idiots

                                                                                            Rattle and Hum

                                                                                            All Ages | 7 pm

                                                                                            American Idiots

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                                                                                              Rattle and Hum

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                                                                                                8/3

                                                                                                Hairball

                                                                                                All Ages | 7 pm

                                                                                                Hairball

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                                                                                                  8/4

                                                                                                  The Mighty O.A.R.

                                                                                                  American Authors

                                                                                                  All Ages | 6 pm

                                                                                                  The Mighty O.A.R.

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                                                                                                    American Authors

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                                                                                                      8/10

                                                                                                      CrossroadsKC Food Truck Fest

                                                                                                      M-80s

                                                                                                      All Ages | 4 pm

                                                                                                      CrossroadsKC Food Truck Fest

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                                                                                                          8/10

                                                                                                          Kindo

                                                                                                          All Ages | 7 pm

                                                                                                          Kindo

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                                                                                                            8/13

                                                                                                            Gary Clark Jr

                                                                                                            All Ages | 7 pm

                                                                                                            Gary Clark Jr

                                                                                                            On the title track of “This Land,” Gary Clark Jr. is staking his claim to a literal place on the map, settling
                                                                                                            in and declaring: “I told you there goes the neighborhood… This is mine now, legit.” It’s a song with real-
                                                                                                            life roots in how Clark and his family have traded up in turf in his native Texas and been met with some
                                                                                                            suspicious glances upon move-in. And if it sounds like he’s had some practice in defiantly ignoring
                                                                                                            expectations about where he ought to live, well, that’s something he’s been doing musically his whole life.
                                                                                                            He’s a rock-and-soul omnivore who can survey the entire landscape of American music — not just the
                                                                                                            blues with which he’s so often associated, but reggae, punk, R&B and hip-hop, too — and say: This land
                                                                                                            was made for you and me.
                                                                                                            He owns it all on This Land, his third studio album for Warner Bros. Records, which is sure to be seen as
                                                                                                            a breakthrough in establishing just how much stylistic variation Clark has at his command. There are
                                                                                                            plenty of the guitar-hero sounds that have already established him as a headliner, with tunes that reiterate
                                                                                                            that Cream influences always rise to the top, from a guy who’s long since come to be considered by
                                                                                                            Clapton as a friend and contemporary, not just acolyte. But if a lot of fans would consider Clark the
                                                                                                            closest thing we have to a modern Hendrix, what comes through implicitly in This Land is the sense of
                                                                                                            just how much Jimi loved and borrowed from Curtis Mayfield. You can think of Clark as one of the last of
                                                                                                            the real rock gods, along with fellow master singer/guitarists like Jack White, John Mayer, or the late,
                                                                                                            great Prince and the new album certainly won’t do anything to diminish that perception. But This Land is
                                                                                                            also a great soul record — one in which it’s easy to hear the lineage that connects Muddy Waters and
                                                                                                            Childish Gambino, with distinct nods to Marvin Gaye somewhere in the middle.
                                                                                                            You’ll hear strains of Gaye not just in Clark using his falsetto more than he ever has before. It’s in the
                                                                                                            mixture of social consciousness and sensuality that was a matter of course for records like “What’s Goin’
                                                                                                            On”… not to mention “Sign O’ the Times.” Obviously you hear the awareness of what’s goin’ on in the
                                                                                                            song This Land itself, in which Clark finds himself “paranoid and pissed off” among well-heeled neighbors
                                                                                                            who “think I’m up to something” just because his family doesn’t fit the local demographics. The attention
                                                                                                            to the greater good also informs “What About Us,” which has Clark announces that “the young bloods
                                                                                                            are taking over” — something he says to a fictional figure who recurs in several songs, “Mr. Williams,” a
                                                                                                            guy who could be a past-his-prime neighborhood boss… or, who knows, a stand-in for some bigger
                                                                                                            political figure who also has to go. “Feed the Babies” brings in the brass to augment a call for
                                                                                                            understanding that’s a pleading, purposeful antidote to the raw nerves of the title song.
                                                                                                            Yet Clark also uses the album to get more personal than he ever has on record before, often assessing
                                                                                                            the tough balance between career and family. “Pearl Cadillac” is a payback to a mother’s devotion. He’s
                                                                                                            the parent in “When I’m Gone,” preparing a child for yet another trip away on the road, a topic he also
                                                                                                            takes up with a significant other in “Guitar Man,” where he’s weighing the “stamps in my blue book” and
                                                                                                            the fellowship of the road against the fear of a toll taken by time apart at home.
                                                                                                            But if it’s the ballsy tropes of rock, blues and R&B that you’d like a fresh spin on, This Land hardly
                                                                                                            foregoes the twin towers of swagger and regret. “Friday night and I just got paid/I’m out looking for some
                                                                                                            trouble,” he sings in “Feel Like a Million,” a number that starts out as Peter Tosh and ends up
                                                                                                            somewhere closer to an arena-rock anthem. He’s found that trouble and then some in “Don’t Wait Til
                                                                                                            Tomorrow,” a balladic plea to the woman at home to forgive dalliances, with the knowledge that she may

                                                                                                            exact some what’s-good-for-the-goose revenge. “Low Down Rolling Stone” is an affair-ending lament
                                                                                                            from a wayward soul who’s discovered “darkness is my comfort zone.” But there’s no sorrow — yet – in a
                                                                                                            pair of kick-ass “got to” songs. “Got to Get Up” brings on the trumpet as Clark repeats “Kill ‘em all!” like
                                                                                                            the rock mantra it is, and “Gotta Get Into Something” finds him reaching to pure Chuck Berry territory…
                                                                                                            or maybe not so pure, since there’s something positively Ramones-y in his take on furious proto-punk
                                                                                                            rock and roll.
                                                                                                            It may sound diffuse as an album, but it all holds together as part of a singular vision from Clark and his
                                                                                                            co-producer, Jacob Sciba, a longtime Austin friend and chief engineer at Arlyn Studios where most of
                                                                                                            This Land was laid down. Clark has had interest from some of the top producers in music but has found
                                                                                                            most of them are interested in bringing out just one aspect of his multi-faceted musical persona. Sciba is
                                                                                                            the pal and sonic wizard who comprehends the scope of what Clark does, and welcomes it… and is faced
                                                                                                            with the challenge of making something sonically coherent out of all these styles.
                                                                                                            How to position Clark has been a cheerful problem from the start, since he was a blues aficionado who
                                                                                                            loved hanging with the hip-hop kids just as much as he relished going to local Pinetop Perkins shows. He
                                                                                                            grew up watching music television, but not so much MTV. “I kind of got introduced to everything by
                                                                                                            watching ‘Austin City Limits,’ which had Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Jimmie Vaughan, Robert
                                                                                                            Cray,” he’s said. “It all kind of hit me at once, and I just loved anything that sounded bluesy or rock & roll
                                                                                                            that felt dangerous and had loud guitar solos up front. Ultimately I figured out where it all came from, and I
                                                                                                            think the thing that really resonated with me was guys like Albert King and Freddie King — the three
                                                                                                            Kings,” along with B.B. Soon, as a barely-teen prodigy, he was making his way out in to the real world,
                                                                                                            being mentored by Austin club owner Clifford Antone as he hooked up with every available local legend.
                                                                                                            Local legend Doyle Bramhall brought him to meet Eric Clapton at a Crossroads Festival in 2010, where
                                                                                                            they jammed with Sheryl Crow. A year later, his Warner Bros. debut release Bright Lights EP became
                                                                                                            the first EP ever to get the lead review in Rolling Stone, which wrote, “A genuine 21 st -century bluesman,
                                                                                                            raised on the form in all its roughneck roadhouse glory but marked by the present day? That’s been as
                                                                                                            hard to find as a 21 st century clockmaker.”
                                                                                                            But Rolling Stone may have really been on to something when the magazine got past his prodigious licks
                                                                                                            and added, “Suddenly you can envision him dueting with Adele, swapping tunes with Jack Johnson or
                                                                                                            singing hooks for Nas.” Not all those collaborations came to be, but soon enough he was asked by Alicia
                                                                                                            Keys to co-write and play guitar on “Fire We Make,” a song from her Girl on Fire album, not long before
                                                                                                            he released his Warner Bros. Records debut album, Blak And Blu, in 2012. Not long after, "Ain't Messin
                                                                                                            Round", from Blak And Blu was also nominated for Grammy in 2013 and in 2014, Clark had won his
                                                                                                            first Grammy for Best Traditional R&B Performance for the track "Please Come Home", from that album.
                                                                                                            Before long he was benefitting from the advocacy of the Rolling Stones, who’ve repeatedly enlisted him
                                                                                                            as an opening act and on-stage guest. He played for the Obamas at the White House alongside not just
                                                                                                            Mick Jagger but B.B. King, Jeff Beck, and Buddy Guy. On a prime-time tribute to the Beatles, he
                                                                                                            performed alongside Dave Grohl and Joe Walsh. On a similar TV tribute to Stevie Wonder, he teamed up
                                                                                                            with Beyoncé and Ed Sheeran. On record, he co-wrote and played guitar on Childish Gambino’s “The
                                                                                                            Night Me and Your Mama Met.” In 2017 he was widely praised as a standout among standouts at the
                                                                                                            MusiCares benefit honoring Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, making two appearances that night, one by
                                                                                                            himself and once in collaboration with the Foo Fighters, huge fans who had recorded with and taken Clark
                                                                                                            out as their opening act before he graduated to major headliner status.
                                                                                                            When the (then-) president of the United States has not only included you on his famous Spotify playlists
                                                                                                            but called you “the future,” is there anywhere to go from there? This Land proves there is — and it’s a
                                                                                                            genre-free future that encompasses virtually the entirety of electric roots music and African-American
                                                                                                            forms and moves forward from there. It’s a landscape that’s his eminent domain.

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                                                                                                            8/14

                                                                                                            Lost Dog Street Band

                                                                                                            All Ages | 7:30 pm

                                                                                                            Lost Dog Street Band

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                                                                                                              8/23

                                                                                                              Amanda Fish

                                                                                                              All Ages | 7 pm

                                                                                                              Amanda Fish

                                                                                                              Amanda Fish began as a singer songwriter in late 2012, refining her original material as a solo act for 2 years before she formed her band in early 2014, a Roots Rock and Soul project featuring Amanda's signature 'from-the-gut' vocals locked into a sturdy groove.

                                                                                                              In 2015, she released her first LP, "Down In The Dirt", on VizzTone Label Group, for which she was awarded the 2016 "Sean Costello Rising Star" Blues Blast Music Award. Amanda and her band set Beale Street on fire in the 2017 International Blues Challenge Semi Finals, playing new material slated for her next release.

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                                                                                                              8/24

                                                                                                              Redneck Throwdown

                                                                                                              The LACS
                                                                                                              Moonshine Bandits
                                                                                                              and more TBA

                                                                                                              All Ages | 6 pm

                                                                                                              Redneck Throwdown

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                                                                                                                  Moonshine Bandits

                                                                                                                  Backwoods bravado, patriot’s pride, country soul, keg-thumping beats — these are the qualities that Moonshine Bandits have championed since they began burning up the California club circuit back in 2003.

                                                                                                                  Their message spread as they rolled from there through the heartland, the dirty South and beyond on their tour bus. No matter whether color their collar is or even if they wore a collar at all, people heard something of their story in their music — and popped back a cold one to celebrate that connection.

                                                                                                                  Plenty of their trademark sound and message resonates through Baptized In Bourbon, their new album — reverence for God and country on “Red, White & Blue Collar” (“We answered to the call when Uncle Sam cried/You know we always stand for what is right”), a celebration of backwater saloons and Saturday nights on “Stomp Like Hell” (“Before the bar doors close, I’m a-get to stepping/I’m gonna stomp like Hell just to get to Heaven”), a promise to stand firm for freedom on “Raised Up” (“If you ain’t proud of where you’re from, get the hell out of town”).

                                                                                                                  But there’s more — a new depth that encourages reflection, even hints of doubt. None of this compromises the defiant pride that’s always threaded through the songs of Bird and Tex, aka Moonshine Bandits. Still, something has changed since they released Blacked Out in 2015.

                                                                                                                  Tex knows why. “This year has been a whirlwind of touring,” he explains. “We’ll play at a bike rally in Oregon one day and then fly to Alaska. That’s had a lot of input on this album, especially on our songwriting. We’ve always been entertainers first, songwriters second. Now I feel like our songwriting has caught up to the entertainment part of who we are.”

                                                                                                                  In these past couple of years, he and his fellow bandit Bird have been in transition personally as well as artistically. They’ve gone from bus tours to jetting out for extended weekend jaunts. While playing for their die-hard, “blu-core” fans, vestiges of wilder days do appear, sometimes bringing old ways into conflict with new responsibilities.

                                                                                                                  Tex lays out the question candidly. “When we’re away from our family, is the way we’re living acceptable to God, with all the partying and crazy shit we do on the road?”

                                                                                                                  This dilemma was somewhere in whatever dream Tex was having late one night when he woke up suddenly. “Three words came to me: baptized in bourbon,” he remembers. “I texted Bird and my manager and said, ‘Hey, I don’t know what this means but it could be some pretty heavy stuff.’ The whole album started with that title.”

                                                                                                                  The Bandits and producers, Burn County, withdrew to a cabin/studio deep in a forest in the state of Washington. They talked about things they’d experienced, lessons they’d learn and questions that remained. Conversations evolved into lyrics; feelings took on musical shape; tape rolled. And after two weeks they emerged with Baptized In Bourbon, a project unlike anything they’d ever cut before.

                                                                                                                  “We didn’t sit down and say, ‘Hey, let’s do a themed album,’” Bird insists. “But the themes we were thinking of seemed to carry over song after song. It was like a circle. It wasn’t all heavy. There’s a lot of fun songs on the album too. But basically, Baptized In Bourbon isn’t just about bonfires and keg parties. There’s a lot more to it than that.”

                                                                                                                  “The Sermon” starts mournfully, with strings and a quiet acoustic guitar. Then a preacher breaks in, a beat kicks off and from the pulpit we hear the query that underlies all of Baptized In Bourbon: “In light of knowing that God is with us, and in light of knowing that He sees us always, how are we going to respond with our lives?”

                                                                                                                  The answer appears to be that you celebrate, you rock hard, you love without hesitation and fight without fear when you have to. And, if you’re Moonshine Bandits, you drive this story home with help from a gang of gifted guest artists: Crucifix on the slamming “I’m A Hellrazor,” Bubba Sparxxx on “51Fifty,” The Lacs on “Cards I Was Dealt,” Uncle Kracker on “Baptized In Bourbon,” Colt Ford and Outlaw on “Dad’s Pontoon,” Matt Borden on “Shook Me Up,” Jelly Roll on “Wild Ones” …

                                                                                                                  … and maybe most memorably, the legendary David Allan Coe. David Allan Coe has done some shows with the Bandits to rowdy audiences. Apparently he liked what he saw when Tex and Bird sent him their arrangement of his classic anthem “Take This Job And Shove It.” He volunteered to join with them in the studio and later on stage. Coe also personally called both Tex and Bird to thank them as well as tell them he enjoyed their energy-filled live show.

                                                                                                                  “I’ve always said there are three guys I wanted to work with before I quit music,” Tex says. “Two of them are dead; the third is David Allan Coe. We decided to shoot a video together at Shawshank. The night before we met in his hotel room. It was like we were old friends, listening to him talk about songwriting. The next day we went to the prison, where he had done three or four years of his life. We were kind of skeptical about what might happen because there’s a lot of emotion involved. Hell, I threw up after going into some of the cells. But he had a great time. Then that night, when we played a show in Bucyrus, Ohio, he did the song with us so we could have the footage.”

                                                                                                                  Bird smiles at the memory. “Then when we stopped the show to do it again, he gets on the microphone and starts rocking Kid Rock’s ‘Sitting Here Wasting Time.’ It was incredible to see a 77-year-old guy rap to a slow drum beat. The crowd went bonkers. I’ll never forget that. We were so proud to earn his respect.”

                                                                                                                  Baptized In Bourbon doesn’t stop there. The guys spin parallel stories on successive tracks, featuring male and female archetypes that their blu-core followers can recognize. “‘Renegade Rides Again’ says that you don’t know when the life we’re living is going to catch up with us. Then you go to ‘Hell On Heels,’ which is about some of the girls we’ve met,” Tex says, with a knowing laugh. “It’s pretty much all a true story. We don’t even embellish it. But that’s what happens when you run in this type of circle.”

                                                                                                                  This is the music that Moonshine Bandits will take on the road later this year, most likely on a bus tour this time. Maybe it’s a bit of a risk to mix the sacred and profane, the rowdy and the introspective, on record and then onstage. But the payoff here is twofold: Their music demands attention from first note to last. And because they enjoy a strong mutual trust with their fans, honesty is essential to that bond.

                                                                                                                  “I’m away from my wife and kids,” Tex sums up. “My partner has lost numerous fiancees because of this ride. Yeah, we’re out partying — not too crazy to where we’re out of control. And Bird’s dad is a preacher. So sometimes we do wonder if this lifestyle is acceptable. But this isn’t just about our lives. It’s a universal thing.”

                                                                                                                  At heart, we’re all blu-core. We all hear some of our truth in what Moonshine Bandits are throwing down. Maybe it’s time for us all to be Baptized In Bourbon.

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                                                                                                                    BLACK FLAG

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                                                                                                                      Kool & The Gang

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                                                                                                                        The Phantastics

                                                                                                                        The Phantastics are a eight member musical ensemble that specializes genre-blending hip-hop. Expect to hear rock, rap, dance, funk, jazz and soul in our music. We were formed in December of 2010 and have been trying to save live music ever since.

                                                                                                                        thePhantom*- Lead Spokesman/Vocals / Bowties
                                                                                                                        Leigh Gibbs - Vocals/ Soul Sista lovin'
                                                                                                                        JJ Cantrell- Lead Guitar/ Vocals/ Nipples
                                                                                                                        Danny Florez- Elictric Bass/ Vocals/Kill Streak
                                                                                                                        Ashley Thompson- Drums / Twizzlers
                                                                                                                        DJ Mitchell- Saxophone/ Karate chops
                                                                                                                        Tim Pistone- Percussion / loaded brownies
                                                                                                                        ZSonic Bailey- DJ / busted ear drums
                                                                                                                        Austin Quick-Keyboard / Bee Gee

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                                                                                                                        Gypsies

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                                                                                                                            ZoSo (The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience)

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                                                                                                                              American Authors

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