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Thu, Jul 20 · blues · funk · jam · jazz · new orleans · percussion · roots · soul

Wild Mohicans Mardis Gras Indians
10:00pm at The Double Crown
($10)

Wild Mohicans Mardi Gras Indians are from New Orleans, of course.


Thu, Jul 20 · americana · bluegrass · blues · country · folk · gospel · indie · metal · outlaw country · r&b · rock · roots · soul · southern rock

The Steel Woods
w/ The Dirty Soul Revival
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($12)

Like their name, The Steel Woods are a hybrid musical force, part hard-edged, part Americana roots country folk, man-made, yet organic, rock but also bluegrass, R&B, blues, gospel, soul and heavy metal, “the materials which America is built on” according to co-founder Wes Bayliss. The Nashville-based band is also steeped in the ethos of Southern rock.


Thu, Jul 20 · alternative · indie · jazz · local · psychedelic · r&b · rock · soul

Sister Ivy
8:00pm at Ben's Tune-Up
(Free)

Sister Ivy is a quartet formed in Asheville that fuses together Neo-soul, Jazz, R&B, and Rock elements to carry poetic musings to the listener’s ear on a groove-able beat.


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Thu, Jul 20 · improvisation · indie · jazz · local · r&b · soul · vocal

Siamese Sound Club
8:30pm at Salvage Station

Siamese Jazz Club’s sound is born from a highly diverse and infectious melting pot of influences. SJC is just as deep into the world of R&B & Soul as it’s improvisational jazzy undertones. The love child of prolific Asheville music scenesters, Simon Thomas George & CaroMia Tiller, SJC was formed in the summer of 2015. Always teasing the line of technical musicality and emotional depth, SJC embraces the affection of music aficionados and the casual listener alike.


Thu, Jul 20 · blues · dance · funk · local · r&b · soul · vocal

Jesse Barry and The Jam
Bluesy Dance Party
9:00pm at Tressa's Downtown Jazz & Blues

We will play you blues, funk, and soul that will make you dance the night away! Jesse Barry on vocals, Kelly Jones on guitar and vocals, Robert Geisler on bass, and Micah Thomas on drums!


Fri, Jul 21 · dance · disco · funk · hip hop · indie · jazz · local · progressive · psychedelic · r&b · rock · soul

The Digs
Disco Funk Soul Dance Party
9:00pm at Asheville Music Hall
(21+, by donation)

Funk, soul, r & b, hip hop, and jazz. The band features current and past members of Ween, Eagles of Death Metal, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, The Hermit Kings, The Broadcast, The Soulfeathers, and The Blood Gypsies.


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Fri, Jul 21 · country · folk · indie · local · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · soul

The Jangling Sparrows
6:00pm at French Broad Brewing Co
(Free, donations encouraged)

The Jangling Sparrows, led by Paul Edelman, play timeless, original Soul, Folk, Country and ferocious twang rock.


Fri, Jul 21 · blues · classic rock · country · harmony · piano · roots · soul · southern rock

The Freeway Revival
Fridays on the Lawn
6:30pm at Isis Music Hall
(Free)

Free Friday on the Lawn! The Freeway Revival's blend of classic rock, blues, country, and soul incorporates lyrics that are an expression of life on the road. Tasteful guitar harmonies, vocal harmonies, and an assortment of piano and organ melodies provide an all-encompassing, familiar sound.


Fri, Jul 21 · alternative · funk · fusion · holiday · indie · jazz · local · progressive · soul

The Berlyn Trio
9:00pm at One World Brewing

Have a jazzy/funky St. Patty's Day w/ The Berlyn Trio at One World Brewing! The group features Jamie Berlyn on sax, Dan Clare on 8-string guitar, and drums, playing jazz and funk standards with nods to fusion greats like Scofield and MMW.


Sat, Jul 22 · acoustic · alternative · americana · blues · folk · harmony · improvisation · jam · local · roots · singer-songwriter · soul · vocal

The Paper Crowns
9:00pm at Salvage Station

The Paper Crowns improvise heavily on acoustic and electric guitar, banjo, and drums ... often while singing harmonies - with a sound somewhere between Shovels and Rope and an acoustic Jerry Garcia jam.


Sat, Jul 22 · alternative · electronic · funk · hip hop · indie · rap · soul

BEAT LIFE
w/ Ill Doots, Shuhandz, mor∆sso & Vietnam Jerry
9:30pm at The One Stop

Beat Life is back again to bring Asheville a curated night of some of the best independent music available. ILL DOOTS will be on headliner duty bringing their original take on high energy hip hop / funk and soul fronted by 2 rappers and delivered via 5 piece band.


Sat, Jul 22 · blues · gospel · local · soul · spiritual · vocal

Rhoda Weaver & the Soul Mates
10:00pm at Tressa's Downtown Jazz & Blues

If you are walking around the streets of downtown Asheville and are suddenly stopped in your tracks as your heart is lifted by an a cappella tune that is equal parts earthy and angelic, you are likely listening to the voice of gospel and soul singer Rhoda Weaver.


Sun, Jul 23 · blues · retro · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · soul

Emma Hern
w/ Zach Torres
5:30pm at Isis Music Hall
($10)

Emma Hern bridges the time gap with her retro rock and soul sound. Her music is steeped in the late '60s and early '70s rock and blues she was raised on in Richmond, Virginia, while her electricity on stage is a fresh force to be reckoned with.


Sun, Jul 23 · acoustic · alternative · americana · folk · guitar · improvisation · local · roots · singer-songwriter · soul · vocal

Ben Phan and the Soul Symphony
7:00pm at 5 Walnut

In 2014, Phan decided to hike the Pacific Crest Trail and his life changed forever. Along with everything else he needed, he carried a mini-guitar on his back and became known by the name “Shredder” because of how he “shredded the guitar” when he played. Five months of travel on foot, 2,668 miles from the Mexican border all the way into Canada, playing for himself and the people he met, transformed his relationship with music. Phan is a prolific poet, songwriter, and guitarist, with the soul of an improviser. He crafts his songs to give room for improvisation, presence, and self-expression in the moment.


Mon, Jul 24 · improvisation · indie · jazz · local · r&b · soul · vocal

Siamese Sound Club
8:00pm at 5 Walnut

Siamese Sound Club (formerly Siamese Jazz Club) has a sound born from a highly diverse and infectious melting pot of influences. SJC is just as deep into the world of R&B & Soul as it’s improvisational jazzy undertones. The love child of prolific Asheville music scenesters, Simon Thomas George & CaroMia Tiller, SJC was formed in the summer of 2015. Always teasing the line of technical musicality and emotional depth, SJC embraces the affection of music aficionados and the casual listener alike.


Wed, Jul 26 · dance · funk · indie · pop · r&b · soul

The Nightowls
w/ Cam Stack Trio
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($10 adv / $12 DOS)

The Nightowls released their debut album, 'Good As Gold,' in 2014. The Austin Chronicle hailed it as "suave, energetic, blue-eyed soul" and named it one of the Top 10 of the year at the annual Austin Chronicle Music Awards, Austin Monthly named them a Band To Watch, and Texas Music Magazine called the album "a smooth addictive blend of pop, R&B and funk that will delight the band's dance-happy fans."


Sat, Jul 29 · alternative · blues · disco · funk · hip hop · indie · local · rap · rock · soul

Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band
w/ GFE
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $12 adv / $14 DOS)

Known for their raucous live shows and outrageous stage wear, the Booty Band’s sound is a mix of deep funk, high energy rock, plus a little old school rap and soul thrown in for good measure.


Sat, Jul 29 · blues · dance · funk · local · r&b · soul · vocal

Jesse Barry and The Jam
9:00pm at 5 Walnut

We will play you blues, funk, and soul that will make you dance the night away! Jesse Barry on vocals, Kelly Jones on guitar and vocals, Robert Geisler on bass, and Micah Thomas on drums!


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Tue, Aug 1 · acoustic · alternative · americana · blues · folk · harmony · improvisation · jam · local · roots · singer-songwriter · soul · tribute · vocal

The Paper Crowns Band & Phuncle Sam
Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($8 adv / $10 DOS)

Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash with The Paper Crowns Band (pictured) and Phuncle Sam. The Paper Crowns improvise heavily on acoustic and electric guitar, banjo, and drums ... often while singing harmonies - with a sound somewhere between Shovels and Rope and an acoustic Jerry Garcia jam.


Wed, Aug 2 · blues · funk · pop · rock · soul

The Charles Walker Band
7:00pm at Isis Music Hall
($10)

"Deliciously Stanky. Dynamically Funky. Recklessly Hopeful." Grounded in soul, the Charles Walker Band has been compared to Prince, Bruno Mars, The Brand New Heavys, and James Brown. The Milwaukee based band has refined their sound into Neo-Funk, a fusion of funk rhythms with pop melodies.


Wed, Aug 2 · blues · funk · jam · new orleans · rock · roots · soul

Galactic
w/ Porch 40
8:00pm at New Mountain AVL
($20 adv / $25 DOS)
Tickets now on sale

The soulful New Orleans five-piece band Galactic is known for artfully blending soul, funk, blues and rock elements into their classic, unique sound.


Thu, Aug 3 · activist · alternative · benefit · hip hop · indie · rap · rock · singer-songwriter · soul · vocal

Michael Franti & Spearhead
9:00pm at Salvage Station
($31 adv / $36 DOS)

Musician, filmmaker and humanitarian Michael Franti is recognized as a pioneering force using music as a vehicle for positive change as well as his unforgettable, high energy shows with his band, Spearhead. This is a benefit show to support MountainTrue and a portion of proceeds from the show will go to clean up the French Broad River.


Thu, Aug 3 · acoustic · americana · folk · local · roots · singer-songwriter · soul

Redleg Husky
6:30pm at Upcountry Brewing
(Free)

Redleg Husky is an acoustic roots duo based in Asheville. Since its inception in 2012, the band has been performing its unique blend of boot-stomping folk music at barrooms, theaters, and festivals throughout the Southeast and beyond.


Fri, Aug 4 - Sat, Aug 5 · african · alternative · americana · dance · festival · folk · funk · hip hop · indie · jazz · local · progressive · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · soul · vocal · world

LEAF Downtown AVL
12:00pm at Pack Square Park
(Free)

LEAF Downtown AVL showcases dynamic musical talent, immersive cultural arts performances and local handcraft & culinary artists. Lineup includes The Family Stone (50th Year Anniversary), Easy Star All-Stars (pictured), Rare Essence, Escort [Live Band], LEAF Funk Mix-Tape Band, Free Planet Radio, Fly By Night Rounders, Billy Jonas, Black Masala, The Digs, The Paper Crowns, I-Star, The Hustle Souls, Back South Band, Nex Millen, DJ Malinalli, The Lefties, Lisa Zahiya, Otto Aquaboogy, Big Chief Shaka Zulu, Blue Ridge Pride Drag Show, Unifire Theater, Faerie Kin, Toybox Theater, Hood Huggers Community Talent Show, LEAF International NOLA & many more...


Fri, Aug 4 · funk · fusion · jazz · r&b · rock · soul

Dynamo
w/ The Big Takeover
10:00pm at Asheville Music Hall
(21+, $7 adv / $10 DOS)

Dynamo is a Nashville-based band whose music fuses jazz, rock, and funk with elements of soul and R&B. The culmination is a sound that’s both spontaneous and composed - and an energy that’s undeniably infectious.


Fri, Aug 11 · pop · progressive · r&b · rock · soul · tribute

Natural Wonder
The Ultimate Stevie Wonder Experience
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $12 adv / $15 DOS)

Natural Wonder rolls into town with the full band experience complete with a crack rhythm section, full-fledged horn ensemble, and the formidable Gabriel Bello, a #1 Billboard-ranked vocalist, producer and multi-instrumentalist, channeling the energy and artistry that has made Stevie Wonder an icon across decades and genres.


Fri, Aug 18 · alternative · blues · funk · hip hop · indie · local · percussion · pop · progressive · rock · soul

Cedric Burnside at Downtown After 5
w/ Lyric & The Stump Mutts
5:00pm at Downtown After 5
(Free)

With the blues running through his blood, Cedric Burnside has been playing music all his life and is widely regarded as one of the best drummers in the world. Grandson of the legendary R.L. Burnside, Cedric grew up on tour and has shared the stage with Jimmy Buffet, Black Joe Lewis and Widespread Panic. We’ll have two local openers for the August show. First up, The Stump Mutts playing all original alternative rock. Following, Asheville native, Lyric, takes the stage with her blend of pop, soul and funk.


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Fri, Aug 18 · blues · funk · indie · local · new orleans · r&b · soul

Hustle Souls
w/ The Freeway Revival
10:00pm at Asheville Music Hall
(21+, by donation)

Hustle Souls is a high energy neo-soul/blues band who combine roots authenticity with uncontrollable groove. Hustle Souls create music that sparks nostalgia from Motown to the Delta but is undeniably fresh and new. Tight vocal harmonies and unfiltered emotion, brilliantly voiced guitar chords, B3 organ, New Orleans trumpet and the smoothest, most creative rhythm section seen in a long time.


Sat, Aug 19 - Sun, Aug 20 · blues · funk · guitar · local · r&b · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · soul · vocal

2017 River Valley Blues Festival
12:00pm at Salvage Station
($25 day / $40 weekend)

TWO days of music, food, brews, vendors and more. Artists scheduled to appear include local favorites The Dirty Badgers, The Zuzu Welsh Band, The Paper Crowns, Ashley Heath, Roots & Dore, Virginia and The Slims, and Moses Jones, and two very special national headlining acts - Saturday night, Grammy-nominated Janiva Magness (pictured), and Sunday evening, the 2010 International Blues Challenge winner Grady Champion. Tickets will be $25 for either day individually, or $40 for the weekend. Our emcee again this year will be AshevilleFM's own Blueshound, host of the weekly blues show Soul Of The Blues (Fridays 7-9pm). Saturday Schedule: Ashley Heath 1pm ; Paper Crowns 2:30pm ; Moses Jones 4pm ; Dirty Badgers 5:30pm ; Janiva Magness 7:30pm. Sunday: Roots & Dore 1pm ; Virginia & The Slims 2:30pm ; Zuzu Welsh Band 4pm ; Grady Champion 6:30pm.


Thu, Aug 24 · alternative · americana · bluegrass · blues · country · funk · harmony · indie · old time · roots · soul

The Danberrys
7:00pm at Isis Music Hall
($10 adv / $15 DOS)

At the heart of The Danberrys is the Tennessee-born couple of Ben DeBerry and Dorothy Daniel – a truly unique pair of artists hailing from East Nashville, Tennessee. Drawing deep from the traditions of bluegrass, old-time country, blues, and funk/soul, the Danberrys offer inspired songwriting delivered with raw emotion, distinct vocal harmonies, and dynamic, top-notch musicianship.


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Fri, Aug 25 · ambient · dub · electronic · indie · local · pop · psychedelic · r&b · soul · synth

RBTS WIN (LP Release Show)
w/ Marley Carroll
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($10 adv / $12 DOS)

Asheville-based band RBTS WIN weaves sample-based psych-pop production under the specter of soul and R&B. RBTS WIN has gained a reputation for cathartic live performances awash in voices, guitars, analog synthesizers, and drum machines. The band’s music is sometimes labeled dark wave or chill-hop.


Fri, Aug 25 · funk · jazz · pop · r&b · soul · vocal

The Broomestix
10:00pm at Asheville Music Hall
(21+, by donation)

Nine young men and a girl, The Broomestix is an R&B/Soul/Funk/Pop group out of the Nashville area; an exceptional group of musicians with a stand-out vocalist, taking inspiration from funk, soul and jazz icons way before their time.


Fri, Sep 1 · dance · funk · jazz · r&b · soul · tribute

The James Brown Dance Party
w/ The Chase Brothers & Special Guests
9:00pm at New Mountain AVL
(21+, $15)

The James Brown Dance Party is a rotating All Star Tribute to James Brown featuring members of Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band, Tedeschi Trucks, Snarky Puppy & More!


Sun, Sep 3 · dance · disco · funk · pop · soul · tribute

Who’s Bad – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band
Outdoor Show
8:00pm at New Mountain AVL
($18 adv / $23 DOS)

Who's Bad's powerpacked performance of Michael Jackson's expansive catalog has ignited crowds on every continent and can only be described as a jaw-dropping, musical must-see.


Fri, Sep 8 · activist · alternative · blues · folk · funk · indie · new orleans · pop · progressive · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · soul · vocal · world

Hurray For The Riff Raff
w/ Xenia Rubinos
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $18 adv / $20 DOS)

For her band's latest recording, Alynda Segarra drew early inspiration from cult favorite Rodriguez, a Mexican-American who translated working-class stories from Detroit into powerful rock ballads, and the Ghetto Brothers, an underground band from the 1970s South Bronx who stitched Puerto Rican nationalist messages into a rough-hewn fabric of Santana and Sly and the Family Stone Afro-Caribbean funk. She reached back to her cultural ancestors in the form of the radical political group the Young Lords and the salsa singer Héctor Lavoe.


Thu, Sep 28 · americana · bluegrass · country · folk · gospel · harmony · pop · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · soul · vocal

The Secret Sisters
8:00pm at The Altamont Theatre
($15 adv / $18 DOS)

Growing up surrounded by the sounds of the South and the powerful timeless music emanating from Muscle Shoals, The Secret Sisters were heavily influenced by a range of uniquely American musical styles, including country, bluegrass and gospel, as well as classic rock and pop.


Tue, Oct 3 · alternative · eclectic · funk · indie · instrumental · jazz · punk · r&b · rock · soul · vocal

Thundercat
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $20 adv / $22 DOS)

THUNDERCAT is the alter ego of virtuosic bassist / singer Stephen Bruner. Bruner found his instrument at the age of 4. That made him a late-bloomer in the house of Ronald, Sr., who drummed with the Temptations among others. His first bass was a black Harmony, and he practiced to the Ninja Turtles soundtrack until pops played him Jaco Pastorius. He joined thrash legends Suicidal Tendencies as a teenager, and spent road and studio time with everyone from Stanley Clarke to Snoop Dogg to Erykah Badu. Eventually the name Thundercat stuck, a reference to the cartoon he’s loved since childhood and an extension of Bruner’s wide-eyed, vibrant, often superhuman approach to his craft.


Fri, Oct 6 · alternative · blues · brass · dance · funk · indie · jazz · new orleans · progressive · rock · roots · soul

No BS! Brass Band
9:00pm at The Mothlight
($13 adv / $15 DOS)

Based in Richmond, Virginia, No BS! Brass Band has quickly earned a reputation as a premiere band to see for heart-pounding energy and uncontrollable dancing. They take their music into uncharted territory, embracing the spirit of New Orleans into its original East Coast modern funk and fearlessly combining elements of James Brown, John Coltrane, Michael Jackson, and Led Zeppelin into their fiercely original sound.


Thu, Oct 26 · alternative · americana · blues · gospel · indie · r&b · rock · singer-songwriter · soul

Son Little
w/ ALA.NI
9:00pm at The Mothlight
($13 adv / $15 DOS)

Son Little, the singer and songwriter born Aaron Livingston, is the easygoing musical alchemist of our time. He is a conjurer, and much like those of his heroes Stevie Wonder and Jimi Hendrix, his songs are deconstructions of the diaspora of American R & B. Deftly he weaves different eras of the sound - blues, soul, gospel, rock and roll - through his own unique vision, never forced, always smooth, each note a tributary on the flowing river of rhythm and blues. The currents empty into an estuary, and into this well water Son dips his bucket - trusting innately in the magic's existence. And now, with his second full-length album, New Magic, he has delivered a profound statement, a cohesive creation that captures the diverse spirit of American music in a fresh and modern way.


Tue, Oct 31 · funk · hip hop · indie · jam · jazz · rock · soul

Lettuce
w/ RDGLRDGRN (Outdoor Show)
9:00pm at New Mountain AVL
($30 adv / $35 DOS)
Tickets on sale at 10am Friday, July 14

For more than two decades, Lettuce have brought a new vitality to classic funk, matching their smooth and soulful grooves with a hip-hop-inspired urgency and mastery of beat.


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The Steel Woods
w/ The Dirty Soul Revival
Thu, Jul 20

Charles Latham
Free Show on the Patio
Thu, Jul 20

Corey Feldman and The Angels
w/ Joshua Carpenter & The Prey Tells
Fri, Jul 21

Jeff Thompson Giving Trio
w/ Ben Phan
Sat, Jul 22

Ian Ridenhour
w/ Goodfight & Zuzu Welsh Band
Sun, Jul 23

David Cook
w/ Kathryn Dean
Wed, Jul 26

The Nightowls
w/ Cam Stack Trio
Wed, Jul 26

The 50th Anniversary of Pink Floyd's Piper at the Gates of Dawn
w/ Alarm Clock Conspiracy, Sunshine and The Bad Things & Carpal Tullar
Sat, Jul 29

The Paper Crowns Band & Phuncle Sam
Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash
Tue, Aug 1

Spiritual Rez
Wed, Aug 2

Rasputina
w/ Eliza Rickman
Sun, Aug 6
CANCELED

Waxahatchee
w/ Palehound & Outer Spaces
Sun, Aug 13
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Roky Erickson
w/ Death Valley Girls
Sun, Sep 3
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The Church
w/ The Helio Sequence
Mon, Sep 25
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Phantogram & Tycho
Presented by The Orange Peel at The Meadow (Highland Brewing) OUTDOOR SHOW
Fri, Jul 21

Ashley Heath
w/ Devils In Dust & The Great American
Sat, Jul 22

Zomboy
w/ Grandtheft & Ricky Remedy
Thu, Jul 27

A World Of Lies
Local Metal Showcase w/ Fractured Frames, Chaos Among Cattle & REdEFINED
Fri, Jul 28

Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band
w/ GFE
Sat, Jul 29

DJ Shadow
The Mountain Will Fall Tour w/ Teeko & Marley Carroll
Mon, Jul 31

Hellyeah
w/ Kyng & Cane Hill
Wed, Aug 2

ZOSO
The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience
Thu, Aug 3

Temptation’s Wings
w/ Through The Fallen & Low Earth
Fri, Aug 4

Chris Robinson Brotherhood
Thu, Aug 10

Drive-By Truckers - Night 1
w/ Lydia Loveless
Fri, Sep 22
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Drive-By Truckers - Night 2
w/ Lydia Loveless
Sat, Sep 23
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The Lone Bellow
Fri, Sep 29
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Dinosaur Jr.
w/ Easy Action
Tue, Oct 10
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Run The Jewels
w/ Denzel Curry CUZ Lightyear
Wed, Oct 11
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The Jerry Douglas Band
Fri, Oct 13
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Slowdive
Fri, Nov 17
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Clint Black
Thu, Sep 21

Father John Misty
w/ Weyes Blood
Mon, Sep 25

Buddy Guy
Tue, Sep 26

Sylvan Esso
w/ Helado Negro
Fri, Sep 29

The Head And The Heart
w/ The Shelters
Sat, Sep 30

Wilco
Mon, Oct 9
Tickets go on sale at 10am Friday, July 21

The Avett Brothers - Night 1
Fri, Oct 27

The Avett Brothers - Night 2
Sat, Oct 28