Events

Bourbon Theatre
Sat September 8, 2018 8:00 pm (7:00 pm DOORS)

Doors: 7 p.m. || Show: 8 p.m. || All Ages
$35: General Admission || $2 Minor Fee at the Door
Tickets On-Sale April 20th @ 10 a.m.

::: Neko Case :::

When it comes to the art of telling tales, Jim Thompson had it pegged. There are 32 ways to write a story, the noir author famously observed, but only one plot: Things are not as they seem. The story of Neko Case, similarly, could be told a number of different ways; but the facts, as always, yield only a part of the truth.

There is the basic, by now familiar biographical arc: Cases childhood in Washington State, art school in Vancouver, her early baptism into the world of country and gospel music, and contemporary gigs in distaff punk trios Maow and Cub, as well as a longer (and ongoing) stint in powerhouse Canadian pop group the New Pornographers. Since the late 90s, however, the bulk of Cases energies have been devoted to a thriving solo career. Following three critically lauded studio albums, 1997s The Virginian, 2000s Furnace Room Lullaby, and 2002s masterful Blacklisted; a quietly potent kitchen-recorded EP, Canadian Amp; and last years brilliantly conceived concert collection The Tigers Have Spoken, Case reemerges with her latest, Fox Confessor Brings the Flood.

Two years in the making from conception to completion, the album is a culmination of sorts, the sound of an artist fully coming into her own and producing a career defining statement. Cases work has always hinted at a uniquely skewed gyroscope at the center of the music: her songs at once playful and heartfelt, artsy yet unpretentious, and capable of shelving offbeat imagery inside of classic compositional structures. Significantly, Fox Confessor is further fueled by Nekos refusal to limit her work along generic boundaries. Her role as producer is profoundly felt, as styles, influences and sonic signatures from dozens of musical traditions thread through the new songs, leaving the echo of their passing but combine to create a sound at once foreign and familiar.

Bourbon Theatre
Thu September 13, 2018 8:00 pm (7:00 pm DOORS)

Doors: 7 p.m. || Show: 8 p.m.
$10 General Admission || All Ages
$2 Minor Fee at the Door
Tickets on-sale Friday July 20th @ 10 a.m.

::: Brandon Ray :::

“We work all week, in a smokestack town. ‘Til the freakin’ weekend comes rolling around!” Brandon Ray belts out intermixed with infectious handclaps on the chorus of this new track “American Way,” a song that encapsulates the best elements of country and good ole rock n’ roll.

The West-Texas native knows a thing or two about the American Way. At a young age his parents instilled the notion to follow his passion while emphasizing the importance of hard work. “In the early days I used to barricade myself in my room for hours and emerge with a horrible excuse for a song and annoy my parents with it. They did nothing but encourage me to keep going. In a way, they were my first publishers,” Ray laughs.

Music was ever-present in his childhood home. His father had a deep love for legendary rockers like Stevie Ray Vaughan and Steely Dan, while his two brothers introduced him to the musical greats Metallica, Mellencamp and Nirvana. Ray’s mother kept a prominent force of country music throughout the household with the help of icons such as George Strait and Johnny Cash. Despite the house filled with music, his first love was baseball and he dreamed of pitching for the Texas Rangers, but was benched after two foot surgeries that ultimately shifted his focus to playing guitar and songwriting.

By age 13, Ray had saved enough money to buy his first guitar and hasn’t looked back since. Everything from that point on has been a means to an end in an effort to achieve his American Dream. He’s held every job imaginable; lawn care, delivery boy, waiter, construction worker, guitar teacher and even lifeguard - where he once resuscitated a boy who nearly drowned at the city pool. Brandon still gets Christmas cards from the boy’s family. At 18 he was out on the road with his first band and played 750 shows in 3 years including supporting the likes of Fall Out Boy, Switchfoot and grueling summers on Vans Warped Tour.

After arriving in Nashville, Brandon landed a publishing deal, representation at CAA, toured playing guitar for Brett Eldredge and has lent vocals to numerous demos for various publishers and songwriters...all while developing his own sound.

His new batch of songs are smothered in the American richness that Brandon has soaked up crisscrossing the heartland. One part country, one part rock n’ roll, but all heart, the new songs sew together his wide variety of influences, like a patchwork quilt. On the track “That Could Be Us,” the romantic idealist approaches love with the same hopefulness he applies to his career. Ray paints a vivid picture of potential love when he sings, “That song on the radio, in your head like a movie. You can see it when you close your eyes, that moment when a boy meets girl. Their world ain’t never gonna be the same.”

It’s been a long road from Big Spring to selling t-shirts & CDs for gas to opening for Taylor Swift. But it won’t be long before that road is sound tracked by Brandon Ray’s explosive choruses blaring on country radio as he rolls on.

A boy can dream.

Bourbon Theatre
Fri September 14, 2018 8:00 pm (7:00 pm DOORS)

Doors: 7 p.m. || Show: 8 p.m.
$25: GA Advance || $30: GA Day of Show
$40: Reserved Seating || $2 Minor Fee at the Door
GA = Standing Room Only
Reserved Seating = First Come, First Serve Balcony Seating
Tickets On-Sale May 4th @ 10 a.m.

::: Pat Green :::

Pat Green has finally come full circle -- and all the way back Home.

After rising through Texas' college-town and dancehall scene years ago, Green earned himself major-label support in Nashville and became the poster child of Texas music for a whole generation of fans. His list of achievements includes over 2 million albums sold, three Grammy nominations and a sold out Houston Astrodome. 

But after releasing six albums in eight years, sending singles like "Wave on Wave" and "Let Me" up the charts, touring with powerhouses like Kenny Chesney and Keith Urban and dealing with accusations of "selling out," the meat grinder of mainstream stardom proved to be too much. He was spent.

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Bourbon Theatre
Sun September 16, 2018 8:00 pm (7:00 pm DOORS)
Bourbon Theatre
Tue September 18, 2018 8:00 pm (7:00 pm DOORS)

Doors: 7 p.m. || Show: 8 p.m.
$16: Advance GA || $20: Day of Show GA
All Ages || $2 Minor Fee at the Door
*All tickets are general admission. Limited seating available.

::: Marcus King Band :::

Songwriter. Guitarist. Singer. Bandleader. At only 21 years of age, Marcus King’s dazzling musical ability is evident throughout The Marcus King Band, the young phenom’s 2nd full-length LP and first for Fantasy Records. Operating within the fiery brand of American roots music that King calls "soul-influenced psychedelic southern rock," the album highlights King’s gorgeous, rough-hewn vocals, soaring guitar work and heartfelt songwriting all amidst a group of masterful musicians who, together, are quickly becoming one of the country’s most sought after live acts. 

Raised in Greenville, South Carolina, King was brought up on the blues, playing shows as a pre-teen sideman with his father—bluesman Marvin King, who himself was the son of a regionally-known guitarist—before striking out on his own. Going beyond the sonic textures of his acclaimed 2015 debut album, Soul Insight; The Marcus King Band broadens his sound, touching upon everything from funky R&B to Southern soul and Americana in the process. His band gets in on the action too, stacking the songs with blasts of swampy brass, a lock-step rhythm section and swirling organ. Ever the multi-tasker, King bounces between several instruments, handling electric and acoustic guitar — as well as pedal and lap steel — while driving each track home with his soulful, incendiary voice. 

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Bourbon Theatre
Wed September 19, 2018 8:00 pm

8 p.m. || All Ages
$25: GA1 || $30: GA2 || $35: GA3
$60: Meet & Greet Upgrade
$2 Minor Fee at the Door
  *please note: there is no difference in the GA tickets, we are simply rewarding you for buying early with cheaper tickets!!
  *and another thing: you must purchase a GA ticket along with your Meet & Greet purchase, the M&G is an upgrade to your show ticket and not a ticket to the show itself.

::: DJ Pauly D :::

 

Bourbon Theatre
Fri September 21, 2018 8:00 pm (7:00 pm DOORS)

Doors: 7 p.m. || Show: 8 p.m. || All Ages
$15 Ticket || $2 Minor Fee at the Door
Tickets on-sale Wednesday March 28 @ 10 a.m.

::: Fantastic Negrito :::

Fantastic Negrito is a man’s truth told in the form of black roots music. Each song a real story about a musician from Oakland who experienced the highs of a million dollar record deal, the lows of a near fatal car accident that left him in a coma, and is now in the phase of rebirth -- despite his playing hand being mangled.

After taking a long break, Negrito returned to music in 2014, performing in front of BART stations in Oakland and San Francisco to test his songs in front of "people who didn't want to hear them." He realized if he could connect with them and get them to stop, he was on to something.

From there things started to move -- winning NPR's inaugural Tiny Desk Contest in 2015; performing with Sturgill Simpson, Solange, Chris Cornell and Temple of the Dog; and ultimately winning the Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues album in 2017, for his debut full-length album The Last Days of Oakland. The first single from his new album Please Don't Be Dead will be released March 23.

When you listen to Negrito, you’re invited to hear the story of life after destruction. For anyone who ever felt like it was over yet hoped it wasn’t, this is your music.

Bourbon Theatre
Tue September 25, 2018 8:00 pm (7:00 pm DOORS)

Doors: 7 p.m. || Show: 8 p.m. || All Ages
$30: Advance || $35 Day Of Show
$2 Minor Fee at the Door
Tickets on-sale Friday June 8th @ 10 a.m.

Every online ticket purchase for this Dawes show comes with your choice of a physical CD or digital copy of their upcoming album Passwords. Instructions on how to redeem your copy will be sent via email within 14 business days of your purchase. Offer not valid on re-sale tickets.

::: Dawes :::

It’s been nearly a decade since Dawes first emerged from Southern California, carrying with them a roots-rock sound that nodded to the past – including the West Coast folksingers and cosmic country-rockers who chased a similar muse during the 1970s – while still pushing forward.

Over the years that followed their North Hills debut, the band evolved and electrified. The grooves deepened. The amplifiers grew louder. Once known for their honest approach to classic sounds, Dawes grew into something different: a forward-thinking, boundary-pushing band for the 21st century, willing to follow inspiration wherever it leads.

On the group’s sixth album, Passwords, that inspiration pulls guitarist/singer Taylor Goldsmith, drummer Griffin Goldsmith, bassist Wylie Gelber, and keyboardist Lee Pardini into their most universal, topical territory to date. This is a record about the modern world: the relationships that fill it, the politics that divide it, the small victories and big losses that give it shape. Taylor’s writing is personal at points – the result of his recent engagement, which lends a sense of gravity and self-reflection to album highlights like “Time Flies Either Way” and “I Can’t Love” – but it also zooms out, focusing not on the director himself, but on everything within the lens.

“When I wrote ‘Most People,’ I was trying to get into this headspace of writing about someone else,” he says, name-checking the band’s Triple A radio hit from 2013’s Sto-ries Don’t End. “I didn’t want to grow into the kind of songwriter who only talks about himself, especially when we’re living in such a unique moment in history. Many of these songs are an attempt to come to terms with the modern world, while always trying to consider both sides of the story.”

“At the same time,” he adds. “I’m also writing about the shifts in my own life, including getting married. Together, the songs process some dark moments – paranoia, anxiety, the wreckage of what you might’ve done in the past – and arrive at some sort of hope-ful resolution. I’m hoping it’s our first step into adulthood as a band.”

Bourbon Theatre
Fri September 28, 2018 8:00 pm (7:00 pm DOORS)

Doors: 7 p.m. || Show: 8 p.m. || All Ages
$10: Admission || $2 Minor Fee at the Door
Tickets on-sale Friday June 1st @ 10 a.m.

::: Ultimate Aldean :::

 

Bourbon Theatre
Mon October 1, 2018 8:00 pm (7:00 pm DOORS)

Doors: 7 p.m. || Show: 8 p.m.
$25: Advance || $30: Day Of Show
All Ages || $2 Minor Fee at the Door
Tickets on-sale Friday June 22nd @ 10 a.m.

::: Sevendust :::

 

Bourbon Theatre
Sun October 7, 2018 9:00 pm (8:00 pm DOORS)

Doors: 8 p.m. || Show: 9 p.m.
$25: Advance || $30: Day Of Show
$100: VIP Package
18 & Over || $2 Minor Fee at the Door
Tickets on-sale Friday June 8th @ 10 a.m.

VIP Package includes:
● One (1) GA Ticket
● Photo with The Glitch Mob and The Blade
● Early Entry to the Venue
● Exclusive VIP Merchandise
● Adventures in Wonderland Hospitality Concierge

::: The Glitch Mob :::

 

Bourbon Theatre
Wed October 10, 2018 8:00 pm (7:00 pm DOORS)

Doors: 7 p.m. || Show: 8 p.m. || All Ages
$28: GA Advance || $32: GA Day Of Show
$45: General Reserved || $2 Minor Fee at the Door
Tickets on-sale Friday June 8th @ 10 a.m.
GA = Standing Room Only
General Reserved = First Come, First Serve Balcony Seating

::: Trampled By Turtles :::

Trampled by Turtles are from Duluth, Minnesota, where frontman Dave Simonett initially formed the group as a side project in 2003. At the time, Simonett had lost most of his music gear, thanks to a  group of enterprising car thieves who'd ransacked his vehicle while he played a show with his previous band. Left with nothing more than an acoustic guitar, he began piecing together a new band, this time taking inspiration from bluegrass, folk, and other genres that didn't rely on amplification. Simonett hadn't played any bluegrass music before, and he filled his lineup with other newcomers to the genre, including fiddler Ryan Young (who'd previously played drums in a speed metal act) and bassist Tim Saxhaug. Along with mandolinist Erik Berry and banjo player Dave Carroll, the group began carving out a fast, frenetic sound that owed as much to rock & roll as bluegrass.

Trampled by Turtles released their first record, Songs from a Ghost Town, in 2004. In a genre steeped in tradition, the album stood out for its contemporary sound, essentially bridging the gap between the bandmates' background in rock music and their new acoustic leanings. Blue Sky and the Devil (2005) and Trouble (2007) explored a similar sound, but it wasn't until 2008 and the band's fourth release, Duluth, that Trampled by Turtles received recognition by the bluegrass community. Duluth peaked at number eight on the Billboard bluegrass chart and paved the way for a number of festival appearances. When Palomino arrived in 2010, it was met with an even greater response, debuting at the top of the bluegrass chart and remaining in the Top Ten for more than a year. Two years later, their crossover appeal landed them at number 32 on the Billboard 200 pop charts upon the release of their sixth album, Stars and Satellites. In addition to major bluegrass and folk festivals, they began showing up at Coachella, Bumbershoot, and Lollapalooza. The official concert album, Live at First Avenue, followed in 2013, recorded at Minnesota's most famous venue. A year later, the band returned with the darker-toned Wild Animals, which bettered its studio predecessor on the album charts, reaching number 29. Trampled will  release their latest album Life Is Good On The Open Road on May 4th, 2018.

Bourbon Theatre
Fri October 12, 2018 8:00 pm (7:00 pm DOORS)

Doors: 7 p.m. || Show: 8 p.m.
$17: GA1 || $20: GA2 || $22: Day Of Show
16 & over || $2 Minor Fee at the Door
Tickets on-sale Friday July 20th @ 10 a.m.

Please note: there is no difference between GA1 and GA2; we are simply rewarding you for buying early with lower ticket prices!!

::: Dirt Monkey :::

Bourbon Theatre
Sat October 13, 2018 8:00 pm (7:00 pm DOORS)

Doors: 7 p.m. || Show: 8 p.m. || All Ages
$18: Advance || $20: Day Of Show
$2 Minor Fee at the Door

::: The Lacs :::

Bourbon Theatre
Tue October 23, 2018 8:00 pm (8:00 pm DOORS)

Doors & Music: 8 p.m. || 18 & over
$20: GA1 || $25: GA2 || $28; Day Of Show
$2 Minor Fee at the Door
Tickets on-sale Friday June 15th @ 10 a.m.

Note: There is NO difference in GA tickets. We are simply rewarding you for buying early with cheaper tickets! Whoop!

::: Jauz :::

Bourbon Theatre
Fri October 26, 2018 8:00 pm (7:00 pm DOORS)

Doors: 7 p.m. || Show: 8 p.m. || All Ages
$20: GA Advance || $23: GA Day Of Show
$40: General Reserved || $2 Minor Fee at the Door
Tickets on-sale Friday June 29th @ 10 a.m.

::: Reckless Kelly :::

Understanding the virtuosity of Reckless Kelly requires the perspective of where the band has been. Cody and Willy Braun grew up in the White Cloud Mountains of Idaho. They moved to Bend, Oregon, and then migrated to that great musical fountainhead, Austin, Texas.

The band’s co-founders and frontmen toured the country as part of their father’s band, Muzzie Braun and the Boys, as children. They performed on The Tonight Show twice. Their father taught his four sons a professional ethic – integrity, persistence, hard work and professionalism – honed over three generations. They overcame hardships, struggled for recognition, and learned the lessons of the trial and error that defined them.

In one sense, it’s remarkable in the way of any musician, athlete, or businessperson who bucks the odds.

In another, though, it’s utterly natural that Reckless Kelly, born in the dreams of the two Braun brothers and their heritage but nurtured in the bumpy road of maturity, became the very essence of Americana music in all its far-flung glory.

“We came along in that second wave of the movement,” Cody Braun says. “Son Volt’s album Trace had a major effect on us. People like Joe Ely, Ray Kennedy and Robert Earl Keen were always big supporters. Our goal was to make music that had a country vibe but a solid rock edge.”

In the end, all the recipe required was to just add water. Water facilitates life. It enriches the soul.

As Music Row magazine proclaimed, “In my perfect world, this is what country radio would sound like.”

“This” is Reckless Kelly. 

Bourbon Theatre
Sun October 28, 2018 8:00 pm (7:00 pm DOORS)

Doors: 7 p.m. || Show: 8 p.m. || All Ages
$20: Advance || $23: Day Of Show
$2 Minor Fee at the Door
Tickets on-sale Friday June 8th @ 10 a.m.

::: Cherub :::

Beyond the fog of burning blunts, the sea of whiskey, and forest of empties, you’ll find two sweethearts in a Nashville garage. Just as they were yesterday, the day before that, and years prior. Searching for the perfect combination of string plucking, button pushing, and knob turning to craft the ideal sound to make you forget your world and step into theirs. The aforementioned sweethearts are Jordan Kelley and Jason Huber; known to most as “Cherub.”

 It all began in 2010 at Middle Tennessee State University. The two met as Jason was playing around town with local bands and Jordan was crafting what would become known as their first album, Man of the Hour. A few years later, it was the song “Doses & Mimosas” that caught the attention of the public and gained the interest of Columbia Records, who signed the duo in 2013. Their 4 year major label run brought their fans two LP’s, Year of the Caprese and Bleed Gold Piss Excellence, while also sending them around the world playing festivals such as Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Glastonbury, Outside Lands, Osheaga, Summer Camp, Summer Sonic, and headlining 4 US tours. Now, a gold record and 130 million Spotify streams later, the bond between them remains “unfuckwithable,” as they construct their newest batch of genre-defying anthems.

From the streets of Bangkok, to the dive bars of Nashville, Cherub has been drawing inspiration from everything around them. “Each one of these songs was written and recorded at different times, in different places across the world,” says Jason.  “It seems to make sense, releasing each new song individually, giving us a chance to take you to where we were in our heads when it was created and pair each track with a something visual to tie it together.”

Straying from the common record label strategy of releasing a single or two followed by an album, Cherub has decided to give each new song it’s own time in the sun. “We don’t want anything to get lost,” says Jordan. The new collection of work spans multiple genres while still keeping with the same style of addictively playful melodies Cherub fans have grown to love. It’s a “song first, production later” approach at creating music that may bring some ears back to an earlier time in the duo’s existence. “There’s a certain simplicity in these new songs that remind me of the first few Cherub records,” says Jason.

There’s no doubt that the latest Cherub efforts will win over their existing audience and draw new listeners to their established brand of debauchery. From your ears to your heart, like searching for room on their bodies for a new tattoo, they’ll find a way.

Bourbon Theatre
Thu November 8, 2018 8:00 pm (7:00 pm DOORS)

Doors: 7 p.m. || Show: 8 p.m.
$15: Advance || $20: Day Of Show
All Ages || $2 Minor Fee at the Door
Tickets on-sale Friday June 22nd @ 10 a.m.

::: Whiskey Myers :::

 

Bourbon Theatre
Fri November 9, 2018 7:00 pm (6:30 pm DOORS)

The Weepies - Completely Acoustic and Alone

Doors: 6:30 p.m. || Show: 7 p.m. || All Ages
$27: General Reserved || $35: Dance Floor Seating
$180: VIP Table of 4 || $2 Minor Fee at the Door
Tickets on-sale Friday June 29th @ 10 a.m.

::: The Weepies :::

Singer-songwriters Deb Talan & Steve Tannen began writing together the night they met, and soon formed indie band The Weepies.  On the strength of their simple yet insightful songwriting and distinctive harmonies, they quietly sold more than 1.5 million records with over 54 million streams on Spotify, 25+ million views on YouTube, and over 110k social media followers. They married and had three children, rarely touring but continuing to release their music; five records over seven years.

Just before Christmas 2013, when their youngest son was 17 months old, Deb Talan was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer.  She was in chemo by New Year’s Eve.

In 2014, Deb beat cancer, and The Weepies recorded the best album of their career. Coming back from the edge sharpened their skills and focus. At 16 songs and almost an hour long, SIRENS shows a band at the height of its powers.

The couple was unable to travel while Deb was in treatment, so they worked at home, inviting guest musicians to record remotely wherever each musician happened to be, resulting in an unlikely superstar backing band. Players from across the spectrum jumped in, including: Pete Thomas and Steve Nieve (Elvis Costello), Gerry Leonard (David Bowie), Rami Jaffee (Foo Fighters), Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel), Oliver Kraus (Sia) and Matt Chamberlain (Pearl Jam), as well as veteran Weepies compatriots Frank Lenz, Eli Thomson, Jon Flaugher, Meg Toohey, and Whynot Jansveld, plus a horn section from New Orleans.

The prophetic “No Trouble” was written prior to learning Deb’s diagnosis. “I don’t need no trouble, but sometimes trouble needs me,” sings Steve; Deb’s vocals were recorded during her first weeks of chemo. The couple continued to write and record throughout treatment, with Deb providing several key vocals far into the year, including title track “Sirens,” captured in one take on a day where Deb really only had one take in her; her vulnerability is tangible.  “We just kept going,” says Deb.  “We also have 3 small children, and were homeschooling, and the effects of chemo blew whole days out of the water.” 

Bourbon Theatre
Sat November 24, 2018 8:00 pm (7:00 pm DOORS)

Doors: 7 p.m. || Show: 8 p.m. || 18 & over

$45: Dance Floor, rows 1-3 || $35: Dance Floor, rows 4-6
$25: Bar Floor || $2 Minor Fee at the Door

Please note:
Everyone will have a seat. You will choose your seat, in your selected section, when you arrive to the venue.

::: Chad Prather :::

Chad Prather was entertaining audiences on television as early as two years old.  The desire to be onstage started early.  He began acting at the age of 6 and by the age of 20 he was traveling all over the world - from Africa to Southeast Asia, from Russia to Central America - using his communication skills to influence international leaders with humor and inspiration.  Eventually Prather's communication skills opened doors for him to move into the corporate arena of motivational speaking and writing. 

Prather is known for his way with words. He is a comedian, armchair philosopher, musician, and observational humorist.  He is often referred to as "the modern day Will Rogers."  He is a fast-talking combination of Lewis Grizzard and Jeff Foxworthy.  Originally from Augusta, GA Chad now calls the Fort Worth, TX area home.  He grew up working with horses (an industry he is actively involved in) and is often recognized by his ever-present cowboy hat.  His social media viral video are counted in the hundreds of millions. Many recognize him from his fast talking, rapid fire rants from the front seat of his truck.  CNN has labeled him the "Pick-up Pundit" and Fox News' Tucker Carlson has called Prather, "supernaturally articulate."  He is known for his comedic family stories told from an adult perspective onstage.

Prather has made numerous appearances on Fox News, CNN, A&E, The Blaze, MSN and has been featured in magazines from Southern Living to Nash Country Weekly.  He is the host of Ride TV's "It's My Backyard" and "Chad Prather's Comedy Shootout."  His wildly successful 2016 "Kings of Cowtown Comedy Tour" was a hit and his current "Star Spangled Banter Comedy Tour" is selling out theaters all over America.  He is one of the country's fastest rising and talked about comedians and entertainers.  

 

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