PERFORMANCES & TICKETS
ZZ Ward / JJ Grey & Mofro / Allen Stone
Saturday, July 2, 5:30 p.m.
MEMBER PRESALE: April 8 - May 12, order form
GENERAL PUBLIC: Beginning May 13 at 9 a.m.
TICKETS: Res. $47 | Standing Room Only $47 | Lawn $37 | Child (1-12) Lawn $20
GATES OPEN: @ 4:30 Early Entry | 4:45 General Public
With her powerhouse voice and high-wattage charisma, ZZ Ward is the type of artist one might call “a force of nature” (as The Village Voice has). After the release of ZZ’s 2012 debut album Til The Casket Drops, The New York Times said of the Los Angeles-based artist: “Her energy evokes Tina Turner’s, her chops Aretha Franklin’s, and her soul Etta James’.”
With the Love and War EP released and a new album on the way, ZZ Ward is excited about being back on the road. She says, “As an artist, I’ve grown so much since the release of Til The Casket Drops, musically, emotionally and stylistically. I put a lot of thought into every aspect of the live show, musically and visually, and I plan to blow people away!”
From the days of playing greasy local juke joints to headlining major festivals, JJ Grey remains an unfettered, blissful performer, singing with a blue-collared spirit over the bone-deep grooves of his compositions. His presence before an audience is something startling and immediate, at times a funk rave-up, other times a sort of mass-absolution for the mortal weaknesses that make him and his audience human. When you see JJ Grey and his band Mofro live—and you truly, absolutely must—the man is fearless.
On his third full-length album, soul artist Allen Stone proves himself deeply devoted to making uncompromisingly soulful music that transcends all pop convention. Made in collaboration with Swedish soul singer/songwriter/phenom Magnus Tingsek, Radius captures the warm energy of that creative connection and transports the listener to a higher and more exalted plane. Radius Deluxe was released this March, and include a second disc of seven bonus tracks that didn’t make the original record release.
Despite their brotherhood, Aaron and Phil Reed didn’t start playing music together until two years ago after Phil left their hometown of St. Charles, Missouri to join Aaron in the unsullied mountains of the American Northwest. The brothers’ family blend of folk encapsulates the grit and humor of Midwest life with the swagger and serenity of the west coast. Their style evokes finger picking folk singers of the 60’s and 70’s with a contemporary and boundless edge. Cultivated from years of performing in bands ranging from heavy metal to reggae and rock, to punk, country, and funk, their musical dichotomy is at the root of their diverse yet seamless folk-brand.
With their comedic brotherly banter, impeccable harmonic expression, and widely varying influences, a Brothers Reed performance will have you reflecting on lost lives and lovers, laughing hysterically and leaving completely entertained.
Touring as a guitar-duo, the group incorporates harmonica, percussion and keys into their live performances, soothing your soul with songs that are familiar yet original. Whether they are finger picking their way through a lamentable ballad or bringing you around full-speed with a barn-burning bluegrass number, The Brothers Reed are masters of their craft.