ZZ Top – SOLD OUT
August 17 @ 7:30 pm
Sold out: Inquire via phone with the Britt Box Office (541) 773-6077 the week before August 17 for last-minute ticket availability.
TICKETS: Reserved $85 | SRO $99 | Lawn $55 | Child (1-12) Lawn $45
GATES OPEN: @ 5:45 Early Entry | 6:00 General Public
ALCOHOL: Patrons will NOT be permitted to bring in outside alcohol for this performance
ZZ TOP a/k/a “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas,” lay undisputed claim to being the longest running major rock band with original personnel intact and, in 2004, the Texas trio was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Of course, there are only three of them – Billy F Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard — but it’s still a remarkable achievement that they’re still very much together after almost 50 years of rock, blues, and boogie on the road and in the studio. “Yeah,” says Billy, guitarist extraordinaire, “we’re the same three guys, bashing out the same three chords.” With the release of each of their albums the band has explored new ground in terms of both their sonic approach and the material they’ve recorded. ZZ TOP is the same but always changing.
Opening Artist: Marquise Knox
Marquise: “The Blues Were Passed To Me Through The Blood”
Born in St. Louis, Mo, Marquise hails from a musical family deeply rooted in the Blues. He learned how to play guitar from his grandmother Lillie and his Uncle Clifford, both being major influences in his life. For Marquise, Blues is his heritage and way of life.
Marquise spent his early teenage years in St. Louis being mentored by the late great Blues legend, N.E.A. (National Endowment of the Arts) Heritage Fellowship recipient and Grammy Award winner Henry James Townsend.
Marquise’s talents have earned him performing rights with some of America’s most notable performers such as blues legends B.B. King, Pinetop Perkins, David “Honeyboy” Edwards (the latter two also N.E.A. Heritage Fellows), along with Billy Gibbons. His talents have taken him all over the United States, Canada, South America and Europe. Read More
His debut album MANCHILD was nominated for a Blues Music Award for Best New Artist Debut. The album was recorded with world renowned guitarist Michael Burks and his band. The release received worldwide acclaim, including Living Blues’ Best Debut Artist Award and a Blues Music Award nomination for Best Debut Artist.
His second album Here I Am, was also recorded at the legendary Blue Heaven Studios. I think this excerpt from the liner notes of Here I Am Jim O’Neil says it best “When you listen to Marquise you get the sense that this is what those masters must have sounded like as young men. Marquise’s blues are so transparent and bare. It’s so easy to feel his music as totally legitimate. That’s above all what makes it so appealing. That’s what makes Marquise Knox special. He’s the whole package. A throwback blues master on the rise. Anybody believe in reincarnation?”
Marquise released his third album, Black and Blue, independently released on his own record label, Knox Entertainment, LLC. This latest installment from Marquise continues to answer the questions “Can A Young Man Play the Blues” with a resounding YES with songs like “One More Reason to Have the Blues” and “Blues Man”.
This still young man has not only grown and matured as a musician, but as a citizen of this world as evidenced with his yet-to-be released song “I Know the Blues” which displays Marquise’s willingness to speak up and out loudly about the injustices still being endured in this world.
Pre-concert music: Leadbetter Band
Begins at 6:00 PM on the Enfield Stage in the Britt Performance Garden
MASK POLICY STATEMENT
Britt is following CDC guidelines. No mask required at this time. Covid-19 policy subject to change. See Covid-19 Safety Acknowledgement and Release of Liability.