Concerts

Lindi Ortega

Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 8pm

Lindi Ortega is an award-winning roots artist, whose guitar-playing chops and innate country music instincts put her in an elite group of artists; she has earned an unusually inclusive type of success with both indie cred and mainstream country recognition. 

From supporting Carrie Underwood on the CMA Awards to her opening slots with Chris Stapleton, kd Lang, Social Distortion and Dwight Yoakam, Lindi Ortega is a critically-acclaimed artist, who Rolling Stone magazine describes as "rooted in twang and heartbreak, but shot through with the rough-edged spirit of rock & roll."

Lindi Ortega gives fair warning: “Don’t come any closer to my heart /If you’re afraid of the dark.”  However, that shroud is slowly lifted in Liberty. The melodies and arrangements of Liberty draw on the epic work of Oscar-winning composer Ennio Morricone. As the narrative unfolds in this concept album, a central character emerges – one who finally sheds the darkness of her past and emerges into the light. Country / Singer-Songwriter. Members $23, Non-members $28

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Los Lonely Boys

Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 8pm

Brothers Henry, Jojo and Ringo Garza rode their bluesy “Texican rock” sound from San Angelo, Texas to worldwide fame.  Their sound combines elements of rock and roll, Texas blues, brown-eyed soul, country, and Tejano.

They were still teens when invited to perform at Farm Aid by Willie Nelson in the early 2000s.  Their dream-come-true rise was chronicled in the documentary, Los Lonely Boys: Cottonfields and Crossroads.

In 2005, their first single “Heaven,” won a GRAMMY award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.  Other songs nominated for GRAMMYS include “More than Love” and “Onda,” both in 2006, and have performed with Willie Nelson, Ronnie Milsap, and Carlos Santana.  Tex-Mex/Rock/Blues Rock. Members $52, Non-members $47

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Rodney Crowell

Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 8pm

Rodney Crowell has written fifteen #1 songs on the Country music charts and has won two GRAMMYS. His critically-acclaimed last album, Close Ties, garnered a GRAMMY nomination. Throughout his career, Crowell has also won six Americana Music Awards, including the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting, and is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. His songs have been recorded by country legends (Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, George Strait), to current country chart toppers (Tim McGraw, Keith Urban) to blues icons (Etta James), and rock and roll legends (Van Morrison, Bob Seger). Crowell received the ASCAP Founders Awards last Fall. The Founders Award is one of ASCAP’s highest honors and is presented to songwriters and composers who have made pioneering contributions to music by inspiring and influencing their fellow music creators. Country / Singer-Songwriter. Members $37, Non-members $42

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Joshua Redman Quartet

Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 8pm

Joshua Redman is one of the most acclaimed and charismatic jazz artists to have emerged in the decade of the 1990s. Born in Berkeley, California, he is the son of legendary saxophonist Dewey Redman and dancer Renee Shedroff. He was exposed at an early age to a variety of music (jazz, classical, rock, soul, Indian, Indonesian, Middle-Eastern, African) and instruments (recorder, piano, guitar, ghatam, gamelan), and began playing clarinet at age nine before switching to what became his primary instrument, the tenor saxophone, one year later. The early influences of John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Cannonball Adderley and his father, Dewey Redman, as well as The Beatles, Aretha Franklin, the Temptations, Earth, Wind and Fire, Prince, The Police and Led Zeppelin drew Joshua more deeply into music.  Modern Jazz. Members $37, Non-members $42

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DEL McCOURY BAND

Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 7:30pm

For more than fifty years, Del McCoury’s music has defined authenticity for hard core bluegrass fans as well as a growing number of fans among those only vaguely familiar with the genre. McCoury is something special, a living link to the days when bluegrass was made only in hillbilly honkytonks, schoolhouse shows and on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. He remains a commandingly vital presence today, from prime time and late night talk show TV to music festivals where audiences number in the hundreds of thousands.

The fifth decade of their half-century of music making has been filled with new and ongoing triumphs. The Band has shown unprecedented stability, with but a single change in membership in twenty years; nine IBMA Entertainer of the Year trophies, their namesake earned membership in the cast of the legendary Grand Ole Opry in 2003, and the Band earned their first Best Bluegrass Album GRAMMY Award two years later followed by their second GRAMMY win in 2014 (to go along with double digit nominations); they traveled with the groundbreaking post-O Brother “Down From The Mountain” tour, performed and recorded (on his GRAMMY-winning “These Days”) with Gill and with country star Dierks Bentley; they are a regular at the Bonnaroo Music Festival, and Del’s namesake festival, DelFest has quickly become one of the premier string band events in the Country. Bluegrass. Members $44*, Non-Members $49 (* Members of Hopkins Activity Center and Hopkins Center for the Arts receive the member discount for this concert.)

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Okee Dokee Brothers

Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 7pm

As childhood friends growing up in Denver Colorado, Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing were always exploring the outdoors. Whether it was rafting down their neighborhood creek  or discovering hiking trails through the Rocky Mountains, Joe and Justin were born adventurers. Now, as the GRAMMY Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers, they have put this passion for the outdoors at the heart of their Americana Folk music.

Joe and Justin record and perform family music with a goal to inspire children and their parents to get outside and get creative. They believe this can motivate kids to gain greater respect for the natural world, their communities and themselves. The four-time Parents’ Choice Award winners have garnered praise from the likes of NPR’s All Things Considered and USA Today, and have been called “two of family music’s best songwriters.” Kids Folk. Members $25, Non-members $30

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