Sep
25
7:00 PM19:00

Tuesday SINGO

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Tuesday SINGO at Open Chord

Tuesday, September 25th 2018
All Ages | 7pm | FREE

A new and exciting musical spin on the game of Bingo. Instead of listening for a number, listen to your favorite music and win great prizes! Match songs you hear played on the SINGO music tablet to the song titles on your SINGO cards. Compete for gift certificates as well as nationally sponsored contests and jackpots!

Check your scores here!
http://www.challengeentertainment.com/scores/

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Holler Jake ft. Dave Eggar - (After Singo)
Sep
25
9:00 PM21:00

Holler Jake ft. Dave Eggar - (After Singo)

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Holler Jake

Tuesday, September 25th
All Ages | 9pm | FREE

In the mid 2000's Dave Eggar and Chuck Palmer took a trip to the Appalachian mountains to record with the legendary Godfather of Bluegrass Dr. Ralph Stanley. There, through the Muffin Man, they would connect and collaborate with Cuban bassist Ariel de la Portilla and the biggest voice in the mountains,Jake Baine. Over the next 10 years, a genre-bending world jukebox band would emerge, adding Phil Ficonti on guitar, Nikki Guerra on vocals, Evie Andrus on fiddle, and featuring the unique musical tap dancing skills ofAndrew Nemr. HOLLER JAKE's live show has rocked venues from the mountain tops of West Virginia to the riverboats of New Orleans, including festivals such as Floyd Fest, Rhythm & Roots, and Rhythm & Blooms, just to name a few. Every show is joined by a cast of local characters and creative surprises.

If you're looking for a party, just HOLLER JAKE!

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Sep
26
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Night - Solo Performers Edition

It's Open Mic Night SOLO PERFORMER EDITION!!!

***Sign up for a 2-song slot at 6pm!***

Tired of performing to yourself? Come perform to a REAL audience on a REAL stage at the Open Chord. Stop dreaming of the spot light. Get your chance to be in the spot light. Or if you're not up for the stage, come enjoy a night out with friends!

****************NO BANDS ALLOWED**************

The Band Open Mic is on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

6pm Sign-ups | 7pm Start | Free Event

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Sep
27
8:00 PM20:00

Jennifer Knapp

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Jennifer Knapp

Thursday, September 27th
All Ages | 8pm

$15 Advanced
$18 Day of

Jennifer Knapp is a Grammy-nominated songwriter, author, and advocate. Her impressive history includes selling over one million albums with her first three releases Kansas (debut 1998, Gold-certified), Lay It Down (2000), and The Way I Am (2001). She has earned four Dove Awards and two Grammy nominations. The Kansas-born musician has toured the globe with artists such as Jars of Clay and was featured on the Lilith Fair Tour in 1999 and again in 2010. Knapp has received critical acclaim for her human approach to the divine, with The Los Angeles Times calling her "a rising star" and People Magazinedescribing her as "an uncommonly literate songwriter."

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Sep
29
8:00 PM20:00

2018 Suicide Prevention Benefit

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Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network presents:

2018 Suicide Prevention Benefit

Friday, September 29th
All Ages | 8pm

$5 - $10 Suggested Donation - All proceeds go to the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network.

Featuring:
Benjamin Donaldson
Matt Cooper
Micheal Will

Each year suicide claims more lives of Tennesseans than homicide. Yet most suicides are preventable. With public discourse, education, and awareness, each of us can help reduce the frequency of suicide in our communities. Join us at the Open Chord for a night of live music to support an incredible cause.

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Oct
2
7:00 PM19:00

Tuesday SINGO

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Tuesday SINGO at Open Chord

Tuesday, October 2nd 2018
All Ages | 7pm | FREE

A new and exciting musical spin on the game of Bingo. Instead of listening for a number, listen to your favorite music and win great prizes! Match songs you hear played on the SINGO music tablet to the song titles on your SINGO cards. Compete for gift certificates as well as nationally sponsored contests and jackpots!

Check your scores here!
http://www.challengeentertainment.com/scores/

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Oct
2
9:00 PM21:00

TRIVIA: You're only half dumb w/ DOC

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TRIVIA- After Singo

October 2nd, 2018
All Ages | 9:00pm | FREE

You know you're smart. I know you're smart. Show the world just how smart you are during Open Chord's Trivia w/ DOC. Do you think DOC is an Acrostic or an Acronym? I don't know, but I'm sure you do. You know all the answers because you're smart. Come to trivia so you can make people feel dumb. You're better than everyone. We all know it. Show the world your smart brain.

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Oct
3
8:00 PM20:00

Blues Jam - WEDNESDAY EDITION!!

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Join Robert Higginbotham & the Smoking Section at the Open Chord for the Brewhouse Blues Jam. 

Bring your instrument, sign up, & join the jammers! We supply drums and a full backline of amps! Sign-ups begin at 7pm before the show.

Also, Grab some awesome food from the cafe & a wine, beer or mixed drink from our full bar. Grab your guitar & bring some friends for Blues Jam! This one is on Wednesday, but we usually have them on the first Thursday of every month!

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Lera Lynn
Oct
4
8:00 PM20:00

Lera Lynn

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Lera Lynn announces a tour of intimate performances with stripped-down old and new songs
with multi-instrumentalist Todd Lombardo. 

w/ Rueben Bidez

Thursday, October 4th
All Ages | 8pm
$20 Advanced
$25 Day of Show
 

Throughout her career — a nearly decade-long run filled with three album releases, a career-shifting appearance and soundtrack for HBO’s True Detective, hundreds of shows on both sides of the Atlantic, and a sound encompassing everything from Americana to stark indie rock — Lera Lynn has balanced her fierce independence with a string of collaborations.

She's written songs with T Bone Burnett and Rosanne Cash. She's recorded albums with full bands (2014's The Avenues, hailed by outlets like Rolling Stone and American Songwriter) and smaller lineups (the experimental, NPR and New York Times-approved Resistor, which Lynn co-produced at her Nashville home). On her fourth album, Plays Well With Others, she teams up with eight different duet partners and seven co-writers, resulting in her most diverse, collaborative work to date.

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Oct
5
8:00 PM20:00

The Bristol Invasion w/ Folk Soul Revival & 49 Winchester

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The Bands of Bristol are taking over Open Chord!!
Folk Soul Revival
49 Winchester

Friday, October 5tth
8pm | All Ages
$10 ADV
$12 DOS

A modern band rooted in old-school southern sounds, Folk Soul Revivalwhips up its own version of amplified Americana on the band's self-titled fourth record.The name says it all. Folk Soul Revival, like the band that created it, is an album that celebrates the sounds, stories, and small-town values of an earlier era, modernizing their approach with sharp songwriting and electrifying instrumental work. There's country twang, bluegrass bounce, hillbilly hell-raising, chicken-pickin' guitar, and roadhouse roots-rock, all sandwiched into a track list that mixes heartbreak, honesty, and humor in equal doses. Recorded in Nashville and road-tested on stages across the country, this is Folk Soul Revival's finest work — an album that nods to the glory days of the past while still pushing the band forward.

Hailing from the small mountain town of Castlewood, Virginia, 49 Winchester's unique sound is true to the region's strong culture of grassroots music. The powerful voice and poetic lyrics of singer & guitarist Isaac Gibson shine through the band's melodic songs.

The young band began playing shows in the months following graduating from high-school and has since released two full length albums and have played stages across the East including Mountain Music Festival and Bristol Rhythm & Roots.

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Oct
6
8:00 PM20:00

Jeremy's Ten - A Tribute to Pearl Jam

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Jeremy's 10

w/ Covalence

Saturday, October 6th
All Ages | 8pm | $12

Jeremy's Ten: A Pearl Jam Tribute. The premier tribute to one of the 90's most prolific and influential bands! Charlotte N.C.'s own Jeremy's Ten brings you all of the hits and bootlegs you've grown to love over Pearl Jam's Hall of Fame career! From the powerful and authentic vocals, screaming duel guitar attack, that undeniable bass sound to the hard hitting drums, Jeremy's Ten gives you the ultimate Pearl Jam experience!

Covalence is a four-piece, dynamic rock/alternative/metal/grunge band that regularly explores the melodies and rhythms of the punk, progressive, and doom metal genres.

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Oct
9
8:00 PM20:00

Melodime w/ The Brevet

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Melodime
The Brevet

Tuesday, October 9th
All Ages | 8pm | $12

Melodime is a Virginia-based band with influences in both country and rock that features emotionally charged anthems, piano driven hooks, and energetic guitar solos for a dynamic, organic sound.

One listen and it’s immediately clear that The Brevet have undergone a dramaticevolution on their explosive, ambitious new album, LEGS. Synthesizing the raucous energy of their live show with sonic precision of their extensive studio history, thecollection is the California five-piece’s most deeply personal and lyrically sophisticated yet, tackling perception and identity in the digital age with both subtle nuance and blunt force. The songs remain as cinematic as ever, full of rousing choruses and sing-along hooks, but they carry more weight here, propelled inexorably forward by thunderous percussion and blazing electric guitars that blend rock and roll snarl with R&B swagger.

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Oct
11
8:00 PM20:00

yungblud

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YUNGBLUD

w/ Arrested Youth

Thursday, October 11th
All Ages | 8pm
$10 Advanced
$12 Day of

Emerging from the gritty north of England YUNGBLUD brings to the stage an explosion of raw energy and thought-provoking lyrics. He has created his own blend of alternative rock: poetry, guitar-hooks and break-beats with a fierce determination to make a dent in pop-culture. Dangerously sexy, startlingly bold yet emotionally grounded YUNGBLUD drops a grenade on his audience members imprinting himself in their minds.

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Oct
12
8:00 PM20:00

Malcolm Holcombe

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Malcolm Holcombe

Friday, October 12th
All Ages | 8pm
$13 Advanced
$16 Day of Show

Malcolm Holcombe is possessed by a singular sort of solitary genius that, like the novelist William Faulkner, is yet the voice of an entire region – the South--and even of a generation, though somehow transcendent of it, timeless. If true greatness moves from the particular to the universal, his music speaks for all of humanity while remaining entirely his own.

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Oct
17
8:00 PM20:00

Open Mic Night -Band Edition-

Open MIc - Band Edition

Wednesday, October 17th
All Ages | 7pm Sign-ups | 8pm Start

It's Open Mic Night BAND EDITION!!!

***Sign up for a 2-song slot at 7pm!***

Are you tired of having band practice in your basement? This is the perfect chance to practice with your band on a REAL stage in front of a REAL audience! We'll supply everything you might need backline-wise. Just bring your instruments!

Or if you're not up for the stage, come enjoy a night out with friends!

****************NO SOLO PERFORMERS**************
The Solo Open Mic is on the Last Wednesday of the month.

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Dee Dee Brogan
Oct
18
8:00 PM20:00

Dee Dee Brogan

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Dee Dee Brogan

Thursday, October 18th
All Ages | 8pm
$8 Advanced
$10 Day of Show

Southern Girl at heart, Dee Dee has been singing since she could talk. From the Big Stage with full lights to smoky classy joints, back porches, bright basketball arenas, outdoor festivals, weddings, events, and house parties, there is nothing she won't try. With her band, folks are blown away by the incredible talent that oozes from the stage. The tightness of their music is gripping. 

While performing cover songs has been a big part of her show, Dee Dee is now writing originals that speak to her heart and entertain her spirit. Teaming up with Travis Wyrick, Producer, and Julius Blue, R & B Artist, Dee Dee has gained attention both locally and regionally. Together, Dee Dee and Julius perform powerful arrangements and duets that leave audiences mesmerized and wanting more.

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Oct
19
8:00 PM20:00

American Cancer Society Benefit with Frazier and Surber

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American Cancer Society Benefit w/

Frazier and Surber - 20th Anniversary Show
w/ Special Guest Blake Wyrick

*Tickets go on sale 9/14 at 10am*

Friday, October 19th
All Ages | 8pm
$10 GA
$60 Reserved Table for Two
$150 Reserved Table for Four

Join the fight against Cancer and enjoy a Special Evening with Frazier & Surber.

One-hundred percent of the proceeds from the concert ticket sales will go to the American Cancer Society

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Tyler Hilton (from One Tree Hill)
Oct
24
8:00 PM20:00

Tyler Hilton (from One Tree Hill)

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Wednesday, October 24th
All Ages | 8pm
$15 ADV
$20 DOS
$50 VIP - (Meet and Great / Early Entry / Private Acoustic Set)

Tyler Hilton was singing and playing in coffee houses as a 15 year old, when a chance encounter with Los Angeles radio personalities Mark and Brian from KLOS led to multiple appearances on their radio show, live concert dates with the duo, and national exposure. He released his first album independently shortly thereafter, which led to major label interest and eventually signing to Maverick/ Warner Records where he released "The Tracks of Tyler Hilton" which garnered two singles on the Billboard Top 40 charts. While on tour promoting the album, Tyler was cast as his child hood hero Elvis Presley in "Walk the Line" where he worked with T-Bone Burnett on the soundtrack, and for which he received a gold record.

An opportunity to sing on TV's "One Tree Hill,” a notorious breeding ground for new musical talent, led to a series long run, several appearances on MTV's "TRL" with the cast, and a national tour with Gavin DeGraw and Michelle
Branch who also sang on the show. Taylor Swift admitted to being a fan, and asked Tyler to star in her music video "Tear Drops on My Guitar" which became a huge crossover hit. The two appeared together live several times and later Tyler appeared via interactive video on her stadium tour. The independent comedy "Charlie Bartlett" followed with Robert Downey Jr. and Anton Yelchin and where Tyler met his wife, Megan Park, who was also in the film.

Tyler moved to Nashville where he began exploring his family's country roots and made several records with notable producers including Dan Huff, Nathan Chapman, Matt Serletic, and John Alagia. Sadly, non of these records saw the light of day, as staff and roster upheaval plagued Warner Brother Records, and eventually led to Tyler's departure from the label. One of these unreleased songs made their way to Joe Cocker, who recorded it on his final album. Tyler then started his own label, Hooptie Tune Records, and released "Forget the Storm" the following year. It became the first record of Tyler's to gain international success and led to several European tours and a new fervent fan base. His follow up, the mellow folky country album “Indian Summer,” was recorded live in studio with a bluegrass band including his uncle, Tommy Hilton, on guitar.

While recording, Tyler landed a role in Halle Berry's "Extant" on CBS and continued to film the show over the course of its two season run, touring and filming the holiday movie “Christmas on the Bayou” with Randy Travis, Ed Asner, and “One Tree Hill” alum, Hilarie Burton, for which he also recorded the single

“One Foot in the Bayou”. Following the end of “Extant,” Tyler worked on a pilot for the ABC sitcom, "The Fluffy Shop" alongside Gabriel Iglesias. Tyler is currently based in Los Angeles, where he’s working on a new album, due out in late 2018.

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94z presents Caroline Rose
Oct
25
8:00 PM20:00

94z presents Caroline Rose

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94z presents Caroline Rose

Thursday October 25th
All Ages | 8pm
$12 ADV
$15 DOS
 

An obsession with money, an unfaithful lover, a friend’s accidental pregnancy, misogyny, loneliness, death… This is just some of the lighthearted subject matter that make up LONER––the darkly comedic second album from songwriter/producer Caroline Rose. Armed with an arsenal of new instruments and equipment, an ever-growing sense of “ahhh fuck it,” two years of exploration, and a wicked sense of humor, Rose delivers a set of serious songs wrapped in a sprightly, angsty pop burrito. Because, as Rose puts it, “Sometimes sad songs just need a cocktail.”

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Oct
27
8:00 PM20:00

Caleb Hawley, Chelsea Shag and Stephen Day

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Born and Raised Productions presents Caleb Hawley

Don't miss out on the best Halloween themed show of the year. We've got a completely stacked bill that you cannot afford to miss. Caleb Hawley sold out Pretentious Beer Co. last year and with Stephen Day and Chelsea Shag joining the bill, these tickets are sure to go fast. We will see everyone at The Open Chord on Saturday, October 27th. Costumes are not required but highly encouraged! 

Tickets go on sale, Friday, August 31st at 10am.
$12 in advance
$15 Day of Show

Advanced Tickets are only available online via eventbrite. There will be no tickets available at The Open Chord Box Office until the day of the show.


CALEB HAWLEY

New York-based, Minneapolis-born singer, songwriter, and producer, Caleb Hawley independently released Love, Drugs, & Decisions in 2017 followed by Sex Tape in 2018. Raw lyrics and somber themes are sweetened by pop beats, androgynous vocals, and sensuality inspired by the Minneapolis sound of the 80s and dance rock. Hawley writes about prescription drug culture, relating it to his battle with Tourette syndrome, depression, substance abuse and relationship struggles. His lyrics are introspective and observational, peering at the glamorous facades in society.

Hawley’s music is elevated by stellar live performances, backed by a slew of reviews noting his onstage charisma. He forms authentic connections with an air of openness, soulful singalongs and untethered guitar work. His universal reach is evident within keen pop writing that is equal parts conflict and triumph.


STEPHEN DAY

When Stephen Day performs he exudes an ethos that captivates the audience to another level. The twenty-two year old Georgia native is clearly the middle ground product of his contemporary influences. His crooning vocals matched with his eccentric stage presence bring you to a place where you’ll find the perfect combination of John Mayer and Allen Stone come to life. Noisetrade has even proclaimed, “Stephen Day is an artist that comes along once every decade.” The soulful singer-songwriter is best described as the New Retro.

Day’s musical journey started back in 2014 when he moved to Nashville, TN to attend Belmont University. He took his first two years of college to create and record his debut EP Undergrad Romance and The Moses in Me. Each of the six meticulously crafted works were written by Day in entirety. When the EP was officially released in April of 2016 it quickly gained popularity and “If You Were the Rain” found its place on Spotify’s Global Viral Chart. The song peaked at number two and has since racked up more than 1.4 MILLION streams on Spotify.

Day’s new single, “Dancing in the Street” takes him to the next level. The song was co-written and Produced by Nashville-based Producer, Quinn Redmond. The pulsing rhythms and striking guitar riffs paired with Day’s undeniable power vocal have formed what is destined to be the song of your summer.


CHELESA SHAG

Born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada, Chelsea moved to Atlanta in 1996 where she developed the soul of the Southeast that can be heard in her music. After studying jazz guitar at the Atlanta Institute of Music, Chelsea began winning hearts performing throughout Atlanta and breaking through the feminine clichés. She is reinventing the image of females in music through her display of strong and unique songwriting with complex but catchy guitar style that she has been developing since the age of 11. Her live set is evocative of the spirit of the late 60’s. A funky groove, a reckless abandon, blistering solos, flower power, sunshine and rebellion. Her background vocal section flawlessly accentuates her command of the blues guitar, timbres fuse to create arrangements that are naturalistic and free spirited but simultaneously precise and intentional. The listener feels refreshed, invigorated and liberated, like a blue jay bathing in a fountain, singing sweet and sublime in a summer evening.

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Oct
31
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Night -Solo Performers Edition-

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It's Open Mic Night SOLO PERFORMER EDITION!!!

***Sign up for a 2-song slot at 6pm!***

Tired of performing to yourself? Come perform to a REAL audience on a REAL stage at the Open Chord. Stop dreaming of the spot light. Get your chance to be in the spot light. Or if you're not up for the stage, come enjoy a night out with friends!

****************NO BANDS ALLOWED**************

The Band Open Mic is on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

6pm Sign-ups | 7pm Start | Free Event

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Nov
1
8:00 PM20:00

Blues Jam

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Join Robert Higginbotham & the Smoking Section at the Open Chord for the Brewhouse Blues Jam. 

Bring your instrument, sign up, & join the jammers! We supply drums and a full backline of amps! Sign-ups begin at 7pm before the show.

Also, Grab some awesome food from the cafe & a wine, beer or mixed drink from our full bar. Grab your guitar & bring some friends for Blues Jam! This one is on Wednesday, but we usually have them on the first Thursday of every month!

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Purple Masquerade - A Tribute to Prince
Nov
3
8:00 PM20:00

Purple Masquerade - A Tribute to Prince

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Purple Masquerade - A Tribute to "Prince"

Saturday, November 3rd
All Ages | 8pm
$20 Advanced
$25 Day of Show
$50 VIP (Limited Number)

Purple Masquerade Is a High-Performance Celebration of the man, the myth that is Prince. They put on a high energy concert, performing Princes biggest hit songs. With elaborate costumes and incredible stage presence, they truly personify the Prince experience. The role of Prince is performed by the incredible El Cavitt. El was Prince's stunt double in the movie Graffitti Bridge, as well as a few of Prince's greatest videos. With choreography reminiscent of Prince, El delivers an explosive performance. By the end of the performance, the audience will be left in awe.

With a VIP Ticket, you will receive a signed poster, a custom Purple Masquerade at Open Chord T-Shirt, and you are allowed in the exclusive VIP section right next to the stage.

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Tyler Ramsey with Josh Oliver
Nov
7
8:00 PM20:00

Tyler Ramsey with Josh Oliver

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Tyler Ramsey
Josh Oliver

Wednesday, November 7th
All Ages | 8pm
$10 ADV
$12 DOS
 

Praised by NPR, Stereogum, WNYC, and The Huffington Post, Tyler Ramsey is a multi-instrumentalist equally at home playing guitar, piano, keyboards, bass, and percussion, but is best known as a talented fingerstyle guitarist and singer-songwriter.

In addition to having released three acclaimed solo albums, Ramsey is perhaps most immediately recognizable, until his recent departure, as the guitarist and a co-writer in Band Of Horses, having played with them since 2007, prior to the release of their breakthrough album, "Cease To Begin." A well-established and acclaimed guitar player and singer in the burgeoning western North Carolina music scene, where he calls home, he first learned to play music on piano before moving to the guitar. Ramsey grew up listening to and studying country-blues guitar players like Mance Lipscomb and Mississippi John Hurt, and American finger pickers like John Fahey and Leo Kottke, absorbing their sound and making it all his own.

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Fruit Bats (solo) & Vetiver (solo)
Nov
9
8:00 PM20:00

Fruit Bats (solo) & Vetiver (solo)

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Fruit Bats (solo) & Vetiver (solo)

Friday, November 9th
All Ages | 8pm
$15 ADV
$18 DOS

Since the late nineties, Fruit Bats has been the music of Eric D. Johnson. Bloody marys, major 7th chords, Nashville tuning, tibetan singing bowls

Vetiver is what I've been calling my songs and recordings since about 2003 or so. I live in San Francisco, have since 1998. My touring band and the musicians I've recorded with over the years are always changing, though many friends and players have stayed with me over albums and tours. The one constant has been Thom Monahan who has engineered and co-produced every Vetiver album. Thom lives in L.A., where most of Complete Strangers was recorded.

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Nov
14
8:00 PM20:00

Open Mic Night -BAND EDITION-

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Open MIc - Band Edition

Wednesday, November 14th
All Ages | 7pm Sign-ups | 8pm Start

It's Open Mic Night BAND EDITION!!!

***Sign up for a 2-song slot at 7pm!***

Are you tired of having band practice in your basement? This is the perfect chance to practice with your band on a REAL stage in front of a REAL audience! We'll supply everything you might need backline-wise. Just bring your instruments!

Or if you're not up for the stage, come enjoy a night out with friends!

****************NO SOLO PERFORMERS**************
The Solo Open Mic is on the Last Wednesday of the month.

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Nov
16
8:00 PM20:00

3DC- Three Dog Celebration w/ former drummer Michael McMeel

3DC- Three Dog Celebration

Friday, August 16th
8pm | All Ages
$12 ADV
$15 DOS

3DC - Three Dog Celebration is the creation of Michael "Mickey" McMeel former drummer of Three Dog Night. 3DC represents all the fun, memories and excitement that swept us up during those wonderful times in the 1970's. So put on those bellbottom pants, platform shoes and take a trip with us down memory lane and CELEBRATE one of the most dynamic and sought after groups in the world - THREE DOG NIGHT

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Nov
28
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Night -Solo Performers Edition-

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It's Open Mic Night SOLO PERFORMER EDITION!!!

***Sign up for a 2-song slot at 6pm!***

Tired of performing to yourself? Come perform to a REAL audience on a REAL stage at the Open Chord. Stop dreaming of the spot light. Get your chance to be in the spot light. Or if you're not up for the stage, come enjoy a night out with friends!

****************NO BANDS ALLOWED**************

The Band Open Mic is on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

6pm Sign-ups | 7pm Start | Free Event

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An Evening with John Cowan w/ Darin & Brooke Aldridge
Dec
14
8:00 PM20:00

An Evening with John Cowan w/ Darin & Brooke Aldridge

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An Evening with John Cowan w/ Darin & Brooke Aldridge

Friday December 14th
All Ages | 8pm
$22 ADV
$27 DOS

Join Doobie Brothers and New Grass Revival legend and award winning Darin & Brooke Aldridge as they return to The Open Chord for an evening of incredible music. Classic hits and new music along with some surprises. This is a "Can't Miss" show!!

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Dec
21
8:00 PM20:00

KICK - The INXS Experience

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KICK - The INXS Experience is the USA's most captivating salute and tribute to the internationally acclaimed rock band, INXS.

Friday, December 21st
8pm | All Ages
$18 ADV
$22 DOS

Formed in 2014, two years after INXS stopped touring, KICK - The INXS Experience has beautifully managed to capture the spirit of INXS in both its sound and live performance, bringing the highest level of musicianship to the audience while showing a true passion for the music of INXS. Vocalist, guitarist, and singer-songwriter Cory Massi is the founding frontman of KICK, and has long held a respect and admiration for the late great Michael Hutchence. Massi even auditioned for the reality TV show, Rockstar: INXS, in 2004, where contestants competed to become the new lead vocalist for INXS. What convinced him to audition? "I loved Michael's singing and his personality," notes Massi. "I saw INXS when I was a teenager in '88 and '89; they were great, and the people were just gaga over them. Michael left a big impression with his star power; he really had it, that guy. Our range is similar and I just went for it. I had to sing "Mystify" acappella so I was kind of nervous because I didn't have a band behind me. There was a camera a foot away from my face and it was out of my comfort zone; I would probably still feel uncomfortable today. I didn't get the gig: I was one of the last people to try out and I think by the time I auditioned they had already made their selection. No excuse: it was a good experience. We include "Mystify" in our set and when I sing it, I have my band with me and we love the music, so we play it with a lot of heart."

KICK is already garnering the attention, admiration, and accolades of well-seasoned "ears" in the music industry. Radio personalities in several markets have been quick to offer praise; WZXL / Atlantic City program director Steve Raymond, a longtime fan of INXS, raved after listening to only part of one song, "Wow! These guys have got the vibe down. Really impressive!" 107.1 The BOSS (WWZY)'s midday air personality Michele Amabile concurred, "I had to go back and listen again with my eyes closed.... I could have sworn I was hearing Michael Hutchence!"

Sounding like legendary frontman Michael Hutchence is no easy task. "I guess the hardest thing, the most challenging thing when I started KICK," acknowledges Massi, "was capturing the great variety in Hutchence's voice. He can sound sensitive and soft and he can be super strong and really belt it out and sometimes that all happens within one phrase or even a word. It took a lot of self-control to capture how he projects his lyrics and the music. It's impossible to really sound and look like him; he's an Adonis, another Jim Morrison, Morrison in a pop sense. I can't mimic that; all I can do is do my best to capture his spirit."

The focus has been on faithfully recreating the music in its most powerful sense; an in-the-pocket bottom end from bass player Don Leslie and drummer Johnny Dee, a brilliant combination of piano and synth by Mark Goodnough, the signature guitar tones produced by guitarist Todd Kingand Jason Taylor, the saxophone by Nottingham, England's Tom Wheat, and the spot-on lead vocals by Cory Massi, all lend to a powerful high-energy show. KICK - The INXS Experience will take you back. It will reignite your passion for INXS. It will introduce you to music that is still as fresh today as the day it was written; from "Original Sin" to "Elegantly Wasted" and everything in between, including (but not limited to) "Need You Tonight," "New Sensation," "What You Need," "Don't Change," "Listen Like Thieves," "The One Thing," "Bitter Tears," "Suicide Blonde," "Not Enough Time," "Beautiful Girl," and "Devil Inside."

The band hears it, time and time again:

"This was like seeing INXS all over again, I'm their biggest fan."

"That was such an awesome surprise; I'd almost forgotten how much I love INXS!"

"I came thinking I would only know a couple of songs, but I knew every single one - and the words, too."

"Cory Massi is Michael Hutchence 2.0, fabulous!"

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Sep
22
9:00 PM21:00

WDVX presents Joshua Hedley w/ Cale Tyson

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Joshua Hedley
Cale Tyson


Saturday, Sept 22
All Ages | Show: 9pm
$12 Advanced
$15 Day of Show

 

For years, Joshua Hedley has been making a name for himself as Nashville’s right hand man. Known as the “mayor of lower Broadway” by collaborators and comrades, Hedley is a fixture at Robert’s Western World, where he plays for tips with his band the Hedliners. The multi-talented singer-songwriter has played fiddle with Justin Townes Earle, Robert Ellis and Jonny Fritz. Now Music City’s favorite son is breaking out on his own.

As part of East Nashville’s close-knit brigade of musicians, Hedley has no shortage of support from his peers. He’s featured prominently in the 2015 documentary film Heartworn Highways Revisited, a follow up to the seminal 1976 cult classic music documentary about the 1970s Nashville songwriting community led by Guy and Susanna Clark.

Hedley’s soaring, velvet voice and jukebox-ready songs are 60s-era solid country gold. Unlike several of his peers, Hedley’s not trying to put a new spin on an old sound. Joshua Hedley’s country music is your grandfather’s country music and it’s all the better for it.

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Sep
20
8:00 PM20:00

The Georgia Flood - Art Smashes Records - High Heat

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The Georgia Flood
Art Smashes Records
High Heat

Thursday, August 20th
All Ages | 8pm
$8 ADV
$10 DOS

Groove-heavy and Genre-bending, The Georgia Flood’s music has evolved over the years. Their new album, People Like Ourselves, draws on indelible melodies, clever lyrics, and an infectious energy; weaving together an EP that hits all the right notes. The Atlanta based duo, Lane Kelly and Brooks Mason, are brothers who began playing when they were seven and nine years old respectively. Hustling birthday parties and family reunions the brothers changed sounds numerous times through their teens. Drawing on their exploration of numerous genres, their songwriting channels classic guitar driving riffs with modern pop sensibilities.

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Sep
19
8:00 PM20:00

Elixir Latin Jazz w/ Tommy Infante

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Tommy Intante's Elixir Latin Jazz

Wednesday, September 19th
All Ages | 8pm
$5 ADV
$8 DOS

Band leader Tommy Fante leads his band Elixir Latin Jazz on a musical tour of the greatest songs from the Afro-Cuban, Bossa Nova, and Jazz Samba songbook. Tommy spent the last 50 years touring with his big band throughout Cuba and Latin America.

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Sep
18
9:00 PM21:00

TRIVIA: You're only half dumb w/ DOC

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TRIVIA- After Singo

September 18th, 2018
All Ages | 9:00pm | FREE

You know you're smart. I know you're smart. Show the world just how smart you are during Open Chord's Trivia w/ DOC. Do you think DOC is an Acrostic or an Acronym? I don't know, but I'm sure you do. You know all the answers because you're smart. Come to trivia so you can make people feel dumb. You're better than everyone. We all know it. Show the world your smart brain.

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Sep
18
7:00 PM19:00

Tuesday SINGO

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Tuesday SINGO at Open Chord

Tuesday, September 18th 2018
All Ages | 7pm | FREE

A new and exciting musical spin on the game of Bingo. Instead of listening for a number, listen to your favorite music and win great prizes! Match songs you hear played on the SINGO music tablet to the song titles on your SINGO cards. Compete for gift certificates as well as nationally sponsored contests and jackpots!

Check your scores here!
http://www.challengeentertainment.com/scores/

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Sep
15
8:00 PM20:00

Stairway to Zeppelin - A Tribute to Led Zeppelin

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Stairway to Zeppelin - A Tribute to Led Zeppelin

Saturday, September 15th
All Ages | 8pm
$12 Advanced
$15 Day of Show

Stairway To Zeppelin is a salute to Led Zeppelin--based in Nashville & skillfully covering some of the greatest rock music of all time. Four seasoned Nashville musicians reincarnating the music of Led Zeppelin. Yes we are a show. Yes, we have great sound and lighting. We are all about the MUSIC AND SHOW EXPERIENCE! We performed for thousands of fans in other bands though the years. Nashville was the perfect location to find each other and evolve into this mean machine ready to knock you outta your sox right up to Zeppelin Heaven

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Sep
12
8:00 PM20:00

Open Mic - Band Edition

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Open MIc - Band Edition

Wednesday, September 12th
All Ages | 7pm Sign-ups | 8pm Start

It's Open Mic Night BAND EDITION!!!

***Sign up for a 2-song slot at 7pm!***

Are you tired of having band practice in your basement? This is the perfect chance to practice with your band on a REAL stage in front of a REAL audience! We'll supply everything you might need backline-wise. Just bring your instruments!

Or if you're not up for the stage, come enjoy a night out with friends!

****************NO SOLO PERFORMERS**************
The Solo Open Mic is on the Last Wednesday of the month.

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September Slam!!
Sep
11
9:00 PM21:00

September Slam!!

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Knoxville Poetry Slam

Tuesday, September 11th
9pm | All Ages | $5

Knoxville Poetry Slam is a collective group dedicated to the love of words and a passion for poetry. Each month we gather to write, share, perform and even compete with our best work. Come join us and allow your thoughts to be provoked, your funny bone to be tickled and maybe even some tears jerked at the one and only Knoxville Poetry Slam and Open Mic!

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Sep
11
7:00 PM19:00

Tuesday SINGO

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Tuesday SINGO at Open Chord

Tuesday, September 11th 2018
All Ages | 7pm | FREE

A new and exciting musical spin on the game of Bingo. Instead of listening for a number, listen to your favorite music and win great prizes! Match songs you hear played on the SINGO music tablet to the song titles on your SINGO cards. Compete for gift certificates as well as nationally sponsored contests and jackpots!

Check your scores here!
http://www.challengeentertainment.com/scores/

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Sep
7
8:00 PM20:00

Rock Out to End Alzheimers w/ Andy Wood

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Team Right at Home Renegades invites you to Rock out to End Alzheimer's at the Open Chord!

featuring - Andy Wood

Friday, September 7th
All Ages | 8pm
$20 ADV
$25 DOS
 

Join the fight for Alzheimer's first survivor and help Right at Home Knoxville raise funds and awareness for the Knoxville Walk to End Alzheimer's! 

One-hundred percent of the proceeds from the concert ticket sales will benefit the Knoxville Walk.

Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease.

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Sep
6
8:00 PM20:00

Open Chord Blues Jam

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Join Robert Higginbotham & the Smoking Section at the Open Chord for the Brewhouse Blues Jam. 

Bring your instrument, sign up, & join the jammers! We supply drums and a full backline of amps! Sign-ups begin at 7pm before the show.

Also, Grab some awesome food from the cafe & a wine, beer or mixed drink from our full bar. Grab your guitar & bring some friends for Blues Jam, the first Thursday of every month!

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Sep
4
9:00 PM21:00

TRIVIA: You're only half dumb w/ DOC

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TRIVIA- After Singo

September 4th
All Ages | 9:00pm | FREE


You know you're smart. I know you're smart. Show the world just how smart you are during Open Chord's Trivia w/ DOC. Do you think DOC is an Acrostic or an Acronym? I don't know, but I'm sure you do. You know all the answers because you're smart. Come to trivia so you can make people feel dumb. You're better than everyone. We all know it. Show the world your smart brain.

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Sep
4
7:00 PM19:00

Tuesday SINGO

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Tuesday SINGO at Open Chord

Tuesday, September 4th 2018
All Ages | 7pm | FREE

A new and exciting musical spin on the game of Bingo. Instead of listening for a number, listen to your favorite music and win great prizes! Match songs you hear played on the SINGO music tablet to the song titles on your SINGO cards. Compete for gift certificates as well as nationally sponsored contests and jackpots!

Check your scores here!
http://www.challengeentertainment.com/scores/

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Aug
31
8:00 PM20:00

WDVX presents Songs From The Road Band w/ Circus No 9

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WDVX presents

Songs From The Road Band
Circus No 9
 

Songs From The Road Band is a North Carolina powerhouse group featuring Mark Schimick, Charles Humphrey, Ryan Cavanaugh, Sam Wharton, and James Schlender. Collectively, they have received top accolades in the bluegrass, Americana, and jazz genres.

Circus No. 9 is East Tennessee’s own Progressive Bluegrass outfit, blurring the lines between Bluegrass, Jazz, Jambands, and more. Described as “John Hartford meets John Coltrane,” the group has appeared alongside artists including David Grisman, Bryan Sutton, Larry Keel, and more. Comprised of musicians Matthew Davis, Thomas Cassell, and Vince Ilagan, Circus No. 9 is one of the most exciting new bands on the acoustic music scene today.

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Aug
28
7:00 PM19:00

Tuesday SINGO at Open Chord

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Tuesday SINGO at Open Chord

Tuesday August 28th, 2018
All Ages | 7pm | FREE

A new and exciting musical spin on the game of Bingo. Instead of listening for a number, listen to your favorite music and win great prizes! Match songs you hear played on the SINGO music tablet to the song titles on your SINGO cards. Compete for gift certificates as well as nationally sponsored contests and jackpots!

Check your scores here!
http://www.challengeentertainment.com/scores/

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Aug
24
8:00 PM20:00

The Comedy of Julie Scoggins

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The hilarious comedy of Julie Scoggins

w/ Josh Philliips

Friday, August 24th
All Ages | 8pm
$10 Advanced
$12 Day of Show

Julie’s regularly heard on XM/Sirius Blue Collar Radio, as well as many syndicated stations including the John Boy & Billy Show, and the Bob & Sheri Show, (Charlotte, NC), & the Bob & Tom Show (Indianapolis, IN).

A Southern girl with universal appeal, Julie’s shows sell out from Florida to Oregon. Folks actually WANT to sit in the front row & have been known to return a second night, just so they can bring friends that haven’t yet seen her.

“Phyllis Diller started comedy at 37 years old & so did I. She went on to have a fabulous career that lasted over 40 years. I hope to be just as fortunate. It’s so awesome to be doing exactly what I feel like I’m meant to do!”.

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Aug
23
8:00 PM20:00

Mountain Heart

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Mountain Heart

August 23rd, 2018
All Ages | 8pm
$15 Adanced
$20 Day of Show

Mountain Heart is the band that has been fearlessly revolutionizing the way acoustic music can be presented and played. The band's name has been synonymous with cutting-edge excellence in acoustic music circles since the group's creation. Widely known throughout the music industry for continually redefining the boundaries of acoustic music, the band has gained legions of loyal fans both as a result of their superlative musicianship and just as notably, their incendiary live performances.

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Aug
22
7:00 PM19:00

Kevin Abernathy * Scotty Melton * Ty Hager

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Kit Rodgers presents

Summer Songwriter Series
-Kevin Abernathy
-Scotty Melton
-Ty Hager

Wednesday, August 22nd
7pm | All Ages | FREE

Kit Rodgers presents the Summer Songwriter Series at The Open Chord. Four concerts throughout the Summer presenting some of the best of Knoxville's talented performing songwriters in the round. With shows starting at 7 pm, it's a perfect opportunity to enjoy dinner, drinks, and a fantastic show. Come join us!

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Aug
21
7:00 PM19:00

Tuesday SINGO at Open Chord

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Tuesday SINGO at Open Chord

Tuesday August 21st, 2018
All Ages | 7pm | FREE

A new and exciting musical spin on the game of Bingo. Instead of listening for a number, listen to your favorite music and win great prizes! Match songs you hear played on the SINGO music tablet to the song titles on your SINGO cards. Compete for gift certificates as well as nationally sponsored contests and jackpots!

Check your scores here!
http://www.challengeentertainment.com/scores/

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Aug
20
7:00 PM19:00

TRIVIA - You're only half dumb w/ DOC

Monday, August 20th
All Ages | 7:00pm | FREE

You know you're smart. I know you're smart. Show the world just how smart you are during Open Chord's Trivia w/ DOC. Do you think DOC is an Acrostic or an Acronym? I don't know, but I'm sure you do. You know all the answers because you're smart. Come to trivia so you can make people feel dumb. You're better than everyone. We all know it. Show the world your smart brain.

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Aug
18
8:00 PM20:00

WDVX presents Town Mountain

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WDVX presents

Town Mountain

Saturday, August 18th
All Ages | 8pm
$12 Advanced
$15 Day of

Raw, soulful, and with plenty of swagger, Town Mountain has earned raves for their hard-driving sound, their in-house songwriting and the honky-tonk edge that permeates their exhilarating live performances, whether in a packed club or at a sold-out festival. The hearty base of Town Mountain's music is the first and second generation of bluegrass spiced with country, old school rock ‘n’ roll, and boogie-woogie. It's what else goes into the mix that brings it all to life both on stage and on record and reflects the group's wide-ranging influences – from the Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia and the ethereal lyrics of Robert Hunter, to the honest, vintage country of Willie, Waylon, and Merle.

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Aug
17
7:00 PM19:00

Heartsick * Lifecurse * Autumn Reflection * Crowns

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Heartsick
Lifecurse
Autumn Reflection
Crowns
Civil Strife

Friday, August 17th
All Ages | 8pm
$8 Advanced
$10 Day of Show
 

-Heartsick embodies passion and hard work. Beginning in Lansing, Michigan , the 4-piece group has been building a fanbase throughout the midwest and across the US for nearly 20 years. Through blood, sweat, and a ferocious live show, Heartsick has developed a reputation as a force to be reckoned with on stage, and for their professionalism behind the scenes. Since their formation in 2000, the band has toured extensively, headlining performances and providing support for acts such as Every Time I Die, Fear Factory, Hatebreed, All That Remains, and many others. They’ve appeared on the Van’s Warped Tour, Dirtfest, Mayhem Tour, and the Ink In The Clink Festival, as well as countless venues throughout the country. Heartsick has been a Coldcock Whiskey sponsored artist since 2014. With multiple albums under their belt, their music can be heard on Pandora, in Q106 FM rotation, and as a featured artist on ReverbNation’s Metal Monday. Originally performing under the name Know Lyfe, members Alfonso Civile, Waylon Fox, Jerred Pruneau, and Justin Robison have a fresh name and new energy, stacked upon years of experience. Heartsick operates under a simple philosophy: treat every show as the last, and every fan as the first.

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