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Friday-Sunday, July 16-18 | An Eclectic Weekend At The Venue

The Venue in Aurora has an eclectic musical experience on tap this weekend with three bands that cover a very wide swath of genres and styles.

Back Yard Tire Fire
Friday, July 16, 8pm

Advance General Admission Terrace $25 (Seat provided)
Advance General Admission Lawn seats $20. Bring Your Own Chair or blanket.
+$5 door
*This is a rain or shine outdoor concert.

Known for connecting with the common man, the Illinois based outfit released 6 albums & 2 EPs over a decade, averaging 200 shows a year. Touring with everyone from Gov’t Mule to Rev Horton Heat and playing high profile festivals like Mountain Jam in NY & High Sierra in CA garnered the band critical praise and a national audience.

Paste Magazine said “These Midwesterners brandish a raucous live show and inventive studio albums,” while the Nashville Scene wrote “Bar Room Semantics is infused with the kind of dusty, bootstrap-pulling resilience that Midwesterners have spent decades perfecting.”

Heartsfield
Saturday, July 17, 8pm

Advance General Admission Terrace $25 (Seat provided)
Advance General Admission Lawn seats $20. Bring Your Own Chair or blanket.
+$5 door
*This is a rain or shine outdoor concert.

For five decades, Heartsfield has been playing and recording some of the best Americana-base Southern/Country/Folk Rock music the nation has heard.

One of the pioneers of these genres and having sold millions of records over the years, Heartsfield performs a mix of their classic hits and adds to each show new songs from more recent albums.

 

Cha Wa
Sunday, July 18, 7pm

Advance General Admission Terrace $20 (Seat provided)
Advance General Admission Lawn seats $15. Bring Your Own Chair or blanket.
+$5 door
*This is a rain or shine outdoor concert.

New Orleans brass band-meets-Mardi Gras Indian outfit Cha Wa radiates the energy of the city’s street culture. Their Grammy-nominated album “Spyboy” is a modern mix of fiery, toe-tapping sounds.

Popmatters describes the band as “a grand gumbo of singing, intoxicating rhythms, and deep funk grooves that are impossible to resist.” “Cha Wa, with bass lines played on sousaphone plus trumpet and two trombones, bring the city’s brass band tradition to bear. Add sick jazz-funk guitar, and two frontmen in full-beaded holiday regalia, and the result was a portable Mardi Gras Dance Party!” -Rolling Stone

“I’ve seen the future of New Orleans music and its name is Cha Wa.” -Paste

“Cha Wa blends Mardi Gras Indian tradition and modern pop magic.” –No Depression

 

Concerts are at Mundy Park, just adjacent to The Venue, at 21-23 South Broadway in Aurora.

Visit www.themusicvenue.org for more tickets or more information.

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