Chattahoochee River Keeper Benefit Film and the Chapel 208 1/2 Clark St.
Mar
21
7:00 PM19:00

Chattahoochee River Keeper Benefit Film and the Chapel 208 1/2 Clark St.

Film Night at The Chapel
to Benefit Chattahoochee Riverkeeper
Thursday, March 21st
Doors 6:45 PM / Show: 7PM
$10 donation is suggested.

Limited Seating! First-come, first-serve. BYOB

The Chapel is located in a renovated little whitewashed church at 208 1/2 Clark Street, to the left of of Pure Life Studios, in the Hillside area of LaGrange, within a five-minute drive of downtown. To learn more, visit www.purelifelagrange.com
Organized as a benefit for Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK), the lineup will feature eight short films that celebrate our local waterways and highlight the issues they face. Afterward, Henry Jacobs, CRK’s Outreach Director, will lead a conversation about the films and answer any questions. 

Chattahoochee Riverkeeper is an environmental education and advocacy organization dedicated to the protection of the Chattahoochee River, its lakes and tributaries for the five million people who depend on it for drinking water, power generation, irrigation, recreation, and other beneficial uses. 

Founded in 1994, CRK has removed nearly 900 tons of trash from the watershed, halted billions of gallons of raw sewage from entering the river, prevented tons of sediment from washing off construction sites into streams, educated tens of thousands of students and teachers on board Georgia’s only two floating classrooms, and stopped approximately 32 million gallons of polluted industrial runoff from entering the river. To learn more, visit www.chattahoochee.org

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Hiroya Tsukamoto
Mar
23
7:30 PM19:30

Hiroya Tsukamoto

Eclectic, immersive and mesmerizing; International acclaimed guitarist and songwriter Hiroya Tsukamoto takes us on an innovative, impressionistic journey filled with earthty, organic soundscapes that impart a mood of peace and tranquility.

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Alaina Magee - EP Premier Concert
Mar
29
7:30 PM19:30

Alaina Magee - EP Premier Concert

Free with student ID / $10.00 Cover at door OR secure a ticket on-line for $11.50 (service fee included)

Alaina Magee is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter who is a current student at LaGrange College majoring in Composition and Music Technology. Three years ago Alaina was playing in the Pure Life Teen program - today she is releasing her first EP, Midnight Rendezvous. The five song EP will be released on all streaming platforms in April 2019. Magee has a style that is vocally driven, moody, soulful, dark with a forward motion mix of Pop and R&B. We could not be more proud than to feature Alaina on her new adventure. Support Local Music.

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Jon Shain 2019 International Challenge Blues Winner
Mar
30
7:30 PM19:30

Jon Shain 2019 International Challenge Blues Winner

Jon Shain is a veteran singer-songwriter who’s been turning heads for years with his words, his fiery acoustic guitar work, and his evolved musical style – combining improvised piedmont blues with bluegrass, swing, and ragtime. Shain’s latest solo disc, Gettin’ Handy with the Blues – a Tribute to the Legacy of WC Handy, was released in January, 2018. Shain’s newest release is Tomorrow Will Be Yesterday Soon, with long-time collaborator FJ Ventre.

Whether you are a blues buff, or just enjoy the blues you will greatly appreciate Jon Shain who took first place in the solo/duo category of the 2019 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, besting over 260 competitors for the win. Watch video  Shain’s winning performance and read the News & Observer’s feature.

In addition to his 2019 International Blue Challenge - Last August at Durham’s Blue Note Grill, Jon won the 2018 Triangle Blues Society‘s Blues Challenge in the solo/duo category, sending him on to the International Challenge.

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Abby the Spoon Lady and Chris Rodrigues
Apr
13
7:30 PM19:30

Abby the Spoon Lady and Chris Rodrigues

ALL THEIR SHOWS ARE SELLING OUT.

Chris Rodrigues is a one man band and multi-instrumentalist from the Asheville NC area.  Growing up learning traditional songs from his family, he has carved out his own unique blues- Appalachian style.  Abby the Spoon Lady is a folk percussionist, storyteller, radio personality and free speech activist.  You can find her weekly on FM radio (103.3 Asheville FM), on several TV shows, documentaries, and even within horror films.  Together the two create a dynamic duo, with very complex rhythms.  The duo boasts video views reaching over 250 million, and are currently gaining over a million views a month.  They enjoy playing original songs and reworking classic gospel songs, and also host storytelling evenings.

WASHINGTON POST

The Song Of The Spoon Lady

 

MOVIES/TV:

PBS – UNCTV - THE MUSE – Abby the Spoon Lady

Short Film Abby the Spoon Lady (2017)

WOODSONGS Old-Time Radio Hour Season 22 Episode 8

Season 13, Episode 17 Song Of The Mountains 

60 second Docs – Abby the Spoon Lady

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Kelli Johnson
Apr
20
7:30 PM19:30

Kelli Johnson

Kelli Johnson:  Kelli has worked with Mobile-based Herd Records as a songwriter, and her music has been featured in National Television Commercials, Independent Films, and Recordings by other artists.

Kelli has been a featured artist on Music City Roots, PBS, APT, The Dugger Mountain Music Hall Show and the Phil Mack International Country Music Show.  

  In 2010 Kelli was a Top 4 finalist in ABC 33/40 Original Artist.
In 2011, Kelli won the Texaco Country Showdown State Finals .
In 2013 Her single “Over My Head” was awarded Grand Prize in the Nashville International Summer Songwriting Series.
In 2016, Kelli released her Third album ‘Hey Country” with multi-instrumentalist Barry Waldrep, and toured with Grammy Winning Artist John Berry for his 20th Anniversary Christmas Tour.

 In 2017,  Kelli’s song “ That’s What I Call Home”- co-written with Max Barnes, was chosen to complete the Soundtrack for the film  “ Finding Harmony”,  released by Once Upon A Dream Productions in Los Angeles.

Kelli recently signed a publishing Deal with Nashville Cool.

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Kevin R Dunn with special guest, Keyboard Player, Eddie Bo Robinson
Apr
26
7:30 PM19:30

Kevin R Dunn with special guest, Keyboard Player, Eddie Bo Robinson

Kevin R. Dunn’s 3rd annual music benefit honoring the Deborah Dunn Memorial Scholarship. Proceeds will be awarded to a graduating senior of Callaway High School class of 2019. 

This will be an evening of Love Ballads and Christian music

Mission: The Deborah Dunn Memorial Scholarship Fund is dedicated to helping an individual at Callaway High School who will be continuing their education in the sciences. Our goal is to help scholarship recipients achieve their career goals, an objective which has the added benefit of serving church, school, and community. Our desire is that they be actively involved in the church, achieve academically at their highest level, and have community awareness and responsibility. 

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Randall Bramblett
Mar
16
7:30 PM19:30

Randall Bramblett

http://randallbramblett.com/

ON SALE NOW

Multi-instrumentalist Randall Bramblett is Southern rock Royalty.  He may be known for playing on stage with rock’s legends like Bonnie Raitt, The Allman Brothers Band, Steve Winwood (16 years), The Band, Roger Glover, Gov’t Mule and Widespread Panic among others.  And respected for his songwriting – he’s  penned the title track for the Blind Boys of Alabama’s new Grammy Award winning album, adding to a long catalog of songs covered by Raitt, Gregg Allman, Bonnie Bramlett, Hot Tuna, Delbert McClinton, Bettye Lavette and more.  But it’s Bramblett’s own career as frontman where his artistry is in full display. He continues his storied career with continual reinvention and true conviction on his 11th album, Juke Joint at the Edge of the World.  His band is second to none and are the perfect team to bring his brilliance to life with tons of soul, funk and talent. Do not miss an opportunity to experience them live!


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Skyler Saufley and The 99th Degree
Mar
2
7:30 PM19:30

Skyler Saufley and The 99th Degree

“Skyler Saufley is not your typical blues player, and his journey to become one is uniquely his own.” - The Saber

Don’t let his youth fool you! Skyler Saufley is a powerhouse blues guitarist and is considered by many to be “The best new talent to hit the Columbus-Phenix City music scene in a number of years!” From the moment he picked up his first guitar, Skyler has been playing and studying the blues with the sole purpose of preserving its history and maintaining the legacy left behind by the blues legends before him. Skyler Saufley draws comparison from his captivated audiences to the likes of Eric Clapton as his stellar reputation expands with everyone he meets. His band, The 99th Degree band, includes some of the most sought-after talent in the blues music industry. No matter the era or style, Skyler infuses every song with a measure of soul, calling on influences like Freddie King, Otis Rush, and Buddy Guy. When he’s not performing, Skyler is hard at work honing all aspects of his craft and working relentlessly on his first album. 

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Justin Cross
Feb
23
7:30 PM19:30

Justin Cross

https://www.justincross.org/home

Justin Cross is an Americana Artist from Birmingham, AL 

After releasing his first full-length album Listening to Ghosts in 2010, Justin Cross started reworking and perfecting his homey, folky sound; quickly realizing a maturity that few songwriters of his age possess. His songs speak of hopeful realism, of spiritual struggles, and of a desire to affect the world in a positive light. 

In 2012, Cross released his official follow-up EP, Another Winter, to resounding critical approval and further developed his keen sense for contemplative songwriting.

After a successful, fan-funded IngieGoGo campaign at the end of 2013, Cross released his second full-length album, Hope Where It Lies . Cross says, “It is one of those records that resonates with different people in different ways. Some people may be dealing with the same cynicism I was and I want them to see that the world isn’t as much of a lost cause as they suspect.”

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The Jason Connelly Band
Feb
16
7:30 PM19:30

The Jason Connelly Band

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgRsjA-GO9g

TICKETS GO ON SALE JANUARY 16, 2019 12NOON.

Jason Connelly, an American singer/songwriter, who spent most of his life in the U.S. Southlands, has made quite a name for himself over the past few years. In 2009, Jason set out to make music what he referred to as “music with intent”.  Since the release of his first record Songs from Inside the Attic, Jason Connelly and his band have gone on to release four more records, including the band’s latest release Worry Street. By the sounds emanating from his latest songwriting diary, it appears as if Jason has been spending most of his time reflecting on past memories, while remaining true to his initial goal of creating music that sparks positivity and sincerity.

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Kyle Nachtigal
Feb
9
7:30 PM19:30

Kyle Nachtigal

http://kylenachtigal.com/

TICKETS GO ON SALE JANUARY 2ND 12NOON.

Originally from Springfield, Missouri, this talented guitarist, singer and songwriter has lived in Nashville, Tennessee, since 2009.  He studied at Belmont University in the Music City and dedicated himself to full-time music making in February of 2016 which got him out on the road.  In his travels he kicks it through Kentucky, meanders to Missouri, then heads back to Tennessee before wandering up to Illinois or down to Arkansas for a few gigs.  Yes, the guy stays busy playing his style of percussive, melodic rhythm guitar on a custom designed Craig Southern model backing up his smooth and appealing voice.  He works off a song list ranging from unique mashups to top shelf originals, plus all kinds of styles in between since he can “jump effortlessly between folk, rock, hip hop and jazz” without breaking a cool sweat.  He released the seven-track recording titled Fort Dakota in 2016 and continues on the solo music adventure as a contemporary troubadour out to make music for the people.  

                                                                                                                                       -Tom Irwin, IllinoisTimes, 10/26/17


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JACOB JOHNSON
Jan
26
7:30 PM19:30

JACOB JOHNSON

https://www.jacobjohnsontunes.com/

HIGHLY ENTERTAINING!

Part virtuoso and part storyteller, you might say that Jacob Johnson does with a guitar what Gene Kelly did with dance. Although his songwriting has won awards and his guitar-playing has put him on stage with Tommy Emmanuel and Phil Keaggy, his ability as an entertainer is what has won fans throughout the southeast. He refers to himself as "a ham that just wants to be on stage" but he’s much more than that. Jacob is an amazingly talented guitarist and songwriter which, combined with a bit of a personality, makes for a wildly impressive stage performance. 

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SULTANS OF STRING
Jan
24
7:30 PM19:30

SULTANS OF STRING

http://sultansofstring.com/

IMPECCABLE!

2015 JUNO nom/SiriusXM winners Sultans of String create “Energetic and exciting music from a band with talent to burn!” (Maverick Magazine, UK). Thrilling audiences with their genre-hopping passport of Celtic reels, flamenco, Gypsy-jazz, Arabic, Cuban, and South Asian rhythms, fiery violin dances with kinetic guitar, while bass and percussion lay down unstoppable grooves.


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SARAH POTENZA
Jan
19
7:30 PM19:30

SARAH POTENZA

https://sarahpotenza.net/

ELECTRICITY!

Sounds Like: A Janis Joplin-Aretha Franklin hybrid with a mic … but a Lucinda Williams-Bonnie Raitt hybrid with a pen

For Fans of: Alabama Shakes, B.B. King, Mavis Staples

Why You Should Pay Attention: After Potenza's spellbinding blind audition yielded a four-chair turn on NBC's The Voice, a visibly moved Pharrell Williams told her she was "giving this generation something they've never seen before." Potenza is to the blues what Adele is to pop: a colossal-voiced singer who merges her old-school influences with a modernistic sound. Her new album, Monster, solidifies endless Janis Joplin vocal comparisons but also colors between the lines of Memphis blues, Nashville Americana, New Orleans funk and L.A. punk. Its lyrics are personal and personally therapeutic, as she empowers herself through tunes denouncing industry naysayers and embracing her fuller-figured, boisterous self.

She Says: "It's hard for a size 16, 36-year-old woman," says Potenza of catching a break in the music industry. But she's come to realize those numbers actually work in her favor. "I've never opened a door with my looks. Because I've always relied on my personality and my talent, I've really flourished and feel strong and confident. I don't know how to get someone to buy me a drink in a bar, but I'll sing you a song!"

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Mike Angstadt for King of Mask - Front Porch Collective - Thursday, Jan. 17th
Jan
17
6:00 PM18:00

Mike Angstadt for King of Mask - Front Porch Collective - Thursday, Jan. 17th

Come support Mike Angstadt in his campaign to become the 2019 King of Mask! Each year the Behind the Mask Ball brings Mardi Gras season to LaGrange to raise money for Twin Cedars Youth and Family Services. Mike is one of four competitors vying for the King's Crown this year, and your $20 admission will not only give you an evening of fun and bluegrass music with local favorite Front Porch Collective, plus two craft beer tickets, but also help his campaign raise money for local youth programs....including residential care for traumatized kids, a child advocacy center, drug and alcohol prevention, and therapeutic foster care. Come out for an evening of fun and help Twin Cedars provide for children and families who need their support. 

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THE ROUGH AND TUMBLE
Jan
11
7:30 PM19:30

THE ROUGH AND TUMBLE

http://www.theroughandtumble.com/

An Ingenious Super Duo armed with guitar/banjo, drums, xylophone, accordion, shakers, melodica, a violin bow and penetrating harmonies.

A MUST SEE!

"There are no fluffy songs and no filler instruments in the arrangements–just tight, strong folk music."

--Stephen Carradini, Independent Clauses

Label: Independent

Genre: Folk-Americana

Hometown: TBD

PO Box: East Nashville, TN

Influences: The Weepies, Shovels and Rope, Brandi Carlile.

Sounds Like: The Low Anthem, Civil Wars, Gram Parsons & Emmylou Harris.


Formerly from Nashville, The Rough & Tumble now find themselves living full time on the road, in a 16ft camper with an 85 lb puppy named Puddle. If you ask Mallory Graham or Scott Tyler how their lives ended up this way they’ll likely respond, “with careful planning, spreadsheets and shoddy cell phone service.”

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JONTAVIOUS WILLIS
Jan
5
7:30 PM19:30

JONTAVIOUS WILLIS

http://jontaviouswillis.com/

SIMPLY AMAZING!

EVERY GENERATION or so a young bluesman bursts onto the scene. Someone who sends a jolt through blues lovers. Someone who has mastered the craft for sure, but who also has the blues deep down in his heart and soul. 

At the age of 22, bluesman Jontavious Willis may be the one.

“That’s my Wonderboy, the Wunderkind,” Taj Mahal said after inviting Jontavious to play on stage in 2015. “He’s a great new voice of the twenty-first century in the acoustic blues. I just love the way he plays.”

"When I heard him play I said to myself: this is how the blues, as I know it, is going to stay alive,” said Paul Oscher.

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NEW YEARS EVE PARTY - 2018
Dec
31
to Jan 1

NEW YEARS EVE PARTY - 2018

Beacon Brewing Co. and Pure Life Studios are teaming up to host an exclusive New Year's Eve celebration. This event will take place in the Beacon Brewing Co. taproom and beer garden 700 Lincoln St. LaGrange, Ga and will feature two artists specializing in blues and classic rock. Free prizes and gear will be handed out every hour leading up to midnight. Only 100 tickets are available for purchase. Tickets include dinner and select beverages, see below for more details.

Exclusive Ticket- $50

Includes: 

-Entry into concert

-One meal from a special one-day-only menu

-One Beacon Brewing Co. beer

-One glass of champaign

General admission tickets are available for $30 for those choosing to opt out of dinner and drinks.

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THE FALL LINE BLUES PROJECT
Dec
8
7:30 PM19:30

THE FALL LINE BLUES PROJECT

Hosted by: Jontavious Willis and Henry Jacobs

The Fall Line Blues Project is a recent collaboration between Jontavious Willis, Henry Jacobs and others, the aim of the Project is to spend time with the men and women of the Fall Line region who enjoy playing the music handed down by their ancestors. The Fall Line is a geographical region where the Piedmont and Coastal Plain meet in Georgia and Alabama. So far, they’ve recorded interviews with Horace Combs and Eddie Hinton who will be our first featured guests from the project. Jontavious and Henry plan to continue recording and sharing often-overlooked music.

Music starts at 7:30 PM at Pure Life Studios (206 Clark St., LaGrange, GA) and the two short films will be screened at 6:00 PM next door to Pure Life at The Chapel (208 ½ Clark St.). Donations for the filming accepted and 100% of the proceeds go to The Fall Line Blues Project.

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THE BELLE HOLLOWS
Nov
30
7:30 PM19:30

THE BELLE HOLLOWS

The Belle Hollows, a Nashville-based band, say that they feel most comfortable with the moniker “new folk”. The duo, comprised of siblings Rachel Johnson and Jeremy Johnson, blends rich harmonies with traditional and original lyrics, guitar, and sometimes some banjo to boot.

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The Meadows Brothers
Nov
8
7:30 PM19:30

The Meadows Brothers

TICKETS GO ON SALE 10/12/18 AT 12 NOON

Up and Coming --

"Ian and Dustin Meadows are jack-of-all-trades instrumentalists who have come together to create a truly amazing musical experience. Their sound is a throwback to all of the great folk/country/bluegrass/blues that was kicking around both prior to and shortly after World War II, as well as the great folk revival of the 60’s."  - CHIP MCCABE, LONESOME NOISE

From the Connecticut River Valley of New England, Ian and Dustin Meadows, 23 and 21, have been making music together for more than a decade. The countless hours spent singing and playing together eventually resulted in concocting their unique blend of stripped down Rock n’ Roll, Country, Blues, and Folk music combined with honest songwriting, distilled through the brothers life experience and ever-changing outlook.

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Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio
Oct
18
7:30 PM19:30

Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio

The Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio:

Heather Pierson is an award-winning pianist, multi-genre singer/songwriter, arranger, bandleader, and performer. From New Orleans-style jazz and blues to rousing Americana and poignant folk narratives, Heather’s memorable live performances feature her virtuosity on piano, her bell-tone vocals, and her commanding yet playful stage presence while wielding a tenor banjo, melodica, or acoustic guitar. Shawn Nadeau on upright bass and Davy Sturtevant on guitar, mandolin, dobro, fiddle, cornet and armed with a gorgeous tenor voice. The Trio’s shine during live performances with Heather’s deep well of Americana originals - folk, jazz, blues - with intricate instrumental arrangements and stirring three-part vocal harmonies.  
 

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Jontavious Willis and the Front Porch Collective REUNION
Oct
12
7:30 PM19:30

Jontavious Willis and the Front Porch Collective REUNION

SOLD OUT!

Come be a part of this local music collaboration phenomenon. Both: The Bluesman, Jontavious Willis, and the Old-Time musicians ... Front Porch Collective (Callie Hammond, Henry Jacobs, and Nick Mayfield) are local musicians taking the stage by storm. When you hear what these two genres meld together you know it is their true calling. They play from the heart - they have a love and passion for music from time gone-by. You are sure to do some toe-tapping, hand clapping and ear to ear grinning during this rare reunion of friends. Don't miss it.

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Woody Russell Trio
Sep
27
7:30 PM19:30

Woody Russell Trio

FREATURING

WOODY RUSSELL: VOCALS AND GUITAR

LLOYD GIL WRIGHT: PIANO/KEYS

DEZ DESORMEAUX: TENOR/SOPRANO SAX

Critically acclaimed, award-winning, Contemporary Jazz vocalist, guitarist, and composer, Woody Russell, melds Jazz, R&B, and Folk into his sophisticated genre-blurring sound. It's a specialized musical niche that only a handful of artists have occupied where Jazz meets Singer-Songwriter (think Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Gregory Porter, Liz Wright, etc). One could look back to the origins of the American Songbook and select 70's era singer-songwriters, but Russell's view is decidedly more contemporary. 

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September 14th - Levi Lowery and Wyatt Durrette: Yesterdays Wine
Sep
14
7:30 PM19:30

September 14th - Levi Lowery and Wyatt Durrette: Yesterdays Wine

Yesterdays Wine

Yesterday’s Wine captivates and charms their audience in any venue. Music festivals and songwriter rounds across the country have been buzzing about the brilliant shows delivered by the duo. Wyatt Durrette and Levi Lowrey are acclaimed singer-songwriters in their own right, brought together by their craft and love for sharing music. Wyatt and Levi collaborated in the past, lending their talents in co-writing on the Zac Brown Band song “Colder Weather” which spent two weeks at #1. Levi and Wyatt also contributed in writing on the GRAMMY award-winning ZBB song “The Wind”. Individually, Wyatt has 7 more GRAMMY Awards and Levi has performed extensively with acts including Mumford and Sons, Kid Rock and Alabama. Now performing together as Yesterday’s Wine, the pair epitomizes the magic in story-telling through song.-- 

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Sarah Peacock
Aug
25
7:30 PM19:30

Sarah Peacock

Sarah Peacock on tour with her band. Peacock bridges gaps between Country, Blues, Americana, and Rock-N-Roll. Her music is raw, truth telling, and fiercely unique. Essentially, at all times, Peacock is victoriously defeating the forces of evil with glorious Amazonian strength and valor. 

  • Papa's Tacos starts serving at 6 PM out back
  • Doors to the building open at 6:30 PM
  • Show starts at 7:30 PM
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The Uber of Comedy
Aug
18
7:30 PM19:30

The Uber of Comedy

 

"The Uber of Comedy" is Pure Life's second sketch comedy night, after last year's variety show featuring Flying Giants. It's a comedy show featuring sketches about apps and technology, start-up culture, the business world, driving, roads, and anything in between. Featuring some of Atlanta's finest sketch comedy actors and writers, this show is the perfect way to make it through a summer without "Saturday Night Live." And if you don't laugh, at least there'll be some nice music!
 

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Jock Webb and Clarence Davis
Aug
11
7:30 PM19:30

Jock Webb and Clarence Davis

Trying to keep this thing called the Blues alive, describes Clarence Bluesman Davis and Jock Webb’s style. Their gifts of music are self developed; no formal lessons, just living and breathing the music. Between them are more than 80 years of blues experience; delivering the gritty sound you expect from Alabama’s Blackbelt. They moved through the “Chitlin Circuit” from both ends: Clarence play on it and Jock growing up listening to it from his own backyard. This duo is a perfect combination of some Good Ole Delta Blues. If you don’t know what the Blues is you will know what it sounds like.

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Open Mic Night
Aug
10
7:30 PM19:30

Open Mic Night

  • Doors and sign-up starts 7 PM
  • Music starts at 7:30 PM 
  • Acoustic instruments only
  • Sound provided
  • House keyboard available 
  • $5.00 cash at the door
  • $2.00 tacos or $8.00 plates available for cash purchase at the venue. 
  • Songwriter Competition coming soon. 
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