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Civic Center Stampede Kickoff with Eilen Jewell
July 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Crafting a unique style that mixes poetic ballads with swinging rockers, Eilen Jewell ranks among the best in the Americana genre today. As the reigning Queen of the Minor Key, Jewell leads a tight quartet who blend influences of surf noir, early blues, rockabilly, and 1960s era rock and roll.
Over the course of a decade, Eilen and her band have toured relentlessly. They have performed for legions of fans from Boston to Boise and Madrid to Melbourne at festivals, theaters, rock clubs and coffeehouses. Eilen’s fans marvel at her warmth, unique wit, and onstage humor alongside her beautiful songs and fiery performances. Jewell’s fifth studio album, Sundown Over Ghost Town (Signature Sounds), was recorded with Eilen’s longtime road band in her hometown of Boise, and is composed of twelve stunning, original compositions that feature some of her most personal stories yet.
Eilen's music has drawn praise from NPR, Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, American Songwriter Magazine and internationally from the Guardian (UK), Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), and El País (Spain). Her diverse legion of fans includes actor Tom Hanks and former British Prime Minister David Cameron. Eilen has shared the stage with Lucinda Williams, Loretta Lynn, Wanda Jackson, George Jones, Mavis Staples, and Emmylou Harris to name a few.
Her music has been featured on ABC's Nashville (2015), HBO's True Blood (2005, 2009), FX's Sons of Anarchy (2011), and on T-Mobile's Fast Songs commercial (2007). In 2017, Eilen will release a collection of blues music featuring original compositions and obscure covers by Big Maybelle, Memphis Minnie, and Otis Rush among other legends.
“Packed with vivid lyrics, steel guitars, and hot licks, Jewell’s Americana-driven brand of country music sounds tailor-made for sweltering, stagnant summer nights.” – Eric Renner Brown, Entertainment Weekly.
Dinner will be served in the Banquet Rooms at 6PM and includes BBQ Brisket or BBQ Chicken, pasta salad, potato salad, cornbread or rolls, ranch style baked beans, fruit salad and cobbler and to drink, ice tea or lemonade. A cash bar will also be available which will include Stampede Ale and Stampede Whiskey with mixers. After dinner, retire to the Theater to listen to Eilen Jewell at 7:30PM.
Tickets are just $30 and they include both the dinner and the concert.