KGNU Presents: Robert Earl Keen
Very Special Guest The SteelDrivers
Doors at 5:00PM | Show at 6:00PM | All Ages
This event is rain or shine.
Tickets are available at 800-745-3000 or online at Ticketmaster.com: http://bit.ly/2FReekw
General Admission: $37.50 Lower Bowl Lawn*, $20.00 Upper Bowl Lawn**
***All ticket prices increase $5.00 day of show
*General Admission Lower Bowl Lawn
-Lower Bowl lawn is the sectioned of area closest to the stage.
-No blankets will be permitted
-Lawn chairs are permitted in a designated area
**General Admission Upper Bowl Lawn
-Lawn Chairs permitted
Children 6 and under are free for ticketed events at Levitt Pavilion. If you would like to purchase a reserved ticket and plan to bring a child who is 6 or under, please contact Emporium Presents at 303-835-6951 or email@example.com to assist you with your purchase.
Robert Earl Keen
"The road goes on forever ..." It's not always easy to sum up a career - let alone a life's ambition - so succinctly, but those five words from Robert Earl Keen's calling-card anthem just about do it. You can complete the lyric with the next five words - the ones routinely shouted back at Keen by thousands of fans a night ("and the party never ends!") - just to punctuate the point with a flourish, but it's the part about the journey that gets right to the heart of what makes Keen tick. Some people take up a life of playing music with the goal of someday reaching a destination of fame and fortune; but from the get-go, Keen just wanted to write and sing his own songs, and to keep writing and singing them for as long as possible.
"I always thought that I wanted to play music, and I always knew that you had to get some recognition in order to continue to play music," Keen says. "But I never thought of it in terms of getting to be a big star. I thought of it in terms of having a really, really good career and writing some good songs, and getting onstage and having a really good time."
The SteelDrivers’ innovative, soulful brand of bluegrass has made them one of the most successful bands on the contemporary bluegrass scene. The band, which has earned three Grammy nominations and winner of 2016 Grammy Best Bluegrass Album.
The SteelDrivers have inspired accolades from critics like NPR’s Ann Powers, who praised their “dazzling bluegrass musicianship,” and PopMatters’ Arnold Pan, who extolled the band’s “virtuosic ‘bluesgrass’ songs that take classic Americana instrumentation and give it an intense, soulful inflection.” One thing is for sure: Nichols and the SteelDrivers speak in their own accent, one that charms and sears and beguiles. This is a band like no other, by inclination, but not by calculation.