SPACE welcomes Grammy-winning duo Indigo Girls to perform a very special "Out of Space" concert at Canal Shores on July 28. The group, comprised of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, recently released their 14th studio album, One Lost Day, which The Independent ( UK ) called "a set of uncommonly strong songs performed with the kind of typically understated Nashville polish that affords their signature harmonies the full spotlight." Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. via evanstonspace.com and spacepresents.com .
Among the other new additions to the summer concerts are Columbus, Ohio, alt-country singer Lydia Loveless ( supporting Indigo Girls ); Philly psych-rockers Purling Hiss ( supporting a sold-out Dinosaur Jr. concert at Temperance Beer Co. on July 19 ); Nashville singer-songwriter Becca Mancari ( with Shovels & Rope at Temperance on June 21 ); Nashville psych-folk band Skyway Man ( supporting The Lone Bellow at Temperance on July 20 ); and funk-rockers New Orleans Suspects ( with Rebirth Brass Band at Temperance on June 23 ).
Often recognized on the best venue lists of 93XRT, DownBeat and Chicago Tribune, SPACE is part of the 16" on Center development company, which oversees operations of more than 15 restaurants and venues, including Thalia Hall in Pilsen and The Empty Bottle in the Ukrainian Village. SPACE has presented acts ranging from Dr. John, Lucinda Williams and Bob Mould toAlabama Shakes, The Lumineers and Sturgill Simpson.
"The acts we're presenting this summer all have roots at SPACE whether they know it or not," says Jake Samuels, Talent Buyer for SPACE and Thalia Hall, who also serves as Out of Space's Executive Director. "Either they played the club in their early days or were highly influential to music we love and present regularly."
SPACE has also set the date June 1 for the lineup announcement for the inaugural Big Evanston Block Party. The music-centric block party, which will take place on Aug. 25—26 at the intersection of Chicago and Dempster, will feature food trucks, beer from Half Acre and live performances from returning SPACE favorites and nationally touring bands.
SPACE is a live music hall and recording studio in Evanston, Ill., established in 2008.
Over the past decade, SPACE has welcomed thousands of local and national touring acts to our stage, including Dr. John, Lucinda Williams, Bob Mould, Alabama Shakes, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Lumineers, The Lone Bellow, Sturgill Simpson, Benjamin Booker, Lake Street Dive, Gary Clark Jr., Strumbellas, Houndmouth, Anderson East and many more. The recording studio has served as a creative space for bands like The Strumbellas and The Lone Bellow to record, and offers musicians passing through a unique opportunity to rehearse and collaborate pre-show.
SPACE hosts both seated and standing-room-only shows across a variety of genresfrom folk to rock to jazz and beyond. Candle-lit cabaret tables, along with general admission seats, comfortably hold an audience of 240, while standing room only shows can accommodate 330. No matter the show setup, SPACE prides itself on providing an intimate setting for fans of all ages to get up close with their favorite acts.
Evanston SPACE is proud to be a part of 16" on Center, a Chicago-based development company that oversees operations of more than 15 restaurants and venues, including Thalia Hall in Pilsen and The Empty Bottle in the Ukrainian Village.
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