The Black Lillies and Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys

Friday, October 25, 2013 - 8:00pm

Standing show

The Black Lillies group sitting on old truck

A double bill of top-shelf American roots country music with The Black Lillies, and Chuck Mead (of BR549) & His Grassy Knoll Boys. The Black Lillies are enjoying much well-deserved national attention for their third studio album Runaway Freeway BluesThe Wall Street Journal describes the album as having “a rootsy flair, mixing folk, honky-tonk country and gospel into a winsome hybrid traditional enough to appeal to an Opry crowd … and expansive enough to ensnare a broader audience.” And Chuck Mead is reaching new audiences too, with this Cedar show seeing him make a quick return to the area following his debut performance on The Prairie Home Companion (Sept 14).

Ticket options and info

  • On sale date: now
  • Phone: 612-338-2674 ext 0 between 12 noon and 4pm ($2 fee per ticket)
  • In person: From a Cedar volunteer in the front lobby during events (no fee; cash, check, credit card), Depth of Field (no fee; cash or check only), or Electric Fetus (approximately $2 fee)
  • Online: Ticketweb (typically $2--$3 fee/ticket) (click on red Buy Tickets button at top of this page)
  • The Cedar is an all ages venue
  • Students with ID, seniors over 65, and children under 12 may purchase tickets at a discount at the door.
The Black Lillies group sitting on old truck
Black Lillies front man Cruz Contreras knows a thing or two about the road. After co-founding Robinella and the CCstringband with his wife, he spent nearly a decade traveling the road and making music from coast to coast. When his marriage – and the band –...
Chuck Mead holding guitar
After leading several popular ‘80s cult bands in and around his hometown of Lawrence, Kansas, Chuck Mead landed on Nashville’s Lower Broadway where he co-founded the famed ‘90s Alternative Country quintet BR549. The band’s seven albums, three Grammy...

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