The Bottleneck, July 1
The dreamiest voice echoes hauntingly from this Kansas-bred male duo. Hints of Bon Iver shine through in their vocals as well as their incredible music abilities. Tree Machines is a must for all mellow, indie-lovers out there. But I feel the need to say it’s so much more than indie. This band is going to be the next big thing so come out and show the love.
The Granada, July 2
Imagine a chorus of “Don’t worry about a thing…” echoing throughout the 1000 block of Mass. Instant happiness, amirite? Head on down for round two of live music in the heart of Lawrence to kick off your July 4th holiday weekend. Oh, and it’s free, just like you’ll be once you jam with some of the original members of Bob Marley & The Wailers. Every little thing’s gonna be alright.
Jackpot Music Hall, July 7
Wow, this group of three is the raw kind of folk music that will raise the hair on your arms. The acoustic style of this trio is a nod to Americana roots and a sweet kiss to the cheek of everyone who listens. Bring your sweetheart, slow dance, adore one another and rest in the heartwarming sounds of The Wildwoods.
Replay Lounge, July 9
Come, sit, listen, breathe. Jonathan Fleig’s Americana-style music highlights the light-heartedness of his lyrics. This would be one of those shows where you can just sit with good company and feel right at home. Plus, (weather permitting), it’ll be on the patio which seems like the cherry on top to this music lineup!
The Granada, July 11
Uhh, super famous, and for good reason. Give “Wasteland” a Google and observe the 8+ million views on YouTube. Honestly, I’ve never listened to them specifically, but their music sounds SO familiar…I think this is because I grew up with Creed. Sorry, 10 Years, but I really enjoy that your music is a cross between 3 Doors Down, Creed, and a little Breaking Benjamin.
8 Venues, Nearly 100 Bands, July 13-15
You have absolutely no chance to be snobby with a hundred bands and eight venues to choose from, so don’t give us any excuses. This three day festival is hosting an impressive lineup of bands and musicians from all over which is basically like Lawrence decided to throw the most amazing party ever. Hop around from the Bottleneck to Liberty Hall To The Raven (Yep. In a Bookstore. With Cats.). See the website for an official lineup because there’s just too many to even begin to list here!
Liberty Hall, July 25
These rockabilly-punk artists have been in the music industry for over three decades producing some of the greatest material for their genre. While their journey has been tough, their sound has only been sharpened in ways that only the music industry and hardships could provide. Social Distortion is known to have a cutting edge, and piercing way with their lyrics in particular. On fan comments, “Man, your music got me through some hard times.” Ness replies, “Me, too.”
The Lied Center, July 27
A Texas favorite, Lyle Lovett, is coming to our very own city to share his array of talent. His four Grammy Awards show off his eclectic, highly intriguing fusion of jazz, Americana, swing, blues, etc. that any audience member is bound to love. Come see this highly awarded Texas musician show off his home state pride through tunes everyone can enjoy!
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