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Téada ReAwakening
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Ireland’s 1916 Rising
A celebration of 100 years of Irish freedom
Guitarist and singer/songwriter Willy Porter has been turning first time listeners into die-hard fans
for more than two decades. He and singing partner, Carmen Nickerson, bring their brand of righteous
indie-folk for a night of high-test tunes and tons of fun. Willy’s signature finger-picking guitar work
and rich songwriting creates a one-of-a-kind musical ride that has energized audiences all over the
world from stages shared with icons such as Jethro Tull, Tori Amos, Paul Simon, and Jeff Beck.

Carmen Nickerson’s soulful vocals and playful singing style pairs exquisitely with Willy’s grooves to
produce soaring harmonies that add fresh layers and new depth to Willy’s songs.

The duo is touring in support of Willy’s recent record, Human Kindness (2015), a disc that combines
Willy’s acoustic, electric, and multi-string chops to bear on a group of songs that explore themes
about connection, compassion, and the triumphs and struggles of the human journey. From the Who-
influenced anthem “Freedom” to the lighter than air love song “Roses in the Rain” to the powerful
wake-up call of the title track, “Human Kindness,” this record is a full musical experience.

Willy’s warmth and wit on stage keep people grinning, but it’s his music that keeps them coming
back for more.
  • “Willy is an entertaining performer, an excellent guitarist,
    and someone who obviously loves what he does.”
    No Depression

  • “Willy plays rhythms that make me want to crawl inside his
    guitar and sleep there forever." -Tori Amos
  • “Porter accentuates well-rendered tales with spit-fire percussive
    acoustic guitar strumming and fiery-color chord picking."
    -Billboard

  • “Willy Porter is a relaxed and fearless performer who'll entertain you
    as well as move you." -Acoustic Guitar Magazine
The Echo Of Love
March 4 @ 7:30pm
Reserved Seating - $20 (+ $2/ticket fee). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rows 1-5:  Next Premium Seat orders filled in Row 2A (then Rows 3A-5A)
Rows 6-11:   Next orders filled in Row 7A (then Rows 6B/C, 7B/C then 8A-11A)
Premium Seating - $28 (+ $2/ticket fee). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
QUOTES/REVIEWS:
  • "These guys are very good at what they do, and if you like a
    well-crafted, energetic, pop-inflected sound far better than
    anything you'll get on country radio, this is for you."
    ~ Jerome Clark, Rambles.net

  • "They pull together pieces of old time Appalachian folk with
    strong harmonies and rhythms to create a bouncy, fervent
    energy that's starting to make waves."
    ~ Kim Ruehl, FolkAlley
The Show Ponies have forged their success with constant touring and critically acclaimed records while earning a devoted fan base. All of
their albums have been entirely crowdfunded on the strength of a formidable social media presence and word of mouth in the midst of zig-
zagging up and down the PacificWest with forays back to Carder’s native Texas. In addition to their long  stay on the Americana Music
Association’s charts, the Show Ponies recently opened for Rascal Flatts, Easton Corbin and Robert Earl Keen at the 2014 CountryExplosion
Festival in Tooele, Utah.

For the Show Ponies, the West is still wild. Their songs endeavor to preserve its wonder and our place in it. Steeped in deep tradition, the
Show Ponies achieve that rare magic of transforming what is familiar into the precious and delightful. Their melodies and poetry remind us
not only of the possibility of favorite artists or even favorite songs, but of favorite moments in a song. Here we find such moments, where a
song-sweetened story helps discover for us the courage to light out for the territory ahead.
VIDEOS:
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Rural, Appalachian Americana music for the masses
Choppin' Wood
The Blackest Crow
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Reserved Seating - $20 (+ $2/ticket fee). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rows 1-5:  Next Premium Seat orders filled in Row 3A (then Rows 4A-5A)
Rows 6-11:  Next orders filled in Row 6B/C (then 7B/C then 8A-11A)
Premium Seating - $28 (+ $2/ticket fee). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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NOTE:  
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Téada - Jigs
Reserved Seating - $25 (+ $2/ticket fee). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rows 1-5:  Next Premium Seat orders filled in Row 2A (then Rows 3A-5A)
Rows 6-11:   Next orders filled in Row 6B/C (then 7B/C then 8A-11A)
Premium Seating - $33 (+ $2/ticket fee). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Téada - Reels
Top Irish band Téada lead a spectacular cast of of performers celebrating 100
years of Irish freedom with an historic US tour in 2016.

Inspired by the remarkable artistic flourishing of the Irish at home and abroad in
the 100-year period from 1916 onwards, reAwakening sets historic musical and song
material beginning from the early 20th century to a backdrop of archival video
footage and still images from the 1916 Rising.

A traditional band with a truly worldwide reach, Téada has appeared as a frequent
headliner at major music festivals throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe,
Africa, Russia, The Middle East and Australia. Highlights include a 30,000-capacity
stadium concert in Brittany, along with performances at Penang World Music
Festival in Malaysia, Edmonton Folk Festival in Canada, Harare International Festival of the Arts in Zimbabwe, and an extensive 7-
week tour of Japan / Taiwan in 2014 playing to audiences of 40,000 people.

The band recently received a Yeats 2015 WDC Funding Award for a show production celebrating the Sligo-inspired poetry of W.B.
Yeats. Téada’s latest addition to the line-up is legendary West Kerry singer and accordionist Séamus Begley, winner of 2013 TG4
Traditional Singer of the Year.
March 12 @ 7:30pm
*  Seating is reserved by Row and Section number, not by seat (because the seats aren't numbered)
....... ALL SALES FINAL -- NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES
........ALL ORDERS FILLED IN ORDER OF PURCHASE -- ALL SEATS ARE RESERVED*
............*  By Row & Section number (seats are not numbered)
........TICKETS ARE HELD AT WILL CALL FOR PICK-UP
........ADVANCE SALES END @ NOON ON THE DAY OF THE CONCERT
.............Unless the concert is shown as "SOLD OUT", tickets WILL be available at the concert
TICKET INFORMATION:
 
....... ALL SALES FINAL -- NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES
........ALL ORDERS FILLED IN ORDER OF PURCHASE -- ALL SEATS ARE RESERVED*
............*  By Row & Section number (seats are not numbered)
........TICKETS ARE HELD AT WILL CALL FOR PICK-UP
........ADVANCE SALES END @ NOON ON THE DAY OF THE CONCERT
.............Unless the concert is shown as "SOLD OUT", tickets WILL be available at the concert
TICKET INFORMATION:
 
HAPA
March 5 @ 7:30pm
For over 30 years, HAPA has brought its' unique sound to delighted audiences across
Hawai‘i and around the world.  

Like the islands themselves, HAPA's music is an amalgam of influences ranging from
ancient Polynesian rhythms and genealogical chants to the strummed ballads of
Portuguese fisherman and Mexican cowboys, and the inspired melodies and harmonies of
the traditional church choirs of the early missionaries. Add a dose of American acoustic
folk/rock, and you have what has been described as the “
most exciting and beautiful
contemporary Hawaiian music the world knows!
” (Maui Times)

The HAPA name reflects the diverse backgrounds of its musicians and the mix of
cultures that converge in Hawai‘i. Multiple award-winner and brilliant guitarist Barry
Flanagan has been the guiding force of HAPA since its beginnings in 1983. He is joined by
Reserved Seating - $25 (+ $2/ticket fee). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rows 6-11: Next Regular Seat orders filled in Row 6B/C (then 7B/C)
Reserved Seating - $35 (+ $2/ticket fee). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rows 1-5:  Next Premium Seat orders filled in Row 2B/C (then 3B/C thru 5B/C)
TICKET AVAILABILITY / ROW INFORMATION:  UPDATED 7:00am FEB 5
NOTE:  
Next available row information below is approximate
....... ALL SALES FINAL -- NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES
........ALL ORDERS FILLED IN ORDER OF PURCHASE -- ALL SEATS ARE RESERVED*
............*  By Row & Section number (seats are not numbered)
........TICKETS ARE HELD AT WILL CALL FOR PICK-UP
........ADVANCE SALES END @ NOON ON THE DAY OF THE CONCERT
.............Unless the concert is shown as "SOLD OUT", tickets WILL be available at the concert
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Kapono Nā‘ili‘ili -- singer, Hawaiian chanter, multi-instrumentalist, hula dancer -- who matches Barry’s embrace of and talent for many
musical genres.  Rounding out the lineup is Tarvin Makia on bass.  These ingredients come together musically to evoke the unique flavor of
the Pacific, of Hawai‘i, and of the HAPA sound: “beautiful, fragile, spiritual, powerful…”  (L.A. Times)
Hawaiian Super Group
QUOTES:
"Hawaii's hottest group" ~ Billboard Magazine
"HAPA’s music: Beautiful, fragile, spiritual, powerful" ~ L.A. Times
“HAPA is the most successful Hawaiian music group in recent history” ~  The New York Times
"HAPA’s music is majestic, stunning, reflecting a link to the past while soaring mightily into the future" ~ Honolulu Advertiser
VIDEOS:
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Pahinui Aloha
Tapao No Te Here
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TICKET AVAILABILITY / ROW INFORMATION:  UPDATED 7:00am FEB 5
NOTE:  
Next available row information below is approximate
....... ALL SALES FINAL -- NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES
........ALL ORDERS FILLED IN ORDER OF PURCHASE -- ALL SEATS ARE RESERVED*
............*  By Row & Section number (seats are not numbered)
........TICKETS ARE HELD AT WILL CALL FOR PICK-UP
........ADVANCE SALES END @ NOON ON THE DAY OF THE CONCERT
.............Unless the concert is shown as "SOLD OUT", tickets WILL be available at the concert
TICKET INFORMATION: