Great American Music 2014
June 13 BoDeans
How good were BoDeans at last year’s Faire? So good that tears flowed and time stood still... or maybe it was just me. Watching frontman and resident genius Kurt Neumann transform from road-weary rocker to Shaman of the Steinbaugh was something to behold. What a night. BoDeans and Street Faire—sometimes you get it right.
June 20 Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience
First, a tip of the Baldoni to our good friend C.J. Chenier. C.J. played five straight years at the Faire, and every single show was great. And speaking of great, let us introduce Mr. Terrance Simien. This Zydeco master—a two-time Grammy winner—and his groove huggin’ band are gonna bring that Louisiana thing. Louisville and Louisiana: separated at birth?
June 27 March 4th Marching Band
This is impossible to explain, you’ll just have to be there.
July 4 Dark
July 11 Los Lobos
Louisville has the good fortune to be home to a branch of one of the great American music families—the Karps—founders of Waterloo Records in Austin. Louisvillian Josh also happens to have a great touch with restaurants—like Main Street’s Waterloo. Help us celebrate Waterloo Night at the Faire, with kudos to the Karps for helping us book the band from East LA.
July 18 Young Dubliners
Ahhh, high summer in Colorado, sunflowers in bloom, romance in the air, musical mayhem on Front Street. There’s no better way to spend a Friday night than dancing to the never-had-too-much-fun sound of these mega-talented lads. And yes, if the stars align and everyone behaves, the Steinbaugh stage may ring out with the sound of a good clogging.
July 25 The Iguanas
Did you know the iguana is the world’s premier party lizard? Well, it is. So imagine what happens when you get a group of Iguanas from New Orleans together. That’s right, a big freaking bash. So hop in Benny’s Cadillac, catch a ride to Front Street, and have yourself a real good time with one of the world’s great dance bands.
August 1 Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express
He’s a poet. He plays guitar like a sorcerer. He was an underground sensation in everybody’s favorite City. They didn‘t want to share him, but his talent landed him on Letterman and sent him spinning across the continent in a burst of genre-busting creativity. Join us for a San Francisco-infused artful kind of evening with the Prophet and his most excellent band.
August 8 Samantha Fish
If Tab Benoit was a woman, he would probably be Samantha Fish. Hi Samantha, we know you read these blurbs and hope you appreciate that statement, because it’s true. This young lady can play, she can sing, and she has that undefinable something that mesmerizes music lovers and those who soon will be.
August 15 subdudes
Featuring the original Boulder-based lineup and three decades of tunes, the ‘dudes are coming back to the Steinbaugh, a place they have graced with some of the greatest performances in Faire history. Like Papa Dukie says, “love is a beautiful thing, can’t wait to see, what the new day brings.” This Friday it’s gonna bring lots of great music and memories.