Pub Station (2502 First Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101)

General Admission/21+

Doors at 7PM / Show at 8PM

$6 Advance/Day of Show

Tickets on sale Friday, 4/21 at 10AM

Ticket price includes base Ticketfly service charge. Additional fees may apply depending on purchase method.

DJ & Drums

DJ Hobbles & Nick Miles

 

Tickets are available at thepubstation.com, Pub Station Box Office (2502 First Avenue North), or by calling (877) 987- 6487.

 

Pub Station (2502 First Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101)

General Admission/All Ages

Doors at 7PM / Show at 8PM

$13 Advance/Day of Show

Tickets on sale Friday, 4/28 at 10AM

Ticket price includes base Ticketfly service charge. Additional fees may apply depending on purchase method.

A fixture on the rock music scene, Bridge To Grace has been impressing audiences with their energetic live show performance and songwriting skills since early 2012. Loaded with powerful songs that range from hard-hitting rockers to emotionally driven ballads, David Garcia (vocals), Alex Cabrera (guitar, vocals, piano), Christian Lowenstein (bass) and Justin Little (drum, vocals) have a musical chemistry like no other. Their unique and compelling sounds leave fans wanting more and their motto of “write a song a day” shows just how determined and dedicated they are to ‘making it. Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, Bridge To Grace was formed by Cabrera in 2010 when he recruited Lowenstein, whom he met while attending Atlanta’s Music Matters. Two years later, Little joined and finally Garcia, thanks to producer Rick Beato’s suggestion that vocal tracks of Garcia be sent to Cabrera. After one listen, Cabrera knew he was the voice for Bridge To Grace and the band was born! In late 2013, Bridge To Grace released their first EP “Staring in the Dark,” produced by Beato (Shinedown, Need to Breathe) for indie label Long Run Records. Their first single “The Fold” was released to radio in January 2014 and landed in the Top 50 on the active rock charts. That same year, the guys completed their first nationwide tour sharing the stage with bands such as Theory of a Deadman, Pop Evil, Fuel, Puddle of Mudd, Smile Empty Soul, Tantric, and Drowning Pool. Additionally, Bridge To Grace has performed at The Taste of Madison, Dirt Fest, The Dane County Fair and Texas Showdown, Rockfest 2016 in addition to doing several radio and television appearances to promote their music and tour. The eponymous album BRIDGE TO GRACE was released in the Spring of 2015 and is available on iTunes, Amazon, and bridgetogracemusic.com. The band currently has released two top 40 singles and just released their fourth single, "Left Inside".

Tickets are available at thepubstation.com, Pub Station Box Office (2502 First Avenue North), or by calling (877) 987- 6487.

Pub Station (2502 First Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101)

General Admission/All Ages

7PM Start

No cover charge/Free

At our Social Music Mixers, the music community has the opportunity to discuss, bounce ideas and strategies off of each other and learn from people in the industry in a casual environment. Each Mixer features industry guests that will be available to answer any questions the attendees may have.

The featured guest for the April Mixer is Graphic Designer Addam J Ostlund


The bar will be featuring $2 beer specials.

More info available at thepubstation.com

Pub Station Ballroom (2502 First Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101)

General Admission/All Ages

Doors at 7PM / Show at 8PM

$25 Advance/$28 Day of Show

Tickets on sale Friday, 4/14 at 10AM

Ticket price includes base Ticketfly service charge. Additional fees may apply depending on purchase method.

The Wilderness is Explosions In The Sky's sixth album, and first non-soundtrack release since 2011’s Take Care, Take Care, Take Care. True to its title, The Wilderness explores the infinite unknown, utilizing several of the band’s own definitions of “space" (outer space, mental space, physical geography of space) as compositional tools. The band uses their gift for dynamics and texture in new and unique ways—rather than intuitively fill those empty spaces, they shine a light into them to illuminate all the colors of the dark. From the electronic textures of the opening track to the ambient dissolve of closer “Landing Cliffs,” The Wilderness is an aggressively modern and forward-thinking work—one that wouldn’t seem the slightest bit out of place on a shelf between original pressings of Meddle and Obscured By Clouds.

The first EITS album not produced entirely by the band, The Wilderness finds them working with long time collaborator (and Grammy-winning producer) John Congleton in a co-producer role for the first time, and the band's most ambitious songs to date branch into unexpected new dimensions accordingly: “Logic Of A Dream” lives up to its name, its celestial symphonic swells overcome by relentless tribal drum patterns that dissolve into a gentle Krautrock outro. The cacophonous washes that open “Disintegration Anxiety” resolve into a locked groove marking a rock solid midpoint of the journey, followed by a deconstructed ambient soundscape “Losing The Light.” “Colors In Space” is particularly beautiful and brave, cycling through sublime atmospherics and motorik drive before building to a whiplash-inducing halt.

 

Arguably the most progressive instrumental rock album since The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place, The Wilderness is a bold, experimental work combining the EITS song craft that has sold hundreds of thousands of albums and tickets with the cinematic sensibility that has elevated the band to the level of regard and demand they enjoy as film composers. It is an album where shoegaze, electronic experimentation, punk damaged dub, noise, and ambient folk somehow coexist without a hint of contrivance—and cohere into some of the most memorable and listenable moments of the band’s expansive body of work—“proper” studio albums and major motion picture soundtracks alike.

 

The progressive ambience of early Peter Gabriel, the triumphant romanticism of The Cure in their prime, and the more melancholy moments of Fleetwood Mac all inform the curious beauty of The Wilderness. The uncanny ability to reconcile the tension between discordant, nightmarish cacophony and laid-back, Laurel Canyon-inspired folk-rock is a cornerstone of this album, and the center of Explosions In The Sky's remarkable evolution. If The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place was the defining album of Explosions In The Sky's career, The Wilderness is the band's [re]defining album.

 

*Special ONLINE ONLY presale available Thursday, 4/13 from 10AM – 10PM for the Pub Station’s Facebook fans and email subscribers.

Tickets are available at thepubstation.com, Pub Station Box Office (2502 First Avenue North), or by calling (877) 987- 6487.

 

Sunday, May 21, 2017, Casper Events Center (1 Events Dr, Casper, WY 82601)

Reserved Seating/All Ages

Doors at 6:30PM/Show at 7:30PM

$100, $65, $35 in advance/Day of show

Additional fees may apply

Tickets on sale Friday, 4/14 at 10AM

 

From his Dove Award winning gospel albums to his genre-defining Southern rock anthems and his CMA Award-winning country hits, few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical landscape than Charlie Daniels.  An outspoken patriot, beloved mentor to young artists and still a road warrior at age 79, Charlie has parlayed his passion for music into a multi-platinum career and a platform to support the military, underprivileged children and others in need.

Raised among the longleaf pines of North Carolina, Charlie began his career playing bluegrass music with the Misty Mountain Boys.  After moving to Nashville in 1967, he began making a name for himself as a songwriter, session musician and producer.  Elvis Presley recorded a tune Charlie co-wrote titled “It Hurts Me,” which was released on the flip side of “Kissin’ Cousins.”  He played on such landmark albums as Bob Dylan’s Nashville Skyline and tried his hand at producing on the Youngbloods’ Elephant Mountain and Ride the Wind.

His own unique voice as an artist emerged as Charlie recorded his self-titled solo album in 1970 for Capitol Records.  Two years later he formed the Charlie Daniels Band and the group scored its first hit with the top ten “Uneasy Rider.”  Since then the CDB has populated radio with such memorable hits as “Long Haired Country Boy,” “The South’s Gonna Do It Again,” “In America,” “The Legend of Wooley Swamp” and of course, his signature song, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” which won a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group in 1979 as well as single of the year at the Country Music Association Awards.

The CDB will perform 100 concert dates this year including performances on the Grand Ole Opry.    The band's latest release, "Off the Grid - Doin' It Dylan," features 10 Bob Dylan songs by the CDB, and is their first CDB studio release since 2007. 

“I love what I do,” says Charlie of his 50-plus years in the music business.  “I look forward to entertaining people.  When show time gets here, I’m ready to go, ready to go play for them.  It’s a labor of love.  I just thank God I make a living at what I enjoy doing.”-2-

Whether performing in the hit 80s movie Urban Cowboy, singing on Easter Sunday at his local church or leading an all-star cast at one of his famed Volunteer Jams, Charlie just exudes joy whenever he steps on stage and he’s always been quick to provide a platform for other artists to shine.  In 1974 he invited some friends to join him at Nashville’s War Memorial Auditorium for an all-star concert he dubbed The Volunteer Jam.  The event continued for years and was broadcast in the U.S. and internationally.  Over the years, the Jam featured a diverse line up that included Willie Nelson, Ted Nugent, Roy Acuff, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Crystal Gayle, James Brown, Emmylou Harris, Amy Grant, George Thorogood, Kris Kristofferson, Little Richard, Tammy Wynette, Alabama, Oak Ridge Boys, B. B. King and the Allman Brothers.

As diverse as his live shows have always been, his discography has also reflected Charlie’s love of multiple genres.  In 1994 he released his first Christian album, The Door, on Sparrow Records.  The album won the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Award for Best Country Album and “Two Out of Three” was named video of the year by the Christian Country Music Association.  In 1997, Sony Wonder released Charlie’s first children’s album, “By The Light of The Moon: Campfire Songs and Cowboy Tunes’.

An astute businessman as well as talented musician, Charlie launched Blue Hat Records in 1997 with his longtime personal manager David Corlew.  Over the past 15 years, the label has released such memorable albums as Blues Hat, Tailgate Party, Road Dogs, Fiddle Fire: 25 Years of the Charlie Daniels Band and his first bluegrass album 2005’s Songs From the Longleaf Pines and 2007’s album Deuces, featuring duets with Brad Paisley, Gretchen Wilson, Bonnie Bramlett, Travis Tritt, Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, Brenda Lee and Darius Rucker.

Over the course of his career, Charlie has received numerous accolades, including induction into the Grand Ole Opry and Musicians Hall of Fame.  He’s been presented the Pioneer Award by the Academy of Country Music and was honored as a BMI Icon in recognition of his songwriting.  He’s received a star on the Music City Walk of Fame.

Any conversation with the legendary artist, however, rarely includes any of his accomplishments.  He’d rather shine the spotlight on the many causes that are close to his heart.  He’s always been a staunch supporter of the military, and for the past several years has headlined a special concert at David Lipscomb University benefiting the Yellow Ribbon Program which provides scholarships for veterans. Each year there are surprise guests in addition to the announced line up.  Among those who have supported Charlie Daniels for an evening of great music include Luke Bryan, Kellie Pickler, Clint Black, Jason Aldean, Chris Young, Rascal Flatts, Lee Greenwood, Darryl Worley, the Grascals, and actor Gary Sinise.

Charlie also lends his time and talent to numerous other charitable organizations, including the Jason Foundation Golf Classic, an organization that targets teen suicide prevention, and the Galilean Children’s Home in Liberty, KY, which provides a home for abused and neglected children.  “I’ve been affiliated with them for a long, long time and it’s just a great place,” Charlie says of the home founded by Jerry and Sandy Tucker.  “They take in babies whose mothers are going to prison.  They give kids a good stable Christian home and love them.  It’s just a wonderful place.”

Charlie has been the host for The Charlie Daniels Celebrity Golf Classic & Angelus Concert in Hudson, FL, a benefit for The Angelus, a full-time residential facility and day school program for the severely handicapped. He has been a member of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Professional Advisory Board and has been a longtime supporter of the T. J. Martell Foundation and its numerous events aiding cancer research.  He has also been the headliner many years for the Christmas 4 Kids concert at the Ryman Auditorium, a fundraiser to provide a happy holiday for needy children.

In 2014, Charlie Daniels with David Corlew and Joe & Mercedez Longever founded The Journey Home Project,  a 501(c)(3) non-profit co-founded by Daniels and manager, David Corlew, to help Veterans of the United States Armed Forces.

The Charlie Daniels 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam concert took place on Aug., 12, 2015, before a sold out crowd, raising over $300,000 for The Journey Home Project. “It was good to see an old Tennessee Tradition come back to life, all for this great cause,” Daniels said.

In August 2016, Charlie Daniels new album, Night Hawk, will be released.  Daniels has never fit into any certain label, purposely creating a sound and blend of music all his own.  The new album stays true to that tradition with a unique spin on cowboy songs both well known and uncovered from through the years.

The album comes in the midst of one of the most important years of Charlie Daniels’ career.  In early 2016 it was announced that he would become the newest inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame, along with Randy Travis and Fred Foster.  The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum announced that an exhibit in his honor, called Million Mile Reflections, would be set to open September 23.  Adding to Daniels’ exciting year, Kid Rock, Chris Stapleton, Travis Tritt, Larry the Cable Guy and more will join Charlie in celebration at his 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam on November 30 at Bridgestone Arena.  A portion of the proceeds from this year’s Volunteer Jam will go to the The Journey Home Project

Charlie says of using his celebrity status to aid worthy causes,   “I have a very unique opportunity because of being in the music community, you try to give back to some extent.  I do feel like people should.  We should all do as much as we can.”

Tickets are available at www.caspereventscenter.com, Casper Events Center (1 Events Dr, Casper, WY 82601) or by calling 800-442-2256