Signs and Songs: An Americana Music Series at The American Sign MuseumWhat: Signs and Songs: An Americana Music Series.
Who: Jake Speed and The Freddies
When: Saturday, June 17th 7pm-9pm (doors open at 6:15pm)
Where: The American Sign Museum: 1330 Monmouth Ave., Cincinnati. 45225.
How Much: $10 advance. $15 day of show.
The American Sign Museum presents Signs of Music, an Americana Music Series on June 17, July 8, and August 11. Hosted by Cincinnati folk troubadour Jake Speed, the series will spotlight three separate nights of live music by some of the Queen Cityís top musicians. Each band will illuminate a distinct genre of Americana music (i.e. folk-blues, New Orleans jazz, Bluegrass) while audiences sip suds and soak in the signs of Americaís bright past.
The Queen Cityís vibrant musical history will come alive as Jake Speed, a five-time winner of Cincinnatiís Best Folk/Americana Musician, will introduce each concert with the bandís connection to some of the cityís many musical legacies (like King Records, Herzog Studios, The Midwestern Hayride) that helped launch the likes of Hank Williams, Flatt & Scruggs, and James Brown.
Included in the admission price is one drink ticket (a selection of beer, wine and sodas), and free valet parking. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. for museum touring; the concert will start promptly at 7:00PM and wrap up by 9:00PM.
Tickets can be purchased in advance by going to http://www.americansignmuseum.org/concert.
Advanced ticket purchases are $15.00 each. Any remaining will be sold for $20.00 the day of the show they. Seating is general admission.
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Jake Speed & The Freddies Perform on "A Prairie Home Companion"On Saturday, November 29th, Jake Speed & The Freddies made their "national debut" as they performed "Queen City Rag," "Coffee Bourgeois Blues," and "Ohio River Waltz" on the old-time radio show, "A Prairie Home Companion." What an honor! Go to http://prairiehome.publicradio.org/ for more information.
Listen to an interview with JakeClick here to listen to an interview with Jake Speed in MP3 format.