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The Mersey Beatles at Cavalier Theater

The Mersey Beatles are a Beatles tribute band who are from the same British city of Liverpool where the Beatles are from. For over 15 years, they have had a weekly residency performing at the infamous Cavern Club which was made famous as the place the Beatles got their start. For their US tour, they will be performing Beatles songs from all eras, complete with dressing up like the Fab Four, during the first set, with the second set performing the album Abbey Road in it's entirety celebrating the 50th anniversary of one of the greatest albums of all time. Doors 6:00/Music 7:00 $32 adv/$35 DOS/$50 VIP All ages
  • $32.00
  • $50.00
The Mersey Beatles at Cavalier Theater Thu, May 2nd 2019
7:00 PM — 10:00 PM
Opens In 44 days

Todd Snider at Cavalier Theater

Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3 Todd Snider One morning near the end of August, Todd Snider was relaxing with a visitor on the back porch of his house just outside Nashville, drinking coffee and shooting the breeze while his dog, Cowboy Jim, took a nap nearby. After awhile, Snider said to his guest, “I’ve got an album’s worth of songs, and I think the songs are telling me to make a folk record.” This was a surprising bit of news considering he had spent the last six years making rock albums of one kind or another. But Snider was feeling as if he had “maybe drifted too far from the shore.” He was feeling the pull to startover, to go back to what he was doing when he first began, to return to his roots as a folksinger. If Snider needed any further evidence that was the direction he should pursue, he got it a half hour later. Back inside his home office, he checked his email and had one from his manager informing him he had just received an offer to play the 2019 Newport Folk Festival, an event he had never done. Snider mentioned he had been listening to Woody Guthrie’s Library of Congress Recordings, then crossed the room to the turntable and put the needle down on side one of the record. “Woody Guthrie sometimes gets me reset on why you do a song, instead of how, ”Snider explains of the man who has long been a touchstone for him. “When I was young, there was something about him that made me want to do it. So once or twice a year, I’ll go back to him, I’ll go back to the source.” Guthrie famously had the words “This machine kills fascists” printed on his guitar, and on several of the songs on Snider’s new album, Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3, he squarely aims his guitar at the creeping fascism he sees in America. He had been wanting to make a political record since 2016, and although only half the songs lean in that direction, there is one constant throughout the album: a man, his guitar, and the truth. Snider has long been recognized as one of his generation’s most gifted and engaging songwriters, so it’s no surprise he has returned with a brilliant set of songs — and make no mistake, Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3 contains some of his best work as a writer. But what really jumps out on the album is Snider’s growth as a musician and vocalist. He plays all the instruments on the record, and his guitar work and harmonica playing are nothing short of exceptional; not only full of feeling, but highly skilled. In regards to his guitar playing on the record, Snider says he wanted to take everything he’s learned over the past 30 years and play the way he used to play really well. As far as his vocals on the album are concerned, Snider is singing with more confidence than ever, a confidence born in part from his time with Hard Working Americans doing nothing but sing. His stirring vocal performances range from slurring blues mumble to Dylanesque talking blues to gravely, honest ache. Of the five songs on which Snider serves up his humorous brand of socio-political commentary, three are performed in the talking blues style: “Talking Reality Television Blues,” a hilariously accurate short history of television; “The Blues on Banjo,” a bad case of the blues caused by the sorry state of everything from the crooked international monetary-military-industrial complex to the spineless politicians who serve it and which references “Blue Suede Shoes,” Richard Lewis, and Townes Van Zandt; and “A Timeless Response to Current Events,” a brilliant bit of wordplay on which he calls bullshit on faux patriotism, crooked capitalism, and lying politicians. Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires contributed backing vocals on the latter two songs. There are two other songs on the album featuring Snider’s socio-political points of view: “Just Like Overnight,” about the surprising inevitability of change, and “Framed,” written from the point of view of the framed "first dollar bill" in a bar, a point of view that shows doing the right thing doesn't pay. There also are three songs with a music theme. If not for the events that led to the writing of one of those songs, “The Ghost of Johnny Cash,” there almost certainly would be no Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3. After a visit to Cash Cabin Studio for a Loretta Lynn session in 2015 where she recorded a song they cowrote, Snider began having a recurring dream about the studio that featured the Man in Black himself. The dream led him to book time at the studio and ultimately inspired him to write “The Ghost of Johnny Cash,” which tells the story of Loretta Lynn dancing with Cash’s ghost outside the studio in the middle of the night. As he did on much of the record, Snider played the century-old Martin that had long been Johnny Cash’s favorite instrument on that song. Snider paid tribute to Cash’s longtime friend and confidante in another of the music-themed songs, “Cowboy Jack Clement’s Waltz. ”Inspired by the iconic recordman’s oft-quoted maxims regarding the art of recording, the song achingly laments Clement’s passing, while touchingly celebrating his legacy. The album opens with the other song with a music theme, “Working on a Song.” It’s an existential exercise, a song Snider wrote about writing a song called “Where Do I Go Now That I’m Gone,” an idea he actually has been working on for thirty years, but which remains unfinished. There are also two songs that are personal in nature: “Watering Flowers in the Rain,” which was inspired by a former associate of Snider’s whose nickname was “Elvis,” and “Like a Force of Nature,” a philosophical reflection on the orbital nature of friendships. Isbell also added harmony vocals to “Like a Force of Nature.” If Snider is anything, he is a true artist, and he reminds us of that on Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3. At a point in time when the world has never been more complicated and confusing, with people getting louder and louder, Snider did a 180, went back to his roots as a folksinger, to a simpler, quieter form of expression; and it might be what the world is waiting to hear: just a man, his guitar, and the truth. Doors 7:00/Music 8:00 $25 adv/$30 DOS All ages
  • $25.00
  • $50.00
Todd Snider at Cavalier Theater Sat, Apr 27th 2019
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
Opens In 39 days

Son Volt at Cavalier Theater

Hugely influential alt-country pioneers Son Volt will be stopping by the Cavalier Theater while on tour to promote their heavily anticipated new album "Union" which will be out March 29th. Son Volt's music ranges from quiet folk/country ballads reminiscent of Bob Dylan's "John Wesley Harding" album, to barhouse rockers in the spirit of Neil Young with Crazy Horse. Critically acclaimed and with a ferverant loyal following, Son Volt have been one of the most revered roots rock Americana bands over the past twenty years. Doors 7:00 / Music 8:00 $20 adv / $25 DOS All ages
  • $20.00
  • $25.00
Son Volt at Cavalier Theater Thu, Apr 25th 2019
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
Opens In 37 days

Dead Man's Carnival's Burlesque Tribute to Tom Waits

Dead Mans Carnival will be doing another run of their original circus play "Yesterday is Here". It's a live music circus burlesque tribute to Tom Waits (and his "Frank's Wild Years" album). Featuring... Human oddities, Stage illusions, Aerial dance, Feats of strength, Sultry striptease, Circus Sideshow, Puppetry, Comedy, Bubbles, and 6 musicians on dozens of vintage instruments! Tickets available online at: Doors 7:00/Show 8:00 $10 +18
  • $10.00
Dead Man's Carnival's Burlesque Tribute to Tom Waits Sat, Apr 13th 2019
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
Opens In 25 days

Plaid Hawaii, LWKY, Jailbreak at Cavalier Theater

$10 adv/$15 DOS ($5 service charge at the door for under 21) Doors 7:00/Music 8:00 18+
  • $10.00
Plaid Hawaii, LWKY, Jailbreak at Cavalier Theater Fri, Apr 12th 2019
8:00 PM — 11:55 PM
Opens In 24 days

Leo Kottke at Cavalier Theater

Leo Kottke is an iconic acoustic guitarist widely revered as a master of his instrument. He is known for a fingerpicking style that draws on blues, jazz, and folk music, and for syncopated, polyphonic melodies. Focusing primarily on instrumental composition and playing, Kottke also sings sporadically, in an unconventional yet expressive baritone described by himself as sounding like "geese farts on a muggy day". In concert, Kottke intersperses humorous and often bizarre monologues with vocal and instrumental selections from throughout his career, played solo on his 6- and 12-string guitars. Doors 7:00/Music 8:00 GA Seating: $35 Adv/$40 DOS Premium Seating: $50 Adv/$55 DOS All ages
  • $35.00
  • $50.00
Leo Kottke at Cavalier Theater Fri, Mar 29th 2019
8:00 PM — 10:00 PM
Opens In 10 days
Thu, May 2nd 2019

The Mersey Beatles at Cavalier Theater




Cavalier Theater Thu, May 2nd 2019
7:00 PM — 10:00 PM
Opens In 44 days

The Mersey Beatles are a Beatles tribute band who are from the same British city of Liverpool where the Beatles are from. For over 15 years, they have had a weekly residency performing at the infamous Cavern Club which was made famous as the place the Beatles got their start. For their US tour, they will be performing Beatles songs from all eras, complete with dressing up like the Fab Four, during the first set, with the second set performing the album Abbey Road in it's entirety celebrating the 50th anniversary of one of the greatest albums of all time.

Doors 6:00/Music 7:00
$32 adv/$35 DOS/$50 VIP
All ages
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Sat, April 27th 2019

Todd Snider at Cavalier Theater




Cavalier Theater Sat, Apr 27th 2019
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
Opens In 39 days

Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3 Todd Snider

One morning near the end of August, Todd Snider was relaxing with a visitor on the back porch of his house just outside Nashville, drinking coffee and shooting the breeze while his dog, Cowboy Jim, took a nap nearby. After awhile, Snider said to his guest, “I’ve got an album’s worth of songs, and I think the songs are telling me to make a folk record.” This was a surprising bit of news considering he had spent the last six years making rock albums of one kind or another. But Snider was feeling as if he had “maybe drifted too far from the shore.” He was feeling the pull to startover, to go back to what he was doing when he first began, to return to his roots as a folksinger. If Snider needed any further evidence that was the direction he should pursue, he got it a half hour later. Back inside his home office, he checked his email and had one from his manager informing him he had just received an offer to play the 2019 Newport Folk Festival, an event he had never done. Snider mentioned he had been listening to Woody Guthrie’s Library of Congress Recordings, then crossed the room to the turntable and put the needle down on side one of the record. “Woody Guthrie sometimes gets me reset on why you do a song, instead of how, ”Snider explains of the man who has long been a touchstone for him. “When I was young, there was something about him that made me want to do it. So once or twice a year, I’ll go back to him, I’ll go back to the source.” Guthrie famously had the words “This machine kills fascists” printed on his guitar, and on several of the songs on Snider’s new album, Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3, he squarely aims his guitar at the creeping fascism he sees in America. He had been wanting to make a political record since 2016, and although only half the songs lean in that direction, there is one constant throughout the album: a man, his guitar, and the truth.

Snider has long been recognized as one of his generation’s most gifted and engaging songwriters, so it’s no surprise he has returned with a brilliant set of songs — and make no mistake, Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3 contains some of his best work as a writer. But what really jumps out on the album is Snider’s growth as a musician and vocalist. He plays all the instruments on the record, and his guitar work and harmonica playing are nothing short of exceptional; not only full of feeling, but highly skilled. In regards to his guitar playing on the record, Snider says he wanted to take everything he’s learned over the past 30 years and play the way he used to play really well. As far as his vocals on the album are concerned, Snider is singing with more confidence than ever, a confidence born in part from his time with Hard Working Americans doing nothing but sing. His stirring vocal performances range from slurring blues mumble to Dylanesque talking blues to gravely, honest ache. Of the five songs on which Snider serves up his humorous brand of socio-political commentary, three are performed in the talking blues style: “Talking Reality Television Blues,” a hilariously accurate short history of television; “The Blues on Banjo,” a bad case of the blues caused by the sorry state of everything from the crooked international monetary-military-industrial complex to the spineless politicians who serve it and which references “Blue Suede Shoes,” Richard Lewis, and Townes Van Zandt; and “A Timeless Response to Current Events,” a brilliant bit of wordplay on which he calls bullshit on faux patriotism, crooked capitalism, and lying politicians. Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires contributed backing vocals on the latter two songs. There are two other songs on the album featuring Snider’s socio-political points of view: “Just Like Overnight,” about the surprising inevitability of change, and “Framed,” written from the point of view of the framed "first dollar bill" in a bar, a point of view that shows doing the right thing doesn't pay. There also are three songs with a music theme. If not for the events that led to the writing of one of those songs, “The Ghost of Johnny Cash,” there almost certainly would be no Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3. After a visit to Cash Cabin Studio for a Loretta Lynn session in 2015 where she recorded a song they cowrote, Snider began having a recurring dream about the studio that featured the Man in Black himself. The dream led him to book time at the studio and ultimately inspired him to write “The Ghost of Johnny Cash,” which tells the story of Loretta Lynn dancing with Cash’s ghost outside the studio in the middle of the night. As he did on much of the record, Snider played the century-old Martin that had long been Johnny Cash’s favorite instrument on that song. Snider paid tribute to Cash’s longtime friend and confidante in another of the music-themed songs, “Cowboy Jack Clement’s Waltz. ”Inspired by the iconic recordman’s oft-quoted maxims regarding the art of recording, the song achingly laments Clement’s passing, while touchingly celebrating his legacy. The album opens with the other song with a music theme, “Working on a Song.” It’s an existential exercise, a song Snider wrote about writing a song called “Where Do I Go Now That I’m Gone,” an idea he actually has been working on for thirty years, but which remains unfinished. There are also two songs that are personal in nature: “Watering Flowers in the Rain,” which was inspired by a former associate of Snider’s whose nickname was “Elvis,” and “Like a Force of Nature,” a philosophical reflection on the orbital nature of friendships. Isbell also added harmony vocals to “Like a Force of Nature.” If Snider is anything, he is a true artist, and he reminds us of that on Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3. At a point in time when the world has never been more complicated and confusing, with people getting louder and louder, Snider did a 180, went back to his roots as a folksinger, to a simpler, quieter form of expression; and it might be what the world is waiting to hear: just a man, his guitar, and the truth.

Doors 7:00/Music 8:00
$25 adv/$30 DOS
All ages
View on Eventbrite
Thu, April 25th 2019

Son Volt at Cavalier Theater




Cavalier Theater Thu, Apr 25th 2019
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
Opens In 37 days

Hugely influential alt-country pioneers Son Volt will be stopping by the Cavalier Theater while on tour to promote their heavily anticipated new album "Union" which will be out March 29th. Son Volt's music ranges from quiet folk/country ballads reminiscent of Bob Dylan's "John Wesley Harding" album, to barhouse rockers in the spirit of Neil Young with Crazy Horse. Critically acclaimed and with a ferverant loyal following, Son Volt have been one of the most revered roots rock Americana bands over the past twenty years.

Doors 7:00 / Music 8:00

$20 adv / $25 DOS

All ages

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Sat, April 13th 2019

Dead Man's Carnival's Burlesque Tribute to Tom Waits




Cavalier Theater Sat, Apr 13th 2019
8:00 PM — 11:00 PM
Opens In 25 days

Dead Mans Carnival will be doing another run of their original circus play "Yesterday is Here". It's a live music circus burlesque tribute to Tom Waits (and his "Frank's Wild Years" album).

Featuring...

Human oddities, Stage illusions, Aerial dance, Feats of strength, Sultry striptease, Circus Sideshow, Puppetry, Comedy, Bubbles, and 6 musicians on dozens of vintage instruments!

Tickets available online at:

Doors 7:00/Show 8:00
$10
+18
View on Eventbrite
Fri, April 12th 2019

Plaid Hawaii, LWKY, Jailbreak at Cavalier Theater




Cavalier Theater Fri, Apr 12th 2019
8:00 PM — 11:55 PM
Opens In 24 days

$10 adv/$15 DOS ($5 service charge at the door for under 21)

Doors 7:00/Music 8:00

18+

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Fri, March 29th 2019

Leo Kottke at Cavalier Theater




Cavalier Theater Fri, Mar 29th 2019
8:00 PM — 10:00 PM
Opens In 10 days

Leo Kottke is an iconic acoustic guitarist widely revered as a master of his instrument. He is known for a fingerpicking style that draws on blues, jazz, and folk music, and for syncopated, polyphonic melodies. Focusing primarily on instrumental composition and playing, Kottke also sings sporadically, in an unconventional yet expressive baritone described by himself as sounding like "geese farts on a muggy day". In concert, Kottke intersperses humorous and often bizarre monologues with vocal and instrumental selections from throughout his career, played solo on his 6- and 12-string guitars.

Doors 7:00/Music 8:00
GA Seating: $35 Adv/$40 DOS
Premium Seating: $50 Adv/$55 DOS
All ages
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