Kirk Fest SaturdayDate: Sat, June 2nd 2012
Additional Time Info: 3pm
External Link: Event Website
Location: Kirk Avenue Music Hall
Kirk Avenue Music Hall & 101.5 The Music Place, are taking over Kirk Avenue between Jefferson & First Street. Under a tent, on a rocking stage the street will be transformed into an urban dance and concert hall.
Saturday night's headliners include Will Hoge and Alejandro Escovedo.
Born and raised in Tennessee, songwriter Will Hoge made his name honing a blend of soulful Americana and heartland rock & roll. With his muscular, straightforward American rock,he garners frequent comparisons to giants like Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty. His songs survey the struggles of the heart that are Hoge’s songwriting stock in trade while revealing enticing range and freshness on the sonic front.
Mention Alejandro Escovedo to a casual music fan, and you’ll probably get a shrug of indifference. But mention him to fans of punk, alt-country, blazing guitar-rock or confessional string-quartet pop, and you might get a big smile. And mention that the Texas-based singer/songwriter/guitarist is appearing at Kirk Fest on Saturday June 3 with his hard-rockin’ group, the Sensitive Boys, and it’s a serious reason to rejoice. For those not aware of the Mexican American musician’s talent, experience and rich history, suffice it to say he’s a sort of a musical “Zelig,” although hardly ordinary or unimportant.