Tuesday, July 28, 2020
JOSEPH M. BRYAN, JR., THEATER IN THE MUSEUM PARK
Doors open at 6:30 pm
Thirty years ago, the four original members of Blues Traveler gathered in the basement of their drummer's parents' home in Princeton, N.J., and started a band that has now released 13 studio albums, four of which have gone gold. In its 1994 hit "Run-Around," Blues Traveler had the longest-charting radio single in Billboard history, which earned them a Grammy. Their movie credits include Blues Brothers 2000, Kingpin, and Wildflowers. They have been featured on Saturday Night Live, Austin City Limits, and VH1's Behind the Music, and they hold the record for the most appearances of any artist on The Late Show with David Letterman.
"We intend to keep going as long as they pay us," says founding member John Popper, resplendent in bathrobe and Simpsons pajamas, with a Samurai sword dangling from a belt loop. "We're going to be in everybody's face this year. I feel like I'm in my prime."
JJ Grey & Mofro
From playing greasy local juke joints to headlining major festivals, JJ Grey [JJGREY.COM] remains an unfettered, blissful performer, singing with a blue-collared spirit over the bone-deep grooves of his compositions. Onstage, Grey delivers his songs with compassion and a relentless honesty, but perhaps not until Ol’ Glory (2015) has a studio record captured the fierceness and intimacy that defines a Grey live performance.
“I wanted that crucial lived-in feel,” Grey says of the album. Grey and his band Mofro offer grace and groove in equal measure, with an easygoing quality to the production that makes those beautiful muscular drum-breaks sound as though the band has set up in your living room.
Photo and recording policy: No flash or professional photography allowed. No video or audio recording of any kind allowed.
No smoking allowed inside venue gates.
Can’t wait for the show? Join the Blues Traveler and JJ Grey $ Mofro concert text group, where we’ll provide real-time weather and traffic-related info on the day of the show. To join, text NCMAblues to 72727. We promise not to send annoying frequent texts, just useful messages and updates. Standard text and data rates apply, and you can stop at any time.
Do you or a family member need a general accommodation for your visit? Contact visitor and member experience by email or at (919) 715-5923. See all concert policies and answers to frequently asked questions. Find a venue map here. Please note these updates for 2020: To better serve Museum members and fans, we doubled the number of reserved seats for each concert; all bench seating is now reserved seating, including some seats clearly marked as “limited sightline.” This year, no food will be for sale inside the venue. In lieu of a food tent, the Museum is hosting food trucks in the parking lot above the amphitheater.
Summer concerts and movies have been an NCMA tradition for two decades, and we’re excited to launch another season of great music and entertainment. Our venue—the Joseph M. Bryan, Jr., Theater in the Museum Park—is situated in the heart of the Museum campus amid gardens, meadows, woodlands, and sculpture.
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