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Roots/Rock and Roll Favorites Hooligans

Perform at Free Shane Center Summer Outdoor Concert Series


The Shane Center’s free and family-friendly Summer Outdoor Concert Series continues the season with HOOLIGANS on Thursday, June 13th. Concessions are available for purchase beginning at 4 pm. The event runs from 5-8 pm.


HOOLIGANS performs a mix of Grateful Dead favorites and good old rock and roll classics. The band’s lineup has been intact since the early 1990’s and includes Rich Robiscoe on bass, Tom Garnsey on guitars/vocals, Betsy Wise on vocals, Ron Craighead on drums/vocals, Ryan Garnsey on keyboards and Bob Britten on electric guitar/vocals. Genre-bending flexibility has provided countless opportunities for Hooligans to share the stage with some of America’s finest performers: The Band, Burning Spear, The Wailers, Michael Franti, Rodney Crowell, Dave Mason, String Cheese Incident, Widespread Panic, Inner Circle, Alabama Shakes, Sonny Landreth, JJ Cale, Jefferson Starship, Hot Tuna, Charlie Musselwhite, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Toots and the Maytals, Leftover Salmon, Black Uhuru, David Bromberg and many more.


Russell Lewis, creative director of the Shane Center for the Arts is thrilled with the new pavilion. “This pavilion is such a game changer for both music and our student classes and outdoor theater performances. Expanding SOCS to cover two summer months came about as requests from the community, who loved gathering with friends and neighbors.”


Next week, SOCS will present TESSY LOU and the SHOTGUN STARS, performing Straight Up Country Music. Tessy Lou Williams was born to sing. Her parents, Kenny and Claudia Williams started the band Montana Rose and nurtured a love of making and performing music into a family business of sorts for their three children.


“I continue to play music because there’s literally nothing else in the entire world I’d rather do,” Tessy Lou says. “It’s tough, it’s trying, it has its loneliness and isolation from the rest of the world, but it’s also incredible. This world is the only one I know and the only way I know how to exist.”


Tessy Lou’s love of traditional country music spans decades—her whole life. She grew up in Montana, the daughter of two musicians who relocated to the small town of Willow Creek (population: 210) from Nashville. Their three kids traveled with them often, experiencing life on the road surrounded by talented musicians and top-notch songwriting.


After overcoming a paralyzing case of stage fright, Tessy Lou began performing at the historic Pony Bar. Soon after, Tessy Lou and the Shotgun Stars were born, and the trio, including Bryan Paugh (fiddle) and her dad, Kenny Williams (bass), built a following around her home state. The band moved to Austin, Texas, and were discovered by Warehouse Records at Poodie’s Roadhouse, a fitting place for the stars to align for someone whose love of honky-tonks runs deep. The trio released two albums together.


With a lifetime of experience, almost a decade under her belt in the Austin music scene and a new project as a solo artist, one thing is unmistakably clear: lovers of country music should keep their eyes on Tessy Lou Williams. It’s in her blood, after all.


Bring along a chair and find a spot close to the stage while enjoying a selection of beer, wine, and other refreshments by the Shane Center and grab a delicious meal from Bad Burger and Hot Dog Champion. Please no outside food or drink. Bike parking is available at the Shane Center with additional parking at the Lincoln School.

The Summer Outdoor Concert Series is sponsored by Donald B. Gimbel, Livingston Healthcare and Marcia McCrum – in Memory of Bliss McCrum. The July 25th show will be sponsored by the Park County Community Foundation.


The Shane Center thanks Mighty Fine Time Live Events for their partnership in arranging talent for this concert series. For more information on the Shane Lalani Center for the Arts, please go to www.theshanecenter.org.

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