2017 Rendezvous in the Park - Friday Concert
JJ GREY & MOFRO
From the days of playing greasy local juke joints to headlining major festivals, JJ Grey remains an unfettered, blissful performer, singing with a blue-collared spirit over the bone-deep grooves of his compositions. His presence before an audience is something startling and immediate, at times a funk rave-up, other times a sort of mass-absolution for the mortal weaknesses that make him and his audience human. When you see JJ Grey and his band Mofro liveand you truly, absolutely mustthe man is fearless.
Onstage, Grey delivers his songs with compassion and a relentless honesty, but perhaps not until Ol Glory 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 Ol Glory, and here he hits his mark. On the new album, Grey and his current Mofro lineup 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.
There are two kinds of people in this world: those who love Diegos Umbrella and those who dont know them yet. Celebrated as San Franciscos ambassadors of Gypsy Rock, these world-renowned entertainers have created an irresistible mélange that is entirely their own.
A Diegos Umbrella show is a singular, ecstatic experience. One concert is all it takes to becoming a believer. Night after night they effortlessly blend eastern European sounds, marching drums, beautiful harmonies and catchy hooks with a showmanship that has all the fire and unpredictability of youth, marked by a chiseled refinement of years of experience on the road.
One of the winning local/regional bands from our Spring Showcase event will open the night and entertain audiences. (Name TBA)
East City Park (View)
East 3rd Street
Moscow, ID 83843
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|