Jun
23
Fri
Lake Street Divew/ Ron Pope + Liz Cooper & The Stampede (Late Night)Outdoor Stage
Gate:7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
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$30 in Advance, $35 Day of Show
$60 Hopster VIP
Treat yourself to: Jazz/Pop/Amazingness

Food Vendor: The Real Food Truck, Mountain View BBQ, DOGS,
Root Down, Out of the Blue Peruvian
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LAKE STREET DIVE

Since Lake Street Dive’s February 2016 release of Side Pony on Nonesuch Records the band has been a tour de force, hitting some major career milestones.  They were invited to play at the White House, sold out 42 shows in 2016 throughout the United States and were musical guests on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Today Show.  Lake Street Dive was featured on Chris Thile’s hosting debut of A Prairie Home Companion, among many other high points that include sold-out shows at the iconic venues like the Wang Theatre in Boston and Radio City Music Hall in New York.

The quartet’s live shows have been widely praised by publications such as Billboard, saying Lake Street Dive successfully combined “Amy Winehouse, Rita Hayworth and R&B charisma,” and Rolling Stone called their album Side Pony, produced by Grammy winner Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell) “irresistible.”  Upon its release the album was #1 on the Alternative chart and #11 on the Billboard Album Sales chart.

The title Side Pony takes its name from a song on the record that refers to a whimsical hairstyle, but it also serves as a metaphor for Lake Street Dive’s philosophy and personality as a band. As bassist Bridget Kearney puts it, “When we were settling on the album title, that one just stuck out to us as embodying the band’s spirit. We’ve always been this somewhat uncategorizable, weird, outlying, genre-less band. That’s the statement we wanted to make with this record: be yourself.”

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RON POPE 

Nashville-based, independent artist, Ron Pope, has stood at a crossroads where so many musicians find themselves — at the intersection of record label and independence. In an ever-evolving industry filled with rejection and compromise, he has plotted a new course for his music to reach loyal listeners, taking the industry-road-less-traveled in exchange for the ultimate payback, a league of devoted fans the world over.

Pope has made a name for himself in the music industry over the years as one of the top grossing independent acts on the scene today. On the sales front, he has sold over 2 million singles to date, averages 15 million spins a month on Pandora, and his songs have been streamed over 120 million times. His songs have been featured on NBC’s “The Voice,” CW’s “Vampire Diaries” and “90210” and multiple seasons of FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance,” which sent two of his albums into the top 100 on iTunes simultaneously. He was recently honored by premier digital music distributor TuneCore for being one of the top-selling independent artists using their service.

Pope’s fifth studio album, Calling Off the Dogs, found the passionate songwriter expanding upon his rootsy sound with a set of atmospheric, moody songs. The album follows up Pope’s last two albums, 2012’s Atlanta and Monster. Ostensibly a concept album, Calling Off the Dogs found Pope investigating the twists and turns of one couple’s relationship, from when they first meet and fall in love to when they finally say goodbye. He spent the better part of 2014 touring the album across the US, UK, & Australia.

Not one for taking a break, Pope found himself writing and recording his upcoming album, Ron Pope & The Nighthawks (release date January 8, 2016) while still on tour in 2014. Pope gathered his favorite Brooklyn-based musicians (Paul Hammer, Alex Foote, Andrew Pertes, Alex Brumel, Alan Markley, & Michael Riddleberger) and they were all instrumental in the creation of each song. Pope and his new band started their journey at a lake house in Blue Ridge, GA where they took songs from concept to completion. They then took the tunes directly out onto the road and played most of them in front of a live audience – all while recording the process. “This is me going back to the roots of what made me a songwriter…I was trying to blow my own mind with the last album (Calling Off The Dogs); this time I’m trying to soothe it. I want to take those songs out on the road and get them dirty, sharing them with the fans while they are still fresh and brand new rather than incubating them in a sterile environment for a long time”

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LIZ COOPER & THE STAMPEDE (Late Night) 

“It started with golf clubs and country clubs, but now it’s all rock clubs,” Liz says, giggling. She spent the majority of her life developing her golf skills, only to drop her college scholarship to move to Nashville and pursue music. “Writing songs and playing the guitar came as naturally to me as golf did. But music tickled my brain in a way nothing else ever could.”


But, Liz didn’t know a soul in Nashville when she moved. So, she went and got a job at a familiar place: a country club. “Liz may not have known anyone when she moved here,” says the Stampede low-end provider Grant. “But now, I feel like she knows pretty much every person she walks past. She just doesn’t stop smiling, and people don’t stop smiling back.” Coincidentally—or not so coincidentally cuz, well, Nashville—some fellow co-workers at the country club also had a band. They called themselves Future Thieves, and they offered to record Liz’s first EP, Monsters. After that, Liz began writing songs as frequently as she smiles. She formed a band with Ky Baker on drums and Grant Prettyman on the weird long guitar, and they recorded the Live at the Silent Planet EP. And now, there’s enough new songs to record a full-length album.“The record we’re working on now is a combination of Liz’s darkly-lit, reclusive songwriting habits, and Grant and I’s Rolling Rock induced rock and roll” chimes Ky. “It’s about bringing our different styles together to create something that makes us all question what kind of music we even like anyways.”