$12 + fees
*On Sale Wednesday 6/20 at 12pm*All shows in The Lounge are General Admission and seating is not guaranteed. To make a reservation and guarantee a seat, click here or call our Box Office at 215-222-1400.
Doors 6pm // Show 8:30pm
The Lounge is a full-service restaurant & bar that opens at 6pm – check out our dinner menu here
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for more info. By purchasing tickets, you acknowledge that everyone in your party will follow any regulations in place at time of show (subject to change) and will not be entitled to a refund for noncompliance. Jake BlountWebsite
A powerfully gifted musician and a scholar of Black American music, Jake Blount speaks ardently about the African roots of the banjo and the subtle, yet profound ways African Americans have shaped and defined the amorphous categories of roots music and Americana. His 2020 album Spider Tales (named one of the year’s best albums by NPR and The New Yorker, earned a perfect 5-star review from The Guardian) highlighted the Black and Indigenous histories of popular American folk tunes, as well as revived songs unjustly forgotten in the whitewashing of the canon. Jake Blount’s new album, The New Faith, is a towering achievement of dystopian Afrofuturism and his first album for Smithsonian Folkways (coming September 23, 2022). The New Faith is spiritual music, filled with hope for salvation and righteous anger in equal measure. The album manifests our worst fears on the shores of an island in Maine, where Blount enacts an imagined religious ceremony performed by Black refugees after the collapse of global civilization due to catastrophic climate change. Jake Blount’s music is rooted in care and confrontation. Eliza Edens
Born and raised in rural Massachusetts and currently living in Brooklyn, NY, Eliza Edens weaves together disparate influences of people and place into her work to create mesmerizing sonic tapestries with guitar and voice. Edens is due to release her sophomore album We’ll Become the Flowers on October 14th.