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Summer Concert Series

7220 Entertainment invites you to join us every Wednesday from June 6th - July 25th* for live music and a BBQ on Simpsons Plaza. From 11:45am-1pm enjoy a featured band and you can also purchase delicious burgers, hotdogs and sides provided by Residence Life & Dining Services from 11am-1:30pm. Please contact The Campus Activites Center at sumprogs@uwyo.edu for more information or assistance. 

Check out the full list of featured bands, show dates and bios below!

*no show on July 4th


     

J Shogren Shanghai'd Duo

J Shogren Shanghai'd Duo

Wednesday, June 6th | 11:45am-1pm | Simpsons Plaza

They call their music “catawampus american music”. Shogren shows up with a lived-in rasp of a voice, acoustic guitars, a mandolin and a batch of his own songs and some well-traveled numbers by cohorts from another time. Shogren has released numerous albums over the last decade, played all over the Rocky Mountain region & Europe, and International Blues Challenge in Memphis. For more information, visit their website at www.jshogren.com

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The Woodpile

Wednesday, June 13th | 11:45am-1pm | Simpsons Plaza

The Woodpile is an indie folk band formed in Laramie, Wyoming in early 2016 by Evan Gwin, Brendan Ruwart, Caleb Childress, and Nolan Leibee. The four met through the Univeristy of Wyoming's music department and began working together after lead vocalist Evan Gwin released his solo EP, "The Woodpile," in December of 2015. Together, the band has composited a sound driven by folk-influenced storytelling, energetic electric guitar licks, and a tight rock 'n' roll rhtyhm section. The Woodpile debut EP "Hunting Hearts" is available everywhere. For more information please visit their website thewoodpilemusic.bandcamp.com Photo by Abbey Williams. 

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The Woodpile


          
The Lonesome Heros

The Lonesome Heroes

Wednesday, June 20th | 11:45am-1pm | Simpsons Plaza

Parts indie rock and country, Austin’s The Lonesome Heroes have been artfully applying from each sonic palette for over a decade. Led by front man Rich Russell’s never-ending call of the road, the group has toured extensively behind two acclaimed albums, crossing continents on both sides of the world but never straying too far from their ‘Cosmic Americana,’ roots. An ethereal reverence for the troubadour spirit is evident in standout tracks such as ‘Western Style Saloons,’ - a cosmic cowboy homage to small town dance halls featured on the final season of Netflix’s Bloodline - and the linking of asphalt and man in ‘Steel,’ - named KCRW’s Top Tune Download of the Day. Both appear on their 2015 album Can’t Stand Still. For more information please visit their website www.thelonesomeheroes.com.

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Whippoorwill

Wednesday, June 27th | 11:45am-1pm | Simpsons Plaza

“Masterful at containing the true dynamic nature of emotions. At once, sad and joyful, yearning and fulfilled. Which element stands out strongest depends on your mood. This is beautiful, masterfully crafted, skillfully performed music.” - HEY REVERB

Staci Foster, Tobias Bank (Papagoya, Von Stomper), and Alysia Kraft (Patti Fiasco) are on the same wavelength of intentionality. Catharsis is the point of the songs but the tools to get there vary. With Bank on drums, Foster swapping between guitar, harmonica, and banjo, and Kraft playing electric guitar, they’re in their element with raw, authentic, stripped-down performances that nod to icons Neil Young and Lucinda Williams. There is spirituality steeped in the country backdrops they write from and a deep reverence for the landscapes that raised them. A balance of grace and grit is written as much into their worldview as their songs. Give them a listen at www.whippoorwillya.com.

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Whippoorwill


            

10 cent Stranger

10 Cent Stranger

Wednesday, July 11th | 11:45am-1pm | Simpsons Plaza

The long winters of Laramie can give rise to some unlikely cerebral creations. Take acoustic psychedelic Bluegrass, for instance, with a thread throughout of alt-country and rhythm-and-blues.That’s one of the genres produced by the band Ten-Cent Stranger during their latest winter companionship. The folk-Americana group formed in late 2015 as an acoustic side project of musicians already in other bands. 10 Stranger features local musicians Jackson Clarendon, Shawn Hess, Bob Lefevre, Elianna Paninos, Laniece Schleicher, Jay Shogren, Mike Krupp. Photo by DP Turner.

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Franklin Good Boy

Wednesday, July 18th | 11:45am-1pm | Simpsons Plaza

Franklin Good Boy originated in Laramie, Wyoming when three musicians (Curtis Harnish, Brendan Green, Adam Hoffdahl) found a pile of instruments in a dumpster. Being thoughtful, they thought to use the instruments for good. Consider their style of music as "Bad Company if they had good friends growing up," or "Dad Rock." Their album "Bloomington," can be found on Spotify. Photo by Jamy Cabre

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Franklin Good Boy


  

Anna Morsett

The Still Tide

Wednesday, July 25th | 11:45am-1pm | Simpsons Plaza

Anna Morsett spent most of her life on the coasts, but it wasn’t until she moved to landlocked Colorado in 2013 that the guitar-wielding songwriter discovered The Still Tide: Both her band, and the calm current she had long been seeking in her own life.

Morsett is now firmly entrenched in the Colorado music community, having played with Ark Life, Porlolo, Brent Cowles, Natalie Tate and These United States. But she very much remains the undulating current of The Still Tide, a seductive, shoegazey collective that marks a shifting tide with Each, After. The new EP is essentially Morsett’s solo debut, while still fully supported by guitarist and co-founder Jacob Miller and a rotating ensemble that currently consists of drummer Joe Richmond (Churchill, Tennis) and bassist Nate Meese (Meese, The Centennial). “I always wanted the full band sound, Morsett said. “But I also wanted the freedom and the anonymity to kind of cruise around on my own.” Morsett is as enigmatic as her sound is alluring. She describes herself as both a shredder guitar chick and a nerdy loner. A frontwoman and an anonymous face in the crowd. She is seemingly always in transition, like a wave shapeshifting between low and high tide. Check out The Still Tide's Website www.thestilltide.com

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