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J Shogren Shanghai’d Duo Opens UW Summer Concert Series June 6

May 31, 2018
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J Shogren Shanghai’d Duo will perform Wednesday, June 6, from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. on UW’s Simpson Plaza. The concert opens the 2018 Summer Concert Series. (Jason Shogren Photo)

Local musicians J Shogren Shanghai’d Duo will open the 2018 Summer Concert Series Wednesday, June 6, at the University of Wyoming.

The series features a different band each Wednesday -- except July 4 -- through Wednesday, July 25. Performances will be from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. on Simpson Plaza. Each Wednesday, from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., UW Residence Life and Dining Services will provide burgers -- including a veggie option -- grilled chicken, salads, drinks and sides for purchase. The Summer Concert Series is free and open to the public.

The Campus Activities Center’s (CAC) 7220 Entertainment sponsors the concert series.

The series kicks off with a performance by J Shogren Shanghai’d Duo. Categorized as “catawampus American music,” J Shogren actually is UW’s Jason Shogren, the Stroock Professor of Natural Resource Conservation and Management, who performs 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, who has released numerous albums over the last decade, has played throughout the Rocky Mountain region, in Europe and at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis.

For more information, visit Shogren’s website at

The remaining Summer Concert Series lineup is:

-- Wednesday, June 13: The Woodpile, an indie folk band formed in Laramie in early 2016 by Caleb Childress, Evan Gwin, Nolan Leibee and Brendan Ruwart. For more information, visit

-- Wednesday, June 20: The Lonesome Heroes, an indie rock and country band from Austin, Texas. For more information, visit

-- Wednesday, June 27: Whippoorwill, featuring local musicians Tobias Bank, Staci Foster and Alysia Kraft. Their stripped-down performances are a nod to music icons Neil Young and Lucinda Williams. For more information, visit

-- Wednesday, July 11: 10¢ Stranger, an American folk band featuring local musicians Jackson Clarendon, Shawn Hess, Mike Krupp, Bob Lefevre, Elianna Paninos, Laniece Schleicher and Shogren. For more information, find the band on Facebook.

-- Wednesday, July 18: Franklin Good Boy features local musicians Adam Hoffdahl, Brendan Green and Curtis Harnish. The group describes its style of music as “Dad Rock.” Their album, “Bloomington,” can be heard at

-- Wednesday, July 25: Indie rock musicians The Still Tide, featuring Anna Morsett and her band. For more information, visit

For more information about 7220 Entertainment, visit, download the complimentary mobile app Corq, like the Wyoming Union on Facebook, or follow the CAC on Twitter and Instagram @UWYOCAC.

Individuals needing assistance to attend events should call the Wyoming Union information desk at (307) 766-3160.

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