June 10, 2014

Announcing Pokey LaFarge’s Central Time Tour

Read our full newsletter announcement of Pokey LaFarge’s Central Time Tour, or else read on for the text only version.

We’re thrilled to share some very special news with you today:

Pokey LaFarge’s Central Time Tour -a self-contained, traveling festival of American music – will be cutting a trail through the Midwest and Upper South, USA this September 10-24!

It’s not just your average show, folks; The Central Time Tour is an evening revue of various American musical styles. Special guest and master of ceremonies Dom Flemons guides an evening of performances by Pokey LaFarge and his bandJoel Savoy, Jesse Lége and the Cajun Country RevivalThe Tillers and The Loot Rock Gang. This diverse lineup presents styles ranging from string ragtime to country blues to Appalachian folk to Cajun dancehall music and beyond!

“I’ve always been inspired by the revue tours of the mid-twentieth century. These tours sent a caravan of musicians, often from the same record label, to towns across America-big and small-for an evening of music and dancing. My vision for the Central Time Tour rests on this tradition, but presents a wider variety of music, a really well-rounded night of entertainment. I hope it will bring a stronger awareness to the original music of the Midwest, which I believe is often overlooked or under-appreciated. I chose four incredible bands to travel with us-bands that are a bit more underground, write original music, and perhaps our audiences have not yet heard of or seen live. With the Central Time Tour, I want to broaden the appreciation of what it is that makes the Midwest a special place. I want to turn people on to quality music they wouldn’t likely hear on the radio. I want to celebrate our diverse American traditions, and above all, give the good people of the Midwest no choice but to dance, sing and put their minds at ease when the Central Time Tour comes to town.”

~Pokey LaFarge

Central Time Tour Dates – September 2014 – USA

Tickets for the Central Time Tour will be on sale soon! Please check directly with venues for more information on ticketing.

September 10 || Tulsa, OK || Cain’s Ballroom

September 11 || Kansas City, MO || Knuckleheads

September 12 || St. Louis, MO || Old Rock House

September 13 || Nashville, TN || Mercy Lounge

September 15 || Charleston, IL || Douda Fine Arts Center

September 16 || Middletown, OH || Finkelman Auditorium

September 17 || Carbondale, IL || Hangar 9

September 18 || Bloomington, IL || The Castle Theatre

September 19 || Chicago, IL || Old Town School of Folk Music

September 20 || Stoughton, WI || Stoughton Opera House

September 21 || Minneapolis, MN || Cedar Cultural Center

September 23 || Iowa City, IA || Englert Theatre

September 24 || Columbia, MO || The Blue Note


  • Richard Thompson

    June 17, 2014 (00:31) Reply

    Sure did enjoy your portion of the show Saturday
    You now have another new fan.

  • Susan

    June 24, 2014 (01:01) Reply

    WHEN are you bringing your tour out to the West Coast???
    You’re going all over Europe but not coming to California??!!
    Please do – would love to come to your show!

  • Jen

    July 5, 2014 (00:18) Reply

    Echo Susan’s comment – when are you coming West??

  • Lauren

    July 30, 2014 (23:25) Reply

    Please come out to Colorado!!!!My sister and I love your music!!

  • Sandi Chohany

    September 11, 2014 (00:08) Reply

    I saw your group at the Newport Folk Festival and fell madly in love with your music! I’ll see you on the 19th in Chicago.

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