October Shows at Avalon’s Stoltz Pavilion

The Avalon Theatre presents the following shows at the new outdoor Avalon’s Stoltz Pavilion. For more information about the performances or the venue space, call 410-822-7200 or email tim@avalontheatre.com for more information.

Grain Thief

Friday, October 1 • 8 p.m.

Boston’s Grain Thief crafted their spirited bluegrass sound in the New England jam scene, melding together vintage Americana, great storytelling, and serious bluegrass chops into something fresh and distinctive that you won’t want to miss.

Erin McKeown

Saturday, October 16 • 8 p.m.

“In several distinctive ways – voice, dynamic subtlety, and sheer songwriting ability – Erin McKeown is in a class of her own.” – Sunday Times (UK). Erin McKeown’s brash and clever electric guitar playing is something to see. Leading her own band, Erin has performed with Joan Baez, Carrie Rodriguez, and Josh Ritter, among many others, as well as at Bonnaroo, Glastonbury, and the Newport Folk Festivals.

Chiara Izzi & Perry Smith

Friday, October 22 • 8 p.m.

Award-winning Italian singer-songwriter Chiara Izzi performs with guitarist Perry Smith in an autumn evening of cool jazz. Described by Jazz Times as “a talent to be heard, admired and anticipated” after the release of her debut album “Motifs,” Chiara Izzi started her musical path in Italy by learning to play the piano and performing very early. Guitarist Perry Smith combines the tradition of jazz with broad influences from contemporary music to create his signature style. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Perry is now based in Brooklyn where he leads his own groups and is a sideman for local and touring artists.

Naked Blue & Christine Havrilla

Saturday, October 23 • 9 p.m.

Naked Blue combines their Americana and a roots-rock sensibility with Christine Havrillas’ raw, “well-built, catchy, smart tunes” (Upstage magazine) for an evening of new music.

Pat McGee

Sunday, October 24 • 7 p.m.

Virginia’s Pat McGee Band is an acoustic-based sextet that has toured with Fleetwood Mac, James Taylor, Ziggy Marley, Counting Crows, and the Wallflowers. In the 25 years since their initial formation, they’ve acquired a fanatical popular following. Building on his well-honed performing experience, Pat’s recent material has been influenced by the classic albums of the 1970s that were spun in his childhood home, including seminal records by James Taylor, Jackson Browne, and Crosby, Stills, and Nash.

Comedian Jason Weems

Friday and Saturday, October 29 and 30 • 8 p.m.

A native of Baltimore, Jason Weems’ engaging and conversational style on stage leaves audiences feeling like they’ve just finished talking to a close friend. It also simultaneously acts as free therapy for him. Jason’s live show is truly one of a kind, and tailor fit to each unique crowd. He has been seen at the most prestigious invitation-only comedy festival in the world, The Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, and reached the top 100 and semi-finalist rounds on two separate seasons of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.”

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