Second Show Added for Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers Featuring Edie Brickell After First Show Sells Out in Minutes
February 18, 2014
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - After a record fast sell-out of the first show, producers John Nugent and Marc Iacona have announced the addition of a second show with Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell June 21 at 4:00 p.m.
Tickets for the 4:00 p.m. show at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre go on sale Friday, February 21 at 10:00 a.m. only at rochesterjazz.com. Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers performed in Rochester at the XRIJF in 2012 in two sold-out shows. The 8:00 p.m. show sold out in minutes on Friday, February 7 just after it went on sale.
The nine-day Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival will present more than 320 shows at 19 venues with more than 1200 artists from around the world. The annual festival draws more than 195,000 people.
Tickets are $105 boxes / $95 orchestra / $80 mezzanine and loge / $65 balcony plus $8 per ticket service charge/facility fee, $10 if tickets are mailed.
Tickets go on sale Friday, February 21 at 10:00 a.m. exclusively at rochesterjazz.com - this is the fastest way to order!
If you unable to order online, customers may call (585) 454-2060, but this will not guarantee seating, it is not as fast as online ordering and doesn't enable access to any seats not available online.
Club Pass Also on Sale -
The popular Club Pass, that provides entry to Club Pass shows, is available for $194 plus service until sold out. The service charge is $6, $8 if mailed. Buy online only at rochesterjazz.com. Supply is limited. The Club Pass is not good for headliner shows at Eastman Theatre. For a list of Club Pass venues see http://rochesterjazz.com/php/venues.php. The festival's complete lineup will be announced in March 18.
About Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell -
Steve Martin says Love Has Come for You, his new collaboration with Edie Brickell, "Feels like a giant step into uncharted territory. When we started, we thought we were just playing around. But when we finished, we realized we weren't."
Although the new musical partners have already built widely loved individual bodies of work, their inaugural duo effort is a substantial departure, as a well as a creative milestone, for both artists.
Steve Martin is currently in the fifth decade of a uniquely varied and accomplished career in which he's excelled as a comedian, actor, author and playwright, and as a Grammy-winning, boundary-pushing bluegrass banjoist and composer. His fellow Texas native Edie Brickell initially burst onto the national scene in the late 1980s fronting the New Bohemians, and has since carved out an iconoclastic solo career that's solidified her reputation as a uniquely compelling singer and a songwriter of rare insight.
"It's the way I've longed to play and hear the banjo for so long, rather than it being present at every moment and playing sixty notes a second," Martin says. "I think the banjo can be so evocative when it's used sparingly, and that was in the back of my mind as we were writing. In these songs, the point is to tell the story and get out."
Note to Editors -
For complete bios of the artists see: rochesterjazz.com
For high-resolution photos of the artists see: rochesterjazz.com/php/press_room.php
About XRIJF -
2014 marks the 13th edition of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival presented by M&T Bank. The festival was founded in 2002 and is produced by John Nugent, Artistic Director and Marc Iacona, Executive Director. As one of the leading jazz festivals in the USA, the event delivers more than 300 concerts including more than 70 free shows, at 19 venues over nine days. The 2013 Festival drew more than 195,000 music lovers to hear some of the finest artists in the world perform.