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Free First Friday Feat. The Nightowls – Premium Passes Available

October 2, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

As with every First Friday, Grand Stafford Theater will be open free to the public for a great concert. This month, we are happy to bring you The Nightowls!

Doors: 7PM

Music: 8PM


It’s 1,390 miles from Austin, Texas to Detroit, but when Austin band The Nightowls rev their musical engines, that distance disappears with the speed of sound. But The Nightowls not only channel the Motor City’s classic dancin’-in-the-street beats; they build on them to create an irresistible neo-soul sound that’s all their own.

Founded by lead singer and multi-instrumentalist Ryan Harkrider, the Nightowls—all ten of them—have been spreading their sound all over Texas ever since August 2013, releasing a critically acclaimed debut album, Good as Gold, and the toetapping, four-song EP Good as Gold B-Sides – which includes Austin’s official theme song, “Nobody Ever Wants to Leave” – in September of 2014. Good As Gold (The A-Sides) will be released on vinyl, giving fans an opportunity to hear The Nightowls’ jukebox-ready music the way it was meant to be heard, with the vinyl’s warm tones filling their ears and hearts.

Hailing from all over the map geographically and musically, the Nightowls claim terrain from New England to Arizona and influences from Americana to funk. Bassist Rob Alton was trained at Berklee College of Music; other bandmates honed their skills in dive bars and intimate listening rooms. Together, they push R&B’s boundaries while staying true to its horn- and harmony-laden heart, from the catchy hooks and soulful vocals to the crisp suits and dazzling dresses they wear onstage.


October 2, 2015
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm