“Moe. is not a band that we could ever book to perform a concert,” Ignition owner Steve Martin said in a news release. “They are used to playing arenas such as Red Rocks in Denver or other famous music theaters. The band will be interviewed on the air, play three or four songs and then be available for a meet and greet with their fans.”
Jason Samuel, the Globe’s general manager, is spending June in Nashville, Tenn., working on a research project with the Americana Music Association. Moe.’s record label, Sugar Hill, shares offices in the same building.
“They asked if there was a record store around South Bend where moe. could stop on their off day,” Samuel said. “We offered them this opportunity in the Globe’s hometown.”
Who is moe.? With a run that spans three decades, moe. has produced more than 20 albums including the band’s latest release “No Guts, No Glory.” The band has shared the stage and toured around the world with the Allman Brothers, Dave Matthews Band, The Who and Blues Traveler among others. Moe.’s tour will take the five-piece band across the United States, to Japan, Europe and Canada.
You might enjoy moe. if you listen to: G. Love and Special Sauce, Umphrey’s McGee and the String Cheese Incident.
When are they playing? Showtime is 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 18.
Where is Ignition Music Garage? 120 E. Washington St. in downtown Goshen.
How much are tickets? The show is free, but tickets are required. Ignition members can pick up tickets from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 14, at the record store. Tickets will be available to the public beginning at noon with a limit of two per person.
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