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Nature is healing.
With vaccines continuing to be distributed and COVID-19 cases falling, more and more live music is returning to venues around the country as touring acts fire up their vans and begin to hit the road again.
In Fayetteville, that means that the lineup at George’s is returning to its diverse, robust self after a quieter-than normal (to say the least) year for the almost century-old venue that had to close for 140 days at the start of the pandemic.
The summer lineup, along with much of the fall, is starting to take shape and as usual is stacked with touring national, regional, and local acts from a host of genres.
Some of the touring acts set to perform at the venue in the coming months include Americana acts like American Aquarium (June 24), Carolina Story (June 13), and Son Volt (Sept. 9).
Other country acts are also on the schedule, including Tyler Kinch (June 3), Randall King (June 5), Kody West (June 9), Jon Wolfe (June 18), CAm Spings (June 19), and more.
There are rock shows as well, including Fight the Fade (June 25), Sevendust (July 25), and indie act Moon Taxi (Aug. 25).
Frequent visitors to the venue are also starting to come back, like Reverend Horton Heat (June 14), JJ Grey & Mofro (July 7), and Eli Young Band (two nights over Aug. 11-12).
There are also big electronic shows coming back as well, including Dirt Monkey (July 9), Space Wizard and Smoakland (July 10), and Minnesota and VCTRE on Sept. 2.
Some beloved local acts are also returning to the stage, with local legends The Cate Brothers set to perform on June 4 and on Sept. 10, and bluegrass heros Arkansauce on the schedule to play June 12 and Aug. 21, along with Brick Fields (June 4), Nick Shoulders (July 1), Earl & Them (July 9), Cadillac Jackson and The Juice (July 17), Leah & the Mojo Doctors (July 23), Ben Del Shreve (July 30), and several others.
Some bigger late fall shows were also recently announced, including John Fullbright (Oct. 15), Larkie Poe (Nov. 13), Colony House (Nov. 18), and The Traveling Squirrels (Nov. 18).
The full schedule is below, and there’s way to much to be excited about to mention. Hooray for live music.
For more, including ticket information, visit the George’s website.
George’s Summer/Fall 2021 schedule
June 3 – Tyler Kinch
June 4- Cate Brothers
June 4 – Brick Fields Lounge Show
June 5 – Randall King / Jessie Raub Jr.
June 9 – Kody West / Grady Spencer & The Work
June 11 – Uncrowned Kings
June 11 – Sam Riggs / The Powell Brothers
June 12 – Arkansauce Bluegrass Bash
June 13 – Carolina Story / Joshua Ray Walker
June 14 – Reverend Horton Heat (solo) / Dale Watson (solo)
June 15 – Evening of comedy with Kyle Kinane, Kris Pierce and Raj Suresh
June 17 – 49 Winchester / Jimmy Wooten
June 18 – Honeyjack
June 18 – Jon Wolfe / Hayefield
June 19 – Cam Spinks / Jon Bailey
June 20 – Low Down Drifters / Taylor Hunnicutt
June 24- American Aquarium
June 25 – Full House / Flashback
June 25 – Fight the Fade / The Red Lens / Graves / Theody
June 26 – Wight Lighters / Chris Graeber Band
July 1 – Nick Shoulders / Willie Carlisle
July 2 – Jim Mills Band
July 2 – Jukebox Confession / Church Street
July 3 – Day after Morning / The Order of Elijah / Fallen Gracefully
July 7 – JJ Grey & Mofro / MK Ultra
July 9 – Earl & Them
July 9 – Dirt Monkey
July 10 – Space Wizard / Smoakland
July 15 – The Statesboro Revue
July 16 – The Bel Aires / The Swade Diablos
July 16 – City Boyz
July 17 – Cadillac Jackson / The Juice
July 22 – Mike Ryan / Troy Cartwright
July 23 – Leah & The Mojo Doctors
July 23 – Eureka Strings / Chucky Waggs & Co.
July 24 – Amy Winehouse Experience featuring Jenna & The Soulshakers
July 25 – Sevendust / Kirra / Austin Meade
July 29 – Ponder the Albatross / Key & Al / Bootleg Royale / Dirty Seconds
July 30 – Uncrowned Kings
July 30 – Ben Del Shreve
Aug. 6 – Full House
Aug. 6 – The Damn Neighbors / Lonesome Narrows
Aug. 10 – Lost Dog Street Band
Aug. 11 – Eli Young Band (night 1)
Aug. 12 – Eli Young Band (night 2)
Aug. 13 – Divas on Fire – Tribute to Aretha
Aug. 13 – Camp Dial Up
Aug. 15- Jackopierce
Aug. 20 – Honeyjack
Aug. 20 – Funk Factory
Aug. 21 – Arkansauce
Aug. 23 – Jordy Searcy
Aug. 25 – Moon Taxi
Aug. 27 – Pecos & The Rooftops / Huser Brother Band
Sept. 2 – Minnesota / VCTRE
Sept. 3 – Boomkinetic
Sept. 4 – The Fabulous Freddie Mercury Tribute
Sept. 9 – Son Volt
Sept. 10 – The Cate Brothers
Sept. 10 – Khaki Onion
Sept. 17 – Full House
Oct. 15 – John Fullbright & The Tulsa Review / Jacob Tovar / Paul Benjamin / Jesse Aycock
Oct. 23 – Hot Lix
Nov. 13 – Larkin Poe
Nov. 16 – Colony House / Fleurie
Nov. 18 – The Traveling Squirrels
Nov. 19 – William Clark Green