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SPACE

Kinky Friedman
with Brian Molnar

Monday, May 01, 2017 7:30 PM CDT (6:30 PM Doors)
SPACE, Evanston, IL

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GA Seated

$32.00
 - Limit is 10 tickets for this section
Guaranteed seat. Seat location is first come, first served. Seats guaranteed until showtime.

Table 11

$42.00
 - Limit is 5 tickets for this section
Reserved table seat. This performance features select-your-seat ticketing.

Table 12

$42.00
 - Limit is 5 tickets for this section
Reserved table seat. This performance features select-your-seat ticketing.

Table 13

$42.00
 - Limit is 5 tickets for this section
Reserved table seat. This performance features select-your-seat ticketing.

Table 25

$42.00
 - Limit is 4 tickets for this section
Reserved table seat. This performance features select-your-seat ticketing.

Table 33

$42.00
 - Limit is 4 tickets for this section
Reserved table seat. This performance features select-your-seat ticketing.

Table 34

$42.00
 - Limit is 4 tickets for this section
Reserved table seat. This performance features select-your-seat ticketing.

Table 35

$42.00
 - Limit is 4 tickets for this section
Reserved table seat. This performance features select-your-seat ticketing.

Table 42

$42.00
 - Limit is 4 tickets for this section
Reserved table seat. This performance features select-your-seat ticketing.

Table 43

$42.00
 - Limit is 4 tickets for this section
Reserved table seat. This performance features select-your-seat ticketing.

Table 44

$42.00
 - Limit is 4 tickets for this section
Reserved table seat. This performance features select-your-seat ticketing.

Standing Room

$22.00
 - Limit is 10 tickets for this section
Standing Room Only. No seats.
Total limit is 10 tickets for all sections combined

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Terms and Conditions:

**Please note fees include Evanston and Cook County amusement tax.** We want to make sure that all patrons know what to expect when attending events at SPACE. Please note that not all tickets guarantee seats. Seating varies show by show, so please pay attention to the description of the seating level that you select. A "Reserved Table Seat" guarantees one seat at a cabaret table. Every individual in your party needs a ticket in that section in order to sit at your table. Table seats are held until one hour after the start time of the show. Reserved Table Seats and any will-call tickets are non transferable - the name of the person ordering must match the name of the person picking up the tickets. A “GA Limited Seating” ticket guarantees access to the concert, but does not guarantee a seat. Seating is available on a limited, first-come, first-served basis. If seating is absolutely necessary to you, please purchase a Reserved Table Seat. For certain shows, we will have a "GA Seated" section, which guarantees a chair, but no table. Seats for this section are guaranteed until showtime. A “GA Dance Floor” or “Standing Room” ticket is just that. There is absolutely no seating in either of these sections. Please do not purchase a ticket in these sections if you will be unable to stand for the duration of the show. Doors for concerts open one hour before the start time of the show. SPACE reserves the right to change the start time, or to add performers to a lineup. Ticket buyers will be emailed with any major changes. No outside food or drinks are permitted. Pizzas from Union Pizzeria can be brought into the concert. SPACE has a full bar and cocktail service during shows. Flash photography is not permitted in SPACE. This is a listening room, and it is important to us that performers are able to be heard. Patrons talking during quiet shows may be asked to step outside so others can enjoy the show. SPACE is an all-ages venue, but patrons must be 21 to drink alcoholic beverages. No refunds will be given under any circumstances. By continuing with this purchase, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the terms and conditions stated above.

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Additional Information

Kinky Friedman is an American Texas Country singer, songwriter, novelist, humorist, politician and former columnist for Texas Monthly who styles himself in the mold of popular American satirists Will Rogers and Mark Twain.

Like so many cool people in the boom generation, Kinky Friedman first saw the world through the Peace Corps in the sixties.  Kinky did his PC time in Borneo as an agriculture extension worker, wherein he introduced the Frisbee to the natives and taught farming techniques to people who had been farming successfully for thousands of years.  But it was in Borneo that Kinky began to write the tunes that would propel the rest of his life.

Kinky had formed his first band, King Arthur & the Carrots while a student at the University of Texas, prior to his Peace Corps stint, but when he returned to the states, he really got serious with his second band, Kinky Friedman and The Texas Jewboys, the unit for which he is most famous, musically.

For his first album, Kinky released ‘Sold American’ in 1973 for Vanguard Records.  His repertoire mixed social commentary (‘We Reserve the Right to Refuse Service to You’) and maudlin ballads (‘Western Union Wire’) with raucous humor (such as ‘Get Your Biscuits in the Oven and Your Buns in Bed’). His ‘Ride ‘Em Jewboy’ was an extended tribute to the victims of the Holocaust, and one of his most famous tunes from this session, ‘They Ain’t Makin’ Jews Like Jesus Anymore,’ is still on many hip playlists.

In the mid-’70s, Friedman and the Jewboys toured with Bob Dylan & the Rolling Thunder Revue. By 1976 he had recorded his third album, ‘Lasso From El Paso,’ featuring appearances by Dylan and Eric Clapton. The Texas Jewboys disbanded less than three years later, and Friedman moved to New York, where he became a Sunday night fixture at the legendary Lone Star Cafe.  His performances, often featuring guests like Robin Williams and John Belushi, were equally legendary.

During the seventies, Kinky set several high water marks in his early performance career.  In 1975, Friedman and the band taped an Austin City Limits show which was never aired. According to the show’s executive producer, Terry Lickona, this was the only time in the show’s long history that an episode went unaired. Lickona told the Austin Chronicle “I’ve seen it many times –  I think it was a great show, and it might be as offensive today as it was back then.”

Kinky was a musical guest on Saturday Night Live in October 1976, the first year of SNL, and he claims to have been the first full-blooded Jew to take the stage at the Grand Ole Opry.  Apparently, this is true.

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