Hailey Whitters: Heartland Tour with Michele McGuire

Thu Feb 10 2022

7:45 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Joe's on Weed Street

940 West Weed St. Chicago, IL 60642

$12.00

Ages 21+

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$12.00 General Admission Advance / $15.00 General Admission Day of Show

Hailey Whitters was closing in on her first decade in Nashville, thatmythologized milestonewhen artists are supposed to finallystart reapingthe fruits of their labor. But despite 10 years of hard work, the singer-songwriterstill hadn't had her breakout momentand, fed up with pushingthe boulder uphill, she took a step back to reassess.

"I hit my 'fuck it' point," says Hailey. I felt like I was watering myself down to try and fit inwith what this town was doing, and I was looking for Nashville to define myhappiness. WhenI quit doingthatI was able to dig into why I am on this journey in the first place: to create music that I love on my own terms. And that's when I wrote 'Ten Year Town.'"

At that moment, the native of Shueyville, Iowa, matured intothe artist she was supposed to be: a probing, fearless songwriter who is more concerned with the busted and broken way things arethan the pretty and polished way things are painted to be.

"Everything is so glossy and so perfect in society," she says, "especially for women, who are getting fillers andchanging our face shape. Every single thing is so tweaked to perfection that it's boring. I'm craving something that is raw, real and imperfect."

She addresses all of that in "Ten Year Town," the song that at long lastidentifiedHailey as one of Nashville's elite songwriters and artists. Written with Grammy nominee Brandy Clark, the balladtakes a stark look at what happens when lifedoesn'twork out asplannedand how rejectioncan ultimately lead to empowerment."I didn't come this far,to only go this far," sings Hailey.

While it'sa song of frustration laid bare, Hailey isn't bitter or jaded. Rather, she's encouraged and inspired —"This next song could turn it all around"goes the final verseof "Ten Year Town"—looking ahead to the release of her newalbum The Dream, a project that she'ssplitting up into two acts. The first half, titled "The Days," looks at where she came from, while the second part, also called "The Dream," explores where she's going.

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Joe's on Weed St

Hailey Whitters: Heartland Tour with Michele McGuire

Thu Feb 10 2022 7:45 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

Joe's on Weed Street Chicago IL
Hailey Whitters: Heartland Tour with Michele McGuire

$12.00 Ages 21+

$12.00 General Admission Advance / $15.00 General Admission Day of Show

Hailey Whitters was closing in on her first decade in Nashville, thatmythologized milestonewhen artists are supposed to finallystart reapingthe fruits of their labor. But despite 10 years of hard work, the singer-songwriterstill hadn't had her breakout momentand, fed up with pushingthe boulder uphill, she took a step back to reassess.

"I hit my 'fuck it' point," says Hailey. I felt like I was watering myself down to try and fit inwith what this town was doing, and I was looking for Nashville to define myhappiness. WhenI quit doingthatI was able to dig into why I am on this journey in the first place: to create music that I love on my own terms. And that's when I wrote 'Ten Year Town.'"

At that moment, the native of Shueyville, Iowa, matured intothe artist she was supposed to be: a probing, fearless songwriter who is more concerned with the busted and broken way things arethan the pretty and polished way things are painted to be.

"Everything is so glossy and so perfect in society," she says, "especially for women, who are getting fillers andchanging our face shape. Every single thing is so tweaked to perfection that it's boring. I'm craving something that is raw, real and imperfect."

She addresses all of that in "Ten Year Town," the song that at long lastidentifiedHailey as one of Nashville's elite songwriters and artists. Written with Grammy nominee Brandy Clark, the balladtakes a stark look at what happens when lifedoesn'twork out asplannedand how rejectioncan ultimately lead to empowerment."I didn't come this far,to only go this far," sings Hailey.

While it'sa song of frustration laid bare, Hailey isn't bitter or jaded. Rather, she's encouraged and inspired —"This next song could turn it all around"goes the final verseof "Ten Year Town"—looking ahead to the release of her newalbum The Dream, a project that she'ssplitting up into two acts. The first half, titled "The Days," looks at where she came from, while the second part, also called "The Dream," explores where she's going.

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limit 6 per person
General Admission
$12.00

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Will Call

Terms & Conditions

This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund. Starting January 3, 2022 we are required by the City of Chicago and Cook County to verify proof of vaccination against Covid-19.

Along with your photo ID, accepted forms of proof will be:

- your vaccination card

- a clear & legible photo of your vaccination card

- a clear & legible photocopy of your vaccination card

- a digital record or app such as Vax Verify / MyChart

The state of Illinois also remains under an indoor mask mandate. You will need a mask for entry. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.