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Summer concert lineup announced

SFF Presents returns with Summer Concerts at Sisters Art Works, unveiling a dynamic lineup that promises unforgettable performances at the outdoor venue in July and August.

The series kicks off on July 9 with Dustbowl Revival, a folk-rock-meets-soul-music supergroup last in Sisters for the Big Ponderoo Music Festival in 2023. Next up is the genre-bending New Orleans-based Dirty Dozen Brass Band on July 26; followed by legendary Colorado folk band, Elephant Revival. Tickets with all-in pricing and no additional fees go on sale on Wednesday, May 8, at 10 a.m. at

Dustbowl Revival has always been about pushing the boundaries of what American roots music can be. After celebrating over a decade of sonic adventuring and playing thousands of shows together in ten countries and counting, the group collected a devoted fan base coast-to-coast. The always-evolving group of string and brass players, led by founding members Z. Lupetin, Josh Heffernan, and Ulf Bjorlin, are excited to welcome a new wave of talent to the band, after emerging from a pandemic touring hiatus.

After spending years on the road, selling out hometown shows at LA's famed Troubadour, headlining festivals and wowing crowds from Denmark to China, Dustbowl Revival never stopped making their joyful, booty-shaking soul songs and cut-to-heart folk-rock ballads that lift up their transcendent live shows.

Celebrating over 45 years since their founding in 1977, the Grammy Award-winning New Orleans-based Dirty Dozen Brass Band has taken the traditional foundation of brass band music and incorporated it into a blend of genres, including bebop jazz, funk, and R&B/soul. This unique sound, described by the band as a "musical gumbo," has allowed the Dirty Dozen to tour across five continents and more than 30 countries, record 12 studio albums and collaborate with a range of artists from Modest Mouse to Widespread Panic to Norah Jones. Forty-five plus years later, the seven-piece Dirty Dozen Brass Band is a world-famous music machine whose name is synonymous with genre-bending romps and high-octane performances.

Returning to touring after a four-year hiatus, Elephant Revival is a unique collection of multi-instrumentalists blending elements of Celtic, Americana, Folk, and Indie Art Rock. The band consists of Bonnie Paine (vocals, cello, djembe, washboard, and musical saw), Bridget Law (fiddle, vocals), Dango Rose (upright bass, mandolin, vocals), Charlie Rose (banjo, pedal steel, mandolin, vocals), Darren Garvey (drums, percussion, vocals), and Daniel Sproul (guitars, vocals). The music they create together is like weather systems meeting in the sky, with Bonnie's warmly haunting voice either merging with the rhythms and melodies of the band or providing a counterpoint and transforming it.

SFF Presents will once again host the free Hometown Hang celebrating regional artists on Thursday, August 8 (artists to be announced).

The concerts will be held at the Sisters Art Works venue located at 204 W. Adams Ave. Doors open at 6 p.m. with shows starting at 7 p.m. Additional band and ticket information is available at These are general admission, all ages shows. Food and beverages will be available for purchase and patrons are encouraged to bring a Silipint or Steely pint cup from a past event to join in SFF Presents' efforts to reduce waste generated at their events. Chairs are not provided; bring your low-back festival chairs or blankets. Only service animals are permitted in the venue. Follow @SFFPresents on Instagram and Facebook for updates and additional information.


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