Early jazz, ragtime, country blues, and Western swing will explode on the Royce Performance Hall stage at St. Cecilia Music Center February 9 at 7:30. How so? Pokey LaFarge comes to Grand Rapids!

The Pokey LaFarge concert is part of the Acoustic Café Series, and the St. Louis based Pokey LaFarge expansive musical vision and vivid storytelling will have people on the edge of their seats all night long. Two of LaFarge’s albums have been named Best Americana Album by the Independent Music Awards.

LaFarge is beloved by both Garrison Keillor and Jack White who have both added him to their performances in the United States. White added LaFarge to his Third Man label and included him as his opening act on his North American Tour in 2013. LaFarge performed on “The Prairie Home Companion” radio show in 2013 and 2014.

Concert tickets are $30 and $35 and can be purchased by calling St. Cecilia Music Center at 616-459-2224 or visiting the box office at 24 Ransom Ave. NE. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.scmc-online.org. A post-concert “Meet-the-artist” reception with a cash bar will be offered to all ticket-holders.

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