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Joe Pug in Concert 

A singer-songwriter known for his lyrical acumen and plaintive harmonica style, Joe Pug dropped out of college and moved to Chicago where he worked as a carpenter before breaking into the city’s music scene. Since 2008 he has released a string of critically-acclaimed albums and toured heavily in the U.S. and abroad. Paste Magazine wrote of his music: “Unless your surname is Dylan, Waits, Ritter or Prine, you could face-palm yourself to death trying to pen songs half as inspired”.

He has toured with Steve Earle, Levon Helm, The Killers, Justin Townes Earle, Sturgill Simpson, and many others. He has appeared at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, and The Newport Folk Festival. His music has appeared on NPR’s “Prairie Home Companion” and “Mountain Stage”. His music has been released by Lightning Rod Records, which features an alumni roster of Jason Isbell, Billy Joe Shaver, and James McMurtry. Additionally, he is the creator and host of the popular podcast The Working Songwriter.

Opening the show will be Michaela Anne.


Reception Open / Will Call Check In: 7:00 PM
Auditorium Doors Open: 7:50 PM
Michaela Anne: 8:15 PM – 8:45 PM
Joe Pug9:00 PM

Reception / Will Call / Seating: 
Reception with a cash bar will be located in Unity HouseThe cash bar will be open from 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM. Cash & Credit Cards will be accepted. No drinks are allowed in the Auditorium. Artist merchandise and Unity Temple Restoration Foundation merchandise will be available for sale in the Reception Hall.

Will Call will be located in the entry hall. Please have a valid state ID ready that matches your will call name. Anyone under 21 will receive “X’s” on their hands at will call check in.

If you purchased Ground Floor or First Balcony North Tickets you will receive a wristband. If you purchased General Admission tickets transferred from The Hideout, you will be seated in the First Balcony East / West Or Second Balcony (East / West / North).

All Seating is General Admission. Please have your full party with you when entering the Auditorium. We will fill in the first rows of each section first based on your arrival. Once seated, that will be your respected seat for the evening.

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Michaela Anne
Michaela Anne had no way of knowing what lay ahead when she began writing her gorgeous and aching new album, Oh To Be That Free—sobriety, pregnancy, a global pandemic, and the hemorrhagic stroke that would nearly kill her mother were all just around the corner—but listening back in the warm glow of hindsight, it’s almost as if she was writing a survival guide for her future self. Oh To Be That Free follows Michaela’s 2019 Yep Roc debut, Desert Dove, which helped land her festival invitations everywhere from Bonnaroo to XPoNential alongside praise from Billboard, USA Today, The Associated Press, Paste, and more. The World Café raved that “Michaela Anne’s voice shines like a beacon,” while NPR hailed her “stunning vocals,” and Rolling Stone named the album one of the year’s best country and Americana releases.