Saturday Evening Concert

The Alejandro Escovedo Band will perform at The 2018 Mushroom Festival in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania on Saturday September 8th, 2018, in a show presented by The Kennett Flash.

Renowned songwriter, singer, true believer, Alejandro Escovedo will be touring with Mitch Easter (Let’s Active / R.E.M. Producer) guitar, Eric Heyword (Pretenders) pedal steel, Freddy Trujillo (Richmond Fontaine / The Delines) bass as well as his longtime drummer Hector Munoz from Austin.

His previous release Burn Something Beautiful came out via Fantasy Records. teaming with Peter Buck (R.E.M.) and Scott McCaughey (The Minus 5) to co-write the album’s songs. He recently finished recording his new album for Yep Roc Records which will be out this September.

Escovedo’s trailblazing career that began with The Nuns, San Francisco’s famed punk innovators, to the Austin-based-based alt-country rock pioneers, Rank & File, to Texas bred darlings, True Believers, through countless all-star collaborations and tribute album appearances and finally a series of beloved solo albums beginning with 1992’s acclaimed Gravity, Escovedo has earned a surplus of distinctions: No Depression magazine’s ‘Artist of the Decade’ Award in 1998 and the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Performing in 2006, just to name two.

“You just do your good work, and people care,” Alejandro says. “I always believed, when I was a kid, that if you worked hard, you would find fulfillment. I think I got a lot of that from my father and my brothers. A working musician is all I ever wanted to be. Hard work, stay true to what you want to do, and then eventually someone would notice for that very reason.”

Tickets are on sale via www.kennettflash.org.  General Admission tickets are $35.  VIP Seating tickets are $55.  Sponsorships are available by emailing director@kennettflash.org.  The success of the 2017 concert was due to the combination of a sold out event and the generosity of our sponsors.

Kennett Square, as recently detailed in The New York Times, is a town rich in character in large part due to the influence of Mexican American immigrants.  The Kennett Flash and its partners are beyond excited to be once again presenting The Mushroom Festival Saturday Evening Concert and to have the honor of hosting Mexican American Alejandro Escovedo and his band.