Justice Snow’s Restaurant and Bar proudly announces the return of the Americana Music Series during the entire month of March. The series runs every Wednesday and Sunday night from the 1st through the 29th from 9pm to midnight, with select Sunday brunch performances from 11:30am to 2:30pm. Each performance will be entirely free and open to the public. Justice Snow’s Music Curator Brad Manosevitz describes the series as, “a chance to showcase talented female singers and songwriters and a celebration of music that is distinctly American.”
SCHEDULE- All Shows (9pm unless noted)
Wed. March 1 – Low Down Brass Band
Sun. March 5 – Suzzanne Paris, Michael Jude and John Michel
Wed. March 8 – Sneaky Pete and the Secret Weapons
Sun. March 12 – BRUNCH – Let Them Roar (11:30am-2:30pm)
Sun. March 12 – Nate Hancock & the Declaration w/ special guest John Carlin
Wed. March 15 – Nate Hancock & the Declaration
Sun. March 19 – Pearl & Wood
Wed. March 22 – Let Them Roar
Sun. March 26 – BRUNCH – Let Them Roar (11:30am-2:30pm)
Sun. March 26 – Nate Hancock & the Declaration w/ special guest Jill Cohn
Wed. March 29 – Nate Hancock & the Declaration w/ special guest Meaghan Owens
Justice Snow’s prior music curator, Jackson Emmer, founded the series in 2014. This year’s featured guests include local artists Suzzanne Paris, Michael Jude and John Michel (March 5), Let them Roar (March 12, 22 & 26), and Pearl & Wood (March 19). Visiting artists include Low Down Brass Band from Chicago (March 1), Sneaky Pete & the Secret Weapons (Jackson, WY) and Nate Hancock & the Declaration (Fayetteville, AR).
This year, Justice Snow’s is collaborating with Nate Hancock and the Declaration, who will be performing 4 of the 9 nights at the restaurant and backing several featured guests. “Scott Greenwood (Unite the Vibe/Nate Hancock and the Declaration) and I were talking about the series months ago and he suggested that we feature Women’s Voices. I knew right away he was on to something,” said Manosevitz. “Unfortunately I think that, like a lot of things, the music biz, on all levels, is male dominated. Scott and I thought that this would be an excellent opportunity to provide a platform for talented women to show their stuff.”
JS will host different bands, each with their own particular style of American Music. Some of these bands are either fronted by, or include women in their line up. On the nights that Nate Hancock plays, female singer/songwriters will play for 30 minutes during the set break, and then be joined by Nate Hancock and the Declaration for an on stage collaboration. Jill Cohn will be the featured artist on Sunday, March 26th and Meaghan Owens is featured on the 29th.
March 12th offers a very special treat. “The Grateful Dead made a HUGE contribution to American Music. We’d be leaving out something important if we didn’t pay homage to that band as part of our celebration of American Music,” says Manosevitz. “I’ve invited resident ‘Dead’ professor and long time local musician, John Carlin, to take us there!” On the 12th, featured guest John Carlin will play a set of Grateful Dead songs after which Nate Hancock and the Declaration will join him to honor of one of the greatest American bands that ever was or will be.