Join JPAC for the Randy Sabien pre-show event with Old Farm Dog. Listen to the journey of two lifelong friends explore bluegrass traditions from a unique perspective. Kick off the night with tight harmonies, blazing instrumentals and references to themes of Americana. This pre-show entertainment will be held in JPAC’s Gallery. A cash bar will be available and Famous Dave’s selling BBQ sandwiches.
Randy Sabien and the Fiddlehead Band JPAC – LIVE on Main Street Series October 9 at 7:30pm Tickets: $24 adults, $14 students Randy Sabien is a bluesy, rockin’, swingin’, funky, jazz violinist. With an intensely rhythmic, vibrant and inventive style, he has captivated audiences worldwide, playing with scores of bands and musicians of all stripes. Sabien’s own compositions developed as jazz for violin. His first album, “In a Fog” (1983), received positive reviews from Downbeat, JazzTimes, Billboard and others. In his latest release, “Rhythm and Bows” (2008), Sabien assembled a new band, the Fiddlehead Band, featuring three violins. Inspired by the 1930s Western swing music of Bob Wills, Sabien plugged the idea of multiple fiddles into be-bop, blues-rock and more. Fueled by a four-piece rhythm section, the band pays homage to the history of America Roots string playing while stretching beyond contemporary conventions.
Comedy on Main: Mark Poolos JPAC – Comedy Series Friday, October 16 at 8pm Tickets: $10 Enjoy a night of laughs at JPAC with nationally acclaimed comedians and superb “up-and-comers”. Excellent seating in this intimate environment in the Gallery brings the comedian to the crowd for an upfront experience for every spectator. Admission is $10 and seating is general admission. Patrons must be 18 years of age or older. Performances are expected to run approximately 90 minutes and may contain adult content. A Cash Bar is available throughout the evening. largedrunkman.com MARK POOLOS ACHIEVEMENTS Laughs on fox WGN America The Bob and Tom Show Sirius/XM Satellite Radio Comcast Trial By Laughter – *Winner Comedy 10k – *Finalist Laughing Skull Comedy Festival – *Finalist Mark Poolos was born and raised in Edina, Minnesota. To start his career he co-starred in two independent films “Attack of the Killer Snow Cone Zombies” and “Joanie Loves Furbies”. He did more films, some commercials and some theater but it wasn’t enough, so he began his stand-up comedy career. Mark stands 6’7″ weighs in at 350 technically a giant however he is very weak and a wimp. In his routines he weaves story of his life as a bumbling jolly giant in his fast engaging story telling style. He has been compared to Louie Anderson. Mark is a true road dog, performing in 40 states and all across Canada. Mark’s ultimate dream is to do a film that people actually will have seen.