Arts & Culture

Tickets available Friday for Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires at McGrath Amphitheatre

Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires. (Submitted photo)
Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires. (Submitted photo)

Singer-songwriters Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires are coming to the McGrath Amphitheatre in Cedar Rapids for shows on Friday, October 23, and Saturday, October 24. Tickets for the performances start at $39.50 plus fees and go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.com or at the U.S. Cellular Center ticket office.

Tickets for the outdoor, socially-distanced event will be sold in pods of 2, 3, 4 or 5, and guests must purchase all tickets in a selected pod, according to a news release.

“The concert will follow the venue’s Return to Live plan. All guests will be expected to follow new health and safety guidelines including wearing face coverings when not at a person’s designated pod, maintaining distance between groups and staying home if sick or if a person has had contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19. Read more on the Return to Live plan here.”

Since the release of his solo album Southeastern in 2013, Isbell has won four Grammy Awards, nine Americana Music Association Awards and was selected as the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum’s official 2017 Artist-in-Residence.

In 2017, Shires was named the Americana Music Association’s Emerging Artist of the Year, and also supported John Prine on tour. As a member of Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Shires won a Grammy Award for Best Americana Album for the band’s The Nashville Sound in 2018.

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