with Sam Rae
$20 – $100
The Englert Theatre
Brix Wine & Cheese Shop
10th Anniversary Party
$100 + Fees – Brix Party (+ General Admission)
$30 + Fees – General Admission
$25 – General Admission (Members)
$20 – General Admission (Student w/ ID)
Brix Wine Party Pre-Sale: Tuesday, July 12 @ 10:00 AM CT
Members Pre-Sale: Tuesday, July 19 @ 10:00 AM CT
Public On-Sale: Friday, July 22 @ 10:00 AM CT
2:30 PM – Brix Wine Party Begins
4:00 PM – Doors Open & Seating Begins
5:00 PM – Show
Box Office Hours
Tuesday - Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Brix Cheese Shop & Wine Bar 10th Anniversary Party
Join us in celebrating our 10th year of doing business in downtown of The Greatest Small City for the Arts. Our annual fall wine show will be held inside the Englert Theatre, come taste over 20 different wines and enjoy some snacks before Allison Russell takes the stage. All wines can be ordered at the tasting for pickup at Brix after the event. Brix 10th Anniversary Party Ticket includes: pre-concert wine tasting, a general admission ticket to the Allison Russell concert, and a limited edition Brix 10 Year Anniversary t-shirt.
Allison’s new album, Outside Child – that draws water from the dark well of a violent past – is her first solo offering, she also being a pivotal voice in two bands: Birds of Chicago and Our Native Daughters. And telling her own story sounds now to have made her free – not from it all, but free within it: to reframe and reclaim her identity and its singular authority.
The songs themselves – though iron-hard in their concerns – are exultant: exercising haunted dream like clean bedsheets snapped and hung out into broad daylight, and with the romantic poet’s lust for living and audacity of endurance.
Nina Simone comes to mind, as well Edith Piaf: two shamanistic practitioners who turned their faces into the blade of storm and roared back dignity and hope.
This music, no less – no less – is a triumph: a courageous work – burnished and bright; unspeakably beautiful as she sings the unspeakable.
Above all, it is an act of remarkable generosity: a cathartic, soulful, buoyant and redeeming gift to us all and, one must believe, to herself as well.