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25 BiG SUiT – A Tribute to Talking Heads

Saturday, January 25 @ 7:00 pm

Will-call/box office opens @ 5pm.
Door Time: 7pm
Show Time: 8pm
Ages: All ages.

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Food & drink will be available in the venue.

Admission Type:
Main floor – General Admission Standing
Lower & Upper Mezzanine – Reserved seating

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Parking: There are several garages, lots, and self-parking in the downtown area close to the venue. See www.20monroelive.com/FAQ for more information.

For a list of prohibited items and Customer Safety information see www.20monroelive.com/safety

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Bring your ticket to The B.O.B. (next door to 20 Monroe Live) to redeem these specials:

~ Pre-Show Specials with your concert ticket:
Smoked Meat Platter & B.O.B.’s Beer @ Gilly’s Smokehouse – $20
1 Topping Wood-Fired Pizza @ Bobarino’s Pizzeria – $6
Prime Rib Dinner @ Judson’s Steakhouse – $20

~ Post-Show Specials with your concert ticket:
Free Express Admission into The B.O.B.
$3 B.O.B.’s Core 4 Beers

BiG SUiT is a collective of nine musicians drawn to the cerebral adventures, infectious rhythms, and pioneering music known to the world as Talking Heads. BIG SUiT began when a Chicago-area producer reached out to Deacon Blues founder Steven Kikoen with a request to form a Tribute to Talking Heads.

With enormous respect and admiration for David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, Chris Franz, and Jerry Harrison, the idea of forming a tribute to these musical innovators was intriguing. Steve proceeded to put together what has ultimately become an amazing replication of Talking Heads.

BiG SUiT, inspired by the seminal Jonathan Demme/Talking Heads film Stop Making Sense, is additionally dedicated to all ancillary forms of the Heads, including the David Byrne & St. Vincent (Annie Clark) collaboration, as well as connections to Peter Gabriel, Afro Celt Sound System, and WOMAD (Gabriel’s World of Music, Arts, and Dance institution).

Frontman Jason Krause brings an astonishing take on David Byrne. From the eye- catching and flamboyant routines of dancer/singers Jennifer Hall & Jessica Hornsten to the incredible percussion and afro-celt rhythm section of Phil Brines, Janis Wallin, and Megan Thomas, this Tribute to Talking Heads is the real deal. Rounding out the personnel are Paul Mutzabaugh & Cash Michaels on keyboards and EWI (Electronic Wind Instrument) respectively; with all of the “SUiTS” under the direction of Steven Kikoen, guitarist for BiG SUiT and founder/guitarist/singer of Deacon Blues. Special guest appearances by Kalyan Pathak, virtuoso tabla player and multi-ethnic percussionist. This funk–rock ensemble of stellar musicians offers up a truly inspirational, “Once In A Lifetime” connection.

If you have come to experience Talking Heads . . . This Must Be The Place.

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Date:
Saturday, January 25
Time:
7:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/567656013781594/

Venue

20 Monroe Live
11 Ottawa Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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Website:
www.20monroelive.com