Bob Boilen and I are taking our show on the road! It's time we busted out of this two-bit joint and mingled with the world's great unwashed. So here's what we're doing: This summer, we'll visit different cities across the country and bring people together to hear and talk about great music.
Look for guest appearances from public radio's galaxy of stars, as well as surprise performances from our favorite artists. It's our version of a "listening party," and we want to see you there. Here's where we're going and when (more dates to be announced):
If you want to join us, you'll need a ticket. They're free. Just visit one of these reservation links. Space is limited, so make your plans now.
June 6: New York City, The Living Room, 21+
June 11: Chicago, The Double Door, 21+
August 13: Brooklyn, The Bell House, 21+
August 20: Seattle, The Vera Project, all ages
August 22: Portland, Ore., Mississippi Studios, 21+
September 13: Washington, D.C., Gibson Showroom, all ages
At our first stop in New York City next week, we'll be joined by WNYC's John Schaefer, WFUV's Rita Houston and Radiolab's Jad Abumrad to play, rate and discuss some of our favorite music. We'll give you a stack of numbered cards so you can rate everything we play and, of course, share your own thoughts on the songs. Trust me, it's a lot of fun.
We hope to see you this summer.