Headlining in Berkeley, CA!!

I’m so excited to play in my beloved East Bay again!! It’s been an entire year since I had an official hometown show for my friends, family, and community at the Lost Church in SF. Sure, I’ve played at a ton of farmers markets, restaurant openings and private events here over the year, but nothing like this. This show is for our supporters and we have a bunch of fun musical tricks up our sleeves for the performance. I’m headlining at the Monkey House, an amazing small theater in Berkeley, with my accompanist Joshua Michael joining me on rich harmonies, lively piano, and harmonica. We’ll play songs off my upcoming studio album along with some fun covers. I can’t wait to share the new music with everyone!

Opening the show is the talented Eli Conley. On stage he’s an earnest yet funny storyteller. His songs address big themes like gender, aging, and death through the concrete and immediate details of daily life: a stolen truck, a flopping fish, a dime in the pocket. Eli has been featured in the Huffington Post and the Advocate. He’s opened for Grammy-winner Kimya Dawson and the Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, and founded Queer Country West Coast, a regular series featuring LGBTQ country artists in the Bay Area. At heart, Eli is a clear-eyed songwriter with high hopes for the human race. His songs urge us to love ourselves even when it feels like the world does not. You can’t help but sing along...

Friday June 21st
Doors 7 pm, Music 7:30 pm
Reserve your seat by emailing monkeyhouse.seats@gmail.com
$10-20 sliding scale donation (cash only at the door)
BYOB venue providing cups and bottle openers
All ages and wheelchair accessible

The Monkey House
Address: 1638 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703
Venue phone: (510) 898-1979

The Monkey House is an intimate listening room and a great spot to hear acoustic music up close. The show is likely to sell out, so I encourage you to reserve your tickets! Write monkeyhouse.seats@gmail.com and let them know how many are in your party.

Happy Summer Solstice! :)

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Jesse Strickman