Hot August nights: Jason Isbell to play 3 shows at Bass Concert Hall
There may be no hotter act in Americana music right now than Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, and Austin is one of the Nashville band’s best markets. So it’s no surprise that they’re returning here this summer for another three-night stand at one of the city’s biggest venues, this time at Bass Concert Hall.
The Aug. 24-26 shows will kick off the second leg of a summer tour supporting last year’s “The Nashville Sound,” Isbell’s second record in a row to win a Grammy for Best Americana Album (after 2016’s “Something More Than Free”). Both albums hit No. 1 on the country, rock and folk album charts. Isbell also won Grammys for Best American Roots Song in 2018 for “If We Were Vampire” and 2016 for “24 Frames.”
Tickets, $39.75-$60, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, April 20, via the venue’s website. Marie/Lepanto, the duo of Austin’s Will Johnson (Centro-Matic) and Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster (Water Liars), will open the first two shows, with John Moreland opening the third night.
It’s the third year in a row that Isbell has played multiple nights in Austin. In February 2016, he played two nights at ACL Live just before heading to Los Angeles for his first Grammy triumph. Last July, he played a three-night run at the same venue, then returned in August to share an “Austin City Limits” TV taping with his wife, Amanda Shires.
MORE CONCERTS: See our guide to live music in Austin this spring