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Leftover Salmon Celebrates 25 Years – New Year’s in Chicago

Leftover SalmonThis New Year’s Eve, marks 25 years for Leftover Salmon! We are thrilled to announce we will be celebrating it with Keller Williams in Chicago, IL on December 30th and 31st! Leftover Salmon will kick off the two night celebration on the 30th and we’ll be ringing in the New Year with 2 sets on New Year’s Eve! Bill Payne of Little Feat will be joining us both nights! Keller Williams will perform with his band “More Than a Little” for a closing set on December 30th and Solo on the 31st, to get the night started. LoS Fan Club tickets went on sale Wednesday August, 20th.

It all started 25 years ago in the mountain town of Crested Butte, CO at The Eldorado Cafe. We are grateful and deeply honored to reach this milestone and we look forward to sharing it with all of you this New Year’s in Chicago! Salmon is impossible to deny. Formed in Boulder, CO in 1989 the group was one of the first bluegrass bands to add drums and tour rock & roll bars, helping Salmon become a pillar of the jam band scene and unwitting architects of the jam grass genre.

Leftover Salmon 25 YearsThough the band members are reticent to accept the weight of their influence, Leftover Salmon co-founder, singer, guitarist, fiddle and mandolin player Drew Emmitt does reflect fondly on the band’s early days. “We knew we were doing something special” he says. “At that point in the early-90's, it was the birth of the jam band movement, Phish was starting out, Widespread Panic was starting out, and they were a little ahead of us, obviously, but we were one of the first bands to get out there with bluegrass and just get on the road and try to make something happen without a record deal. We were just following in the footsteps of New Grass Revival, Hot Rize and Little Feat, but by doing that I think we inspired some other bands too.”

Ticketing Info:

  • December 30th Tickets - HERE
  • December 31st Tickets - HERE
  • New Year's Eve VIP - 2 Day Pass (12/30 & 12/31) - HERE

VIP - 2 Day Passes Includes:

  • Tickets to both 12/30 & 12/31 Shows
  • Commemorative Event Laminate
  • Early Entry Into Venue
  • VIP Seating in Front Of Balcony
  • Signed Commemorative Event Poster
  • Ticket to Leftover Salmon’s Private 25th Anniversary Party

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