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may, 2021

28may7:30 pm9:30 pmCharley Crockett | Jesse Daniel @ Cactus Theater @ 7:30pm

Event Details

Charley Crockett | Jesse Daniel
Cactus Theater
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue

Friday, May 28th
7:30pm – 9:30pm

Floor & balcony-$25 in advance, $30 day of the show
Limited balcony box-$60 in advance (box ticket includes concessions; present ticket in lobby when ordering)

Please note: All sales are final. The Cactus Theater does not permit exchanges, refunds or credit for future shows in exchange for unused tickets.

Box office hours are:  Monday-Friday:  3 – 5:30pm, Saturday & Sunday:  Open 1 Hour Before Scheduled Shows
Closed major holidays

The new album from Charley Crockett is perhaps even more potent proof of his literal heartbreak than the scar on his chest. After undergoing open heart surgery that saved his life, Charley says he considered calming down for “just a minute” but once he recovered he did just the opposite. He states boldly with one eyebrow raised, “I wanted to make an album that would change the entire conversation about country music.”

That album is Welcome to Hard Times, an aptly-named collection that perfectly fits these troubled days even though it was made just before the pandemic hit. The music was shaped by his heart issues and producer Mark Neill’s desire to make “a dark gothic country record.” Charley certainly knew how to deliver that. “I think you can hear that deep, dark sadness in this record,” he says, “but I think it’s the kind of darkness that will uplift others.”

Charley says Neill, the acclaimed producer of albums such as The Black Keys’ Brothers, JD McPherson’s Let The Good Times Roll, and many others, is the only person who could have brought his vision to life.  “Mark understood where I wanted to take the music. He heard what I had written and he said: ‘This is a movie. We have to tell this story.’”

Opening for Charley is singer-songwriter Jesse Daniel.



(Friday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm