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Laney Jones

July 21 @ 7:00 pm CDT

When Laney Jones hits the stage with her band Thursday, July 21 at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts, music enthusiasts can expect an eclectic sound that is “not quite folk, has hints of pop, and rocks like no other” according to the music magazine No Depression.

The show is being presented in the 280-seat Dotty and Bill Miller Theater by the local not-forprofit Olive Street Presents with grant assistance from the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas. Olive Street Presents’ musical mission is to bring performances to Pittsburg stages.

Jones, an alum of the esteemed Berklee College of Music, has earned widespread acclaim for her take on organic roots music. Jones has received accolades from No Depression magazine and L.A. Record, as well as the legendary Alison Krauss. As an unsigned artist, Jones has managed to grace the stage at New York’s Lincoln Center and DC’s Kennedy Center for the Arts, featured on PBS’s Great Performances series, earn corporate sponsorships and licensing deals, and tally millions of streams on Spotify.

Currently, her voice can be heard on soundtracks of films and TV including Disney, Netflix, Dreamworks, Google, Toyota, and Red Bull. Laney Jones has also won numerous songwriting and new artist competitions, most notably the
prestigious John Lennon Songwriting Contest.

The evening opens with Pittsburg’s own Gold’n Girls, a folk-rock duo. Songwriter Meg McCoy (vocals, guitar) and drummer Taylor Rea met ten years ago in music school and have been close friends and musical collaborators since. Their previous projects range from classical, bluegrass, rock, folk, and include writing and performing original music for theatrical productions. Their confident, soulful yet toe-tapping sound combines modern rock influences with respect to Americana traditions, creating a unique foundation for McCoy’s raw and introspective songwriting.

Bringing bands into the Bicknell Center is a joy, says Rob Poole, who along with his wife Carol Puckett have hosted more than 100 private house concerts with nationally touring musicians since 2009. In their downtime in the recent pandemic, they created Olive Street Presents, Ltd. to share the music they love with larger audiences in public spaces.

In addition to the Laney Jones show, Olive Street Presents will bring the band Trout Fishing in America to the Miller Theater Sept. 30.
“The first band we presented inside the Miller Theater has toured extensively across the country and internationally, and to a member commented that the facilities and sound quality within the theater is as good as anywhere in the world where they had played,” Poole said. “Unless you’ve experienced it, I don’t think people understand how special and important the Bicknell Center is for our community.”

All seats are $20, general admission in advance, tickets at the door are $25. Theater doors open at 6 PM and music begins at 7PM. The Dotty and Bill Miller Theater is located inside the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts, 1711 S Homer St, Pittsburg, KS. Tickets are available at the Olive Street Presents website: https://olivestreetpresents.org.


July 21
7:00 pm CDT
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Bicknell Family Center for the Arts
1711 S Homer St
Pittsburg, KS 66762 United States
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