Bon Iver in Nashville
Appearing seemingly out of nowhere, Bon Iver’s debut album, For Emma, Forever Ago, became one of the landmark albums of the late-2000s indie folk sound. Singer/songwriter Justin Vernon’s spare sound and pure vocals caught the attention of people looking for something folky, yet not folksy in any way. Further albums refining and shifting their sound bolstered the band’s popularity and widened their fan base, earning them a famous fan (and future collaborator) in Kanye West.
In early 2016, Vernon went on record saying a new album was in the works. Before that could happen, Vernon showed up on James Blake’s March album, The Colour in Anything, co-writing a song. At the 2016 Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival held in August, Bon Iver played a set made up of all new songs and the next day announced a new album, 22, A Million. It was released on Jagjaguwar in September of 2016 and mostly eschewed Vernon’s beginnings in favor of a chopped-up, dramatic indie folktronica sound.
INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*
- Jun 24, 2022 at 07:30 pm (Fri)
General parking will not be provided at Ascend Amphitheater. However, there will be many options in and around downtown to park at for events. Please visit ParkItDowntown.com for a detailed and interactive downtown parking map.