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Oct. 15: Jillian Rae Band

Performance is in Halling Recital Hall.

2015-10-19
Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Music News Release, 9-30-2015

Mankato, Minn. – The Jillian Rae Band will appear on stage at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15 in the Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts, 320 Maywood Ave.

The band's namesake is its multi-talented violinist, lead vocalist, and songwriter, Jillian Rae. Her creative and dynamic style of violin playing along with her lifelong experience as a performer, lend her an assured stage presence. She has an innate ability to create hook-laden tunes affirming the positives of life in the face of struggle and disappointment. With the overarching joy she takes in all things musical, it was inevitable that Jillian should form her own band, and not too surprising that it should be in her own name.

Jillian Rae has been a heavy hitter in the Minnesota music scene for years, playing with as many musicians as humanly possible. In the past, she had been known to lend her fiddle chops in the Duluth-based band Two Many Banjos, and also spent some time fronting the local pop country staple, The Killer Hayseeds.

Concert admission is $12 and $11 for students with a valid MavCARD. Discount tickets are available online for University students. Those who wish to purchase tickets online should go to www.mnsu.edu/music. For more information, call the Performance Series office, 507-389-5549.  

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