The second Clear Summer Nights concert goes down Sunday, featuring California singer-songwriter Jackie Greene.
Greene makes solid, bluesy roots-rock that caught the attention of The New York Times, which crowned him “The Prince of Americana.” For the past few years, the guy has balanced his own burgeoning solo career with interpreting the Grateful Dead’s music as a member of Phil Lesh and Friends.
Greene’s the headliner, obviously, but it’s worth noting that admission to this year’s Clear Summer Nights shows costs only $14. That’s considerably lower than previous years, and that was a conscious decision by C3 Events, the company that produces the series, according to C3 founder Cameron Clark. The company has worked with artists, sponsors and others to reduce costs and, in turn, reduce ticket prices.
“We are excited ... to be able to offer an extraordinary concert experience ... for just $14, to be able to serve locals in a way that will allow them access to this talent when costs of everything else are going up,” Clark said. The company also eliminated the reserved seating section at the concerts, a move that “seems aligned with this campaign of humility,” Clark said.
Jackie Greene, with Eric Tollefson ; 6:30 p.m. Sunday, doors 5:30 p.m.; $14, available at Newport Market (541-382-3940). Dinner and the show is $55, available at the club; Athletic Club of Bend, 61615 Athletic Club Drive; 541-389-0995 or www.c3events.com.