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Merle Haggard & Kris Kristofferson Coming to the Cascade

Jefferson Public Radio and Redding’s Cascade Theatre announce the addition of:

Merle Haggard & Kris Kristofferson to the 2011-12 season lineup!

Tickets to this event go on sale now to current 2011-12 Cascade Theatre members, with general public ticket sales starting at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 16th. Click Here to renew and get your tickets early.

This rare acoustic concert features two legendary singer-songwriters performing together for the first time.

Kris Kristofferson has an unusual resume. Texas-born, a football star and Golden Gloves boxer in college, a Rhodes scholar at Oxford, Army captain and chopper pilot, studio janitor, part-time bartender, leading man opposite Barbara Streisand and Jane Fonda. But on his passport, under occupation, it reads songwriter. And that, more than anything, sums up the essence of Kris Kristofferson.

You can thank Merle Haggard for electric country, ’cause he invented it. An original “Outlaw,” Haggard is one of the most influential singer-songwriters of country music history. He’s recorded more than 600 songs (about 250 of them his own compositions), had 40 No. 1 hits, and his “Today I Started Loving You Again” has been recorded by nearly 400 other artists.

What: Merle Haggard & Kris Kristofferson in concert
When: Thursday, Sept 29, at 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Cascade Theatre, 1733 Market St, Redding, CA 96001

-from press release

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