Asleep at the Wheel and Jake Shimabukuro

Asleep At The Wheel at Arvada Center

Arvada Center 
Outdoor Amphitheater

Times and Pricing:
Thursday, June 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Covered - $49 || $44
GA Lawn - $30

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Asleep At The Wheel

Can a wheel reinvent itself while it’s still rolling?  Sounds like an impossible task -- but you never want to say “impossible” to Asleep at the Wheel , the famed western-swing, boogie, and roots-music outfit that’s, amazingly, still on the upswing. That’s saying something, too, considering the group’s been around for nearly 40 years, turning out an incredible 25+ albums while playing an unrelenting schedule of one-nighters that would make a vaudevillian dizzy.  {read more}


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Jake Shimabukuro

Jake Shimabukuro

"Jake is taking the instrument to a place that I can't see anybody else catching up with." - Eddie Vedder 

In his young career, ukulele wizard Jake Shimabukuro has already redefined a heretofore under-the-radar instrument, been declared a musical “hero” by Rolling Stone, won accolades from the disparate likes of Eddie Vedder, Perez Hilton and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, wowed audiences on TV (Jimmy Kimmel, Conan), earned comparisons to Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis, and even played in front of the Queen of England. 

With his new record Grand Ukulele , Shimabukuro’s star may burn even brighter. 

An ambitious follow-up to 2011’s Peace, Love, Ukulele (which debuted at #1 on the Billboard World Charts), the Hawaiian musician’s new record finds him collaborating with legendary producer/engineer Alan Parsons, best known for his work on Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon , The Beatles’ Abbey Road and his own highly successful solo project. “It was very organic how it happened,” says Shimabukuro (she-ma-boo-koo-row). “He attended a couple of my shows near where he lives in Santa Barbara and the concert promoter put us in touch. I was stunned. I mean, THE Alan Parsons? We ended up having dinner before the show and he casually mentioned the idea of possibly working together on a project. It was a priceless opportunity I didn’t want to pass up – he’s a genius.” 

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