740 Water Street SW
Washington, DC, 20024
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
In celebration of the new album Laps Around The Sun, Ziggy Alberts has embarked on his Laps Around The Sun World Tour. Ziggy will be headlining rooms of all shapes and sizes across Australia, New Zealand, UK, Europe, North America, South Africa and South America.
After a near sold-out run on his first headline North America tour in 2018, Ziggy is coming back to USA and Canada in June-July, with more North American dates to be announced in the year!
No stranger to life on the road, the world tour celebrates the next chapter in Ziggy’s growing career and will take him to both foreign and familiar lands.
For first time Ziggy enthusiasts, we will give this away - Ziggy is an energetic performer with songs that carry powerful messages about his passion for the ocean & environment, love stories and memories of being on the road as a touring musician. Somehow Ziggy continues to truly connect with his audience, despite the growing room sizes at every show. Expect your night to be a musical journey of dancing, sing-a-longs, and unplugged favourites, with Ziggy having the crowd bouncing one moment to silently swaying the next.
The strangest of journeys make for the most intriguing of stories—and records, for that matter.
Garrett Kato embarked on such a trip. The Canada-born and Byron Bay-based troubadour’s Kerouacian path twisted and turned in the most wild and wonderful of ways and brought him to his forthcoming 2019 EP debut for NETTWERK.
The journey begins 11,917 kilometers away from Byron Bay back in Vancouver. After discovering his parents’ Beatles and Bob Dylan records, he eventually moved on to contemporary songwriters such as Ryan Adams and Ray LaMontagne, finding influence in “the real authenticity of old-time American Southern melodies and harmonies.” Post-high school, he generated local buzz and radio play on early solo music, while recording between his day job at a skate shop.
“Take it like a strange journey,” he grins. “The decisions I’ve made in my life, for better or worse, haven’t necessarily been conventional to society. It was good though. I’d love for people to know it’s possible to show up somewhere new with nothing but a bag of clothes, a backpack, and a guitar and end up with a life you love. That’s my story.”
On a whim, he decided to visit his brother in Australia during 2010 and ended up “hitting the reset button on life, meeting a girl, staying, falling in love, fathering two kids, and having a mortgage.”
Rather than assume another nine-to-five, Garrett made a living busking Down Under. Not only did he play publicly for tourists and passersby in Byron Bay, but he also often performed five gigs a week at bars, cafes, and anywhere else with a stage. By doing so, he eventually caught the attention of some of Australia’s biggest superstars (despite not knowing they were famous). Pete Murray & Kasey Chambers both became fans after witnessing him perform on the street. That tireless grind paid off as he toured relentlessly alongside both acts.
Landing a publishing deal through Sony/ATV in 2015, he contributed “Sweet Jane” to the box office hit Bad Moms and released That Low and Lonesome Sound. 2017 saw him release the fan favorite “Take It Slowly,” which clocked over 7 million Spotify streams.
Now, he introduces his forthcoming EP with single “I’ll Be Around.” Backed by stark acoustic guitars, its folk spirit and rustic soul immediately connect as he delivers a message of assurance and hope to a late friend’s son with gravelly gusto.
“It’s about a friend who was a music producer named Anthony Lycenko,” he says. “Unfortunately, he lost his battle with depression in 2017. It was a pretty heavy moment in my life, because we were really close. I felt so terrible for his family. He did so much for me, championing me when no one else believed. It was a special relationship that I really cherished. I wrote the song for his boy to say, ‘It’s terrible, but your dad will always be there spiritually.’ We all need that.”
Advance GA $25 | Day of GA $30 | Premier Plus $50
• Full dinner and drink menu available
• The Premier Plus section is a raised area with reserved seats and tables. There is a dedicated server for faster service