Grand Stafford Weekend Lineup – Jan 19-21

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The closing out of the holiday season brings the new year, and with it comes the spring season of incredible artists rolling in to play at the Grand Stafford Theater in historic Downtown Bryan. Maroon Weekly has the scoop on who is playing and when they’re coming for the next three shows.

Thomas Csorba and Jack Thweatt are playing at the Stafford on January 19. Csorba is a singer-songwriter from College Station’s southern neighbor, Houston. His inspiration growing up is from artists such as Townes Van Zandt, Buddy Holly, and Woodie Guthrie, and those vibes have morphed and shaped his music to be a modern twist on the classic Americana sound. Csorba released his first album in 2014, “Kentucky,” which showcases his unique and easy music and his second album, “Hard Truths and Noble Lies,” came out in 2015. His soulful and honest sound is unforgettable and he may even play his new single, “Fifty Miles,” at the show.

Jack Thweatt found his music roots in College Station, starting with the band Votary. Since graduation, he struck out on his own to discover and form his own sound. He released his first

album in 2016 titled “You Take Me Back.” The album displays Thweatt’s impressive vocal abilities and skills as a lyricist, and all of that will undoubtedly come through in a live show. He pulls his inspiration from listening to other artists who exude honesty and their journey and hopes to emulate that in his music to encourage listeners. His upbeat attitude and hopeful music will leave you hoping for more.

This show starts at 9pm and tickets are $8 online and $12 at the door.

Third Eye is stopping in two days later to perform on January 21. This band, San Antonio locals, promises to bring an authentic tribute of the bands TOOL and A Perfect Circle. TOOL is famous for starting as a metal group and then moving into visually strong and artful pieces and have landed in the psychedelic rock realm. They have been touring and releasing albums since 1990. A Perfect Circle is another iconic rock group who formed in 1999. They dabble in rock, metal, and progressive rock, making their sound stand out among the rest.

This unique show starts at 8:30, and tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

A blast from the past will bring in Justin Furstenfeld from Blue October on February 17. You may not know this, but Furstenfeld is a Texas native from San Marcos. After experiencing a difficult last few years, the singer has worked on his solo career, as well as the 2016 project “Home” with Blue October, and released “Songs From an Open Book” under his own name in 2014. He’s known as being a ballad artist, composing over 500 songs rich in honesty and heart. His work has hit platinum album status, nine Top 40 hits, and “Home” is currently the #1 Rock Album. Furstenfeld has a tremendous legacy of music and will move audiences with his true and heartfelt sound. The show starts at 8pm and tickets are $30.

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