Acclaimed, Award-winning Artist Jason Isbell to Play the EKU Center on April 21

Monday, January 23, 2017

Breakout alt-country singer-songwriter Jason Isbell has added a tour stop at the EKU Center for the Arts in Richmond on Friday, April 21, 2017. The Alabama-native and former Drive-By Trucker (2001-2007) has experienced something of a meteoric rise following his move to Nashville in 2011. He recently sold out a four-night run at the coveted Ryman Auditorium in mere minutes, and won two Grammys for his 2015 album, Something More Than Free— Best Americana Album and also Best American/Roots Song for "24 Frames" from the same album. Isbell will be supported by special guest, guitarist-composer William Tyler.

Tickets range from $30 to $65 and can be purchased online at, by calling Etix at 800.514.3849, or in person at 1 Hall Drive in Richmond, on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University. Presale for Friends of the EKU Center begins on Tuesday, January 24 at 11:00 AM. The public onsale is scheduled for Friday, January 27 at 11:00 AM.

Attendees may also dine at the EKU Center before the Jason Isbell concert for $25/person. For menu and reservations, visit A complete listing of artists and performers scheduled for the 2016-17 season can also be found at the Center’s website.