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Better Than Ezra

About This Event

Oxbow RiverStage, Blue Note Presents and Another Planet Entertainment are committed to producing safe events. Please review our most up-to-date health and safety information on our Health & Safety page.

* Policy is subject to change


Friday, July 21, 2023

Show: 7:00pm

Doors: 5:30pm

Tickets: $55.00-$149.50

*plus applicable service fees

The show goes on sale to the public on Friday, March 3rd at 10am.

All doors & show times subject to change.

Rain or shine.


Train is a multiGRAMMY and Billboard Awardwinning band from San Francisco that has had 14 songs
on Billboard’s Hot 100 list since the release of their debut selftitled album. Train’s climb to the top
began in 1994, as the original 5member band tenaciously built a loyal hometown following, leading up
to their debut album, released by Columbia in 1998. The tumbling wordplay of “Meet Virginia” gave
them their first unlikely radio hit and 2001’s Drops of Jupiter broke them to multiplatinum status thanks
to the doubleGrammy Awardwinning title song that spent 10 months in the Top 40, has been certified
7x platinum in the US, and earned the 2001 GRAMMY Award for Best Rock Song. The group won
another GRAMMY Award in 2011 for their global hit “Hey, Soul Sister” from their multiplatinum album
Save Me, San Francisco. “Hey, Soul Sister ” was the No.1 bestselling smash and most downloaded single
of 2010, achieved RIAA Diamond status in 2021 and now 11x platinum, and in 2022 surpassed one
billion streams on Spotify. Train has sold more than 10 million albums and 30 million tracks worldwide,
with multiple platinum/gold citations, including three GRAMMY Awards, two Billboard Music Awards
and dozens of other honors. They’ve had 12 albums on the Billboard 200 albums chart with their 2014
Bulletproof Picasso reaching No. 4 in 2012 and 2017’s a girl a bottle a boat debuting at No. 8. “Play That
Song,” the lead single from a girl a bottle a boat, went platinum in four countries including the U.S., hit
Top 5 on the US iTunes chart, Top 10 at Hot AC radio, and charted at Adult Top 40. Train’s highly
anticipated 11th studio album, AM Gold, was released on May 20, 2022.

Train frontman, Pat Monahan, partakes in other ventures outside of music, including his awardwinning
wine portfolio, Save Me, San Francisco Wine Co, which was created in 2011 and has sold over 10 million
bottles and won over 100 medals. Proceeds from his wine business support Family House, a San
Francisco charity that supports families of children with cancer and other lifethreatening illnesses.
Monahan has appeared on television and in film with credits that include the 2021 Hallmark Channel
original movie, Christmas in Tahoe, inspired by Train’s album of the same name, which he executive
produced and starred, Dr. Ken, 90210, CBS’s Hawaii Five0 and Magnum P.I., The Voice, American Idol,
and The Bachelor.


The best songs, records, and bands transport you back to the first moment you heard them each and
every time they play. Whether you caught a house party gig after Better Than Ezra formed in 1988 at
Louisiana State University, heard “Good” on the radio once it hit #1 in 1995, became a fan following
Taylor Swift’s famous cover of “Breathless” in 2010, or saw them headlining sheds in 2018, you most
likely never forgot that initial introduction to the New Orleans quartet founded by Kevin Griffin [lead
vocals, guitar, piano] and Tom Drummond [bass, backing vocals]. Those hummable melodies,
unshakable guitar riffs, and confessional lyrics quietly cemented the group as an enduring force in rock
music. How many acts can boast being the inspiration of a classic Saturday Night Live skit? Very few.
Named one of the top “100 Greatest Alternative Artists of All Time” by
Billboard, Better Than Ezra released their last single “Grateful” in 2018 and are currently in the studio
working on new music.

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