with special guest Matt Hires
FRIDAY, AUGUST 9
WEESNER FAMILY AMPHITHEATER
APPLE VALLEY, MINNESOTA
7:00PM Doors | 7:30PM Music
TICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY, APRIL 20 at 10AM
VIP Box Seat $54.50 | Reserved Seats $42.00
(plus applicable fees)
Mat Kearney plays the Weesner Family Amphitheater at the Minnesota Zoo on Friday, August 9 for the 27th season of Music in the Zoo!
About Mat Kearney
Years before he toured the world as a platinum selling, boundary-breaking artist, Mat Kearney grew up in Eugene, Oregon. It was during those teenage years that he developed his love for classic songwriting — the kind that transcends generations and genres. He’d strum chords on a friend’s acoustic guitar, paving the way for a career that would eventually take him far away from Eugene.
Much has changed since those days in the Pacific Northwest. Even so, Kearney hasn’t forgotten his musical roots. On his fifth album, CRAZYTALK, he mixes his most timeless songwriting to date with a wide, genre-bending set of interests. There are organic instruments, electronic samples, chill house grooves, tropical sounds and collaborations with DJs like AFSHeeN, filous and RAC all glued together by an emphasis on ageless hooks and thought-provoking lyrics. The result is one of the most adventurous, nuanced albums of his acclaimed career, filled with EDM drops one minute and acoustic guitars the next. CRAZYTALK was inspired, in part, by the birth of Kearney’s first child in January of 2017 and marks his first project as an independent artist. It is out now.