2019 has been a packed year thus far for Conor Oberst. Dedicated fans of the Nebraska bred singer-songwriter have been following his journey breaking into the indie rock industry since the late nineties when Oberst formed the band Bright Eyes. His writing accolades on albums such as Lifted and I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning were major when it came to putting Oberst on the map as a songwriter with a force to be reckoned with. In fact, Rolling Stone dubbed him "Songwriter of the Year in 2008." Oberst wrote and produced five solo albums under his name as well solidifying his place as an indie singer-songwriter icon.
Oberst teamed up with indie darling Phoebe Bridgers this year as duo Better Oblivion Community Center. The band released their self titled debut album on January 24th, 2019 to positive reviews. Bridgers and Oberst embarked on an extensive North American spring tour that wrapped up in April before they left for a European leg in May.
Beginning next week Oberst will head to the East Coast and Midwest for an eleventh date run, and Cincinnati is one of those dates. On Thursday July 25th, Oberst will take the stage at the Taft Theatre in downtown Cincinnati. The musician has also teamed up with Plus1 to donate $1 from every ticket sold to The Florence Project. The Florence Project is a nonprofit legal organization that works to provide free legal services to men, women, and unaccompanied children in immigration custody in Arizona.
Joanna Sternberg will be accompanying Oberst for the entire eleven date run.
With many songs spanning over several projects in his archives, Oberst is guaranteed to make this night filled with the emotional intensity that his fans have gladly navigated through album after album.
WHEN: Thursday July 25th, 2019 @ 8 pm
WHERE: Taft Theatre