Sammy Rae & The Friends Announce 30+ City Fall Tour, Including Sold-Out Brooklyn Steel Show And Support Slot With Lake Street Dive

July 15, 2021 BY Nettwerk


Brooklyn’s Sammy Rae & The Friends are bringing their spirited live show back on the road at the end of the month, reconnecting with fans and friends across the US with more than 30 headline dates announced, along with a special gig supporting Lake Street Dive on October 22nd in Richmond, VA. Headline shows in major markets, including their largest hometown show ever at Brooklyn Steel on October 7th, have already sold-out. All tour dates are listed below, and tickets can be purchase here:

This week also sees Sammy Rae’s one-breath take on ABBA’s classic “Dancing Queen” turn into a viral trend on TikTok, with over 60 million views. Watch her original post HERE.

For as much as Sammy Rae & The Friends may be a band, this collective of eight musicians, dreamers, and artists considers itself a family first. Fronted by singer and songwriter Sammy Rae, the group flourishes in any spotlight with a combination of all-for-one and one-for-all camaraderie, palpable chemistry, deft virtuosity, and vocal fireworks. Their sound is a mélange of Sammy’s influences, rooted in classic rock, folk, and funk and sprinkled with soul and jazz. Complete with a rhythm section, horn section, keyboards, and two backup singers, Sammy Rae & The Friends have delivered their high-energy, spirited and unrestrained shows to sold-out audiences in the Northeast and beyond. After packing houses and racking up 15 million-plus streams, the band welcomes everyone into this family on their latest EP, Let’s Throw A Party. Listen HERE.

For a glimpse into a night with Sammy Rae & The Friends, watch this performance of “Whatever We Feel” from Boston’s Sinclair in early 2020:

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Watch Sammy Rae Chat With Chris Evans & Scott Evans HERE

“swoony, euphoric jazz-rock, pitched somewhere between Lake Street Dive and Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, with Bowers’s soulful vocals at center stage.” — Boston Globe

“easily one of the most captivating live performers around … a tough-to-pin-down swirl of jazz, blues, rock, world and disco vibes, but don’t get too caught up in trying to wrap your head around any sort of concrete Pitchfork definition – just go and see for yourself what the magic’s all about. (‘Cause the magic factor is concrete.).” – Brightest Young Things

“the energetic crew plays an eclectic blend of styles, ranging from funk-inflected pop to plaintive folk-rock to raging rock and roll.” – Seven Days

“Samantha Bowers leads the type of music revolution in which everyone is welcome and anyone can join.” – BK Reader

Sammy Rae & The Friends On Tour:

Fri, July 30                Putney, VT @ Next Stage Arts Project

Sat, July 31               Exeter, NH @ The Word Barn (SOLD OUT)

Sun, Aug 1                Albany, NY @ Lark Hall

Mon, Aug 2               Utica, NY @ Levitt Pavilion

Wed, Aug 4               Mount Ephraim, NJ @ Camden County Sundown Music Series

Thur, Aug 5               Lewes, DE @ Grain On The Rocks

Sat, Aug 21               Arrington, VA @ LOCKN’ Farms

Wed, Aug 25             Oak Bluffs, MA @ The Loft

Fri, Aug 27                Greenfiled, MA @ Green River Festival 2021

Sun, Aug 29              Denver, CO @ Levitt Pavilion Denver

Thur, Sept 9              Middlesboro, KY @ Levitt Pavilion

Fri, Sept 10               Charlotte, NC @ Camp North End

Sat, Sept 11              Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom

Sun, Sept 12             Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage Theatre

Sat, Sept 18              Weston, CT @ Lachat Town Farm

Fri, Oct 1                    Washington, DC @ The Hamilton Live (SOLD OUT)

Sat, Oct 2                  Baltimore, MD @ The 8×10

Sun, Oct 3                 Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live (SOLD OUT)

Thur, Oct 7                Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel (SOLD OUT)

Thur, Oct 14              Pawtucket, RI @ The Met

Fri, Oct 15                 South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground

Sun, Oct 17               Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theater

**Fri, Oct 22              Richmond, VA @ Virginia Credit Union LIVE!

Wed, Nov 17             Holland, MI @ Hope College

Thur, Nov 18             Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall (SOLD OUT)

Fri, Nov 19                Madison, WI @ Barrymore Theatre

Sat, Nov 20               West Milwaukee, WI @ The Backroom at Collective Coffee


Fri, Mar 4                   Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

Sat, Mar 5                 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts

Sat, Mar 26               Boston, MA @ Royale

** with Lake Street Dive