The Red Barn Concert Series: Everything You Wanna Know

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A sunset sinks down into a pond reflecting the blue and orange sky, live music drifts out into the fading light, over the plains and picnic tables from a rustic barn filled with twinkling string lights. Inside, friends (probably wearing flannel), sing along to songs they know, or dance to songs they’re hearing for the first time. All these things can only mean one thing, its time for the Red Barn Series 2016!

The Red Barn Series is a three day mini concert series that exposes Auburn students to up and coming artists while giving the AU sing off winners the opportunity to perform as openers in a professional setting. If the scene above sounds pretty good to you, here’s the details you’ll want to know so you don’t miss out!

Location: The Red Barn in the Alfa Ag. Heritage Park on Donohue 

Dates: February 24th, 25th, and 26th

Time: Every night doors open at 6, show begins at 7

Lineup: Nate and Function (24th), Rainbow Kitten Surprise (25th), and Dave Barnes (26th)

Price: FREE AS ALWAYS (just bring your student ID) 

Get to Know the Artists

We are so pumped to present Nate and Function, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, and Dave Barnes to our 2016 lineup. Read on to learn a little about each band and check out a sample of their music.

Nate and Function

Known for their soulful original music and creative covers, local band Nate and Function have been making an excellent impression on the Auburn-Opelika area recently with memorable performances at all the celebrated local coffee shops and venues. Their sound has been described as having elements of soul, funk, and blues, while also displaying authentic personal expression from singer-songwriter and front man Nathan Coker, whose voice has drawn comparisons to Hozier.

Check out Nathan’s soulful acoustic performance at Open Mic Night at Spicer’s Music below, and their Facebook for more music and info!

Rainbow Kitten Surprise

From the mountains of Boone, North Carolina, Alternative/Indie-pop band Rainbow Kitten Surprise brings a sound that is unique and fresh, yet familiar in a way that makes their music infectious. If you’re a fan of Modest Mouse, Lana del Rey or Kings of Leon, then you won’t be able to stop listening to RKS’s melodies that pair with lyrics that are both catchy and meaningful. Check out their video for “Devil Like Me” below and their website for more music! —

Dave Barnes

Dave Barnes is a Grammy nominated songwriter and singer from Nashville, Tennessee. His music has influences of acoustic, pop, soul, and Christian influence, in a similar vein that would include other singer-songwriters such as Ben Rector, Matt Kearney, and his frequent collaborator, Matt Wertz. He was nominated for a songwriting Grammy for Blake Shelton’s version of his song “God Gave Me You.” Additionally, Barnes has released many Christian songs and two Christmas albums. Dave Barnes is known for his energy and enthusiasm, which translate into his hilarious YouTube channel. Check out his website to hear more of his music, and also his YouTube videos if you need a good laugh.


So tiger fans, get your hands up for The Red Barn series!

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