Join us at The Bullpen, Washington DC’s largest outdoor venue, on August 29th to see Devon Gilfillian along with special Guest The Last Real Circus. Kicking off the evening will be Austrilain superstar MANE!! Don't miss your chance to see this amazing line-up ONE NIGHT ONLY at the nation's capital!
Date: August 29th, 2022
Doors at: 4:00PM
MANE: 5PM- 5:30PM
TBD: 5:45PM- 6:30PM
The Last Real Circus: 6:45PM- 7:45PM
Devon Gilfillian: 8:00PM- 10:00PM
Advanced Tickets: $20
Tickets at Door: $20
This is an ALL AGES event. RAIN OR SHINE!
There is deep soul in the music of Devon Gilfillian—but for the talented Nashville-based singer-songwriter and bandleader, that descriptor goes way beyond a mere genre classification.
Growing up in Philadelphia on a steady diet of R&B, hiphop, rock, blues, and soul music, Gilfillian gravitated to records that ignited his mind while making his body move. For him, listening to the towering icons of his musician father’s era—Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding, The Temptations—was just as formative and exciting as discovering the new sounds of his own generation, and the beats and rhymes made by rising rap stars like Wu-Tang Clan, Kanye West, Notorious B.I.G., and Jay-Z inspired him in new ways. He began to recognize a connective thread in the sounds he loved best: from the golden throwbacks sampled by the hip-hop beat makers to the raw, emotional vocal deliveries of the Motown greats, for Gilfillian the key ingredient seemed to be the “soul”—not simply the genre, but the feeling and vibe.
Following his electrifying 2016 debut EP with upbeat singles like “High” and “Troublemaker” in 2018, Gilfillian signed to Capitol Records and hit the road––performing with the likes of Anderson East, Keith Urban, Gladys Knight, Kaleo, The Fray, Mavis Staples, and more. In early 2019, Gilfillian traveled to Africa to find healing and inspiration before headlining a tour in Scandinavia and opening for Brothers Osborne on their spring tour. His debut album, “Black Hole Rainbow,” is available now. In early 2020, Gilfillian embarked on a cross-country tour with Grace Potter.
After COVID-19, Gilfillian redirected his energy to doing what he does best, making music. He rerecorded Marvin Gaye’s iconic album, “What’s Going On,” releasing it in fall of 2020 around the election. The project raised funds for low-income communities and communities of color, providing resources and education around the democratic process. In November 2020, Gilfillian released “Freedom,” with indie-rockers, Illiterate Light and his debut album, “Black Hole Rainbow,” was nominated for a Grammy – “Best Engineered Album.” In December 2020, Gilfillian performed his top 5 AAA hit, “The Good Life” on Jimmy Kimmel Live. He’s currently writing for LP#2.
The Last Real Circus:
The Last Real Circus are an Indie rock band based out of Richmond, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Members include: Jason Farlow (Lead Vocals, Guitar) Ian Atchison (Piano & Synthesizer/Sound Engineer, Kevin Vorhis (Drums & Percussion/Sound Engineer), John Liebenthal (Bass), and John Genier (lead guitar). The band has quickly gained a big following with loyal fans from all over, with their soulful heartbeat singles, “Chaplin’s Life,” and “Nottoway.” With the addition of their new originals “Diana (Ooh La La)”, “Hard Times“ and “Stoned (On A Different Kind of Love)" to the set list, The Last Real Circus are coming into their own as an act!
They are known for their unique sound tailoring to all genres of music, energetic stage presence, storytelling and overall musicianship.
Self-taught and inspired by the likes of Florence and the Machine, Hayley Williams, St Vincent, Lorde, Kimbra and Billie Eilish, … year old MANE (real name Paige Court) has spent the last few years transforming the music she makes from a pastime that brought herself pleasure, into a career that brings happiness to others.
Having found national support via Triple J radio and Spotify, as well as performing at festivals like Groovin’ The Moo and Spin Off alongside the likes of The Wombats, Meg Mac and Jungle Giants, MANE’s reputation continues to grow as one of the most exciting new talents in Australian music.
Listen to ‘My People’ now and let it envelop you with the love and human connection it celebrates so beautifully, and understand why she’s the next big thing.