As if Antone’s nightclub’s 42nd-anniversary celebration wasn’t already packed with enough hot summer blues action, today a new highlight popped up on the schedule: guitar star and co-owner Gary Clark Jr. is playing the club on Monday, July 3.
Also on the bill is Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, squeezing in a warm-up for their Circuit of the Americas set the next days as part of Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic, headlined by Lukas’ father. And, the announcement teases, the show will also feature “very special guests.”
With Lukas on the bill, there’s no way to keep Willie from being the prime suspect for that, though it’ll cost you $75-$150 to find out for sure. That’s the price of tickets, which go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. via the club’s Ticketfly online outlet.
The last time Clark and Nelson appeared on a bill together was last fall. They both took part in the 2016 Austin City Limits Hall of Fame show at ACL Live, helping pay tribute to inductees B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt and Kris Kristofferson.
The Antone’s show is apparently a fundraiser, though the recipient has been left intentionally unidentified. The announcement for the show on the Antone’s website includes an addendum that reads, simply, “All proceeds benefit a very special friend in need.”