Rhett Miller Headlines Cystic Fibrosis Concert at the Granada Theater

The Cystic Fibrosis Concert Series (CFCS) is proud to announce the 2011 concert lineup: Rhett Miller returns to the bill for his fifth year in a row, joined by singer-songwriter Sarah Jaffe and Dallas’ own rowdy pop folk duo, The O’s. These artists take to the Granada Theater stage on Saturday, November 12 in an effort to raise money and awareness for Cystic Fibrosis. Both Rhett Miller (with his band, The Old 97’s) and Sarah Jaffee were two of the headliners at the 2011 DOMA (Dallas Observer Music Awards) Showcase on October 15th.

VIP tickets are available for $85 and will be limited to 100 people. It includes early entrance at 6pm, an exclusive artist meet & greet with special performances, hors d’oeuvres and a complimentary VIP goody bag. General admission tickets are $30 per person with the show beginning at 8pm. Purchase your tickets at granadatheater.com. The day of show, general admission tickets will be $36 per person.

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a life-threatening, genetic disease affecting approximately 70,000 children and adults; yet, there is no government funding for CF research. All research and progress towards finding better treatments and a cure rely on funding from events like this.

The CFCS is put on by the Breathe Easy Foundation (BEF). The goal of both the CFCS and the Breathe Easy Foundation is to help raise awareness of the disease and raise funds for the great strides being made towards CF research. BEF proceeds go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

The CF Concert Series was started in 2007 as a small effort organized by local music fans with a personal interest in helping to find better treatments and a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. Rhett Miller has been a staple of the annual event, helping to raise nearly $100,000 in support of the Cystic Fibrosis cause. Other local musicians that have performed in support of CF include Murry Hammond, Brent Best, Ben Kweller, Doug Burr and Glen Farris.

About Rhett Miller

Texas native Rhett Miller is perhaps best known as the frontman of the Dallas-based alt-country band Old 97’s. He first hit the music scene in 1989 with his solo album “Mythologies,” which was produced and recorded by future Old 97’s member Murry Hammond. Hammond and Miller went on to form alterna-pop band The Sleepy Heroes with drummer Benjamin Warrenfells in 1990, releasing one album titled “Under a Radio Sun.”

In addition to recording seven studio albums and one live album with the Old 97’s, Miller has also enjoyed success in his solo career. His 2002 album “The Instigator” received critical acclaim and substantial airplay on alternative radio stations. In 2006 Miller released “The Believer,” his first effort for the Verve Forecast label. His most recent album, “Rhett Miller,” was released in June 2009 and deemed to be Miller’s “strongest solo set ever” by Rolling Stone.

Rhett Miller has been a staple of the CF Concert Series since the beginning and continues to be a great contributor to the cause to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.

About the Granada Theater

The Granada Theater has been voted Best Live Music Venue 2007 – 2010. Built in 1946, the historic Granada Theater is locally owned and operated. The Granada staff is a collection of talented, experienced, professionals who appreciate continuing the legacy of this great building and the art that takes place inside.

Cystic Fibrosis Concert Series 2011
November 12, 2011
Ticket Price: $30 – $85
Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, 75206
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