UPDATE: Maverick Music Festival

Gary Clark Jr. is headlining a new festival after having been hitting the festival circuit hard over the past few years. From Hard Rock Calling in London to Bonnaroo in Nashville and Austin City Limits, he has been a staple and has been garnering steadily increasing acclaim for his live performances.

This past week it was announced that Clark Jr. would headline the new Maverick Music Festival in San Antonio, set to take place March 23 at the La Villita Historic Arts Village. The festival is actually organized by Clark and his management and will also feature The Toadies, Girl In A Coma, Arum Rae, and Henry & The Invisibles on the bill as well.

Tickets for the Maverick Music Festival cost $28 and are on sale now.

Maverick Music Festival tickets

UPDATE

With his debut album “Blak & Blue” currently trending in the top 10 albums chart on iTunes and acclaim from critics’ reviews, Gary Clark Jr. has definitely been an artist to take note of – something we gave the heads up on way back in the first half of 2012.

The album has become one of the most anticipated albums of the year as Clark Jr. has been heralded as the next generation of blues, even a savior by some, given his ridiculous chops on the guitar. One needs to check him out live, which you can do as he is currently on tour across the United States (check out the links in our last update below).

As for ticket prices, here is a look at price this year for Gary Clark Jr. tickets.

Updated Gary Clark Jr. Ticket Prices

CityStateVenue NameDateAvg. Price

Portland OR Doug Fir Lounge 2/14/2012 $37.33
San Francisco CA Great American Music Hall 2/15/2012 $62.69
New York NY Apollo Theater 2/24/2012 $543.39
Houston TX Warehouse Live 3/9/2012 $47.13
San Antonio TX Sam’s Burger Joint 3/10/2012 $55.20
New Orleans LA House of Blues New Orleans 4/28/2012 $52.69
Memphis TN Tom Lee Park 5/4/2012 $72.16
Memphis TN Tom Lee Park 5/5/2012 $35.88
George WA Gorge Amphitheatre 5/25/2012 $322.47
George WA Gorge Amphitheatre 5/28/2012 $105.22
Manchester TN Manchester Farm 6/7/2012 $203.84
Westhampton Beach NY Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center 6/15/2012 $193.00
Bristow VA Jiffy Lube Live 6/16/2012 $117.04
Virginia Beach VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach 6/17/2012 $109.24
Noblesville IN Klipsch Music Center 6/22/2012 $111.91
Atlantic City NJ Bader Field 6/23/2012 $114.33
Rothbury MI Double JJ Ranch 6/28/2012 $245.43
Newport RI Fort Adams State Park 7/28/2012 $298.53
Montreal QC Parc Jean-Drapeau 8/3/2012 $190.00
Chicago IL Grant Park 8/5/2012 $138.23
Philadelphia PA Benjamin Franklin Parkway 9/1/2012 $78.21
Austin TX Stubbs BBQ 10/10/2012 $58.00
Austin TX Zilker Park 10/12/2012 $296.80
Austin TX Zilker Park 10/14/2012 $141.62
Mountain View CA Shoreline Amphitheatre 10/20/2012 $155.31
Mountain View CA Shoreline Amphitheatre 10/21/2012 $127.46
Cambridge MA The Sinclair 11/2/2012 $45.00
Cambridge MA The Sinclair 11/3/2012 $54.00
New York NY Bowery Ballroom 11/4/2012 $80.00
New York NY Bowery Ballroom 11/5/2012 $75.11
New York NY Bowery Ballroom 11/7/2012 $155.00
Washington DC 9:30 Club 11/9/2012 $63.00
West Hollywood CA Troubadour 11/13/2012 $37.99

UPDATE

With his debut full length solo album “Blak & Blu” set to be released on October 22, we wanted to provide an update on tour dates for one of the artists we featured this summer as one to definitely watch (see below). The next generation of the blues and a prolific guitarist, Gary Clark Jr., has been touring on the festival scene all summer long and now has some headlining gigs scheduled later this fall in between a September 2012 and January 2013 trek to Australia. Check out the links below for the best deals on all Gary Clark Jr. tickets currently on the schedule, which include two nights at the Bowery Ballroom in New York and three nights at The Troubadour in Los Angeles.

Gary Clark Jr. Tickets

Date
Event
Friday 3:30 AM Annandale, Australia
Wednesday 7:00 PM Austin, TX tickets from $65
Wednesday 8:00 PM Austin, TX
Friday 3:30 AM Austin, TX tickets from $147
Sunday 11:00 AM Austin, TX tickets from $137
Saturday 5:00 PM Mountain View, CA
Sunday 2:00 PM Mountain View, CA
Friday 7:00 PM Cambridge, MA
Saturday 7:00 PM Cambridge, MA
Sunday 7:30 PM New York, NY
Monday 7:30 PM New York, NY
Friday 7:30 PM Washington, DC
Saturday 7:30 PM Philadelphia, PA
Tuesday 7:30 PM West Hollywood, CA
Wednesday 7:30 PM West Hollywood, CA
Thursday 7:30 PM West Hollywood, CA
Friday 7:30 PM San Francisco, CA
Friday 3:30 AM West Hollywood, CA

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Gary Clark Jr has been tearing up the blues scene for a while now and it’s only a matter of time before his guitar chops and slick sound hit the mainstream. The Austin-based musician and vocalist is currently touring the festival scene overseas but will hit the U.S. once again later in July for festival appearances.

Gary Clark Jr. – Bright Lights (Live)

His breakthrough performance was at the 2010 Crossroads Guitar Festival alongside B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Steve Winwood, John Mayer, Sheryl Crow, Jeff Beck, and ZZ Top.

He released a 4 song EP back in August 2011, so hopefully he can release a full album of material in 2012 to showcase the skills he has.

Gary Clark Jr. Tickets

Date
Event
Saturday 5:00 PM Newport, RI tickets from $58
Friday 1:00 PM Montreal, Canada tickets from $214
Friday 3:30 AM Austin, TX tickets from $153
Sunday 11:00 AM Austin, TX tickets from $138

Gary Clark Jr. Ticket Prices

CityStateVenue NameDateAvg. Price

Asbury Park NJ Stone Pony 5/17/2011 $38.95
Baltimore MD Rams Head Live 5/18/2011 $51.00
Knoxville TN Tennessee Theatre 5/27/2011 $41.00
Raleigh NC Lincoln Theatre 5/29/2011 $63.00
Cleveland OH House of Blues Cleveland 6/4/2011 $70.67
Evanston IL SPACE 8/22/2011 $79.00
Cambridge MA T.T. the Bear’s Place 12/12/2011 $25.97
New York NY Mercury Lounge 12/13/2011 $98.24
Washington DC Red Palace 12/17/2011 $45.38
Austin TX Antones 12/31/2011 $57.43
Portland OR Doug Fir Lounge 2/14/2012 $37.33
San Francisco CA Great American Music Hall 2/15/2012 $62.69
New York NY Apollo Theater 2/24/2012 $543.39
Houston TX Warehouse Live 3/9/2012 $47.13
San Antonio TX Sam’s Burger Joint 3/10/2012 $55.20
New Orleans LA House of Blues New Orleans 4/28/2012 $52.69
Memphis TN Tom Lee Park 5/4/2012 $72.16
Memphis TN Tom Lee Park 5/5/2012 $35.88
George WA Gorge Amphitheatre 5/25/2012 $322.47
George WA Gorge Amphitheatre 5/28/2012 $105.22
Manchester TN Manchester Farm 6/7/2012 $203.84
Westhampton Beach NY Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center 6/15/2012 $193.00
Bristow VA Jiffy Lube Live 6/16/2012 $117.04
Virginia Beach VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach 6/17/2012 $109.24
Noblesville IN Klipsch Music Center 6/22/2012 $111.91
Atlantic City NJ Bader Field 6/23/2012 $114.33
Rothbury MI Double JJ Ranch 6/28/2012 $245.43
Newport RI Fort Adams State Park 7/28/2012 $305.15
Austin TX Zilker Park 10/12/2012 $320.85
Austin TX Zilker Park 10/14/2012 $136.54

Gary Clark Jr. 2012 U.S. Tour Dates

DateCityVenue

7/27/12 Floyd, VA FloydFest
7/28/12 New York, NY Central Park Summerstage
7/29/12 Newport, RI Newport Folk Festival
8/4/12 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza
8/5/12 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza
10/14/12 Austin, TX Zilker Park

Image courtesy of Flickr user Rock Cousteau