Statesman Skyline Theater Presents the Steve Miller Band with guest performance by James Cotton plus special guest Big Head Todd & the Monsters, July 26, 2016.
Steve Miller was a mainstay of the San Francisco music scene that upended American culture in the late ’60s. With albums like Children of the Future, Sailor and Brave New World, Miller perfected a psychedelic blues sound that drew on the deepest sources of American roots music and simultaneously articulated a compelling vision of what music -‐ and, indeed, society -‐ could be in the years to come. Then, in the ’70s, Miller crafted a brand of pure pop that was polished, exciting and irresistible -‐ and that dominated radio in a way that few artists have ever managed. Hit followed hit in what seemed like an endless flow: “Take The Money and Run,” “Rock’n Me,” “Fly Like an Eagle,” “Jet Airliner” and “Jungle Love,” among them. To this day, those songs are instantly recognizable when they come on the radio -‐ and impossible not to sing along with. Their hooks are the very definition of indelible. Running through Miller’s distinctive catalog is a combination of virtuosity and song craft. His parents were jazz aficionados -‐ not to mention close friends of Les Paul and Mary Ford -‐ so, as a budding guitarist, Miller absorbed valuable lessons from that musical tradition. When the family moved to Texas, Miller deepened his education in the blues, eventually moving to Chicago, where he played with Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Buddy Guy and Paul Butterfield. In recent years, Miller has immersed himself in the blues once again. And, as always, whether he was riding the top of the charts or exploring the blue highways of American music, he is playing and singing with conviction and precision, passion and eloquence, and making records that are at once immediately accessible and more than able to stand the test of time.
- Discounted tickets are available for Military and First Responders.
Pre-Concert Party Boat Cruise
What better way to start your night off than with a Party Boat Cruise on Lady Bird Lake that drops you off right next to the venue? Tickets get you a one hour ride and complimentary drink specials—and did we mention it’s also BYOB? Learn more.
PreFUNK & Parking Pass
Guaranteed easy-in easy-out parking spot at the Austin-American Statesman lot just 2 blocks from the Long Center. The PreFunk & Parking Pass also includes many pre- and post- concert benefits from our next-door bars & restaurants, including Aussies, Zax and Threadgills! Learn More.
Tired of waiting in long food lines at concerts? Have you ever wanted to bring your own food? Now you can with the Skyline Picnic Pass! It works just like a wine corkage fee at a restaurant, and guarantees you first entry into the venue. Learn more.
VIP Tickets and the Skyline Club
The Skyline Club is one of the best VIP experiences you will find at any concert venue. Enjoy the cool air of our indoor lounge as well as the view from our mezzanine level balcony. Be the VIP for a night! Learn more.
Come Early to the Skyline Theater
Once the doors have opened there will be plenty to keep you having fun until it’s showtime! Entertainment includes games on the lawn, open food stands and food trucks, and of course full bars pouring. Check out the Dos Equis bar, the Fireman’s 4 Craft Beer Village, and the Vodka bar!