- $30 for two tickets to see Punch Brothers (up to $60 value)
- When: Saturday, March 29, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Jorgensen Center for Performing Arts
- Seating: lower balcony section
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Parking in the North Garage is included.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart<p>
- Who they are: bluegrass superstars Chris Thile, Paul Kowert, Chris Eldridge, Noam Pikelny, and Gabe Witcher
- How they came to be: when Thile’s Grammy-winning band Nickel Creek took an indefinite hiatus in 2007, he brought this dream-team together. Then he won a MacArthur Genius Grant.
- How they got their name: it comes from a short story by someone called “Mark Twain”
- So they aren’t actually brothers?: Only in music
- Essential tracks: “The Blind Leading the Blind,” a 40-minute, four-part suite; the unexpectedly poppy and plaintive “This Girl; the appropriately rollicking “Rye Whiskey”
- Unexpected track: a cover of Radiohead’s “Kid A”
- Where you’ve heard them, other than their albums: on the soundtrack for The Hunger Games and, more recently, in the Coen Brothers’ acclaimed film Inside Llewyn Davis
- Opening act: singer-songwriter Aoife O’Donovan, who the band calls a “Punch Sister”
- Check out: the romantic “Red & White & Blue & Gold” from her debut solo album, Fossils<p>
Jorgensen Center for Performing Arts
Intimate evenings of music snuggle comfortably into Jorgensen Center for Performing Arts, whose Cabaret Series won Connecticut Magazine’s Best Cabaret award in 2011 and 2012. Candlelit tabletops exude a cozy nightclub ambiance around a cabaret stage topped with six acclaimed acts each year and a fresh coat of peanut butter each night. The University of Connecticut brings many more acts to its larger main stage, with a special emphasis on jazz and classical luminaries and music and dance from all corners of the globe.