It's not always easy to sum up a career - let alone a life's ambition - so succinctly, but those five words from Robert Earl Keen's calling-card anthem just about do it. You can complete the lyric with the next five words - the ones routinely shouted back at Keen by thousands of fans a night ("and the party never ends!") - just to punctuate the point with a flourish, but it's the part about the journey that gets right to the heart of what makes Keen tick. Some people take up a life of playing music with the goal of someday reaching a destination of fame and fortune; but from the get-go, Keen just wanted to write and sing his own songs, and to keep writing and singing them for as long as possible.
"I always thought that I wanted to play music, and I always knew that you had to get some recognition in order to continue to play music," Keen says. "But I never thought of it in terms of getting to be a big star. I thought of it in terms of having a really, really good career and writing some good songs, and getting onstage and having a really good time."
Robert Earl Keen Benefit Concert
Thursday July 26th, 2018
Doors: 7:00 p.m.
Show: 7:30 p.m.
Stand Room General Admission: $35
Seated General Admission: $70
VIP: $200; includes 30 minute early entry at 6:30 pm, and appetizers and beverages from private bar!
Back Stage Experience: $400; 6:00 pm private meet and greet with Robert Earl Keen! 30 minute early entry at 6:30 pm, and appetizers and beverages from private bar!