Shanna in a Dress with guests Alright Alright – Live at Leon

Date: August 18, 2023

Time: 7pm - 10pm

Location: Leon

Join us for a live music event with Shanna in a Dress and guests Alright Alright.
Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.

Shanna in a Dress is your quirky best friend who refuses to wear pants. She says what everyone is thinking but no one else will say and you’ll get an uncensored journey of clever humor and heartbreak with a hefty side of entertainment at her shows. This witty wordsmith is known for making audiences laugh and cry, sometimes in the same song. Think Jason Mraz mixed with Ingrid Michaelson with a twist of Phoebe Buffay from Friends all wrapped up in a sweet voice accented by guitar, piano, and ukulele.

Shanna describes her music as “quirky folk pop from a clever millennial who sucks at dating.” Shanna started her career at the University of Virginia, biked across the country and fell in love with Colorado where she resided for eight years, and now keeps her fun music flowing out of Nashville unless she is touring the US or Europe. You can’t get the same Shanna in a Dress show twice with her spontaneous banter and playful stage presence. She manages to teeter the line masterfully of taking on complex subject matter with smart yet accessible lyrics. Her songs are laden with clever wordplay and delight audiences of all ages.

In 2020 alone, Shanna was a winner in the Kerrville New Folk Competition, won the Great River Folk Fest Song Competition, was named a semi-finalist in Songwriter Serenade and a Grassy Hill emerging Artist at the falcon Ridge Folk Festival. Her debut record’s wildly successful crowdfunding campaign reached 50% of its goal the day it was launched before ending up at 200% of the original goal. The album titled “Robot” was released in May 2022. Shanna’s most recent adventure was the cross-country bike tour “Shanna in a Dress on a Bike” where she totaled 61 shows in 20 states (not to mention 2000+ miles of biking).

Alright Alright is a duo adding new life and complexity to the concept of a family band, China and Seth Kent of Alright Alright create orchestral folk for the open-minded and poetry for the broken-hearted. Though their songs often bear a deep sense of tradition, Alright Alright aren’t afraid to experiment with boundaries, testing the limits of genre and expectations for content. They are often inspired by the rich history of places they visit as well as by familiar haunts in their hometown of Denver, Colorado. From southern industrial towns to street signs to abandoned cars on I-70, there is a sense of rootedness that lends depth and dimension to their songwriting, bringing listeners on an emotional journey they will want to take again and again.