JIMKATA with special guest Part Time Step Dads live at Foothills!

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JIMKATA with special guest Part Time Step Dads live at Foothills!

JIMKATA returns to Oneonta at long last to headline the City of the Hills Festival!

By Foothills Performing Arts & Civic Center, Inc.

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Saturday, September 16 · 6 - 10pm EDT


Foothills Performing Arts Center 24 Market Street Oneonta, NY 13820

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  • 4 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

JIMKATA live in concert, with special guest Part Time Step Dads!

Saturday, September 16th / Doors 6pm / Show 7pm-10pm

Tickets: $25 in advance / $30 day of show

CANO & Foothills are teaming up for the City of the Hills Festival this year, to bring you a live performance with JIMKATA! This long awaited "Hometown Throwdown" is going to be incredible!

After the street fair portion of the City of the Hills Festival concludes on Main Street at 6pm, everyone can head down to Foothills on Market Street for the big show! Local favs Part Time Step Dads will kick things off at 7pm!


This event is sponsored in-part by Otsego County!

About JIMKATA : Four years after going on hiatus, Jimkata is back with a renewed sense of purpose and an extraordinary new album. Recorded in Syracuse with producer Jason Randall, Bonfires finds the trio digging deep and stretching their boundaries with bold, intoxicating arrangements fueled by swirling synthesizers and anthemic hooks. The songs here are at once modern and classic, blurring the lines between the organic and the electronic as they reckon with doubt, struggle, and perseverance in a search for truth and meaning. Like much of Jimkata’s catalog, Bonfires delivers transcendence in tight, dancefloor-ready packages, but there’s a sense of freedom at play that pushes the trio’s performances to new emotional heights, a kind of liberation that can only come from learning to let go of expectation and embrace the moment.

“I think the time away brought us all more maturity, more patience, an ability to see the bigger picture,” says singer/guitarist Evan Friedell. “We all gained a lot of perspective on life and the value of being in a band together.”

Indeed, the heart and soul of Jimkata has always been the enduring bonds between Friedell and his longtime bandmates, guitarist/keyboardist Aaron Gorsch and drummer Packy Lunn. Pals since middle school, the three launched Jimkata in 2005 while attending Ithaca College, where they quickly found an audience for their relentlessly feel-good performances, which grew from local house parties to club, theater, and festival dates on the strength of a series of critically acclaimed albums. Popdose hailed the band’s “bubbly sweetness,” while American Songwriter praised their “organic chemistry,” and Relix raved that the trio’s sound “proves that rock-based music still has a place in the world of four-on-the-floor beats.”

This concert is brought to you by Foothills Performing Arts & Civic Center, and Community Arts Network of Oneonta (CANO).

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