Kara Jackson

Kara Jackson is an award-winning poet, singer-songwriter, and producer from Oak Park, Illinois (Chicago). She is the 2019 National Youth Poet Laureate, and Youth Poet Laureate of Chicago (2018). Kara released her debut album Why Does the Earth Give Us People to Love? in April 2023. Kara is also the author of the poetry book Bloodstone Cowboy. Kara's music and writing are inspired by the American South and her experiences growing up in Chicago. Kara's album has garnered support from the likes of Pitchfork, NPR, CRACK Magazine, Rolling Stone, The Needle Drop, Pigeons & Planes, and more.

Upcoming Shows


Nov
3
rd
First Avenue
Nov
3
rd
First Avenue

Allison Russell

ALL RETURNERS TOUR
with Kara Jackson

More Shows

Sep
26
th
The Fitzgerald Theater

Talking Volumes with Alice Hoffman

Sep
9
th
The Fitzgerald Theater

Gillian Welch and David Rawlings

Sep
10
th
The Fitzgerald Theater

Gillian Welch and David Rawlings

Aug
25
th
7th St Entry

Esmé Patterson