The Jayhawks

The Jayhawks and their rootsy sound were definitely swimming against the tide when they emerged from a crowded Minnesota music scene in 1985. Over the course of almost 4 decades, 11 albums, countless memorable live shows and enough personal drama to fill a couple of Behind the Music episodes, this beloved band soared to heights few ever achieve while winning the hearts and minds of numerous critics, fans and peers in the process.

After releasing two Indie albums in the '80s, The Jayhawks signed with American Recordings in 1991 and over the next decade released 5 challenging, at times groundbreaking, albums, toured the world to widespread acclaim and even survived the departure of founding member Mark Olson in 1995. After a hiatus in the mid 2000s, the “classic” 1994 lineup reunited for another new studio album in 2011 and 2 years of solid touring, reacquainting audiences old and new with the band's timeless musical vision. 2014 saw a late '90s version of the band led by Gary Louris hitting the road to support the reissues of the 3 Jayhawks albums released from 1997-2003.

This lineup released the band's 9th studio album in 2016, recorded  in Portland, OR with producers Peter Buck and Tucker Martine. The band's next studio album, Back Roads And Abandoned Motels, was released in the summer of 2018, featuring Jayhawks versions of songs Gary Louris had previously written with other artists plus 2 new compositions. Recording for a new Jayhawks album was completed in Minnesota in late 2019 and in July 2020 the band released their 11th studio album, XOXO.

Upcoming Shows


Jan
10
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Live Stream
Jan
10
th
Live Stream

The Jayhawks

The Cover Show — Livestream
Nov
29
th
Live Stream
Nov
29
th
Live Stream

The Jayhawks

'Sound of Lies' Show — Livestream

Past Shows


Oct
9
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2020
Live Stream
Oct
9
th
2020
Live Stream

The Jayhawks

Live From Camp Jayhawk: XOXO Release Show — Livestream
Feb
15
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2020
Mainroom
Feb
15
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2020
Mainroom

Celebrating the Life of ED ACKERSON

with The Jayhawks, KRAIG JOHNSON & THE POE-GRAM (ft. David Poe & special guests), Mark Mallman and more!
Dec
21
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2019
Palace Theatre
Dec
21
st
2019
Palace Theatre

The Jayhawks

with Gaelynn Lea
Dec
22
nd
2018
Mainroom
Dec
22
nd
2018
Mainroom

The Jayhawks

with Thomas Abban
Dec
21
st
2018
Mainroom
Dec
21
st
2018
Mainroom

The Jayhawks

with Chastity Brown and Tuomo & Markus
Mar
11
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2017
Palace Theatre
Mar
11
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2017
Palace Theatre

The Jayhawks

with The Cactus Blossoms and the Cloak Ox
Dec
29
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2016
Mainroom
Dec
29
th
2016
Mainroom

The Jayhawks

with Two Harbors
Jan
2
nd
2016
Mainroom
Jan
2
nd
2016
Mainroom

The Jayhawks

with Red Daughters
Sep
6
th
2014
Mainroom
Sep
6
th
2014
Mainroom

The Jayhawks

with Trapper Schoepp
Sep
5
th
2014
Mainroom
Sep
5
th
2014
Mainroom

The Jayhawks

with Two Harbors
Sep
4
th
2014
Turf Club
Sep
4
th
2014
Turf Club

The Jayhawks

with Rich Mattson and the Northstars
Feb
18
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2012
State Theatre
Feb
18
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2012
State Theatre

The Jayhawks

with Kaiser Cartel
Jan
30
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2011
Mainroom
Jan
30
th
2011
Mainroom

The Jayhawks

with Rogue Valley
Jan
29
th
2011
Mainroom
Jan
29
th
2011
Mainroom

The Jayhawks

with Rogue Valley
Jun
21
st
2010
Mainroom
Jun
21
st
2010
Mainroom

The Jayhawks

with Romantica
Jun
20
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2010
Mainroom
Jun
20
th
2010
Mainroom

The Jayhawks

with StrangeLights
Jun
19
th
2010
Mainroom
Jun
19
th
2010
Mainroom

The Jayhawks

with Kaiser Cartel

More Shows

Aug
11
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7th St Entry

MY BABY

May
7
th
Palace Theatre

Yam Haus

May
22
nd
7th St Entry
Sold Out

The Hold Steady

Jan
10
th
Live Stream

The Jayhawks