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Neil Young show announced at fairgrounds

Legendary rock-and-roller Neil Young is playing his first-ever Vermont show in Essex Junction on July 19.

Higher Ground announced the show on Monday, and tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. The show will take place in the grandstand at the Champlain Valley Exposition. Young will be playing with the band Promise of the Real, a Los Angeles-based rock group led by Lukas and Micah Nelson, whose father is legendary rock and country performer Willie Nelson.

Young and Promise of the Real are touring in support of a new album they co-created entitled, “The Monsanto Years.” It is scheduled for a June 16 release. Promise of the Real has performed with Willie Nelson and Young in the past. The band’s tour with Young is dubbed the Rebel Content Tour. More information is available at www.promiseofthereal.com.

The Essex Junction show will feature opening act Puss N Boots. The female trio consists of Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and Catherine Popper, and focuses on country, Americana and rockabilly music.

“This all-girl power trio delivers by singing their tails off and making people laugh like crazy,” according to a press release from Higher Ground.

Puss N Boots will be releasing its first album in July.

Tickets range from $35 to $75 and can be purchased at flynntix.org, by calling (802) 86-FLYNN, or in person at the Flynn Theater box office in Burlington.

Every ticket purchased online will come with a choice of either a standard physical CD or standard digital copy of the album, “The Monsanto Years.” Visit www.highergroundmusic.com for more information.

Neil Young, center, will play with the band Promise of the Real at the Champlain Valley Exposition on July 19. CONTRIBUTED

Neil Young, center, will play with the band Promise of the Real at the Champlain Valley Exposition on July 19.
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