Amy Kress: Concerts, Fashion Shows, Standup Comedy, and a 2017 Tour

By: Jura Daubenspeck

As 2016 heads for its finale, Amy Kress is showing no signs of stopping. With the recent release of her sophomore album, Fly, Kress has plans to play frequent shows throughout Colorado the remainder of the year, and is already planning out her 2017 Southeast Tour.

The album art from Amy Kress' Fly.

The album art from Amy Kress' Fly.

In regards to touring, Amy is doing what many indie artists do these days: booking her own tour. With help from the BLDGBLKS Music Company team, she has mapped out her tour route, started researching and reaching out to supporting artists, and contacted venues. The three-week tour will take place in May and June 2017, where she’ll be making numerous stops through Kansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and finally, a hometown return to the Denver area.

This jam-packed tour is bound to be one for the books, and will set the stage for Amy to share her inspiring story with a larger audience. When asked about the tour, Amy shared:

"I've never driven across that part of the US, so I'm excited to see new sights and meet new people. I'm looking forward to the whole experience really, both the good and the bad. I'm excited to just being daring, not letting fear of the unknown guide my heart. I'm approaching this fearlessly because no matter the outcome, I'll be doing the most adventurous version of what I love that I can think of."

With a tour less than a year away, Amy will be booking local shows throughout Colorado, as well as open mics and private parties. On October 13th, she will be playing at Moe’s Original Bar B Que, with opening acts Leigh West, Mawule, Pearls and Perelz, and Teal and Tangent. This will also be a reunion performance for Amy and Teal and Tangent’s vocalist Adrienne O; they last played on the same stage together at Adrienne’s Elevation EP release party in April 2016. This eclectic lineup is definitely not one to miss.

Just two days later, on October 15th, Amy will play at the Center Salon and Spa’s 9th Annual Breast Cancer Fashion Show. She’ll be strutting her stuff on the runway, playing her music, and sharing her story for attendees. Then on November 1st, Amy will showcase her hard work at Denver Improv, with a five-minute standup set at the comedy club. Amy’s ability to talk about her whirlwind story in such a straightforward manner will surely prove beneficial for her on stage.

Amy Kress.

Amy Kress.

Amy hopes to play weekly performances from now until her big Spring/Summer 2017 tour, so there will be plenty of chances to see her belt it out. Tickets for her October 13th show at Moe’s can be purchased here. And keep tabs on Amy’s upcoming announcements on her Facebook and blog.

-Jura

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