september, 2020

07sep5:30 pm7:30 pmBackporch Series at the Dairy: Shanna in a Dress


Event Details

Backporch Series at the Dairy Arts Center loading dock. Social distanced seating and masked required. Bring your own chair!

Come round to the back of the Dairy on an afternoon or evening for a live performance. We use our loading dock as a stage, and our shaded parking lot for a safely distanced and masked audience area, to enjoy the irreplaceable experience of real live people putting on a show. Beyond your attendance, we ask that you help us create the space for this to happen by following the appropriate guidelines, protecting yourselves and each other in the communal act of art appreciation with mutual respect. Each party will maintain safe distance from others, as marked on the asphalt, and wear a face covering at all times. Let this be an example of how our community holds each other up in times of need.

Concessions including beer and wine will be available for purchase with credit card only.

We will be collecting a cell phone number for your reservation at the time of check out. We will only use this number in the case of emergency instructions via text message such as a weather delay.

Shanna in a Dress

September 7, 5:30 PM MDT

Shanna in a Dress is your quirky best friend who refuses to wear pants. She says what everyone is thinking but no one else will say and you’ll get an uncensored journey of clever humor and heartbreak with a hefty side of entertainment at her shows. This witty wordsmith is known for making audiences laugh and cry, sometimes in the same song. Think Jason Mraz mixed with Ingrid Michaelson with a twist of Phoebe Buffay from Friends all wrapped up in a sweet voice accented by guitar, piano, and ukulele.

“Shanna in a Dress combines witty, heartfelt songwriting with great musicianship guaranteed to deliver a memorable experience for anyone lucky enough to hear her. From the incredibly moving “Daddy’s Little Girl” to the super funny “Mmm That’s Hot” she hits home on every level taking her listeners on a delightful roller coaster ride of laughter, tears and everything in between.”

— Steve Seskin, Grammy-nominated songwriter

Opening for Shanna will be the virtuosic duo of Eric Wiggs and Dylan McCarthy. You may know Eric as the impressive flatpicker from the band Masontown and the Honeytree Duo. He also has a Masters degree in Jazz Performance from CU, and is an integral part of the local music community as a tireless teacher and organizer of countless acoustic jams. Dylan is the 2019 Rockygrass Mandolin Champion, a Berklee College of Music alumnus, and a hard-working collaborator and performer in the Colorado folk and bluegrass scene.


(Monday) 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm