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The Messthetics

Jazz and experimental guitarist Anthony Pirog leads this instrumental power trio that includes bassist Joe Lally and Brendan Canty on drums (the rhythm section of the legendary punk rock band Fugazi). Pirog is a mainstay on Washington, DC’s avant-garde jazz scene, who in this collaboration with Lally and Canty creates “guitar acrobatics and rhythmic fury” while also fostering “beautifully meditative moments” (

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Patron Sponsors

  • Jill & James Quisenberry

Patron Co-sponsors

  • Frances & Marc Ansel
  • Beverly & Mike Friese
  • Gigi & Frank Miles
  • A. Mark Neuman
  • Brenda & Steve Pacey
  • Julia & Gene Robinson
  • Trent Shepard

Corporate and Community Gold Sponsor

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Corporate and Community Silver Sponsor

  • Kessler Optical

Corporate and Community Bronze Sponsors

  • The Blind Man Hunter Douglas Gallery
  • Carter’s Furniture
  • Dimond Bros. Insurance, LLC
  • The Upper Bout

The three-day guitar spectacular of ELLNORA is possible only because of individual donations and corporate sponsorships. Krannert Center thanks our event sponsors—performances at the Center could not happen without their support. We hope you will consider joining them to ensure Krannert Center’s vibrancy now and for generations to come. Learn more about sponsoring an event »

Event Details

Stage 5
Fr Sep 06, 2019 - 10:30pm
Free (Donations Encouraged)