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Shawn Holt & The Teardrops

February 9, 2023, 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Contact: Sam & Josie (
The Maintenance Shop

Genre: Blues | For Fans Of: Magic Slim, John Primer, Eddie Shaw, Lonnie Brooks

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Shawn Holt is the son of blues legend Magic Slim. The high energy, hard-driving sound of The Teardrops is still alive and well and if you like what Magic Slim and The Teardrops had been doing for the last 35 years, you can continue to enjoy that unique sound and energy with Shawn Holt, a chip off the old block, fronting his dad's band.

Shawn started playing the blues at the age of 17, when he went on the road with this father and Slim’s brother, uncle Nick Holt, and The Teardrops. Shortly after that tour with his father, Shawn realized his genetic destiny (all the Holt's are talented musicians) and formed his own band. He has been watching, learning, and playing blues ever since.

Shawn Holt & the Teardrops won a Blues Music Award for their debut album Daddy Told Me in the 'Best New Artist Debut' category in 2014. They additional won a Blues Blast Music Award for New Artist Debut Album’ that same year.

TICKETS: $14 ($10 w/ ISU Student ID) in advance | $2 increase day of show



Purchase tickets in person at the M-Shop Box Office or over the phone at 515-294-8349 (M-F 11am-5pm).
A $1 service fee will be added to all telephone orders. Tickets also available online via MidwesTIX
A 3% service fee added to all online orders. 
All tickets are subject to an additional $2 MidwesTIX fee.
Most tickets increase $2 on the day of the show. Click here for full ticket information / policies.

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