Neko Case

Fremont Theater Presents at Fremont Theater

San Luis Obispo, CA


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Event Details

Neko Case and special guest Leyla McCalla will be performing live on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at the Fremont Theater


Saturday, June 11, 2022

Door Time- 7:00 PM

Show Time- 8:00 PM


Tickets ON SALE NOW!

$46 - $53 General Admission


*** Message from Neko****

Hello! This is Neko Case. I’m here to ask that you please mask up during the upcoming show to keep your fellow music lovers and performers safe.
Covid has been devastating to my friends and family and I myself came down with the virus last year during a tour, as I have no choice but to sing WITHOUT a mask. I know first-hand the damage Covid did too my lungs, and frankly I cannot afford for that to happen again to ANY of us.
I also care very much for YOUR safety. As Covid cases are drastically on the rise I ask you to please help me keep YOU and my beloved band and crew covid free. Thank you so much and have a wonderful time at our show!


Neko Case

Is there another songwriter so fearless and inventive?  Bending decades of pop music into new shapes, Neko Case wields her voice like a kiss and her metaphors like a baseball bat. She has cast the fishing net of her career wide—from Seattle and Vancouver to Chicago and Stockholm, setting up her home base on a farm in New England.

Gathering power year after year, Neko sings with the fierce abandon of a newborn infant crying in a basket in the woods. Since escaping the labels of country and Americana, the gorgeous train-whistle vocals of her early career sit submerged in her later style, where their ghost can appear any minute. When her voice jumps an octave, it’s almost visible, like sparks at night. “I never knew where I wanted to go or what I wanted to do with my voice,” she says, “but I just wanted to do it so bad.”

With a career spanning over twenty years, she has famously collaborated with The New Pornographers and Case/Lang/Veirs in addition to releasing many critically acclaimed solo albums, including ‘Fox Confessor Brings The Flood’, ‘Middle Cyclone’ and most recently 2018’s ‘Hell-On’.  

She’s doing it on her own terms, but the legacy she’s building is one that can stand up to music made by any other solo artist in her lifetime. Don’t look away; you never know what might happen. “I’m just trying,” she says, “to be myself as hard as I can.”

Leyla McCalla

"Her voice is disarmingly natural...her magnificently transparent music holds tidings of family, memory, solitude and the inexorability of time: weighty thoughts handled with the lightest touch imaginable.” —The New York Times Leyla McCalla finds inspiration from her past and present, whether it is her Haitian heritage or her adopted home of New Orleans, she — a bilingual multi- instrumentalist, and alumna of Grammy award-winning African-American string band, the Carolina Chocolate Drops — has risen to produce a distinctive sound that reflects the union of her roots and experience. McCalla’s music is at once earthy, elegant, soulful and witty — it vibrates with three centuries of history, yet also feels strikingly fresh, distinctive and contemporary, sonically blending New Orleans influences and Haitian rhythms, with lyrics sung in English, French and Haitian Creole. McCalla’s widely-acclaimed collaborative project, Songs of Our Native Daughters (Rhiannon Gidd ens, Amythyst Kiah, Leyla McCalla, and Allison Russell), released viaSmithsonian Folkways in 2019. The album pulled influence from past sources to create a reinvented slave narrative, confronting sanitized views about America’s history of slavery, racism, and misogyny from a powerful, modern Black female perspective. Leyla is currently working on her newest project, Breaking the Thermometer to Hide the Fever, a multidisciplinary music, dance and theatre work commissioned by Duke Performances that follows Leyla’s personal journey as she uncovers the history of Radio Haiti, Haiti’s first privately owned Creole-speaking radio station. The album companion to this theater work will be released in late 2021"


As of March 20, 2022, the Fremont Theater will no longer require proof of vaccination or a negative test.

Facial coverings are optional.

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Event Location


Fremont Theater

1035 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401

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Neko Case

Leyla McCalla