Dispatch & O.A.R. Team Up for Summer 2022 Concert at KettleHouse Amphitheater with G. Love

Alt-roots rock mainstays, Dispatch & O.A.R. have teamed up for an exciting co-headlining concert at KettleHouse Amphitheater on Sunday, July 24, 2022 with the G. Love.

Both Dispatch & O.A.R. have achieved critical acclaim through their impressive music catalogs and are highly respected for their die-hard grassroots audiences that they’ve built through their signature sounds and earnest live performances.

Originating in Vermont and relocating to Boston in the mid 90s, Dispatch released their debut album Silent Steeples in 1996. Their second album Bang Bang came out in 1997 and contains several of their widely known songs including the title track, “Bang Bang,” along with “The General.” The latter was one of the first songs to go viral on Napster. They released Four-Day Trials in 1999, Who Are We Living For? in 2000 and became more popular as they began to tour across the U.S. However, in 2002, the band went on a hiatus until 2012, only performing together for marquee charity shows like The Last Dispatch and Dispatch: Zimbabwe. Fast forward to now, and the band has released four more albums including 2017’s America, Location 12. The album included “Only the Wild Ones,” which reached No. 9 on Billboard’s AAA chart, marking the band’s highest position to date on that chart and their first top 20 track on the radio.

O.A.R. have an equally storied career, and have built a cult-like following that they’ve been growing since they formed in the 90s in Rockville, MD. The band has sold out Madison Square Garden, filled Red Rocks Amphitheater a dozen times and lit up the Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration and played The Today Show, The Tonight Show, Live with Kelly and Ryan, the ESPYs and the list goes on. Two popular singles—“Love and Memories” and “Peace”—and the live album Any Time Now went gold as “Shattered” achieved platinum status. They’ve also made it a point to give back, highlighted by their Heard The World Fund and 2018’s The Concert For Dreams.


PRESALE: Limited Logjam presale tickets will be available online only (while supplies last) from 10am, Wednesday, December 8th to 10pm, Thursday, December 9th. A password will be provided via email after completing the Logjam Presale sign up form where it says GET TICKETS below. PLEASE NOTE: Logjam Gift Cards cannot be used for presale purchases. Learn how to purchase tickets with your Logjam gift card here.

PUBLIC ON SALE: Tickets go on sale Friday, December 10th, 2021 at 12:00pm at the Top Hatonline or by phone at 1 (800) 514-3849. General Admission standing pit tickets, reserved stadium seating tickets and general admission lawn tickets are available. All ages are welcome. Shuttle and parking tickets for this event are also available for advance purchase here.

About Dispatch

Marriage, birth, death, departure; for Dispatch’s Chadwick Stokes and Brad Corrigan, the only constant these past few years has been change. Add to that an exceedingly tense political climate, long-overdue reckonings on racial justice and gender equality, and a runaway global pandemic, and you’ve got an idea of what’s behind the band’s extraordinary new multi-part album. Marking Dispatch’s eighth studio release and first full-length collection without longtime member Pete Francis, the new album will arrive in a series of distinct phases, each consisting of three tracks inspired by the emotional stages of grief and transition. The songs here speak not only to the band’s personal evolution, but to human nature itself, charting a course from denial and resistance to growth and acceptance through deep introspection and empathetic character studies. Heady as that all may sound, the music is pure Dispatch, blending infectious roots rock with hints of reggae, folk, and blues, and the production is similarly lean and energetic, leaving plenty of space for some of the group’s most pointed, political lyrics to date. The result is a timely and essential album from a band still breaking new ground two-and-a-half decades into its storied career, an ode to resilience and survival that manages to find hope and joy on even the darkest of days.

About O.A.R.

O.A.R. might just be music’s biggest, best kept secret. The platinum-certified Rockville, MD band has quietly sold out Madison Square Garden twice, filled Red Rocks Amphitheater a dozen times, earned platinum and gold plaques, lit up the Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration, and built one of the most committed fanbases in the world. The group—Marc Roberge [lead vocals, guitar], Richard On [lead guitar, backing vocals], Chris Culos [drums], Benj Gershman [bass], and Jerry DePizzo [saxophone, guitar, backing vocals] accompanied by Mikel Paris [keys, backing vocals, percussion], and Jon Lampley [trumpet, backing vocals]—ring in 25 years together by strengthening this special bond with audiences everywhere. The implications of this secret have become downright mythic over the years since their first performance at a middle school talent show. Tens of thousands of hours later, they sold out Madison Square Garden for the first time in 2006 only to repeat this feat the next year. Along the way, two singles—“Love and Memories” and “Peace”—and the live album Any Time Now went gold as “Shattered” achieved platinum status. The 2011 anthem “Heaven” emerged as their most successful song on the West Coast. 2019’s The Mighty marked the group’s third consecutive Top 15 debut on the Billboard Top 200. Piquing the curiosity of media, they’ve incited think pieces by everyone from the New York Times to Sports Illustrated and performed on The Today Show, The Tonight Show, Live with Kelly and Ryan, and the Special Olympics Opening Ceremony, the ESPYS, and more. They did it all on their own terms. Beyond indulging their own community, O.A.R. gives back as well. The band’s Heard The World Fund supports youth, education, and the under-served in the United States, raising, and contributing millions to benefit various schools, students, and organizations. They established a scholarship at their alma mater, the Ohio State University, and provide scholarships to veterans and gold star families via Folds of Honor. The Concert For Dreams, performed at NYC’s famous Beacon Theater, raised north of $1 million for Garden of Dreams. Additionally, the band has gone to bat for causes, including Connor’s Cure, standing up to pediatric cancer, raising and donating over $100,000.