Jackie Venson

Crossroads Stage + Buick GMC of Beaverton Blues Stage

1 PM + 6 PM

Known far and wide for her beautifully complex music and blazing guitar skills, Jackie Venson is a multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter. Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Jackie has traveled the world playing to crowds both as headliner and as support for major acts such as Keb’ Mo’, Gary Clark Jr, Aloe Blacc, Melissa Etheridge, and Citizen Cope, to name a few.

In 2020, Jackie released her studio album Vintage Machine, follow up to her 2019 breakout album, Joy. Music from Vintage Machine featured heavily on Jackie’s taping for Austin City Limits’ 46th season, and she released the full set on Live at Austin City Limits later that year. In 2021 came Love Transcends, her first studio album centered on the blues and, at the start of 2023, she released Evolution of Joy (a reimagining of Joy) with producer Frenchie Smith (Jet, Toadies, Wild Child).

One thing holds true for Jackie Venson — what with the uncertainty of the times we’re living in — she’s going to play her music, speak her truth, and spread as much joy as she can.

Jul 4
Jul 4