Bartees Strange

Washington, DC

Born in the United Kingdom and relocated to Oklahoma just before middle school, Bartees Cox’s young life was filled with professional vocal lessons from his mom, sandwiched in between basketball, football and track practices, games and meets. Music quickly became his passion as he became fixated on the blooming hardcore and emo scenes of the Midwest and Deep South, including bands like At the Drive-In, American Football and As Cities Burn. “There are so many black and brown people like me all over the country who are hiding in plain sight every day who feel discouraged, who feel like they have to hide a part of themselves to be accepted or who aspire to be something great but don't know if it's possible,” Cox said. “I just want those people to hear my music and be able to free themselves.”

Music Sampler

Artist Performances

Thursday August 1st from 7:55 PM - 8:45 PM at OB's Brau Haus
Friday August 2nd from 2:35 PM - 3:25 PM at Dèjá Vu Martini Lounge
Friday August 2nd from 9:25 PM - 10:15 PM at The Bar on the Avenue
Saturday August 3rd from 12:05 PM - 12:55 PM at The Bent Keg (Formerly Mill Creek)
Sunday August 4th from 2:45 PM - 3:35 PM at Fox River House