Event Reviews
Marcus King with Myron Elkins

Marcus King

with Myron Elkins

McGrath Amphitheater • Cedar Rapids, Iowa • June 3, 2023

Myron Elkins at McGrath Ampitheater.
Jeremy Glazier
Myron Elkins at McGrath Ampitheater.

Myron Elkins’ album Factories, Farms, & Amphetamines, produced by Dave Cobb, has garnered significant attention, earning the band the opening spot for many headliners, and sharing the stage with Marcus King was a perfect match. Elkins and the band delivered a fantastic performance, warming up the crowd for Marcus King with their signature Michigan-based rock and roll. As the guys wrapped up their set, many attendees rushed to the merch booth to grab an album and express their gratitude to Myron for an outstanding opening performance.

Myron Elkins belting out some tunes from the new album Factories, Farms & Amphetamines.
Jeremy Glazier
Myron Elkins belting out some tunes from the new album Factories, Farms & Amphetamines.
Caleb Stampfler hitting the note with the band.
Jeremy Glazier
Caleb Stampfler hitting the note with the band.
Nate Johnson leaning hard into those bass lines.
Jeremy Glazier
Nate Johnson leaning hard into those bass lines.
Avry Whitaker and his gorgeous Rickenbacher.
Jeremy Glazier
Avry Whitaker and his gorgeous Rickenbacher.
Jake Bartlett keeping the train on the tracks in Cedar Rapids.
Jeremy Glazier
Jake Bartlett keeping the train on the tracks in Cedar Rapids.

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Marcus King lights up the night at McGrath Ampitheater.
Jeremy Glazier
Marcus King lights up the night at McGrath Ampitheater.

Then, the Marcus King Band illuminated the McGrath Amphitheater on the banks of the Cedar River, showcasing some of the finest musical talent on the road today. With the ability to effortlessly deliver swampy blues and soulful R&B, Marcus King and his band had the entire audience on their feet, as the nonstop set flowed seamlessly from one fantastic song to the next. It’s an absolute treat to witness these potential legends in the making, and Cedar Rapids eagerly anticipates their next visit for another spectacular show.

Marcus King and his Grandfather's 1962 Gibson ES-345.
Jeremy Glazier
Marcus King and his Grandfather’s 1962 Gibson ES-345.
Jack Ryan and Animal keeping the rhythm tight.
Jeremy Glazier
Jack Ryan and Animal keeping the rhythm tight.
The Marcus King Horn section.
Jeremy Glazier
The Marcus King Horn section.
Stephen Campbell holding on to the low end for Marcus King at McGrath Ampitheater.
Jeremy Glazier
Stephen Campbell holding on to the low end for Marcus King at McGrath Ampitheater.
Mike Runyon laying some sweet melodies on keys.
Jeremy Glazier
Mike Runyon laying some sweet melodies on keys.
Drew Smithers reaching high with his slide work.
Jeremy Glazier
Drew Smithers reaching high with his slide work.
Marcus King at McGrath Ampitheater.
Jeremy Glazier
Marcus King at McGrath Ampitheater.
Drew Smithers adds some tasty licks to the tunes.
Jeremy Glazier
Drew Smithers adds some tasty licks to the tunes.

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