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Rattle & Dags debuting May 5 on The Varsity’s Balcony Stage

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Date(s) - 05/05/2018
7:00 pm

The Varsity Center


Rattle & Dags debuting May 5 on The Varsity’s Balcony Stage

Mike Arthur, Jessica Pease, Amy Etcheson and Melissa Triplett are the members of Carbondale’s Rattle & Dags.

CARBONDALE – Carbondale band Rattle & Dags will be making their Balcony Stage debut at The Varsity at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 5.

Rattle & Dags – Australian slang for “hurry up,” for reasons we won’t go into here – performs an eclectic mix of original Americana, old and alternative country music, and unique arrangements that feature female harmonies, guitar, keys and bass.

The Carbondale-based band features members Mike Arthur, Amy Etcheson, Jessica Pease and Melissa Triplett. The band cites influences such as Patsy Cline, Jean Shephard, Gillian Welch and First Aid Kit.

The show begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 5. Tickets are $5 at the door. Cash, credit and debit cards are accepted, and tickets can be purchased when doors open at 6:30. That’s also when The Varsity Bar opens, offering for sale local and other beers and wine, margaritas and other select cocktails, coffee-spiked drinks non-alcoholic beverages and snacks.

The Varsity is downtown Carbondale at 418 S. Illinois Ave. To keep up with events, go to