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Saving Abel & Dearly Departed at TAK Music Venue

Saving Abel will be performing live at TAK Music Venue for the official Mid-Summer Music Fest Pre Party on Saturday, May 8th!!!
Sponsored by WickedGoodTime, Midsummer Rock Fest, and Q105.1
General Admission and VIP Tables available. This is an all ages event.
Limited capacity.
Saving Abel
Formed in 2004 by vocalist Jared Weeks and guitarist Jason Null, Saving Abel combine riff-heavy hard rock with sexually charged lyrics and Southern rock influences. The quintet took root in Corinth, MS, where Weeks and Null cut their teeth in different bands before merging their songwriting talents. In early 2005, the duo attracted attention from producer Skidd Mills, who invited weeks and Null to record in his Memphis studio. Juggling day jobs and regional gigs, the two began driving back and forth between Corinth and Memphis, sporadically recording their self-titled EP with Mills while putting together a full lineup consisting of guitarist Scott Bartlett, bassist Eric Taylor, and drummer Blake Dixon.
Within a year, the EP had earned Saving Abel a contract with Virgin Records, and Mills returned to produce the group’s full-length debut. Combining new material with the EP’s best songs, the self-titled album was issued in March 2008. It went gold within a year, with the lead single “Addicted” cracking the Top 40 and nearly topping the modern rock charts. While touring the country in support of the album, Saving Abel began playing new material, most of which appeared on the sophomore album Miss America in 2010. ~ Andrew Leahey, Rovi
Dearly Departed
Dearly Departed is a metal-turned-rock band made up of Topher Bratland on vocals, Deven Jason on guitar, and Jordan Rasmussen on drums. They are heavily inspired by bands that ignore their genre’s limits and have released songs all the way from melodic hard rock/pop with catchy vocal melodies that’ll get stuck in your head to crushing metalcore with intense story and internal conflict that’s still appealing to the average listener. The Minnesota trio that makes up Dearly Departed, brings an intense live show, crowd pleasing riffs, and relatable vocals. In their region, they have established themselves as one of the best up and coming hard rock acts, drawing hundreds of people in their local market along with interest and radio play on clear channel radio Q105.1 in Fargo, ND and 93X in Minneapolis, MN almost immediately after their debut in 2018.
On track to support artists such as Beartooth, Fame on Fire, Stick To Your Guns, Trivium, Black Label Society, and more before cancellations caused by COVID-19; coupled with the loss of all funding to record their new record, they have been forced to overcome countless obstacles to come out of the pandemic better than before. With the help of their fans, Dearly Departed worked with producer Joshua Barber (Norma Jean, Tech N9ne, Hit The Lights) on their new songs, Hindsight and Chasing You, before going on to self produce a brand new record unlike anything they’ve done before; out later this year.