Alison Young Plays the I.D. Festival


Bridging the gap between the LGBTQ+ community and country rock and roll, Alison Young brings her fusion of two unlikely worlds to OBERON for one night only. Performing a mix of original country songs and covers of contemporary favorites from stars like Luke Bryan and Miranda Lambert (revamped with her own LGBTQ+ twist), don’t miss this one-of-a-kind country music superstar before she takes Nashville by storm.


Alison Young is a hopeless devotee of country rock. Her original songs reflect both the sadness and the fun that come with being trans. Young feels most comfortable breaking down barriers while screaming about guns, beer, and cheatin’ liars.


The Swinging Steaks have been New England’s premier country-rock band for more than 20 years and are among the originators of the current roots rock/alt country movement. The band has appeared with Hank Williams Jr., The Black Crowes, Lynryd Skynyrd, Los Lobos, and more, as well as on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and NPR’s Mountain Stage.


Presented in conversation with A.R.T.’s production of Trans Scripts, the I.D. Festival series celebrates the diverse experiences of the trans community, explores issues of gender identity, and continues OBERON’s engagement with trans artists and stories. Buy a ticket for an I.D. Festival show and Trans Scripts and get a discount. Discount cannot be applied for Zone C tickets.


Alison Young and The Swinging Steaks play Club Oberon on Sunday, January 22. Showtime is 8 PM. Tickets $20