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Jason Isbell sitting in a chair with his guitar surrounded by the 400 unit

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

Special Guest: Wednesday

Presented by
The Englert Theatre
Adults $135 / $95 / $65
Students & Youth $135 / $95 / $25 (limited availability)
Friday, September 8, 2023, 7:30 pm
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Part of Hancher's 51st season

A Jason Isbell record always lands like a decoder ring in the ears and hearts of his audience, a soundtrack to his world and magically to theirs, too. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit come to Hancher in support of Weathervanes, a new record that carries that same revelatory power—power that will be even more palpable in live performance. This is a storyteller at the peak of his craft, observing his fellow wanderers, looking inside and trying to understand, reducing a universe to four minutes. He shrinks life small enough to name the fear and then strip it away, helping his listeners make sense of how two plus two stops equaling four once you reach a certain age—and carry a certain amount of scars.

Wednesday will open for Isbell. Pitchfork says of the band’s new record, Rat Saw God, “Wednesday’s noisy, rangy sound finds a home in the quiet, lonely corners of America. Their outstanding new album is why they’re one of the best indie rock bands around.”

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Website

Wednesday Website

Preorder food from the Stanley Café!

Avoid the lines by making your food selections before you come to Hancher Auditorium. Most entrées are only available through pre-order and cannot be purchased on-site at the performance. Snacks and beverages will be available on-site. 

Orders must be placed by noon the day before the performance.

Preorder food

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Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Paris Young in advance at (319) 467-4849 or at