Dec 17

Grapplin' Greg: The Story of Greg Bell w/s/g Eastbound Jesus

Documentary Premiere + Live Performance

Time 7:30PM
Ticket Prices $22 (Event), $37 (VIP)
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Dec 17 7:30PM
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Join us for the documentary premiere of Grapplin' Greg: The Story of Greg Bell – an uncensored and (mostly) true look into one of the Capital Region’s most venerable live music lovers and concert promoters! The evening will also feature a live performance by Eastbound Jesus.

Greg Bell of Guthrie/Bell Productions has been a staple in the Albany music community for three decades. Starting in the early 90s, he ended up on a journey that has led him to give countless new bands from the region a stage to play on. For bands from around the country, Bell has made Albany a stop to look forward to – always with the support and enthusiasm you might get more often from a fan, than a promoter.

‘Grapplin’ Greg’ will tell the story of Greg Bell, from how he fell in love with live music, to booking a couple small bar shows for friends, to events at venues like The Palace Theatre, Albany Armory and beyond. Greg Bell doesn’t just book shows, he has helped nurture a music scene that truly feels like a community.

The title of the documentary comes from the Eastbound Jesus (for whom Bell serves as manager) song of the same name. The song tells a tale of Bell as a wrestler, defeating a bear that attempts to start a drum circle at his legendary festival, Bellstock. Perhaps he never went toe to toe with a bear, but from being a star wrestler to threatening to burn drums, much of the tale is true. The song, like his life, is an entertaining ride.

$22 EVENT TICKETS include a ticket to the Documentary Screening + Eastbound Jesus performance.

$37 VIP TICKETS include a ticket to the Documentary Screening + Eastbound Jesus performance, exclusive event memorabilia, Pre-Show Reception from 6pm - 7pm including complimentary hors d'oeuvres, cash bar + drink specials.

Ticket Information

$22 EVENT TICKETS include a ticket to the Documentary Screening + Eastbound Jesus performance.

$37 VIP TICKETS include a ticket to the Documentary Screening + Eastbound Jesus performance, exclusive event memorabilia, Pre-Show Reception from 6pm - 7pm including complimentary hors d'oeuvres, cash bar + drink specials.