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SAN FRANCISCO, CA- Travis Hayes is set to close at The Independent (628 Divisadero St. San Francisco, CA 94117) on Thursday September 15th at 8 PM. He will be playing with M. Lockwood Porter, and Vandella. Advance tickets will be $12 and tickets at the door will be $14.

Travis Hayes has been taking the west coast by storm —  headlining the Great American Music Hall in May, Neck of the Woods in June, and performing at Harvard and Stone in Los Angeles. Simply put by Music Junkie Press, “If you are from the Bay Area and haven’t been to a Travis Hayes show, then you are missing out.”

Travis Hayes headlines The Independent on Thursday, September 15th.

-Travis Hayes



What neighborhood do you live in?
-Inner Richmond

Best money saving tip?
-Wear all black and make less trips to the laundromat.

What do you refuse to spend money on?
-Facebook Ads

Most expensive thing you’ve ever bought?
-Last year I bought a brand spankin’ new black acoustic guitar.

How’d that feel?
-Scary but necessary.

Favorite cheap eat?
-Tommy’s Joynt

Favorite dive bar?
-Thee Parkside

Best deal you’ve ever gotten?
-I played an Apple event earlier this year and they gave me a brand new Macbook Pro for a 30min set. It felt a little like winning the lottery.

Favorite free thing to do?
-I love hiking around the Bay Area with friends.

If you woke up a millionaire, what’s the first thing you’d buy?
-Oh man, I’d probably buy a car or tour van… I haven’t owned a car in over 10 years.

Despite not having money, do you still love your life?
-I found the woman of my dreams, we live in San Francisco, and I make a living through music. It’s a pretty damn good life.

Do you own my book?
-I do have one at my place. I think it belongs to my girlfriend.

Best hangover cure?
-20oz Fresh Squeezed OJ

Are you a hipster?
-I’ve only tried two of the twenty La Croix flavors… how many does it take?

Travis Hayes headlines The Independent on Thursday, September 15th.


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