Colts Owner Jim Irsay To Bring His Memorabilia And Band To Boston
Yes, you read that right. Although the Colts will be coming to town in November to play the Patriots, owner Jim Irsay will rolling his crew in this summer as well. Irsay will be holding the “The Jim Irsay Collection” show at the TD Garden, where his band will perform, and his rock memorabilia collection will be onsite.
It all takes place this Saturday, July 15. Irsay’s band certainly features many big-name rockers. His nine-man roster includes Mike Mills of R.E.M., actor Danny Nucci, Vince Gill, and Kenny Wayne Shepard on guitar and vocals.
What Is The Jim Irsay Collection?
“Jim Irsay’s passion for rock music, American history and pop culture led him to assemble a robust collection of historic and culturally significant artifacts over several decades that together make up The Jim Irsay Collection,” his official website states.
Some of the items in Irsay’s collection are rare (and very expensive) instruments once owned by rock and roll royalty. His most recent acquisition was a legendary guitar owned by Eddie Van Halen. This is Van Halen’s signature red 2004 Charvel EVH Art Series guitar. Irsay also now owns the “Me and Bobby McGee” Janis Joplin acoustic guitar. In addition, Kurt Cobain’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” guitar also belongs to Irsay.
Outside of music, back in February, Irsay became the owner of Secretariat’s saddle from the 1973 triple crown.
What To Expect On July 15
The TD Garden describes the atmosphere as “a traveling museum of iconic artifacts from rock music, American history and pop culture.” Admission is free, however you must register at JimIrsayCollection.com. The concert portion of the event, featuring Irsay’s all-star band, will also be free with registration.
Prior to coming to the TD Garden, Jim Irsay took his road show to other major NFL markets. Previous stops include Nashville, San Francisco, New York City, and Chicago.