Béla Fleck's New York Banjo Summit
featuring newly added Abagail Washburn
Wednesday October 2nd @ 7:30 p.m.
About Béla: Born and raised in New York City, Béla Fleck actually began his musical career playing the guitar. In the early 1960's, while watching the Beverly Hillbillies, the bluegrass sounds of Flatt & Scruggs flowed out of the TV and Earl Scruggs's banjo style hooked Béla's interest immediately. It wasn't until his grandfather bought him a banjo in September 0f 1973 that it became his full time passion.
About the NY Banjo Summit: Many of the world's most influential bluegrass banjo players - all with ties to New York State - will unite to perform in a concert that will find the banjo being performed in both conventional and unexpected ways. In performances ranging from solos and duets to full-tilt banjo blowouts with all the players and an acoustic band, the concert stage will range from the traditional backdrop of bluegrass and old-time country music to the more unconventional banjo genres including jazz, classical, and rock music. Banjo mastermind, Béla Fleck will be joined by Tony Trischka, Bill Keith, Richie Stearns, Eric Weissberg, and Noam Pikelny.
To view the participating artists' full Bios, click here
Tickets on sale Saturday March 30th @ noon
Tickets are $39.50, $49.50, and $69.50 (plus applicable service/delivery fees)