The Broadberry requires proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test result to attend this show.
Please bring your CDC-issued vaccination card OR a professionally administered COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of doors opening for entry into the venue.
Proof of Vaccination: a physical vaccine card, photocopy, or digital version of your CDC-issued vaccination record. You are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after your final dose. You must present a government-issued ID that matches the name on the vaccine card.
Negative COVID-19 test: Tests must be administered by or under the supervision of a medical professional. At-home tests will not be accepted. The name on the negative result must match the name on your government-issued ID. The date and time of the negative test must be no longer than 72 hrs prior to doors opening for the show.
A man armed only with a banjo and a bass drum can be a formidable force, especially if his name is William Elliott Whitmore. With his powerful voice and honest approach, Whitmore comes from the land, growing up on a family farm in Lee County, Iowa. Still living on the same farm today, Whitmore has truly taken the time to discover where his center lies, and from that he will not be moved.
Whitmore has repeatedly carved his own path, honoring the longstanding tradition of folk music throughout his nearly 20 year career, while always allowing his blues, soul and punk rock influences to shine through. Getting his first break opening for his friend’s hardcore band with just a banjo in hand, he would discover bands like The Jesus Lizard, Bad Brains, Lungfish and Minutemen and soon learn to play his own brand of rural, roots music with that same DIY ethic.
William Elliott Whitmore has been back and forth across the United States and to cities around the world. He’s toured with such diverse acts as Frank Turner, Trampled By Turtles, Clutch and Chris Cornell to name a few. He’s appeared on some of the biggest stages around the world including Stagecoach Fest, Byron Bluesfest (Australia) and End of the Road Fest (UK). His willingness to take his show to any playing field has proved invaluable as he turned strangers to diehards with every performance.