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Del McCoury Band W/ The Hillbenders

November 3, 2021 8:00 PM

Doors Open: 7:00 PM

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PUBLIC: $45.00 / $35.00
MEMBERS: $45.00 / $35.00

PUBLIC / MEMBERS Public Onsale: May 7, 2021 11:31 AM to November 3, 2021 8:00 PM

COVID update:
We at The Kent Stage follow CDC & State of Ohio Health Department guidelines.
If Vaccinated = No Mask required
Not vaccinated = Mask Strongly recommended
However, if the artist has additional requirements, we abide by them.

For this concert, Del McCoury's team has asked for the following

- all patrons must show proof of vaccination, or a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the show

- all patrons must wear masks throughout the show, unless they are eating or drinking.
Thanks for your understanding!
Del McCoury & The Kent Stage

Del McCoury Band
Emerging from humble beginnings in York County, PA nearly eighty years ago, Del McCoury was not the likeliest of candidates for legendary status. As a teen, he was captivated by the banjo playing of one of its masters, Earl Scruggs, and decided he'd be a banjo picker, too. His big break came in early 1963 when he joined Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys. Considered the Father of Bluegrass, Monroe transformed McCoury, moving him from the banjo to guitar, anointing him lead singer, and providing him with a priceless trove of bluegrass tutelage direct from the source.

Now helming the Del McCoury Band, with sons Ronnie and Rob, the ensemble did and continues to represent in a larger, growing musical community a peerless torchbearer for the entire sweep and scope of bluegrass history. Those many years, not to mention a good-natured willingness to stay alert to the latest sounds and opportunities around him, earned McCoury a whole new generation of fans.

"We don't have a setlist," says McCoury. "We try and work in the new songs, but a lot of times it's just requests from the audience. It's more interesting for the band, for me, and for the audience because nobody knows what's coming next."

The band continues to tour internationally, as McCoury is now recognized as an American treasure.

About The HillBenders
Formed in April of 2008, and still touring with the original lineup, The HillBenders have firmly established their presence as one of the most energetic and engaging progressive acoustic bands on the scene and they continue to wow audiences from stages around the contry and around the world. Just over three years ago the band shifted their focus away from original music to tackle their recent critically-acclaimed "Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry" release. This was a strategic choice for a band that first made their name with a barrage of catchy, original songs. While it proved to be an extremely successful decision, vaulting the band onto the global stage, it took the bands time and attention away from their roots and from the very music that started their career. Now The HillBenders have shifted their focus back onto their originals and have released their fourth studio album, appropriately and eponymously titled "The HillBenders". Many of the songs have been shared in live settings over the last couple years as they band toured in support ot "Tommy" but never have they been recorded until now. The new release is now available, check it out at the link above!

Gold Circle tickets are $45, and reserved seats are $35. The show begins at 8 p.m., with doors opening at 7 p.m.

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