Pre-sale Tickets to The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Friends Gone in MinutesFor Immediate Release - July 29 - The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: Jeff Hanna, Jimmie Fadden, Bob Carpenter, and John McEuen will play Nashville's Ryman Auditorium on September 14, 2015 as the official kick off to Americana Fest 2015. Due to an overwhelming response, pre-sale tickets for this star-studded show sold out in minutes. Tickets for the general public go on sale Friday, July 31 at 10 a.m. and surely will not last long.
Joining The Dirt Band on September 14 will be instrumental greats Sam Bush on mandolin, Jerry Douglas on resonator guitar, and Byron House on bass. With contributions from Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Famers John Prine and Rodney Crowell, legendary gypsy troubadour Jerry Jeff Walker, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer (and original Dirt Band member) Jackson Browne, and former NGDB band member Jimmy Ibbotson.
All of this is in celebration of the Dirt Band making vital American roots music for fifty years. The show will be taped for PBS, to air during the national pledge drive, March 5-20, 2016. "We're humbled to have all of these amazing artists, who happen to be our friends, come out to honor this legacy," says the Dirt Band's Jeff Hanna.
The Ryman concert and the resulting PBS special will celebrate the entirety of the band's career, as Hanna, Fadden, Carpenter, and McEuen carry the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band forward, into its 50th year of music-making, of unbroken circles, of partnership, brotherhood, and friendship.
Tickets are $45 and $55, available beginning July 31 at 10 a.m., at all Ticketmaster locations, the Ryman Auditorium box office, and www.ryman.com.