DEL McCOURY BAND
Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 7:30pm
For more than fifty years, Del McCoury’s music has defined authenticity for hard core bluegrass fans as well as a growing number of fans among those only vaguely familiar with the genre. McCoury is something special, a living link to the days when bluegrass was made only in hillbilly honkytonks, schoolhouse shows and on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. He remains a commandingly vital presence today, from prime time and late night talk show TV to music festivals where audiences number in the hundreds of thousands.
The fifth decade of their half-century of music making has been filled with new and ongoing triumphs. The Band has shown unprecedented stability, with but a single change in membership in twenty years; nine IBMA Entertainer of the Year trophies, their namesake earned membership in the cast of the legendary Grand Ole Opry in 2003, and the Band earned their first Best Bluegrass Album GRAMMY Award two years later followed by their second GRAMMY win in 2014 (to go along with double digit nominations); they traveled with the groundbreaking post-O Brother “Down From The Mountain” tour, performed and recorded (on his GRAMMY-winning “These Days”) with Gill and with country star Dierks Bentley; they are a regular at the Bonnaroo Music Festival, and Del’s namesake festival, DelFest has quickly become one of the premier string band events in the Country. Bluegrass. Members $44*, Non-Members $49 (* Members of Hopkins Activity Center and Hopkins Center for the Arts receive the member discount for this concert.)
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Okee Dokee Brothers
Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 7pm
As childhood friends growing up in Denver Colorado, Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing were always exploring the outdoors. Whether it was rafting down their neighborhood creek or discovering hiking trails through the Rocky Mountains, Joe and Justin were born adventurers. Now, as the GRAMMY Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers, they have put this passion for the outdoors at the heart of their Americana Folk music.
Joe and Justin record and perform family music with a goal to inspire children and their parents to get outside and get creative. They believe this can motivate kids to gain greater respect for the natural world, their communities and themselves. The four-time Parents’ Choice Award winners have garnered praise from the likes of NPR’s All Things Considered and USA Today, and have been called “two of family music’s best songwriters.” Kids Folk. Members $25, Non-members $30