The first two drive-in concerts presented by The Grey Eagle will take place just outside of Asheville in neighboring Maggie Valley, NC.
The Grey Eagle is so excited about this and it could not have come at a better time. Soon the community can gather safely and hear the sweet sounds of Sam’s mandolin!
Many people have missed hearing the twang in Del McCoury’s voice. But that won’t continue for long. Obviously Russ and his crew at The Grey Eagle have not been sitting around in quarantine twiddling their thumbs. Instead, they’ve gotten creative about ways to safely bring the music back to us all!
The first performance, taking place on Sunday, September 20th, is from master mandolinist Sam Bush. From teen fiddle champion to groundbreaking mandolinist to universally revered “King of Telluride,” there is only one Sam Bush. The once rebellious apprentice had become the genre’s gold-standard master.
Tickets for the Sam Bush concert are available at thegreyeagle.com/search/?q=sam+bush.
9-time IBMA Entertainer of the Year Del McCoury follows up on October 3rd as the second part of this socially distanced, drive-in series. Even among the pantheon of music’s finest artists, Del McCoury stands alone. From the nascent sound of bluegrass that charmed hardscrabble hillbilly honkytonks, rural schoolhouse stages, and the crowning glory of the Grand Ole Opry to the present-day culture-buzz of viral videos and digital streams, Del is the living link. With sons Ronnie and Rob, the Del McCoury Band continues to represent in a larger, growing musical community a peerless torchbearer for the entire sweep and scope of bluegrass history…a history that he’s still shaping daily.
Tickets for the Del McCoury concert are available at thegreyeagle.com/search/?q=del+mccoury.
THINGS TO KNOW:
There will be limited parking available and a maximum vehicle occupancy of six guests. RVs, camper vans, and Sprinters are prohibited. Only vehicles with no more than four wheels and clearance of under eight feet will be allowed on site. An HD screen will be included side-stage for a heightened viewing experience, and audio from the show will be broadcasted live via an FM transmitter. Patrons may choose to enjoy the show from the comfort of their cars, or the designated individual viewing areas outside of their vehicles (so bring your camping chairs.)
Visit thegreyeagle.com for additional information.