Sam Bush + TBA
Saturday, July 1, 7 p.m.
Adults $35, Day of Show $40 children 12 & younger $15
Sam Bush, aka The Father of Newgrass, is known as one of the liveliest performers wherever he plays.
Inspired by the pioneering progressive bluegrass band The New Deal String Band and their rock-flavored approach to bluegrass, Bush formed the New Grass Revival in 1972. Over the next 17 years, he and the band revolutionized the music of the hill country, incorporating everything from gospel and reggae to rock and modern jazz into their tradition-rooted sound.
After a quarter-century of making music with New Grass Revival and collaborating with other bands, Bush went solo. He’s released seven albums and a live DVD over the past two decades. In 2009, the Americana Music Association awarded Bush the Lifetime Achievement Award for Instrumentalist. The Punch Brothers, Steep Canyon Rangers, and Greensky Bluegrass are just a few present-day bluegrass vanguards he’s influenced.
ADDITIONAL CONCERT DETAILS
Gates open to ticket holders at 5:45 p.m. Season pass holders are allowed into the amphitheater 15 minutes early, at 5:30 p.m.
Bring a chair or blanket to sit on. You may bring a coolers or picnic basket, but no alcohol please.
Concerts are held rain or shine, and it can be cool in the mountains when the sun goes down, so bring a raincoat, poncho or umbrella, and a sweater or jacket.
Please note that advance ticket purchases are nonrefundable.
For more information, view our concert FAQs
SAFETY GUIDELINES FOR ATTENDEES
The Roots of American Music concert series is held in the Blue Ridge Music Center’s spacious outdoor amphitheater on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
To make the experience as safe as possible, please stay at home if you have a fever, cough, aches and pains, loss of smell or taste, difficulty breathing, or are sneezing and coughing.
Concert attendees are asked to maintain six feet of distance between groups throughout the evening, including when standing in line and selecting seating locations in the amphitheater.