GRAMMY-nominated singer, songwriter and musician Billy Strings will perform four socially distanced shows at Columbia, SC’s Columbia Speedway Entertainment Center April 1-4. Tickets for the special concert series—which will be sold in “coves”—go on-sale this Friday, March 5 at 11:00am ET/10:00am CT. Full ticket details can be found HERE.
These new performances are just the latest in-person events confirmed for Strings, who will return to the stage March 19-21 with three sold-out shows at St. Augustine FL’s The Saint Augustine Amphitheatre. He will also perform in Austin, TX on Sunday, March 28 as part of Luck Reunion and the Long Center’s “Long Live Music” concert series. Full details are available HERE.
The in-person dates follow an ambitious series of virtual concerts held over the last year, which will continue later this month: March 24 and 25 from New Orleans’ Tipitina’s and March 26 from Austin’s Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater. Broadcasting each night at 10:00pm ET/9:00pm CT via nugs.net, the performances will help raise money for local organizations in both cities: Save Tip’s in New Orleans and the SIMS Foundation in Austin. Tickets are on-sale now with a selection of purchase options, including a special bundle that includes access to all three shows. Full details can be found at 2nu.gs/BillyStringsWebcast. These three performances represent what are hopefully the final audience-free livestreams of the year. Of Strings’ most recent six-night “Déjà Vu Experiment” run at NY’s The Capitol Theatre,Glide declares, “a masterclass in musical improvisation as the four musicians effortlessly navigated this free-form cosmic journey with the patience and clear sense of purpose it requires.”
These events continue a breakthrough series of years for Strings, who is nominated for Best Bluegrass Album at the 63rd GRAMMY Awards for his critically acclaimed new record, Home. Out now on Rounder Records, Home was produced by Glenn Brown and furthers Strings’ reputation as “one of string music’s most dynamic young stars” (Rolling Stone). Of the album, Associated Press proclaims, “it is his creative musical storytelling, paired with solid vocals on Home that should seal the deal, pleasing fans of the genre and creating some new ones…the perfect blend of pure talent and pluck,” while The Wall Street Journal declares, “Billy Strings has clearly emerged as a premier guitar flatpicker of this era.” Moreover, Strings and the album topped Billboard’s 2020 year-end chart in both Bluegrass categories: Top Bluegrass Albums Artists and Top Bluegrass Albums Titles.