October 18-20, 2018
THURSDAY - 10/18/18
The first event in the new building takes place in the state-of-the-art Woodward Theatre and centers on the International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) special Hall of Fame induction class of Vassar Clements, Mike Seeger, Jake Tullock, Allen Shelton, and Joe Val. This special evening features performances by current Hall of Fame members as well as other artists paying homage to those who shaped bluegrass music. Due to the nature of this event, attendance is by invitation only.
FRIDAY - 10/19/18
Sam Bush Concert - Sold Out!
Kentucky native Sam Bush headlines the first public event in Woodward Theatre, which has already sold out. Much like one of his influences, Bill Monroe, Sam Bush is an innovator and continues to push the boundaries while tipping his hat to those who blazed the trail before him.
SATURDAY - 10/20/18
Free Day of Music - Outdoor Stage
Saturday features FREE concerts on the outdoor stage. Called “Downtown ROMP,” it is a full day of music with performances by High Fidelity, Front Country, Town Mountain, and headliner Yonder Mountain String Band. A capacity crowd of 1,500 is expected. This is also the first day the general public may tour the new museum. Exhibits open at noon. Hours of operation beyond Grand Opening are Monday-Saturday 10am to 5pm, Sundays 1pm to 5pm.
1. Gates open @ noon.
2. See map for available parking.
3. You can bring chairs, but space is limited.
4. No coolers.
5. No pets.
6. Food vendors will be onsite.
7. Exhibits open at noon for touring with paid admission.
8. Schedule for the day:
1:00 High Fidelity - Bluegrass
3:00 Front Country
5:00 Town Mountain
7:00 Yonder Mountain String Band
9. Bring your dancin' shoes!