Grammy® winner and Hall of Fame member Del McCoury performs in Woodward Theatre on Saturday, December 8th, 2018. 

Even among the pantheon of music’s finest artists, Del McCoury stands alone. From the nascent sound of bluegrass that charmed hardscrabble hillbilly honkytonks 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.  Countless hours of recording sessions and miles of tireless touring have dotted the decades. Del carries on, and carries with him the hallowed traditions of bluegrass and its dedicated following.  The Del McCoury Band won Grammys for Best Bluegrass Album in 2005 and 2013.

Tickets are on sale Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 at 11 am.  Preferred seating tickets are $45, and general tickets are $35.  Doors open at 7:00 pm, show begins at 8:00 pm.

Saturday, 12/8/18


Saturday, 11/3/18


On tour for their 40th Anniversary, Hot Rize performs in Woodward Theatre on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018. 

Steeped in bluegrass tradition through long hours on the road spent listening to the genre’s giants, Hot Rize’s music was and is equally informed by a taste for the music of Leadbelly and Freddie King, swing, old-time Appalachia and more in ways that mirror the broad sweep of Bill Monroe’s influences.  Their original songs are part of the bluegrass canon, and their showmanship earned them the first ever IBMA Entertainer of the Year award.

Tickets are on sale now.  Preferred seating tickets are $45, and general tickets are $35.  Doors open at 7:00 pm, show begins at 8:00 pm.

   Featuring opening act, The Wooks

Featuring opening act, The Wooks

  The Infamous Stringdusters

The Infamous Stringdusters

A band should never stop progressing.  

The Wooks

Forward motion belies creativity and evolution. A staunch and unwavering commitment to progression is how an unassuming group of five friends can collectively become a GRAMMY® Award-winning force of nature. That’s exactly how it happened for The Infamous Stringdusters. Within thirteen years since their 2005 formation, the band—Travis Book [bass, vocals], Andy Falco [guitar, vocals], Jeremy Garrett [fiddle, vocals], Andy Hall [dobro, vocals], and Chris Pandolfi [banjo, vocals]— have consistently forged ahead, relentlessly exploring the musical possibilities of a “bluegrass ensemble” and breaking down boundaries in the process. 

In a genre known for traditionalism, the ‘Dusters have consistently covered new ground, inspired fans, and redefined what a bluegrass band can be. 2018 represented a high watermark for the quintet as they took home a GRAMMY® Award in the category of “Best Bluegrass Album” for their 2017 release Laws of Gravity.  For more about the band, click here.

No seats will be assigned.  All seats are general admission, first come/first served.  Doors open at 7:00 pm, show begins at 8:00 pm.

Friday, 11/09/2018

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A life full of music.  That's the story of Ricky Skaggs.  By age 21, he was already considered a "recognized master" of one of America's most demanding art forms, but his career took him in other directions, catapulting him to popularity and success in the mainstream of country music.  His life's path has taken him to various musical genres, from where it all began in bluegrass music, to striking out on new musical journeys, while still leaving his musical roots intact.

Join us for two special nights in Woodward Theatre with the newest member of the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame, Ricky Skaggs.

Doors open at 7 pm, concert begins at 8 pm for both shows.

FRIDAY, 11/16/2018


SATURDAY, 11/17/2018


Friday, 10/19/2018 - This event is 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.


More Woodward Theatre dates will be announced soon!