Tuesday, May 29, at 8 p.m.
TD Stage at the Peace Center
Lawn seating: $35, Genevieve’s package: $65
Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder will play the Peace Center’s TD Stage on Tuesday, May 29, at 8 p.m., as part of the Corona Concert Series.
Ricky Skaggs struck his first chords on a mandolin more than 50 years ago, and this 15-time Grammy® Award-winner continues to do his part to lead the recent roots revival in music. With 12
consecutive Grammy-nominated classics behind him, the diverse and masterful tones made by the gifted Skaggs come from a life dedicated to playing music that is both fed by the soul and felt by the heart.
Skaggs has put his own stamp on the country format by infusing his bluegrass and traditional country music roots into the contemporary Nashville sound. In 1982, he became a member of the Grand Ole Opry, the youngest to ever be inducted at that time. With a wide catalog that boasts a total of 12 No. 1 hits, he garnered eight Country Music Association Awards – including the coveted Entertainer of the Year trophy in 1985. Legendary guitarist Chet Atkins even credited Skaggs with “single-handedly saving country music.”
The all-star lineup of Kentucky Thunder includes Paul Brewster (tenor vocals, rhythm guitar), Russ Carson (banjo), Jake Workman (lead guitar), Mike Barnett (fiddle), Dennis Parker (baritone vocals, guitar), and Jeff Picker (bass).
Other upcoming Corona Concert Series concerts are Mission Temple Fireworks Revival
featuring Paul Thorn & Band, The Blind Boys of Alabama and The McCrary Sisters (April 28); Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, with special guest Particle Kid (June 7); Maxi Priest (June 29); Sister Hazel (Aug. 3) and The Marshall Tucker Band (Aug. 30).
Tickets for the Tuesday, May 29, 8 p.m. performance by Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder are $35 for lawn seating and $65 for the Genevieve’s package and may be purchased by calling 864.467.3000 or 800.888.7768, in person at the Peace Center Box Office or online atwww.peacecenter.org. Tickets go on sale to Peacekeepers beginning now and go on sale to the public on Friday, March 30, at 10 a.m. Handling fees will apply to phone and online sales.
For more information about the Peace Center and its upcoming events, visit www.peacecenter.org.