Banjo king Béla Fleck is at the epicenter of American folk and bluegrass – but the 15-time Grammy winner has also “baffled the Grammy awards” (New York Times), winning for country, jazz, pop, world music, classical crossover, and folk. Returning to “the root of my musical soul,” as he puts it, Fleck has assembled a large ensemble of fellow bluegrass all-stars, including the charismatic Grammy-nominated singer, Sierra Hull; ever a restless explorer, Fleck is sure to seek out new musical terrain.
Program to be announced from the stage.
My Bluegrass Heart is that return the 15-time Grammy winner has been talking about – the third chapter in a decades-spanning trilogy which, by his counting, started with 1988’s Drive and continued with The Bluegrass Sessions, released eleven years later. Over the long and lauded course of his unique creative run, Béla Fleck — the world’s premier banjo virtuoso and a celebrated musical adventurer — has both dug deep into his instrument’s complex global history and unlocked the breadth of its possibilities. My Bluegrass Heart is a homecoming in sound, to be sure.
My Bluegrass Heart is vividly collaborative, and part of Fleck’s talent as a leader is encouraging his bandmates to shine. If the band is an amalgamation of generations, ideas and style, the songs are maybe even more so. It’s not a straight bluegrass album, but it’s written for a bluegrass band.
2433 West Lake Road, Skaneateles, NY 13152 (about 4.5 miles south of Route 20)
Parking at Robinson Pavilion provided free at the venue and will be directed by volunteers
“A” ticket seating is open seating with chairs for A ticket holders — designated near the front of the stage and on the upper terrace areas at the Robinson Pavilion. “B” ticket seating is lawn seating, first come / first seated designated in the grass tiers of the amphitheater. Bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on.
Presale tickets refer to all tickets that are sold before the day of the concert. There are no special requirements to be eligible to purchase presale tickets!
Skaneateles Festival Office
97 East Genesee Street
Hours: M-F 10am – 5pm
On concert nights, if tickets are still available, they can be purchased at the venue entrance as follows:
First Pres. Church – side entrance off the parking lot – beginning at 7:30pm
Robinson Pavilion – tent near the Tasting Room – beginning at 6:00pm