The Del McCoury Band

June 15, 2024
7:00 pm
The Grove, Glasgow, Ky
The Grove Outdoor Venue & Drinkery – Glasgow, Kentucky
The Del McCoury Band
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Join us for a night of music featuring the legendary Del McCoury Band with special guest and rising star, mandolin prodigy Wyatt Ellis!

About the Artists

The Del McCoury Band

Even among the pantheon of music’s finest artists, Del McCoury stands alone. From the nascent sound of bluegrass that charmed hardscrabble hillbilly honkytonks, rural schoolhouse stages, 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.

On primetime and late-night television talk shows, there is Del. From headlining sold-out concerts to music festivals of all genres, including one carrying his namesake, there is Del. Where audiences number in the tens of thousands, and admirers as diverse as country-rock icon Steve Earle and jamband royalty Phish count as two among hundreds, there is Del.

Now helming the Del McCoury Band, with sons Ronnie and Rob, the ensemble did and continues to represent in a larger, growing musical community a peerless torchbearer for the entire sweep and scope of bluegrass history . Those many years, not to mention a good-natured willingness to stay alert to the latest sounds and opportunities around him, earning McCoury a whole new generation of fans.

Wyatt Ellis

Born not far from the Great Smoky Mountains, Wyatt Ellis’ first recollection of hearing the mandolin was Bobby Osborne’s iconic solo on the Osborne Brothers’ bluegrass classic “Rocky Top.” Hearing the Tennessee bluegrass anthem echo throughout the early years of his childhood is what led Wyatt to set his sights on learning to play mandolin. With his schedule packed with school, Boy Scouts and team sports, it was hard to find time for music.

When he was almost 10 years old, Wyatt talked his dad into buying him a used mandolin so he could learn to play it just like Bobby. Soon, he began weekly mandolin lessons in his hometown and quickly developed a strong desire to attend local bluegrass jams. He told his non-musical parents that he wanted to play his new mandolin alongside other bluegrass pickers.

As a young musician just starting out on his musical journey, Wyatt has found that the bluegrass community is full of supporters, kind words, and encouragement. He has accrued more than 100,000 followers on combined social media before ever releasing a single and has shared the stage with the who’s who of bluegrass including Billy Strings, Sierra Hull, Peter Rown, Molly Tuttle and countless more.

RAIN OR SHINE

Gates 6:00 pm CST

Showtime 7:00 pm CST

ALL ages welcome. Kids 12 and under are FREE!

Food Vendors will be on-site!

ADA Accessible

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