Banjo wizard Béla Fleck is easily one of Celebrity Series’ most popular returning artists, and as his fans know, each appearance is entirely different from the last. Across all sorts of bands, venues, and genres (not to mention 15 GRAMMY Awards), Fleck’s limitless vision for the banjo has never ceased to amaze. This tour is a momentous one, however, as Fleck will be returning to his roots and leading his first all-bluegrass tour in quite a long time. As always, Fleck is all-in on the task at hand, bringing together a sort of cross-generational banjo festival highlighting the best of the best.
On a single stage, audiences will enjoy the boundless talents of Michael Cleveland (10-time International Bluegrass Music Association [IBMA] Fiddle Player of the Year; Sierra Hull (three-time IBMA Mandolin Player of the Year and the award’s first-ever female recipient); Justin Moses (IBMA’s 2018 and 2020 winner of both Resophonic Guitar and Dobro Player of the Year); prolific bassist and many-multi-instrumentalist Mark Schatz; and Bryan Sutton (nine-time IBMA Guitar Player of the Year). We couldn’t ask for a better way to kick off our 2021/22 season.
Béla Fleck, banjo
Michael Cleveland, fiddle
Sierra Hull, mandolin
Justin Moses, dobro
Mark Schatz, bass
Bryan Sutton, guitar
“I was kind of surprised, frankly, when I sent out the invite for the first touring ensemble, because everyone I asked said yes!”Béla Fleck