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Historic Academy of Music Theatre

January 19, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

| $30 – $107

 

The Academy Presents:

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

 

Tickets for this event will be released to members October 3 – 10, 2018. Remaining tickets will be released to the public on October 11, 2018.

 


 

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, “the king and queen of the banjo” (Paste Magazine), have a musical partnership like no other. Béla Fleck is a fifteen-time Grammy Award winner who has taken the instrument across multiple genres, and Abigail Washburn a singer-songwriter and clawhammer banjo player who re-radicalized it by combining it with Far East culture and sounds. The two met at a square dance, began collaborating musically and eventually fell in love. Over the years, they played together most visibly in the Sparrow Quartet alongside Ben Sollee and Casey Driessen and informally at a pickin’ party here, a benefit there, or occasionally popping up in each other’s solo shows. Fans of tradition-tweaking acoustic fare eagerly anticipated that Béla & Abigail would begin making music together as a duo.

 

Fleck has the virtuosic, jazz-to-classical ingenuity of an iconic instrumentalist and composer with bluegrass roots. His collaborations range from his ground-breaking standard-setting ensemble Béla Fleck and the Flecktones to a staggeringly broad array of musical experiments. From writing concertos for full symphony orchestra, exploring the banjo’s African roots, to jazz duos with Chick Corea, many tout that Béla Fleck is the world’s premier banjo player. Washburn has the earthy sophistication of a postmodern, old-time singer-songwriter who has drawn critical acclaim for her solo albums. She has done fascinating work in folk musical diplomacy in China, presented an original theatrical production, and has contributed to singular side groups Uncle Earl and The Wu-Force. In addition, Washburn has recently created a non-profit with Chinese zither-master, Wu Fei, called the Ripple Effect, whose mission is to unite and open hearts through the unique sounds and harmony of American and Chinese folk music.

 

On stage, Fleck & Washburn will perform pieces from their Grammy-winning self-titled debut as well as their new record, Echo in the Valley (Rounder 2017). With one eye on using the banjo to showcase America’s rich heritage and the other pulling the noble instrument from its most familiar arena into new and unique realms, Bela & Abigail meet in the mean, head-on, to present music that feels wildly innovative and familiar at the same time. Whether at home, on stage or on record, their deep bond, combined with the way their distinct musical personalities and banjo styles interact, makes theirs a picking partnership unlike any other on the planet.

 

Please join us as Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn perform in the Historic Academy of Music Theatre at the Academy Center of the Arts on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 8:00pm.

 


 

Tickets:

 

Tier 3 / Zone 5 Seats: $31.00

Tier 2 / Zone 4 Seats: $61.00

Tier 1 / Zone 3 Seats: $82.00

Loge Seats / Zone 2: $92.00

Box Seats/ Zone 1: $107.00

 

To view our seating map for the Historic Academy of Music Theatre, click here.

 

Tickets for this event will be released to members October 3 – 10, 2018. Remaining tickets will be released to the public on October 11, 2018.

 

Become a Member of the Academy Center of the Arts today and get exclusive access and advanced notice for upcoming Academy Presents performances and events! Learn more about Academy Membership here.

 

For more information or to purchase tickets to this performance, contact our Box Office at (434) 846-8499.

 


 

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Parking:

Parking is available on-site and throughout downtown Lynchburg. The parking map above shows all of the free public and paid parking available. In addition, street parking is also available on most streets.

 

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Please note: If attending an event or performance after 5pm or on weekends, Lot 2 (Pacific Life Lot) and Lot 12 (Regional Business Alliance) are free and open to for public use. We suggest utilizing these lots, which are closest to the Academy Center of the Arts and within walking distance.

 


 

FAQs

All ticket sales are final. There will be NO REFUNDS or exchanges for purchased tickets.

Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door. Our delivery methods are as follows:

Print at home: This option allows you print your tickets at home or access them on a mobile device via email.

Regular Mail: For an additional fee, your tickets will be mailed to you ahead of the event.

Box Office: You may stop by our Box Office, Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm, and have us print your tickets for you.

All tickets for this show will be sold through academycenter.org and our ticketing system. Please do not use third-party resellers, as we do not contract with them. Should you use a reseller, the Academy Center of the Arts will not be liable for any issues with your purchase.

All ticket sales are subject to a Historic Theatre Restoration Fee and credit/debit card processing fees.