The Seldom Scene
August 4 @ 7:30 pm
What does it take for a bluegrass band to remain popular for more than four decades? For Grammy-winning The Seldom Scene, it’s taken not only talented musicians, a signature sound, and a solid repertoire, but also a sheer sense of fun. Over 40 years since they began playing together at weekly jam sessions in Ben Eldridge’s Bethesda, Maryland basement, The Seldom Scene have become one of the single greatest contributors to the progression of bluegrass while setting a new standard and attracting new audiences to the genre. Their legendary weekly DC-area residencies included bluegrass versions of country music, rock, and even classical pop. The Seldom Scene have performed at the White House many times, and continue to tour year-round. The Seldom Scene include founding member Ben Eldridge (banjo), Lou Reid (mandolin/vocals), Dudley Connell (guitar/vocals), Ronnie Simpkins (bass/vocals), and Fred Travers (dobro/vocals). Collectively, these guys are national treasures, don’t miss this show! Advance tickets $27, day of show $32. Tickets on sale March 30.