Who: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
When: July 20, 7:30 pm
Where: WS Fairgrounds Annex Theatre,
Parking: $6 in Coliseum Parking Lots.
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is the third act to be announced by the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds as part of the 2018 Classic Country Concert Series. The concerts will be held in the Annex Theatre at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds. Opening for Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will be aspiring local recording artist Jukebox Rehab.
Fresh off their 18 month 50th Anniversary tour, the iconic and profoundly influential Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, often cited as a catalyst for an entire movement in Country Rock and American Roots Music, continues to add to their legendary status.
With multi-platinum and gold records, strings of top ten hits such as “Fishin’ In The Dark” and “Mr. Bojangles,” multiple Grammy, IBMA, CMA Awards and nominations, the band’s accolades continue to accumulate. Their groundbreaking “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” album has been inducted into the U.S. Library of Congress as well as the Grammy Hall of Fame. NGDB’s recording of “Mr. Bojangles” was also inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2010. In 2014 “Fishin’ In the Dark” was certified platinum for digital downloads by the RIAA. Today, NGDB (Jeff Hanna, Jimmie Fadden, Bob Carpenter) continue their non-stop touring in their 52nd year together. Recent tour stops included Stagecoach, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival and many more.
In September 2015 they played to a sold out crowd at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville with some close friends to film a 50th Anniversary Special which began airing on PBS starting March of 2016. The TV special earned a 2016 Emmy award for Special Event Coverage at the Mid South Regional Emmy Awards.