Bridging the Music is bringing live music, in a safe way, to the Charlotte region! They are presenting drive-in concerts at Hound’s Drive-In Theater, 114 Raven Circle, Kings Mountain, NC, about 30 miles to the west of Charlotte.
Bridging the Music is offering Charlotte on the Cheap readers BOGO tickets to “Live at the Drive-In” on August 6th, 2020, featuring Larry Keel, The Grass is Dead, Josh Daniel and Buried Alive- A Phish Tribute! Camping is available on site. Kids 10 and under get free admission.
Use the promo code bogoconcert at checkout.
Larry Keel Experience and The Grass is Dead: Live at the Drive-In Concert Series: Long Strange Trip Edition
August 6th, 2020
Doors: 6 p.m.
Show: 8:30 p.m.
Tickets are $82 for 2 people in a car, $123 for 3 people, $164 for 4 people, and $205 for 5 people. Make sure to use the promo code bogoconcert to get a free ticket.
Please make sure to follow the above link to purchase tickets, and also, to learn about the safety measure that Hound’s Drive-In and Bridging the Music are taking.
A portion of the proceeds benefit Cleveland Community Foundation: An Affiliate of Foundation for the Carolinas.
All audio will be streamed via FM transmitter. Please make sure to arrive with a working FM radio in your vehicle or you will not be able to listen to the show.
About the artists:
Larry Keel Experience:
If flatpicking guitar on the highest level required a resumé, Larry Keel could skip the interview process altogether and get straight to work. Keel has collaborated and shared the stage with an absolute all-star cast over the course of his career.
From bluegrass legends Tony Rice, Vassar Clements, Bill Monroe, and John Hartford to modern rock and jam mainstays Keller Williams, Leftover Salmon, Little Feat, and String Cheese Incident, to today’s most respected up and comers like Billy Strings, Tyler Childers and Greensky Bluegrass, all of Keel’s influences and peers sing his praises not just for his musicianship, but his friendship as well.
Keel has been revered by critics at JamBase, Bluegrass Today, AXS, and Rolling Stone, who dubbed him “…One of the finest flatpickers around,” and described his unparalleled live performance as, “taking songs up a notch with psychedelic hillbilly shredding.”
The Grass is Dead:
It is well known that roots music is passed down from generation to generation. From grandparents to parents and from parents to their children. The inevitable collision between the traditional past and the enormous catalogue of modern music, both spiritual and psychedelic, is the fertile plain that sprouted the roots of The Grass Is Dead. Initially formed as an acoustic offshoot of one of the country’s most beloved GD tribute bands, Crazy Fingers, The Grass Is Dead has evolved over the past ten years into a juggernaut of sound and a festival favorite up and down the east coast, to Colorado and back.
Their live performances bring into view a traditional sensibility of bluegrass, swing, and folk music launched directly onto a psychedelic paintbrush of modern influences, most importantly, the music of the Grateful Dead. Captivating audiences with their unique interpretations and thoughtful arrangements of songs by the GD, Jerry Garcia, and many others, as well as their extensive file of traditional roots music at their command, it’s only a matter of time until the buzz that they have created will reach the West Coast as well. The Grass Is Dead are very much alive and well, rocking out and and picking their way across this great country.
Buried Alive – A Tribute to Phish:
Multi-genre guitarist and Phish devotee, Adam Knight, has brought together an exceptional group of musicians to celebrate the music of Phish. In 2018, at the request of a local venue owner, Adam put together a band called Adam Knight’s Buried Alive to perform at a Phish-themed event. After that show, it was clear that the band had great chemistry and wanted to take the project even further. The band uses their favorite Phish tunes as a launching pad for their own high-energy, intense jams. This cathartic celebration is what phans live for.