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Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Marks 50th Anniversary With Additional PBS Airings

Grammy, CMA Award-Winning Group Extends Nationwide Tour

June 02 - Stiefel Theatre - Salina, Kan.

June 03 - Shawnee River Festival - Eldon, Mo.

June 04 - Ameristar Casino Kansas City - Kansas City, Mo.

June 10 - America's River Festival - Dubuque, Iowa

June 16 - Stafford Centre Performing Arts - Stafford, Texas

June 17 - Grand Casino Events Center - Shawnee, Okla.

June 18 - Southwind Casino - Braman, Okla.

June 22 - The Mountain Winery - Saratoga, Calif.

June 23 - Del Mar Fairgrounds - Paddock - Del Mar, Calif.

June 30 - Royal Gorge Bridge & Park - Canon City, Colo.

July 01 - Vilar Performing Arts Center - Beaver Creek, Colo.

July 02 - Fir Amphitheater - La Veta Pas - Alamosa, Colo.

July 03 - Fir Amphitheater - Alamosa, Colo.

July 07 - Country Concert at Hickory Hill - Fort Loramie, Ohio

July 08 - Hodag Festival - Rhinelander, Wis.

July 09 - Minnesota Zoo - Apple Valley, Minn.

July 16 - Bob Evans Farm Festival - Bidwell, Ohio

July 17 - Jamboree In The Hills - Morristown, Ohio

July 24 - Ravinia Festival - Highland Park, Ill.

July 28 - Door Community Auditorium - Fish Creek, Wisc.

July 30 - Wayne County Fair - Wayne, Neb.

Aug 05 - Manitoulin Country Fest - Little Current, Canada

Aug 06 - Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua - Bayfield, Wisc.

Aug 07 - Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua - Bayfield, Wisc.

Aug 12 - Festival at Sandpoint - Sandpoint, Idaho

Aug 13 - Crook County Fair - Prineville, Ore.

Sept 02 - Honeywell Center - Wabash, Ind.

Sept 15 - Britt Pavilion - Jacksonville, Ore.

Oct 04 - Schermerhorn Symphony Center - Nashville, Tenn.

Nov 13 - MotorCity Casino Hotel - Detroit, Mich.

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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, marks its 50th birthday of nonstop touring and recording vital music. Formed in California in 1966, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band consists of founding members Jeff Hanna (guitars/vocals), Jimmie Fadden (drums/harmonica/vocals), John McEuen (banjo/fiddle/guitar/mandolin), and Bob Carpenter (keyboards/accordion/vocals). The group has lasted longer than virtually any other group of their era with multi-platinum and gold records, including legendary hits "Mr. Bojangles" and "Fishin' in the Dark" (certified platinum for digital downloads in 2014 and the longest recurrent country radio song of all time). Their groundbreaking 1972 Will The Circle Be Unbroken album, which assembled the living legends of country, bluegrass and mountain music to record what many critics have hailed as "an American treasure," has been inducted into the U.S. Library of Congress and the Grammy Hall of Fame. "Mr. Bojangles" was also inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2010. Most recently the Nitty Gritty Dirty Band was inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame, class of 2015. For more information, visit



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