VIP Tickets $129 / General Admisison Tickets Advance $50 / General Admission Tickets @ Doors $60
DOORS – The doors will open at 7:30pm and the show will begin at approximately 8:10pm. The beginning and end of a set is at the discretion of the performing act, although we contract them for a minimum set length.
SEATING – This concert offers VIP seating and General Admission seating. VIP includes reserve seating in the first few rows. General Admission seating is on a first come, first serve basis, and will be behind the VIP section.
Our vision is to create a uniquely intimate concert experience and while this is a seated event, we want concert goers to enjoy themselves and the show, so please be aware there may be folks that choose to stand at their seats.
We also hope that out of respect for both the performers and other patrons, all attendees will be mindful of the conversations taking place during the performance.
PARKING – Our FREE PARKING is located behind the Mill. Follow the Event Parking signs and the directions given to you by The Crossing staff. Remember to please clean up after yourself. On occasion, the neighboring businesses may choose to offer preferred parking in their private lots for a small fee. ***Please DO NOT park in private lots BEFORE 5pm on weekdays. You will be disrupting business operations and will be towed.***
This is an ALL AGES show.
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.
Fri Jan. 187:30 pm - 11:00 pm
883 Highland Avenue SoutheastHickory NC,US 28602