Béla Fleck

Béla Fleck brings "Bluegrass Happening" to Rose Music Center this week

Acclaimed banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck went back to his bluegrass roots once again last year with the album "My Bluegrass Heart," a cross-generational affair of players and material old and new that won a 2021 Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album. Now, Fleck and company are bringing the group behind that album to Huber Heights' Rose Music Center, alongside fellow bluegrass greats Sam Bush and The Jerry Douglas Band, for the "Bluegrass Happening" tour. Midday music host Evan Miller spoke with Fleck via phone on the first day of the tour about the touring group, the making of his latest record, and what to expect at the Rose.
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Banjo master Béla Fleck to perform at the Rose tomorrow

Multiple Grammy winner continues expanding instrument. No modern musician has done more to expand the scope of the banjo over the past 46 years than Béla Fleck. The 15-time Grammy winner, performing at the Rose Music Center in Huber Heights on Thursday, June 30, has been recognized in categories as diverse as country, pop, jazz, world music, folk and classical crossover.

Phil Lesh & Friends Welcome Members of Greensky Bluegrass, Béla Fleck and Sam Bush at Telluride Bluegrass Festival

On Sunday, Phil Lesh & Friends welcomed Béla Fleck, Sam Bush and Greensky Bluegrass’ Anders Beck and Paul Hoffman on stage during their headlining set at the 49th annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. The collaborative ensemble dug into the Grateful Dead archive, mainly playing fan favorites and a rare number from the band’s early repertoire on the set opener, “Mason’s Children.” — After starting off the night with “Mason’s Children,” a tune that only graced the Grateful Dead’s setlist a handful of times from 1969 till 1970, they moved into mid-70s material on “Here Comes Sunshine.” Next, Phil Lesh & Friends–Grahame Lesh, Stu Allen, Holly Bowling and John Molo–pulled out the Jerry Garcia classic “The Wheel” before welcoming Fleck to the stage.
Daily Herald

Best Bets: Béla Fleck brings bluegrass to Ravinia

Get folksy with Béla Fleck & My Bluegrass Heart, Sam Bush and the Jerry Douglas Band at the Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. $70-$100 reserved seating; $38-$58 lawn seating. (847) 266-5100 or 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 24. Chocolate-covered strawberries are one of many strawberry treats available...
Daily Record

Cañon City’s Sesquicentennial Concert features Béla Fleck

The year is just about half over, but the year-long celebration to honor the City of Cañon City’s sesquicentennial is still going strong. There have been a number of events so far this year to commemorate the milestone, including a gala, a community jubilee and themed First Friday events. One more signature event coming up is the “Cañon Turns 150 Concert.”

Banjo player Bela Fleck performs at the Colonial on July 19

LACONIA — The Colonial Theatre of Laconia welcomes Bela Fleck's My Bluegrass Heart tour on Tuesday, July 19, at 7:30 p.m. There are many who say Bela Fleck is the premiere banjo player in the world. Others claim that he has virtually reinvented the image and the sound of the banjo through a remarkable performing and recording career that has taken him all over the musical map and on a range of solo projects and collaborations.
Charleston City Paper

Béla Fleck brings his bluegrass heart along

American banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck just took home his 16th Grammy and this time around it was for best bluegrass album for the 2021 record My Bluegrass Heart. On May 26, his national My Bluegrass Heart tour will make a stop at Charleston Music Hall downtown. “The weird thing...

Béla Fleck, Abigail Washburn to play Capitol Theatre

CLEARWATER — Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn will perform Wednesday, April 27, 8 p.m., at the Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets, starting at $37.50, are on sale now. Call 727-791-7400 or visit Dubbed “the king and queen of the banjo” by...