Nitty Gritty Dirt Band announces farewell tour
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Nitty Gritty Dirt Band announces farewell tour

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 – Nitty Gritty Dirt will embark on a farewell tour starting in March.

The first leg of the All the Good Tiomes: The Farewell Tour" starts March 21 in Bowling Green, Ky.

While this is the last time the band would do multi-city runs, the band may do one-off concerts.

"'All The Good Times' perfectly describes our career," said the band in a statement this week. "Playing our music for Dirt Band fans all over the world has been an incredible experience for us. The most important part of that has been the connection to our audience—that beautiful communal give and take is like nothing else. That's the very spirit we'll be celebrating as we head into our farewell tour. We're really looking forward to seeing you folks. Good times will be had by all."

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, features founding members Jeff Hanna (lead vocals, guitar) and Jimmie Fadden (drums, harmonica, vocals); longtime bandmate Bob Carpenter (keys, vocals,a member since 1980; Jim Photoglo (bass, vocals); Jaime Hanna (guitar, vocals) and Ross Holmes (fiddle, mandolin, vocals)

Tickets for most shows go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. local time.

tour dates are:
March 21 – Bowling Green, KY - SKyPAC - Main Hall
March 22 – Bloomington, IL - Bloomington Center For The Performing Arts
March 23 – Mount Vernon, KY - Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
March 24 – Marietta, OH - Peoples Bank Theatre
March 28 – Odessa, TX - The Ector Theatre
March 29 – Abilene, TX - Outlaws and Legends Music Festival
March 30 – Houston, TX - Arena Theatre
April 25 – Shreveport, LA - The Strand Theatre
April 28 – Oxford, AL - Oxford Performing Arts Center
May 9 – Indianapolis, IN - Murat Theatre
May 10 – Harris, MI - Island Resort & Casino
May 11 – Harris, MI - Island Resort & Casino
May 12 – Joliet, IL - Rialto Square Theatre
May 17 – Raleigh, NC* - Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
May 18 – Bristow, VA* - Jiffy Lube Live
May 19 – Knoxville, TN - Tennessee Theatre
June 21 – Mankato, MN - Vetter Stone Amphitheater
June 22 – Cedar Rapids, IA - McGrath Amphitheatre
June 23 – Bayfield, WI - Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua
June 27 – Sioux Falls, SD - Alliance Center
June 28 – Mahnomen, MN - Shooting Star Casino Hotel & Event Center
June 29 – Bismarck, ND - Belle Mehus Auditorium
June 30 – Dauphin, MB, Canada - Dauphin's Countryfest
July 11 – Mayetta, KS - Prairie Band Casino & Resort - Great Lakes Ballroom
July 12 – Jefferson City, MO - Capital Region MU Health Care Amphitheater
July 13 – Newkirk, OK - 7 Clans First Council Casino
July 25 – Lubbock, TX - The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences - Helen DeVitt Jones Theater
July 26 – New Braunfels, TX# - Whitewater Amphitheater
July 27 – Fort Worth, TX - Bass Performance Hall
July 28 - Amarillo, TX - Globe-News Center For The Performing Arts
Sept. 14 – Kansas City, MO* - T-Mobile Center

* with Hank Williams, Jr.
# with Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit

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