Tickets & Information
$25 - 35 Reserved Seating
UNCW student ticket discount*
910.962.3500 or 800.732.3643
*UNCW student tickets must be purchased in person at the box office and are subject to availability; limit one per student; valid photo id required at time of purchase and upon entry to the performance.
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn
Thursday, Mar. 27, 2014 (8 pm) | Kenan Auditorium
Join us for Pickin' in the Pines. Enjoy drinks and live music before the show and a meet-and-greet with the artists after (see below for more details)
Banjoists Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn have mastered the deceptively intricate art of the duet. Their performances embrace a diversity almost unthinkable - coming from just two banjos and one voice. Washburn’s beguiling composing, playing and singing blend with Fleck’s riveting and virtuosic musicianship to create music both unique yet familiar in texture.
Fleck, a 15-time Grammy winner, has collaborated with Chick Corea, Oumou Sangare, Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer, Dave Mathews, Earl Scruggs, and the entire Cleveland Orchestra for his Banjo Concert 'The Impostor'. Washburn’s banjo has taken her far beyond the usual old-timey comfort zone, musically and geographically. An alumnus of Uncle Earl, the powerhouse all-female stringband, Washburn's adopted second homeland is China, and her music resounds with echoes of Appalachia and the tidal wave of emerging Chinese cultural influence.
Together, Fleck and Washburn employ the relatively rare 3-finger and clawhammer banjo duet to create an explosion of musical white heat.
TICKETS: $25 - 35
Box Office: 800.732.3643 | 910.962.3500
Pickin' in the Pines
Drinks & live music before and after the show!
6 pm Pre-show reception with live music
8 pm Performance by Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn (sold separately)
10 pm Post-show reception with the artists
Join us under the tent adjacent to Kenan for Pickin’ in the Pines! From 6 - 7:30pm, enjoy complimentary, pre-show beer, wine, appetizers and live music by Big Al Hall & Possum Creek. Then head over to Kenan Auditorium for the 8pm performance by banjo greats Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn. After the performance, return to the reception tent for a meet-and-greet with the artists!
Tickets for the performance and reception sold separately.
Performance tickets: $25-35 (reserved seating) BUY ONLINE
Pickin' in the Pines pre-show & post-show receptions: $20/person + tax (limited space available) BUY ONLINE
Tickets and information also available at the Kenan Auditorium Box Office (910-962-3500).