“Having John on the stage, talking about the stories behind many of the songs, will be a memorable evening. He was an integral part of writing these songs and coming up with the stories for the lyrics. Just hearing him talk about the music that he was so involved with personally on a stage as intimate as ours, it’s just going to be a great night,” Sheldrick said.
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The iconic Nitty Gritty Dirt Band has been an influential force in Country Rock and American Roots music for decades with multi-platinum and gold records, a string of top-ten hits such as “Fishin’ in the Dark” and “Mr. Bojangles,” and multiple Grammy, IBMA, CMA Awards and nominations.
The band’s 1972 groundbreaking “Will the Circle be Unbroken” album was inducted into the U.S. Library of Congress as well as the Grammy Hall of Fame. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s recording of “Mr. Bojangles” was also inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2010. In 2014, “Fishin’ in the Dark” was certified platinum for digital downloads by the RIAA. The band has been touring for 52 years.
The show is expected to sell out. This is the third year for the Fairfield Signature Sessions series.
Other upcoming events
- Lexington Children's Theatre will present "Sacagawea: Discovering History" on Friday, April 6
- Comedian Dan St. Paul will take the stage for "What's Funny After 50?" on Saturday, April 7
- Fairfield's final winter market, Winter Farmers Market, will be held on Wednesday, April 11
WANT TO GO?
What: John McEuen in concert
When: Saturday, April 28 at 8 p.m.
Where: Fairfield Community Arts Center, 411 Wessel Dr., Fairfield.
Admission: For tickets call (513)-867-5348 or visit www.fairfieldoh.gov/tickets. Tickets are $30 for orchestra seating and $25 for stadium seating. The show is sponsored by Journal News, Courtyard Marriott, Omni Printing, and funded in part by a grant from the Ohio Arts Council.