Progressive bluegrass quintet Yonder Mountain String Band will perform at Legends in Boone, North Carolina this Sunday, October 9, with Billy Strings opening the show.
Hailing from the Boulder, Colorado area, Yonder has been expanding the bluegrass genre since 1998. In their hands, acoustic music is pushed into new territories and is ever-evolving. Rock’n’roll and improvisation in the style of bands like the Grateful Dead and Phish is as much an influence on the band’s music as traditional bluegrass legends such as the Stanley Brothers. Over their 18 years together, the band has gathered a loyal following of both bluegrass and jam band fans from around the world. While they may look like a conventional five-piece string band (guitar, bass, banjo, fiddle and mandolin), YMSB is anything but conventional.
This Sunday, YMSB will bring their unique and energetic live show from the Rocky Mountains to the Appalachians. Hosted by the Appalachian Popular Programming Society, the band’s performance at Legends will be the last of three stops in North Carolina in October, and is sure to be a concert to remember. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the show beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for Appalachian State University students in advance, and $25 for the public or for anyone at the door.
Want to kick it with the band before the show? The Poke Around is hosting a Meet-and-Greet with Yonder Mountain String Band at Appalachian Mountain Brewery. To win tickets for you and a friend, follow this link: YMSB contest entry.
Tickets for the Legends performance can be purchased at Appalachian State’s Plemmons Student Union, or online here. You won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind string band!
Written by Adrienne Fouts
Photo by Olivia Wilkes