Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn

Friday, July 26, 2019

Location Amphitheater

$45–75, Preferred seating available, gate pass or event ticket required

$45 General Admission
(Included with a valid Chautauqua Institution gate pass)
$75 Preferred 1
($30 for those who already have a gate pass for the day)
$65 Preferred 2
($20 for those who already have a gate pass for the day)


All net proceeds from artist merchandise sales at the Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn concert will benefit Chautauqua Institution Arts Education programs.

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, “the king and queen of the banjo” (Paste Magazine), have a musical partnership like no other. Béla Fleck is a sixteen-time Grammy Award winner who has taken the instrument across multiple genres, and Abigail Washburn a singer-songwriter and clawhammer banjo player who re-radicalized the instrument by combining it with Far East culture and sounds. The two met at a square dance, began collaborating musically and eventually fell in love. Chautauquans also fell in love with this duo in 2015 and the Amphitheater is ready for their return! On stage, Fleck & Washburn will perform pieces from their Grammy-winning self-titled debut as well as their new album, Echo in the Valley (Rounder 2017). Whether at home, on stage or on record, their deep bond — combined with the way their distinct musical personalities and banjo styles interact — makes theirs a picking partnership unlike any other on the planet.

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