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Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Announces Farewell Tour

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is saying goodbye to the road, with their upcoming All the Good Times: The Farewell Tour launching March 21.

Over the course of six decades, the three-time Grammy-winning band has brought audiences classics including “Mr. Bojangles,” “Fishin’ in the Dark” and “An American Dream.” In 1984, the group’s “Long Hard Road” reached No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart, followed another chart-topper, “Modern Day Romance,” in 1985 as well as 1987’s “Fishin’ in the Dark,” which in recent years has been covered by artists including Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley.

The group’s first gig was 1966 in Southern California, with their breakthrough coming in 1970 with “Mr. Bojangles.” In 1972, they released the first of three Will the Circle Be Unbroken records, working with pre-eminent names in bluegrass, country and folk.



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All the Good Times: The Farewell Tour will mark the conclusion of multi-city runs that aided the band in the Will the Circle Be Unbroken series, which featured Mother Maybelle Carter, Doc Watson, Emmylou Harris, Levon Helm and more.

“‘All the Good Times’ perfectly describes our career,” the band said in a statement. “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!” 

Ticket sales for the first leg of the tour will start Friday at 10 a.m. local time, with VIP packages available for the majority of the All the Good Times shows.

See the dates below:

March 21 – Bowling Green, Ky. – SKyPAC – Main Hall
March 22 – Bloomington, Ill. – Bloomington Center For The Performing Arts
March 23 – Mount Vernon, Ky. – Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
March 24 – Marietta, Ohio – Peoples Bank Theatre
March 28 – Odessa, Texas – The Ector Theatre
March 29 – Abilene, Texas – Outlaws and Legends Music Festival
March 30 – Houston, Texas – Arena Theatre
April 25 – Shreveport, La. – The Strand Theatre
April 28 – Oxford, Ala. – Oxford Performing Arts Center
May 9 – Indianapolis, Ind. – Murat Theatre
May 10 – Harris, Mich. – Island Resort & Casino
May 11 – Harris, Mich. – Island Resort & Casino
May 12 – Joliet, Ill. – Rialto Square Theatre
May 17 – Raleigh, N.C. – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek*
May 18 – Bristow, Va. – Jiffy Lube Live*
May 19 – Knoxville, Tenn. – Tennessee Theatre
June 21 – Mankato, Minn. – Vetter Stone Amphitheater 
June 22 – Cedar Rapids, Iowa – McGrath Amphitheatre 
June 23 – Bayfield, Wisc. – Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua 
June 27 – Sioux Falls, S.D. – Alliance Center 
June 28 – Mahnomen, Minn. – Shooting Star Casino Hotel & Event Center
June 29 – Bismarck, N.D. – Belle Mehus Auditorium
June 30 – Dauphin, MB, Canada – Dauphin’s Countryfest
July 11 – Mayetta, Kan. – 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
September 14 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center *

* with Hank Williams, Jr.

# with Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit

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