Bluegrass Saturday Night – Nov. 13 2021
Featuring Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
McKinney Performing Arts Center
111 N. Tennessee Street, McKinney, Texas 75069
A sold-out crowd was on hand for our Bluegrass Saturday Night 2021 in historic downtown McKinney Texas, the final performance ever in Texas by GRAMMY-nominated Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame member Doyle Lawson is one of the most important architects of the bluegrass genre. Highly awarded and recognized over the course of his impressive 58-year career, Lawson is one of the most respected and revered performers in bluegrass music.
Many consider Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver as the “Ivy League” of bluegrass, with Lawson as the dean of students; no other band leader has mentored more musicians who have gone on to become major players in the bluegrass industry and beyond. His show included a varied array of many important tunes from his Quicksilver years.
Opening the show for Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver were the “At The Very Least” banjo brothers The Gerald Jones and Alan Tompkins, who provided a quick twin-banjo opening for the capacity crowd. Pictures from the show are in our Special Events Photo Gallery. This event was funded in part by a grant from the City of McKinney Arts Commission, with thanks from the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation. Photos courtesy of Julie Tucker, Alan Tompkins, and Kitty Antonsen.