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Bluegrass Saturday Night in McKinney Texas

Featuring The Kenny & Amanda Smith Band

and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band

 with special guest Downtown String Band

Join us for an incredible night of music by the GRAMMY-nominated Kenny & Amanda Smith Band along with Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band

Winners of the IBMA’s prestigious Emerging Artist of the Year award, the Kenny & Amanda Smith Band combines gutsy, heartfelt vocals and brilliant instrumental talents to create one of the most compelling new sounds in bluegrass music today.  Kenny, a two-time IBMA Guitarist of the Year, is considered one of the most influential flatpicking-style guitarists of his generation.  Amanda is a winner of the IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year award and delivers some of the most soulful vocals in bluegrass today.

Sgt. Peppers Lonely Bluegrass Band offers a amazing musicianship and vocals on innovative bluegrass interpretations of popular Beatles songs like Eleanor Rigby, Come Together, Back in the USSR, Blackbird, and many others. 

Our special guest for the evening is the Downtown String Band, a bluegrass and traditional acoustic music collaboration of Alan Tompkins, Gerald Jones, and some of their closest musical friends.

6:00  Doors Open
6:30  Downtown String Band
7:15  Kenny & Amanda Smith Band
8:30  Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band

We are pleased to host this event at the McKinney Performing Arts Center (MPAC).  The MPAC is the beautiful, multi-purpose theater in the historic Collin County Courthouse.  The MPAC is in the center of the McKinney, Texas historic district.  The area has a variety of restaurants and boutique shops that make it the perfect destination for a Saturday afternoon adventure!  See a graphic diagram of the MPAC seating area here.

Buy your tickets now!

RESERVED SEATS ($28.50) are ON SALE NOW at McKinney Performing Arts Center Box Office.

214-544-4630  |

Funded in part by City of McKinney Arts CommissionThis event is funded in part by the City of McKinney Arts Commission, with great thanks from the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation.

The Bluegrass Heritage Foundation is a non-profit organization, run by volunteers,
promoting bluegrass music in Texas. While it's free to get in the door to many of our events,
keeping the doors open isn't free. All contributions are greatly appreciated.

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