with a thrilling overture by Banjoïstes Extraordinaires!

Join us for a night of incredible music with the GRAMMY-nominated Special Consensus!  This is a truly special bluegrass band that has developed its contemporary sound over nearly five decades of non-stop touring and performing. Join us as they prepare to kick off their 50th Anniversary Year!

Bandleader and founder Greg Cahill has received the prestigious Distinguished Achievement Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) and was inducted into the Hall of Greats by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America. Special Consensus has received seven awards from IBMA and multiple GRAMMY nominations.

The band’s 2018 Rivers and Roads album was nominated for a GRAMMY and won the IBMA 2018 Album of the Year, with Squirrel Hunters winning the 2018 IBMA Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year award. Their 2020 single Chicago Barn Dance won the IBMA Song of the Year award and, in 2023, the band’s release of Alberta Bound won the IBMA Collaborative Recording of the Year award. These folks make great music.  This is a show that you don’t want to miss!

6:15  Doors Open
7:00  The Performance Begins

Make it a weekend getaway!  The Sheraton McKinney Hotel has provided us a link to the McKinney CVB/tourism discounted rate for our bluegrass weekend.  NOTE:  Be sure to put in the correct dates for your stay.  The Sheraton is located at 1900 Gateway Blvd., McKinney Texas 75070.

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 historic district.  The area has a variety of restaurants and boutique shops that make it the perfect destination for a Saturday afternoon adventure!

RESERVED SEATS ($26.00 – $28.50) are ON SALE NOW at
McKinney Performing Arts Center Box Office. 
214-544-4630  |  McKinneyPerformingArtsCenter.org

Click here for the MPAC seating diagram.

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.


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