Featuring Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
Join us for an incredible night of music by the 2020 GRAMMY winner for Best Bluegrass Album Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper. According to the Boston Globe, “it’s obvious Michael was destined to become one of bluegrass music’s contemporary stars.”
Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill says “he plays fearlessly, and it’s intoxicating to play with him because he makes you play fearlessly! He takes no prisoners, but he plays with restraint and a soul. He plays without abandon.”
Michael Cleveland is IBMA’s most awarded Fiddle Player of the Year with 12 wins, has won Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year six times, and fronts the 6-time IBMA Instrumental Group of the Year. Together with Flamekeeper members Josh Richards (guitar), Nathan Livers (mandolin), Jasiah Shrode (banjo) and Chris Douglas (bass), Cleveland makes his way around the country delighting audiences, leaving them with jaws dropped in complete amazement. According to Vince Gill, “It’s wicked to see how much music he pulls out of a bow. He’s untouchable”.
6:30 Doors Open
7:15 Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
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.
This event is funded in part by the City of McKinney Arts Commission, with great thanks from the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation. Sponsorship support for this event was also provided by Kim Roulias Realty.