NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND REIGNITES FAN BASE WITH PBS STAR-STUDDED SPECIAL

NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND REIGNITES FAN BASE WITH PBS STAR-STUDDED SPECIAL

Iconic Group Among Amazon Best-Sellers, Continues Non-Stop 50th Anniversary Tour

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 15, 2016)
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (Jeff Hanna, Jimmie Fadden, Bob Carpenter
and John McEuen) continues to bring their boundless energy and decades
of hits to homes across the country with their star-studded televised
PBS Pledge Special, which airs tonight at 7pm CST on WNPT in Nashville.
Click here to find dates and times for when the PBS Pledge Special airs in your market.

The PBS Pledge Special special has reinvigorated the iconic group’s legion of fans. Currently Will the Circle Be Unbroken (30th Anniversary Edition) is one of the best sellers in the classic country and bluegrass charts.

The PBS Pledge special, made possible with support from the Tennessee
Department of Tourism, also features guest artists, including John
Prine, Sam Bush, Vince Gill, Jerry Jeff Walker, Alison Krauss, Rodney
Crowell, Byron House, and Jerry Douglas as well as former members, Jimmy
Ibbotson (long-time member for decades) and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer
and early NGDB member Jackson Browne.

There will be an accompanying CD and DVD that include extra songs and
performances as well as concert tickets and meet and greets in select
markets available exclusively through PBS member stations.

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band has a full slate of dates to commemorate
their Golden 50th anniversary planned to run through the end of 2017,
with many additional dates to be announced. Plans are to be extensive
with select shows featuring special guests in select markets as well as
many new exciting show elements.

NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND ON TOUR:
March 18 – French Lick Resort – French Lick, Ind.
March 19 – Little River Casino Resort – Manistee, Mich.
April 08 – Riverside Casino – Riverside, Iowa
April 09 – Grand Falls Casino Resort – Larchwood, Iowa .
April 29 – Las Cruces Downtown – Las Cruces, N.M.
April 30 – Talking Stick Resort and Casino – Scottsdale, Ariz.
May 13 – Stone Mountain Arts Center – Brownfield, Maine
May 14 – The Newton Theatre – Newton, NJ
May 15 – Infinity Hall – Norfolk, CT
May 18 – State Theatre – State College, PA
May 20 – Penn’s Peak – Jim Thorpe, Pa.
May 21 – The Colonial Theatre – Phoenixville, Pa.
June 02 – Stiefel Theatre – Salina, KS
June 03 – Shawnee River Festival – Eldon, Mo.
June 10 – America’s River Festival – Dubuque, Iowa
June 18 – Southwind Casino – Braman, Okla.
July 07 – Country Concert at Hickory Hill – Fort Loramie, Ohio
July 08 – Hodag Festival – Rhinelander, Wis.
July 09 – Country Concert – St. Bernard, Ohio
July 17 – Jamboree In The Hills – Morristown, Ohio
July 30 – Wayne County Fair – Wayne, Neb.
Aug 05 – Manitoulin Country Fest – Little Current, Canada
Aug 06 – Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua Bayfield, Wis.

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