One of the Most Accomplished Bands in American Roots Music! The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band played their first gig in 1966 in Southern California as a jug band and by 1969
One of the Most Accomplished Bands in American Roots Music!
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band played their first gig in 1966 in Southern California as a jug band and by 1969 had become a cornerstone of the burgeoning country-rock community. Their career breakthrough came in 1970 with the release of the record Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy and the single “Mr. Bojangles,” a folksy Top 10 pop hit that remains a staple of their live show. During a tour stop in Nashville around that time, Earl Scruggs and his family came backstage to say hello. That introduction led to a friendship and some of the connections the band needed to record Will the Circle Be Unbroken. That three-disc album brought Nitty Gritty Dirt Band together with a number of country, folk, and bluegrass legends. Heroes like Roy Acuff, Mother Maybelle Carter, Jimmy Martin, Merle Travis, and Doc Watson joined the scruffy, young band to record country music standards such as “I Saw the Light” and “Keep on the Sunnyside.” The acclaimed project is considered a landmark recording in American music.
Dejoria CenterJust 16 miles outside Park City, the DeJoria Center’s world-class facilities and scenic location in the Uinta foothills make it one of the best venues for concerts in Utah. State-of-the-art lighting and sound technology bring Utah concerts to life on our beautiful 1,100-acre High Star Ranch. DeJoria Center is much more than a venue for some of the best concerts in Utah —i t’s a custom-configurable event center ideal for corporate events, retreats, weddings, and trade shows. Our partners at Rhodes Valley Outfitters offer guided adventures and group outings far beyond what you’ll find at your typical event venue — guaranteed to make any occasion a memorable one. And when it’s time to recharge after a long day of work or play, the onsite State Road Tavern & Restaurant offers over 20 beers and country-inspired cuisine cooked to perfection. Close to both Salt Lake City and Park City, DeJoria Center is your go-to venue for upcoming concerts in Utah and other events. Get in touch to learn more about how we can make your next occasion one to remember.435.783.3113 firstname.lastname@example.org
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