Bela Fleck & The Flecktones Add Four New York Stops to 30th Anniversary Tour

In celebration of 30 years of being a innovative quartet, Grammy winners Bela Fleck & The Flecktones have added several new stops to their summer 2020 North America tour. Four stops along the way will be in New York including March 25 in Ithaca, March 28 in Stony Brook, and June 3 in Albany before their tour concludes on June 5 in Port Chester.

Formed in 1988 by NYC native Bela Fleck for a PBS series special Lonesome Pine Special, the group consists of banjoist Bela Fleck, harmonica and keyboardist Howard Levy, bassist Victor Wooten, and percussionist / drumitarist Roy “Future Man” Wooten. A year later in 1989 is when the group began touring, creating a sound that could never be labeled. Playing all manners of genres – from classical and jazz, to bluegrass and African music, to electric blues and Eastern European folk – breaking music barriers has been the common denominator propelling this group forward.

“The band is a creative idealistic project, one that somehow connects with people in a profound way,” says Béla. “Nothing about any of that has changed in 30 years.   The Flecktones are touring for the sheer love of playing and celebrating our friendship. That’s why we get together these days.”

“What I needed,” replied banjo innovator when asked about the 1989 formation of Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, “were people that were kind of freaks.  Each person had to be an equal or more, and that’s what made it work when I ran into these guys and we started playing together.”

See the full list of tour dates below. Tickets are on sale now.

Béla Fleck & The Flecktones 30th Anniversary Tour

March 21 – Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park – Live Oak, FL 

March 22 – Jefferson Center – Roanoke, VA 

March 24 – Community Arts Center – Williamsport, PA 

March 25 – The State Theatre of Ithaca – Ithaca, NY 

March 26 – The Capitol Center for the Arts – Concord, NH 

March 27 – Berklee Performance Center – Boston, MA 

March 28 – Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University –   Stony Brook, NY 

March 29 – Santander Performing Arts Center – Reading, PA

Apr. 4 – Savannah Music Festival – Savannah, GA 

Apr. 5 – Belk Theater – Charlotte, NC 

May 23 – Delfest – Cumberland, MD 

May 24 – The Clay Center – Charleston, WV 

May 26 – The Southern Theatre – Columbus, OH 

May 27 – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium – Asheville, NC 

May 28 – Paramount Bristol – Bristol, TN 

May 29 – The Carolina Theatre of Durham – Durham, NC 

May 30 – Harrison Opera House – Norfolk, VA 

June 2  – Lebanon Opera House – Lebanon, NH 

June 3 – The Egg Performing Arts Center – Albany, NY 

June 4 – Garde Arts Center – New London, CT 

June 5 – The Capitol Theatre – Port Chester, NY 

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