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Friday, September 22nd, 2017
Rodney Dillard – music history legend, recording artist, and speaking talent – is overwhelmingly credited as the “father of modern bluegrass.” Most recognized for his contributions to the world music stage with the band he founded with his brother Douglas – The Dillards – Rodney Dillard remains a significant figure in the fabric of the American Music tapestry.Noted as being the first bluegrass ensemble to introduce electric instruments in the mid-1960s, they are considered to be one of the pioneers of the burgeoning Southern California Folk Rock, Country Rock and Progressive Bluegrass genres, and are credited with directly influencing artists such as The Eagles, The Byrds, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Ricky Skaggs, Vince Gill, Elton John, and scores of other well-known acts of the last fifty years. In 1972, Elton John cited The Dillards as his “musical inspiration,” actually requesting the band’s addition to the bill during John’s first U.S. tour. FAQs Handicap Accessible? This venue is handicap accessible. Please call 336.786.7998 for special seating requests. What's the refund policy? Tickets are non-refundable. Are group rates available? Please call 336.786.7998 for information on group rates. What are my parking options for the event? Free Parking available (with no time limit): -Andy Griffith Playhouse, 218 Rockford Street, Mount Airy, NC 27030 -Mount Airy Public Library, 145 Rockford Street, Mount Airy, NC 27030 -Municipal parking (bus parking), 127 Franklin Street, Mount Airy, NC 27030 What time does the Box Office open? Box Office opens one hour prior to event start, doors open 30 minutes prior to event start. Is food allowed/available in the venue? Due to the historic nature of this building, we ask that guests do not bring any food or drinks into the venue. How can I contact the organizer with any questions? You can email the organizer at firstname.lastname@example.org.