Steep Canyon Rangers gearing up for Drive-In Tour

Live bluegrass music is coming back, slowly but surely, as fans, artists, and promoters find creative ways to present it a safe and secure environment. While some will prefer to stay away from all gatherings for an indeterminate time, many others are eager to attend shows when and where they can.

Folks in western North Carolina have three opportunities to catch Steep Canyon Rangers this week, in a series of free, socially-distanced concerts they are calling their Drive-In Tour. Attendees will enjoy their music in their cars, while watching the band perform on a specially-outfitted mobile stage, equipped with a 16 foot LED screen.

Audio will be transmitted via a low-power FM signal to the car stereo systems, and everyone can enjoy the show from the comfort of their vehicle.

And best of all, thanks to the generosity of several band sponsors, there is no charge to attend. But parking spots for these drive-in concerts must be reserved in advance, and space is limited.

Shows scheduled later this week will be in:

  • 8/27 – Brevard, NC
  • 8/28 – Mills River, NC
  • 8/29 – Burnsville, NC

If you are unable to attend the live performance, all three shows will be live-streamed on the SCR Facebook page, also free of charge.

The band requests that everyone who comes to the drive-in shows, or watches them online, please consider a donation to Can’d Aid, and their TUNES program, which provides musical instruments and lessons to underprivileged youth.

Steep Canyon Rangers are now accepting pre-orders for their next project on Yep Roc Records, Arm In Arm, set for release October 16.

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John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.