Where: The Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust Street, Burlington
When: October 16, 2018 at 8pm
Cost: Tickets can be purchased at 905-681-6000 or online at www.burlingtonpac.ca or in person at BPAC Box Office.
Details: The Burlington Performing Arts Centre (BPAC) welcomes you to have ‘A Night on the Town’ with ‘Country Boy’ Ricky Skaggs and his band Kentucky Thunder. The legendary bluegrass superstar brings his roots revival jamboree ‘An Evening With Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder’ to the BPAC for its only stop in Southern Ontario.
Earning 12 #1 hit singles, 15 GRAMMY® Awards, 13 IBMA Awards, nine ACM Awards, eight CMA Awards (including Entertainer of the Year), two Dove Awards, the ASCAP Founders Award, three honorary Doctorate degrees, inductions into the Musicians Hall of Fame and GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame, the 2013 Artist-In-Residence at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, an Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award in the Instrumentalist category along with countless other awards, Ricky Skaggs is truly a pioneer of Bluegrass and Country music.
Since he began playing music more than 50 years ago, Skaggs has released more than 30 albums and has performed thousands of live shows. He started his own record label, Skaggs Family Records, in 1997 and has since released 12 consecutive GRAMMY®-nominated albums. His latest release, Hearts Like Ours, with his wife, celebrated artist Sharon White of The Whites features the couple dueting on handpicked country love songs.
Skaggs is due to be inducted into the revered Country Music Hall of Fame Class of 2018 this fall. Skaggs was also inducted into the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame this September.
The 2018/2019 BPAC season will also include: LEGACY: A Tribute to Gord Downie, Dean Brody: Dirt Road Stories Acoustic Tour, Martin Levac: Dance Into the Light, Royal Wood with special guest Elise LeGrow, A Next Generation Leahy Christmas, The Andy Kim Christmas, Holly Cole and much more!
More Info: The full schedule of BPAC Events is available here: www.burlingtonpac.ca/event-listings