Artown and the University of Nevada Present Bluegrass Band The SteelDrivers

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The award-winning quintet continues to sell-out shows across the US.   With realness, rawness and edge, The SteelDrivers speak their own accent, one that charms and sears and beguiles. This is a band like no other, Nichols, Rogers, Bailey, Fleming and Truitt blend sounds of bluegrass from Nashville, Tennessee. They intertwine music born from other genres creating a repertoire of soulful emotion using the banjo and mandolin.

The SteelDriversThe SteelDrivers concert is September 23, 2016 at Nightingale Concert Hall on the UNR campus.

Tickets are available at www.renoisartown.com for $35.00 and $25.00 plus fees (tickets are non-refundable). For more information, contact Artown at 775-322-1538.

To experience their music, visit http://www.thesteeldrivers.com/videos-2/, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKrCYNgwpoc, or their official website at www.thesteeldrivers.com.

Critics call The SteelDrivers “one of the best bands in the business” (Derek Halsey, The Huntington Herald-Dispatch) and praise their “gutsy, gritty bluegrass songs” (Juli Thanki, The Tennessean). Writing in the Philadelphia Inquirer, AD Amorosi declared “You can call it power-bluegrass or country soul, but whatever you call it, Nashville’s SteelDrivers have bushels of it.”

About Artown

Established in 1996, Artown is a leader in the Northern Nevada arts and culture industry using the festival as a platform to present culturally diverse and thought provoking performances. Additionally, the organization exists to market and promote these arts events locally, regionally, and nationally as a premier arts festival. Artown, a month-long summer arts festival, features about 500 events produced by more than 100 organizations and businesses in nearly 100 locations citywide.

Artown’s primary supporter is the City of Reno; the organization also receives major funding from the following sponsors: U.S. Bank, NV Energy, IGT, Nevada Health Link, Reno Tahoe USA, University of Nevada, Reno, Washoe County, Reno Media Group, Grand Sierra Resort, Wild River Grille, Fox11 News4 My21 TV, RGJ Media, KUNR, KNPB, Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

For more information on Artown, please visit www.renoisartown.com

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