Live at the Lyric: The Seldom Scene
Venue: Lyric Theatre, Blacksburg
Organizations: Seldom Scene
Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Time: 8:00 - 10:00 PM
Event Types: Music
Bronze Tickets: $20.00
Silver Tickets: $24.00
Gold Tickets: $27.00
Platinum Tickets: $30.00

The Lyric Theatre concludes their Live at the Lyric series for the Spring of 2024 featuring The Seldom Scene on Wednesday, April 24, 2024.

Over 40 years since they began playing together at weekly jam sessions in founder Ben Eldridge’s Bethesda, Maryland basement, The Seldom Scene have become one of the single greatest contributors to the progression of bluegrass while setting a new standard and attracting new audiences to the genre.

Their legendary weekly DC-area residencies included bluegrass versions of country music, rock, and even classical pop. The band's popularity soon forced them to play more than once a week, but they continued to maintain their image as being seldom seen, and on several of their early album covers were photographed with the stage lights on only their feet, or with their backs to the camera. The Seldom Scene have performed at the White House many times, and continue to tour year-round and members of the original Seldom Scene lineup have been inducted in International Bluegrass Music Association’s Hall of Fame.

On January 15, 2016 after the announcement of Ben Eldridge's retirement from the band, Rickie Simpkins became the newest member of Seldom Scene. Other current band members include Lou Reid, Dudley Connell, Fred Travers and Ronnie Simpkins – Rickie’s brother.


Tickets range from $20.00-$30.00 depending on your seat placement. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone or in person at The Lyric Box Office.

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Live At The Lyric is a semi-annual series of live entertainment events at the Lyric Theatre, including music, family events, comedy, theatre and much more! These events are programmed in-house by The Lyric staff to provide the community with a diverse selection of arts entertainment.

The Lyric Theatre is located at 135 College Avenue in Blacksburg, VA.

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