NEWTON, NJ – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band The Newton Theatre, on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 8:00 pm. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 4th at 10:00 am.
Celebrating their Golden Anniversary together, the iconic and profoundly influential Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, often cited as a catalyst for an entire movement in Country Rock and American Roots Music, solidifying their legendary status.
With multi-platinum and gold records, strings of top ten hits such as Fishin’ In The Dark and Mr. Bojangles, multiple Grammy, IBMA, CMA Awards and nominations, the band’s accolades continue to accumulate.
Their groundbreaking “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” album has been inducted into the U.S. Library of Congress as well as the Grammy Hall of Fame. NGDB’s recording of Mr. Bojangles was also inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2010. In 2014 Fishin’ In the Dark was certified platinum for digital downloads by the RIAA.
Today, NGDB (Jeff Hanna, Jimmie Fadden, Bob Carpenter, John McEuen) continue their non-stop touring in their 50th year together. Recent tour stops included Stagecoach, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival and many more. The plans for their 50th Anniversary are extensive! They played to a sold out crowd at The Historic Ryman Auditorium with some close friends to film a 50th Anniversary Special to air on PBS starting this March!
Tickets for Nitty Gritty Dirt Band range from $44.00 to $59.00. Purchase tickets by visiting www.thenewtontheatre.com or contact the Box Office at 973-383-3700.
The historic Newton Theatre, located at 234 Spring Street in Newton, NJ, was founded in 1924. Revitalized and fully renovated, Sussex County’s premier entertainment venue reopened in 2011 as a 605 seat capacity live performing arts center. With it’s rich history and diverse programming The Newton Theatre is essential to the buoyancy of New Jersey’s Skylands region. More information about The Newton Theatre may be found by calling 973-383-3700 or by visiting its website at www.TheNewtonTheatre.com.