Yonder Mountain String Band (Butler, PA)

Joel Voorman

LIVE AND IN PERSON! NONE OF THIS PRE-RECORDED NONSENSE!

For the past 20 years, Yonder Mountain String Band has redefined bluegrass music, expanding the traditional acoustic genre beyond its previously established boundaries by steadily pushing the envelope into the realms of rock n’ roll and improvisation. YMSB—guitarist Adam Aijala, bassist Ben Kaufmann, banjo player Dave Johnston, Nick Piccininni on mandolin (and other instruments!) and violinist Allie Kral–has always played music of their own design, in the process attracting a devout following of fans that often resembles a tight-knit family on an epic musical journey as Yonder traverses the country with an ambitious tour schedule. Yonder is a quintessential ensemble honing its craft night after night on the road, and the fans are there to experience it in real time. The result is music that doesn’t stand still, it’s always progressing and breaking unprecedented ground.

Yonder Mountain String Band’s last new album, LOVE. AIN’T LOVE (2017) is undeniably the Colorado-based progressive bluegrass outfit’s most surprising, creative and energetic studio excursion (of their 12 studio offerings) to date. Songs like “Chasing My Tail” and “Alison” are rooted in tradition but as current as tomorrow, animated by electrifying performance, vivid production, and the modernist power that has made Yonder one of the most popular live bands of their generation. Melding sophisticated songcraft, an irrepressible spirit, and remarkable instrumental ability, LOVE. AIN’T LOVE is a testament to Yonder Mountain String Band’s organic, dynamic, and intensely personal brand of contemporary bluegrass-fueled Americana. Of the album, Rolling Stone said it’s “modern bluegrass and punctuated by genre-jumping excursions into world music, reggae and all points in between.” And having logged well over 2100 shows together, the band has amassed devoted fans and critical acclaim along the road, with Glide Magazine hailing them as “a cast of likeable characters that let their joyous spirits and ace instrumental capabilities do the talking.”

The band has hit the road in 2019 armed with new material that will first get road-tested, and get the studio treatment later this year. This material will undoubtedly be in line with the what you’d expect from Yonder Mountain String Band: edgy and genre-defying music without boundaries.


The worst interview with YMSB EVER:


Ticket info

All tickets are purchased by the carload. Up to four (4) individuals are permitted below vehicle *VIP parking available guaranteed in the first 5 rows for an additional fee!* Parking is first-come/first-serve.

Tickets are priced at $120 per vehicle.

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-For proper social distancing guidelines, only eTickets will be available. No Print At Home tickets or Will-Call.
-Absolutely NO WALK UP SALES nor individuals attempting to enter the venue outside of a car will be permitted.
-This event is all ages -This event is rain or shine! NOTICE FOR ALL BUYERS – By attending this event, you and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold any presenting entities, artists, and the venue; or any of their affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, or volunteers liable for any illness or injury.-No outside food & beverages/refreshments will be permitted.
-Coolers and firearms will not be permitted. -No tall and/or oversized vehicles (i.e. campers, busses, Winnebago’s, etc.) will be permitted.
-For the safety of fans, tailgating will not be permitted.
-For the safety of venue and box office staff, all patrons must wear a mask whenever communicating with staff.
-Face masks must be worn if you are out the vehicle for any reason, other than the space in front of your vehicle.
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-If you are sick, running a fever, or have been exposed to COVID-19, please stay home until you are healthy.
-Patrons will be subject to a mandatory trunk check upon entry.
-Patrons are allowed to watch the show from outside of their vehicle, but are only permitted in front of their car, between the car and the stage.
-For the courtesy of other vehicles and patrons, vehicles that may potentially block sight-lines may be directed to the back of the lot or ends of the aisles, so as to not block the sight-lines of other concert-goers.
-Event will continue rain or shine. Patron safety is our priority, so in the event local safety officials deem it unsafe to continue to the show, we will communicate that to everyone via video wall, FM transmission, or loudspeaker.
-Audio from the show will be transmitted via PA System & FM transmitter.
-Face masks must be worn if you are out the vehicle for any reason, other than the space in front of your vehicle.
-At the conclusion of the concert, please remain in your parking space until directed by event staff to exit the lot. In the case of an emergency, please remain in your space until directed by event staff. Drive slowly and follow all directions.