Important Update from The Kent Stage
We continue to follow CDC and State guidelines set forth to combat Covid-19, along with our own policies/practices including completely touchless restrooms and a mask recommendation for all unvaccinated patrons. However, with the recent spikes in the Delta Variant of the virus, it is our highest priority to follow guidelines requested by the artist
performing the show.
For Béla Fleck on Tuesday, September 28th, the following have been requested by the artists
● Audience member must either provide proof of vaccination or have a negative PCR test
result from within 72 hours preceding the event for admission
● We are asking all audience members to wear masks indoors when not eating/drinking.
For more info go to kentstage.org
This event is being sold at full capacity with no social distancing in the seating area. Proof of
vaccinations and/or a negative COVID test within 72 hours of this event is required, and it is
possible that other health and safety measures will be required of patrons at this show.
By purchasing a ticket to this event, patrons are agreeing to adhere to the health and safety policies that are in place on the day of the event, per CDC, State of Ohio, the artist, and the venue.
My Bluegrass Heart w/ Béla Fleck, Michael Cleveland, Sierra Hull, Justin Moses, Mark Schatz and Bryan Sutton!
Over the last four decades, Béla Fleck has made a point of boldly going where no banjo player has gone before, a musical journey that has earned him 15 Grammys in nine different fields, including Country, Pop, Jazz, Instrumental, Classical and World Music. But his roots are in bluegrass, and that’s where he returns with his first bluegrass tour in 24 years, My Bluegrass Heart.
“I was kind of surprised, frankly, when I sent out the invite for the first touring ensemble, because everyone I asked said yes!” he said.
Fleck’s first road band will spotlight some of the best of the new generation of bluegrass players:
Five-time International Bluegrass Association award winner & mandolin virtuoso Sierra Hull,10-time IBMA Fiddle Player of the Year Michael Cleveland, two-time IBMA Bass Player of the Year, Mark Schatz, 2018 & 2020 IBMA Dobro Player of the Year, Justin Moses, and Grammy Award winner and a nine-time IBMA Guitar Player of the Year, Bryan Sutton.
Béla Anton Leoš Fleck (born July 10, 1958) is an American banjo player. An innovative and technically proficient banjo player, he is best known for his work with the bands New Grass Revival and Béla Fleck and the Flecktones. A native of New York City, Fleck was named after Hungarian composer Béla Bartók, Austrian composer Anton Webern, and Czech composer Leoš Janáček. He was drawn to the banjo at a young age when he heard Earl Scruggs play the theme song for the television show Beverly Hillbillies and when he heard "Dueling Banjos" by Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell on the radio. At age fifteen, he received his first banjo from his grandfather.