Every genre of music has one or more bands that have survived through ages of change and evolution, deaths of band members, and ever constant lineup changes. I mean, no matter what you like there exists some fine examples of that statement. For me, in my own musical loves, I could include Guns N Roses, Asleep At The Wheel, The Old Crow Medicine Show, The Drive By Truckers, The Wu Tang Clan, and even KISS!

Many of these bands had their own “eras” or “periods” of a certain lineup that were more popular than others and many of them gathered more hits during an era, and continued to play them in other eras. New singers can always be a nasty rift in your career or a saving grace, as was with AC/DC and others.

So many of these bands shaped me into who I am as a young adult, as I discovered them at young age and enjoyed the different changes in both lineup and direction. One of them was most defiantly The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, who just recently announced this tour will be their last, and they are retiring….and MAN OH MAN are they bringing out the big gun opening acts! Jamie Lin Wilson, Sunny Sweeney, Jason Isbell and more adorn the roster for the opening acts of some of the tour dates on this upcoming list of dates and venues.

Currently, their lineup consists of Jeff Hanna on vocals, harmonica, and guitar, Jimmie Fadden on drums, Bobby Carpenter on keyboards and vocals, Jim Photoglio on bass and guitar and Ross Holmes on fiddle and mandolin.

At some of the shows they will be playing the album “Uncle Charlie And His Dog Teddy” in it’s entirety, and some of the other shows will include portions of “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” in it’s entirety. Under any of those circumstances, you will be in for a real treat!  And you know beyond any doubt you will get to hear songs like “Fishin’ In The Dark”, “Tulsa Sounds Like Trouble To Me’, and more.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Adds New Dates For ALL THE GOOD TIMES: The Farewell Tour

Tickets for most newly announced shows on sale Friday, March 1st

February 27, 2024 – Nashville, TN – With their recent announcement of ALL THE GOOD TIMES: The Farewell Tour, GRAMMY® Award winners Nitty Gritty Dirt Band made it clear that their time spent on long bus rides and multi-city tours is finally winding down, but they also let fans know that this career-spanning celebration isn’t ending anytime soon. Today, the band announced additional tour dates including stops in Napa Valley, Denver, Tucson, and more.

“Playing our music for Dirt Band fans all over the world has been an incredible experience for us. The most important part of that has been the connection to our audience—that beautiful communal give and take is like nothing else,” said the band in a statement announcing their retirement from the road. “That’s the very spirit we’ll be celebrating as we head into our farewell tour.”

All announced tour dates can be found below, with the newly added shows highlighted. Tickets for this round of additions will be available on Friday, March 1st, at 10 a.m. local time in each respective market for most shows. VIP packages are available for many tour dates.

And as we speak, there is some more great news being announced by the band, and the Ryman Auditorium that I will include in this article as well. It appears that the latter dates of this tour are being announced and established.

Two of those dates will be in November at the Ryman, and this is the press release.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Adds 2 Ryman Auditorium Shows Nov. 7 & Nov. 8 to For ALL THE GOOD TIMES: The Farewell Tour

Nov. 7 with opener Wine, Women & Song: Suzy Bogguss, Gretchen Peters & Matraca Berg

Nov. 8 with opener Kathleen Edwards

Tickets on sale Friday, May 17 at 10 a.m. CDT

“The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s place at pop culture’s pinnacle is unquestionably among the foundational causes for why country music is timelessly cool.” –The Tennessean

May 14, 2024 – Nashville, TN – With their recent announcement of ALL THE GOOD TIMES: The Farewell Tour, GRAMMY® Award winners Nitty Gritty Dirt Band made it clear that their time spent on long bus rides and multi-city tours is finally winding down, but they also let fans know that this career-spanning celebration isn’t ending anytime soon. Today, the band is proud to announce additional tour dates, Nov. 7 & 8, at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium. Openers for this pair of shows include Wine, Women & Song: Suzy Bogguss, Gretchen Peters & Matraca Berg (Nov. 7) and Kathleen Edwards (Nov. 8). AXS Premium and general tickets go on sale Friday, May 17 at 10 a.m. CDT for both shows.

“Some of my fondest memories as a music fan have been at shows I’ve been lucky enough to see at the Ryman,” Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s Jeff Hanna said. “It’s a perfect venue in every regard, but standing on that stage playing and singing–man, it’s just next-level. We cannot wait to return to The Historic Ryman Auditorium in November!”

No stranger to the Ryman, the band has filmed two PBS live concert documentaries from its hallowed stage: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – The Hits, The History & Dirt Does Dylan (aired in 2023 and 2024) and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band & Friends – Fifty Years, Circlin’ Back! which began airing in 2016 and won a Midsouth Regional EMMY® for Special Event Coverage.

In select markets of The Farewell Tour, NGDB will be joined by special guests including Jerry Douglas, Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams, Trey Hensley, Sister Sadie, Brit Taylor, Tommy Prine, and Sam Stoane. NGDB also has appearances slated with Hank Williams Jr. and Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit. See below for a full tour routing.

All announced tour dates can be found below, with the newly added shows highlighted. VIP packages are available for many tour dates. For more information, please visit nittygritty.com/tour and stay tuned for future updates.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s 2024 ALL THE GOOD TIMES: The Farewell Tour Dates

May 14 – Warren, OH – Robins Theatre ⁄

May 16 – Wheeling, WV – Capitol Theatre ⁄

May 17 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek *

May 18 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live *

May 19 – Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre !

June 21 – Mankato, MN – Vetter Stone Amphitheater

June 22 – Cedar Rapids, IA – McGrath Amphitheatre

June 23 – Bayfield, WI – Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua

June 25 – Madison, WI – Barrymore Theatre

June 27 – Sioux Falls, SD – The Alliance

June 28 – Mahnomen, MN – Shooting Star Casino & Hotel

June 29 – Bismarck, ND – Belle Mehus Auditorium

June 30 – Dauphin, MB, Canada – Dauphin’s Countryfest

July 11 – Mayetta, KS – Prairie Band Casino & Resort

July 12 – Jefferson City, MO – Capital Region MU Health Care Amphitheater +

July 13 – Newkirk, OK – 7 Clans First Council Casino

July 14 – Bentonville, AR – The Momentary °

July 25 – Lubbock, TX – The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences – Helen DeVitt Jones Theater

July 26 – New Braunfels, TX – Whitewater Amphitheater #

July 27 – Fort Worth, TX – Bass Performance Hall

July 28 – Amarillo, TX – Globe-News Center For The Performing Arts

Aug. 8 – Napa Valley, CA – Napa Town and Country Fair

Aug. 10 – Park City, UT – The Amphitheater at Canyons Village ◊

Aug. 11 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theater

Aug. 13 – Grand Junction, CO – Amphitheater at Las Colonias Park ◊

Aug. 16 – Chandler, AZ – Gila River Hotels & Casinos – The Showroom at Wild Horse Pass

Aug. 17 – Indio, CA – Fantasy Springs Resort Casino – Special Events Center

Aug. 18 – Tucson, AZ – Fox Tucson Theatre

Sept. 12 – Waite Park, MN – The Ledge Amphitheater +

Sept. 13 – Des Moines, IA – Hoyt Sherman Place +

Sept. 14 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center *

Sept. 15 – Evansville, IN – Old National Events Plaza – Aiken Theatre +

Oct. 3 – Portsmouth, NH – The Music Hall ›

Oct. 4 – Waterloo, NY – del Lago Resort & Casino ›

Oct. 5 – Patchogue, NY – Patchogue Theatre ›

Oct. 6 – New York City, NY – Adler Hall ›

Oct. 9 – Morristown, NJ – Mayo Performing Arts Center +

Oct. 10 – Jim Thorpe, PA – Penn’s Peak +

Oct. 11 – Glenside, PA – Keswick Theatre +

Oct. 12 – Shippensburg, PA – Luhrs Center +

Nov. 7 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium &

Nov. 8 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium =

* with Hank Williams, Jr.

# with Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

⁄ with Special Guest Trey Hensley

! with Special Guest Sister Sadie

^ with Special Guest Sam Stoane

+ with Special Guest Brit Taylor

° with Special Guest Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams

◊ with Very Special Guest Jerry Douglas

› with Special Guest Tommy Prine

& with Wine, Women & Song: Suzy Bogguss, Gretchen Peters & Matraca Berg

= with Kathleen Edwards

New additions in bold

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