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Bluegrass virtuosos to appear at Hodgson Concert Hall

Sierra Hull, left, takes the Performing Arts Center stage with her husband, Justin Moses, on May 6. (Submitted photo)

Some of the most acclaimed musicians in bluegrass and related genres are coming to Hodgson Concert Hall just two weeks apart—and in duos that play and stay together.

On May 6 at 7:30 p.m., Grammy-nominated mandolinist Sierra Hull appears with her husband, multi-instrumentalist Justin Moses. Hull released her first album and made her Grand Ole Opry debut at age 10. Ten years later, she played the White House, and she has won the International Bluegrass Music Association’s mandolin player of the year award three years in a row. Moses can play all the bluegrass instruments with ease, and won the IBMA’s dobro player of the year award in 2018.

Married banjo duo Abigail Washburn and Béla Fleck perform May 19. (Submitted photo)

On May 19 at 7:30 p.m., married banjo duo Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn perform a concert that was repeatedly rescheduled during the pandemic. They have been hailed as “the king and queen of the banjo” by Paste magazine.

Fleck is a 15-time Grammy Award-winning icon who has taken his instrument to new places across multiple genres. Washburn is a singer-songwriter and clawhammer banjo star who has radicalized her instrument by combining its sounds with Eastern influences. Together they won a 2016 Grammy for their album Béla Fleck And Abigail Washburn.

Tickets for Fleck and Washburn’s postponed concerts on Oct. 24, 2021; Feb. 6, 2021; and May 9, 2020, will be honored for this performance. Contact the Performing Arts Center box office for more information.

For all UGA Presents performances, 25 tickets are available for just $25, to mark the 25th anniversary of the Performing Arts Center. Tickets for UGA students are always $10.

For a complete list of UGA Presents performances, visit pac.uga.edu/organizer/uga-presents.

To learn more about all UGA Performing Arts Center events, visit pac.uga.edu.

Three ways to order 

  1. Purchase tickets online at pac.uga.edu.
  2. Call the Performing Arts Center box office at 706-542-4400, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  3. Visit the UGA Performing Arts Center box office, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (five-minute parking is available in the drop off circle at the Performing Arts Center for purchasing or picking up tickets.)

COVID protocols 

For information about the Performing Arts Center’s COVID-19 protocols, visit pac.uga.edu/safety-first. Flexible ticketing will be in place for all performances occurring through May 2022. Patrons may exchange tickets for another performance or receive a full refund until noon on the day of the performance, if occurring on a weekday, or by Friday at 5 p.m. if occurring on a weekend.