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Rhiannon Giddens Begins Spring North American Tour

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on April 13, 2018 - 9:00am
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Rhiannon Giddens begins a spring North American tour at the Savannah Music Festival tonight. She has shows in the Carolinas, Virginia, Maryland, Florida, and Georgia over the next few weeks, closing out the month with a set at MerleFest. The tour resumes in mid-May, with shows in upstate New York, Ontario, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New England, Kentucky, and more. There are more shows scheduled for the summer as well.


Rhiannon Giddens begins a spring North American tour, with music from her critically acclaimed 2017 album, Freedom Highway, at Lucas Theatre for the Arts in Savannah tonight, as part of the Savannah Music Festival. She makes stops in the Carolinas, Virginia, Maryland, Florida, and Georgia over the next few weeks, closing out the month with a set at MerleFest in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. The tour resumes in mid-May, with shows in upstate New York, Ontario, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, throughout New England, down into Kentucky, and more. There are more shows already scheduled for the summer as well. See below for all of the currently scheduled shows. For all the latest, visit

Giddens has been nominated for her first Songlines Music Award, for Freedom Highway. Songlines gave the album four stars, calling the title track "the closing triumph to a wonderful set."

To pick up a copy of Freedom Highway, head to iTunes, Amazon, and the Nonesuch Store, and listen on Spotify and Apple Music.


Apr 13 Savannah Music Festival Savannah, GA
Apr 14 Memorial Auditorium Raleigh, NC
Apr 15 Spinning Jenny Greer, SC
Apr 17 Harvester Performance Center Rocky Mount, VA
Apr 18 Virginia Arts Festival Norfolk, VA
Apr 19 Baltimore Sound Stage Baltimore, MD
Apr 23 Ferguson Hall, Straz Center Tampa, FL
Apr 24 Madison-Morgan Cultural Center Madison, GA
Apr 25 Charleston Music Hall Charleston, SC
Apr 27 McCelvey Center York, SC
Apr 28 MerleFest Wilkesboro, NC
May 11 Baltimore Fiddle Fair Baltimore, IRELAND
May 14 Hangar Theatre (Sold Out) Ithaca, NY
May 15 Danforth Music Hall Toronto, ON
May 17 St. Cecilia Music Center Grand Rapids, MI
May 18 Michigan Theater Ann Arbor, MI
May 19 Southern Theatre Columbus, OH
May 20 Memorial Hall Cincinnati, OH
May 22 Byham Theatre Pittsburgh, PA
May 23 Matthews Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center Princeton, NJ
May 24 Delfest Cumberland, MD
Jun 8 Friday Cheers Richmond, VA
Jun 10 Discover Jazz Festival Burlington, VT
Jun 12 Narrows Center for the Arts  
Jun 13 Longwood Gardens Kennett Square, PA
Jun 15 Lowell Summer Music Series Lowell, MA
Jun 17 Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival Croton-on-Hudson, NY
Jun 20 Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield, CT
Jun 21 The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor Boothbay Harbor, ME
Jun 22 St. Johnsbury Academy St. Johnsbury, VT
Jun 23 Colonial Theatre Keene, NH
Jun 27 Asbury Hall, Babeville Buffalo, NY
Jun 28 The Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY
Jun 29 ROMP Owensboro, KY
Jul 14 Targhee Fest Alta, WY
Jul 25 Lumina Festival Wilmington, NC
Jul 28 Blue Ridge Music Center Galax, VA
Aug 4 Cambridge Folk Festival Cambridge, UK
Aug 11 Wolf Trap w/Mary Chapin Carpenter Vienna, VA
Aug 15 Chautauqua Amphitheater w/Francesco Turrisi Chautauqua, NY
Sep 13 Towne Crier Beacon, NY
Sep 14 FreshGrass Festival North Adams, MA
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We enjoyed Rhiannon's concert at Raleigh's Memorial Auditorium on 4/14/18. I'll never know if you'll get this message or want to act on it. We were one third up the auditorium on the left side facing the stage. The drummer's foot pedal hitting the base drum drowned out all but the treble tones from all the other performers. There were quiet moments where that base drum was silent, and I really enjoyed hearing the music then. I understood that you have a mixing person that travels with you. Please consider quieting that base drum a little ( not the tom on the drummer's left, but the foot-peddled vertical base drum in front of him on his right). Yes you need to hit it hard and punctuate, but drowning out the virtuosity of the whole band, even the drummer's other drums, doesn't win for me. Thanks for listening. Great and energetic concert - wow! Big change from the Chocolate Drops in that little tent at MerleFest years ago.

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