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Earls of Leicester, Dark Star Orchestra coming to Greensboro’s Carolina Theatre

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From the good folks over at the Carolina Theatre of Greensboro:

Greensboro, NC – The Carolina Theatre of Greensboro is pleased to announce the 2017 Spring Season, including two new concerts: Jerry Douglas presents the Earls of Leicester on Friday, March 31, and Dark Star Orchestra on Wednesday, April 5.

The theatre is also debuting AudienceView, a new ticketing system that will give customers a more secure purchasing process. Ticket buyers can also continue to call or visit the Carolina Theatre Box Office between Monday and Friday from noon until 5 p.m.

Jerry Douglas presents The Earls of Leicester

Friday, March 31, 8 p.m.

The Earls of Leicester are a bluegrass powerhouse that came together to present the legendary music of Earl Scruggs and Lester Flatt. The band released its eponymous debut in 2014 to immediate acclaim, including the 2015 Grammy for Bluegrass Album of the Year and sweeping wins at the International Bluegrass Music Association Awards.  It became overwhelmingly clear that 21st century listeners couldn’t get enough of the Earls’ recreations of songs sown by a pioneering duo more than half a century ago.

Tickets are $37.50, $32.50, $27.50, or $20, depending on location. A $3 theatre facility fee and applicable NC sales tax will be added to the price of each ticket.

Dark Star Orchestra

Wednesday, April 5, 8 p.m.

Using entire shows from the Grateful Dead’s immense catalogue, Dark Star Orchestra recreates an original Dead set list for an entirely new generation of Deadheads. Performing classic shows, the players capture the passion and innovation of the original. Touring nationwide for nearly two decades, with more than 2,500 shows in the rear view mirror, the band’s steadfast commitment to “raising the Dead” has drawn national media attention and a huge “deadicated” fan base coast to coast and internationally.

Advance tickets are $27; day-of-show $30. A limited number of premium tickets will be available for $38. A $3 theatre facility fee and applicable NC sales tax will be added to the price of each ticket.

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