Banjo master Béla Fleck and his iconic group The Flecktones will celebrate 30 years together this summer with a batch of tour dates kicking off June 26 at the Rochester Jazz Festival in New York and stretching across North America and into mid-July.
Fleck will once again team up with the original Flecktones lineup—bassist Victor Wooten, percussionist Roy “Future Man” Wooten and pianist/harmonica player Howard Levy—for the tour, which also includes stops at the Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal Jazz Festivals, Port Chester, NY’s Capitol Theatre, a Missoula, MT show with The Wood Brothers, a Seattle show with the Del McCoury Band and a finale planned for July 14 at the Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre in Portland.
Fleck will also be playing other shows this spring and summer with wife and musical partner Abigail Washburn, with the Colorado Symphony and more, and the banjoist has even created his own blend of tea, 3-Finger Black, with Smith Tea.
See Fleck and The Flecktones’ schedule below. All of Fleck’s tour information can be found here.
Béla Fleck & The Flecktones Tour Dates
June 26 Rochester, NY—Rochester Jazz Festival
June 27 Toronto, CAN—Toronto Jazz Festival
June 28 Ottawa, CAN—Ottawa Jazz Festival
June 29 Lenox, MA—Tanglewood
June 30 Port Chester, NY—Capitol Theater
July 1 Montreal, CAN—Montreal Jazz Festival
July 9 Kansas City, MO—Uptown Theater
July 12 Missoula, MT—Kettlehouse Amphitheater*
July 13 Seattle WA—Chateau Sainte Michelle Winery^
July 14 Portland, OR—Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre
*w/ the Wood Brothers
^w/ Del McCoury Band