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After a strong start to the year, Sam Grisman Project have announced a new slate of dates interspersed with already-shared appearances that will take the form of festival stands and headlining dates. Helmed by the son of the great bluegrass icon David Grisman, bassist Sam Grisman, accompanied by an assorted assembly of friends and stand-out players, will dart coast-to-coast, delivering classic picks from the Grisman/Garcia archive, original music, and, in Sam’s own words, “our interpretations of songs that we love of all different kinds from the great American songbook, many of which we learned from my dad and Jerry.” 

Sam has extended the road invitation to Logan Ledger (guitar, vocals), Dominick Leslie (mandolin), Nathaniel Smith (cello) and Victor Furtado (banjo), in addition to mainstay percussion/vocalist Chris J English for an offering of sextet pop-ups. Billed as an acoustic offering, the SGP sextet will deliver their melded approach to classic material at the Jerry Garcia: A Bluegrass Journey exhibit, held at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum this week, March 28, in Owensboro, Ky. Sam will also take part in panels on Thursday, before the show. The following night, Friday, March 29, Sam and crew will play at Nashville’s Riverside Revival. 

Already-announced appearances will ensue, with lineup shifts and added surprises throughout April in the form of festival and marquee appearances. California dates: April 4-7; Sam, English and Leslie will be joined by Roy Williams (guitar, piano, vocals). At the tail end of their Golden State run, the group will co-host a Benefit Concert for Uncle Jay on April 7 in Grass Valley, Calif. Afterward, SGP will take part in a trio of Midwest gigs, including a special Saturday night show on April 20 at Chicago’s Chop Shop before arriving in the Southeast for a newly announced stop at Elevation 27 in Virginia Beach, Va., on May 1.

The group will participate in the Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival and another new date, May 4, at Harvester Performance Center in Rocky Mount, Va. A batch of late-May festival stands will come before a heavy offering of fresh concerts: June 13 at Iron Horse in Northampton, Mass., June 14 at 3S Artspace in Portsmouth, N.H., and a much-anticipated return to Levon Helm Studios on June 15 in Woodstock, N.Y., Westerly, R.I., respectively. 

Late June and early July, proceed with more shows and festival dates, including a team-up with Sam’s longtime friend and musical collaborator Alex Hargreaves and Peter Rowan at The Caverns for classics off Old & in the Way and more. After, the group’s latest fresh date arrives on July 6 at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley, Calif., with already-announced concerts and festival slots trailing into the late summer months, including sets at Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, RockyGrass Festival, Hot August Music Festival and the Earl Scruggs Fest. 

General ticket on-sale will commence on Friday, March 29 at 10 a.m. E.T. For more information, visit Scroll down to view a complete list of forthcoming appearances. 

Read Sam’s 2023 interview, Torchbearer: Sam Grisman and The Second Generation of Dawg Music

Sam Grisman Project 2024 Tour Dates: 

March 28 – Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum – Owensboro, Ky.

March 29 – Riverside Revival – Nashville, Tenn. 

April 4 – The Guild Theatre – Menlo Park, Calif. 

April 5-6 – WinterWonderGrass Music & Brew Festival [Tahoe] – Olympic Valley, Calif. 

April 7 – The Chambers Project: Benefit Concert for Uncle Jay – Grass Valley, Calif. 

April 19 – Riverfront Live – Cincinnati, Ohio 

April 20 – Chop Shop – Chicago

April 21 – Vogue Theatre – Indianapolis, Ind.

April 27 – From The Earth Brewing – Roswell, Ga. 

May 1 – Elevation 27 – Virginia Beach, Va. 

May 3 – Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival – Pittsboro, N.C.

May 4 – Harvester Performance Center – Rocky Mount, Va.

May 17 – Dominion RiverRock – Richmond, Va.

May 19 – Cosmico Fest – Guerneville, Calif. 

May 24-25 – DelFest – Cumberland, Md. 

May 26 – Dark Star Jubilee – Thornville, Ohio

June 13 – Iron Horse – Northampton, Mass.

June 14 – 3S Artspace – Portsmouth, N.H. 

June 15 – Levon Helm Studios  – Woodstock, N.Y.

June 19 – Narrows Center for The Arts – Fall River, Mass. 

June 20 – Portland House of Music – Portland, Maine 

June 21 – United Theatre – Westerly, R.I. 

June 28 – ROMP Fest – Owensberg, Ky. 

June 30 – The Caverns – Pelham, Tenn. +

July 4-5 – High Sierra Music Festival – Quincy, Calif. 

July 6 – Freight and Salvage – Berkeley, Calif.

July 12 – Rex Foundation Benefit [VIP Event Comal] – Berkeley, Calif. 

July 18 – Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival – Oak Hill, N.Y.

July 26 – RockyGrass Festival – Lyons, Colo.

August 10 – Hot August Music Festival – Cockeysville, Md. 

September 1 – Earl Scruggs Fest – Spring Hill, N.C. +

New dates in BOLD 

+ With Peter Rowan