Win Tickets to the Kruger Brothers in Asheville

Orange Peel Events welcomes the Kruger Brothers to the Sanctuary at Central Methodist Church (27 Church St in Downtown Asheville) on Friday, June 24, at 8pm. Frugal Backpacker is giving away a pair of tickets to see the bluegrass/folk/classical ensemble, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Wild South, a wonderful regional non-profit that works to promote and protect wild lands.

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Seated concerts at the Sanctuary are intimate experiences, open to less than 700 guests and featuring a fully seated, climate-controlled concert setting with knock-your-socks-off acoustics. Food and drink is not allowed inside this historic space, but stay tuned for more information about a fun Asheville-style reception open to ticket holders outside on tree-lined Church Street before doors open at 7pm on June 24. This show begins at 8pm and tickets are open to all ages. Don’t forget to stop by Frugal Backpacker before heading to the show to make sure you’re outfitted in summer style.

In 2013, the Kruger Brothers appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman, performing their instrumental piece “Jack of the Wood” — named after Asheville’s very own Jack of the Wood! — accompanied by Steve Martin, who played clawhammer banjo. Jens Kruger, the band’s banjo player, has been described as, “one of the world’s most musically sophisticated and technically accomplished five-string banjo players.” In 2013 he won the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Music. Here’s a clip of that performance.

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