Bela Fleck and the Flecktones will celebrate their 30th anniversary with their most extensive tour in years. The run is split into summer and fall segments. As of press time 14 of the 16 shows that will make up the summer leg have been confirmed.
The jaunt starts with The Flecktones’ appearance at Red Rocks in Morrison, Colorado as part of the inaugural Béla Fleck Friends & Family show on May 30. A May 31st gig has yet to be announced. Banjo wiz Bela Fleck, bassist Victor Wooten, multi-instrumentalist Howard Levy and percussionist Roy “Futureman” Wooten continue the tour at The Wilma Theatre in Missoula, Montana on June 1 ahead of stops in Garden City, Idaho; Spokane, Washington and Eugene, Oregon.
Béla Fleck & The Flecktones then head to California for gigs in Sacramento, Oakland and Los Angeles. After a few weeks off, the quartet heads to the Telluride Bluegrass Festival to start a portion of the tour that includes visits to El Prado, New Mexico; Salina, Kansas; Oklahoma City; Cleveland and Fort Wayne, Indiana on June 29. Stay tuned for the announcement of a June 26th performance and a fall leg.