Bluegrass Legend Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder Plays New Philadelphia

Fifteen-time GRAMMY® Award-winner Ricky Skaggs will make a rare Ohio appearance when he performs at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State University - Tuscarawas on January 6 at 7:30 p.m.

Ricky Skaggs’ career is easily among the most significant in recent country music history.  Skaggs is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame, the Musicians Hall of Fame, the National Fiddler Hall of Fame and the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame. His life’s path has taken him to various musical genres, from where it all began in bluegrass music, to striking out on new musical journeys, while still leaving his musical roots intact. Legendary guitarist Chet Atkins once credited Skaggs with “single-handedly saving country music.”

In 2020, Ricky was awarded the prestigious National Medal of Arts for his contributions to the American music industry. It is the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the United States government. As a virtuoso of the mandolin and fiddle, Ricky Skaggs creates and produces bluegrass music that preserves the musical legacy of the most talented artists of his generation.

Ricky Skaggs has often said that he is “just trying to make a living” playing the music he loves. But it’s clear that his passion for it puts him in the position to bring his lively, distinctively American form of music out of isolation and into the ears and hearts of audiences across the country and around the world. Ricky Skaggs is always forging ahead with cross-cultural, genrebending musical ideas and inspirations.

Tickets for Rickey Skaggs start at $43 and are on sale now at the Performing Arts Center box office, 330-308-6400 or online at www.kent.edu/tuscpac. The box office is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

As part of its health and safety protocols and consistent with many venues across the country, The Performing Arts Center is instituting a mask requirement for entry to the facility for everyone, regardless of vaccination status. For more information visit: www.kent.edu/tuscpac/health-and-safety

The Performing Arts Center’s 2021-2022 Season is sponsored by the Tuscarawas County Community Foundation.  

Free and convenient parking is available for all shows. The Performing Arts Center is located on the campus of Kent State Tuscarawas at 330 University Dr. N.E. in New Philadelphia.

POSTED: Monday, December 6, 2021 - 12:43pm
UPDATED: Monday, December 6, 2021 - 3:46pm
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