Date: Sunday, August 6, 2017
Ricky Skaggs struck his first chords on a mandolin when he was five years old. Within a year, the child prodigy was sharing stages with bluegrass legend Bill Monroe. Fifty years later, this 14-time Grammy Award winner continues to work at the forefront of the current roots music revival. In 1982, he became the youngest musician ever inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. Since then, he’s had 13 number-one hits, including “Highway 40 Blues” and “Country Boy,” and played with luminaries like Flatt and Scruggs, Ralph Stanley, Emmylou Harris, Bruce Hornsby, Vince Gill, and countless others. Backed by an ensemble of world-class pickers—the renowned band Kentucky Thunder—Skaggs will take over DCA for a blazing evening of bluegrass music.