Thanks to everyone who entered our classic car showcase on 7/26 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park! Below are our participants and the cars they will be entering. Three winners will receive a trophy – we’ll pick two and Jerry Glanville (former Atlanta Falcons football coach) will pick one. If you see your name below, please arrive at the venue between 4-5pm with your car. Please proceed to the VIP parking lot located on Encore Parkway- the attendant will have your name. Click here for directions. We are looking forward to seeing everyone and their cars in Georgia!
David McCormick: 1928 Ford Model A
Alan Ziglin: 1951 Studebaker Commander Starlight Coupe
Cleve Hunter: 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
William “Chip” McGinley: 1959 Pontiac Bonneville
Michael Ziglin: 1961 Plymouth Fury
Matthew and Elizabeth Maleski: 1967 Chevrolet C-10
Lori McGinley: 1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
Daniel Gross: 1968 Ford Mustang
Charles Barber: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro
Molly McCormick: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro
Rocky Mason: 1970 Ford Bronco Wagon
David Harrison: 1975 BMW 2002
Davis Oppenheimer: 1979 International Harvester Scout II
Simone Harrison: 1980 BMW 323i Baur TC
Eric and Kelly Smith: 1984 Volkswagen Vanagon
If you’re headed to one of our shows at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Alpharetta, GA this week, we’ll be offering something special from our friend David Hale of Love Hawk Tattoo Studio:
“I love the Avett Brothers, their music, and the meaning that motivates it. It inspires me to create, to share what I find meaningful, provocative, and hopeful. I wanted to make a special series of posters for the shows in my home state of Georgia because I felt compelled to share my love and help others. When Melanie, Bob Crawford’s wife, asked me to do a tattoo in honor of their beautiful daughter, Hallie, it got me inspired! As many of you know, Hallie was diagnosed with a brain tumor and receives her treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Every month, I give back to a different charity with my tattooing and it was obvious that I needed to give back to St. Jude. Then, it clicked: why not do tattoo designs based on the Avett Brothers music? There are so many songs that would make great tattoos and these could, in turn, be made into posters and tattooed the following month to benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospital. So there you have it – I combined a few of my favorite things: posters, tattoos, music, and charity, and it seems that they all look pretty great together! I hope you enjoy the work, and find ways to give back and be inspired in your life.
If you’re interested in getting one of my Avett Brothers designs tattooed in August, please join my newsletter to get all the info.
…and remember, we are all in this together.”
-David Hale / Love Hawk Studio
Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone at Red Rocks and to our friends Shovels and Rope, Lucero, and Bob Weir. What an amazing three nights!
Photo by Larry Hulst
Seth Avett has created a poster for our upcoming 3 night stay at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado! The posters are a limited edition of 1,000 prints and will be available for $50 at the merchandise tables, while supplies last. Each poster will be numbered and signed by the artist.
Friends! We are incredibly excited to share some BIG news with you all today. We will be headlining Riverfront Park in Nashville, TN on September 20th as part of the Americana Music Association’s 15th Annual Festival and Conference! We are honored to be among talented bands like Lake Street Dive, Joe Henry, Josh Ritter, and many others who will also be performing during the AMA conference. There are numerous ways to get tickets to our show:
1) Fan club pre-sale begins Tuesday, June 24th at noon local time via our email list.
2) Admission to the concert is included with registration to the Americana Music Festival & Conference.
3) Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, June 27 at 10am here.
We look forward to seeing you all on this special evening.
Thank you to everyone who came out to Bonnaroo last weekend – we had a great time! Below are some press highlights from our time in Manchester, TN:
Rolling Stone: Bonnaroo 2014: Best Live and Backstage Photos
Billboard: Video: The Avett Brothers Q&A at Bonnaroo 2014
Fuse: 20 Greatest Moments From Bonnaroo 2014
“Only The Avett Brothers can rip their guitar, cello, banjo and bass strings to shreds blasting through bluegrass-infused rock one minute and then turn the lights and the electricity off for a stripped-down spiritual.”
American Songwriter: The Bonnaroo Interview: The Avett Brothers
“Hours before their triumphant Bonnaroo main stage set opening for Elton John, The Avett Brothers sat down with American Songwriter to discuss having fun at the festival, going to see live shows, liking modern country music and more.”
American Songwriter: Bonnaroo In Review: The Avett Brothers
“This wasn’t the band’s first Bonnaroo, and it showed…the group showed just how to make the most of a festival appearance.”
Drive your favorite classic car to our show on Saturday, July 26 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park in Alpharetta, GA! 1989 and older classic cars of all makes and models accepted. Winner will be selected (not judged) by us and Jerry Glanville, former Atlanta Falcons football coach. More info and entry form here. Limit 40 cars: first-come, first-served, so please fill out and return promptly (by July 20) if you want to enter!
Video still from “February Seven” by Danny Clinch
We are excited to play Mountain Jam Festival today! If you are unable to join us there, you can watch LIVE here. We play at 6:15pm. Enjoy the show!
We are thrilled to announce that we will be debuting a new backdrop at our June 15th performance at Bonnaroo! This work of art, The Bridge by Kymia Nawabi, is pictured above.
Kymia and Scott Avett met while attending the school of art at East Carolina University. Their commitment to create work, both visual and musical, was solidified there and continues today. Clear parallels can be drawn between Kymia’s work and the songs that The Avett Brothers write and perform.
For more information on Kymia Nawabi, please visit her website.
We are incredibly honored to be nominated by the Americana Music Association for Duo/Group of the Year! The Americana Honors & Awards will be held on September 17th at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Tickets for the awards show are included in the purchase of Americana Music Festival & Conference Registration. Check out the list of all 2014 nominees here.