Bluegrass legend and Grammy winner Ricky Skaggs to perform at ETSU Martin Center in December

Published 12:03 pm Monday, September 18, 2023

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JOHNSON CITY – You know “Christmas Time’s A Coming” when 15-time GRAMMY winner and Country Music Hall of Fame member Ricky Skaggs and his ace backing band Kentucky Thunder play in their refreshing acoustic style all your favorite Christmas songs in this delightful tour along with a few of their special friends.

The Bluegrass legend will perform at the ETSU Martin Center on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m. Local tickets go on sale Friday, Sept. 22, at 10 a.m.

This heartwarming show features a reason to listen to the season of songs both old and new as Skaggs and his band perform their own perfect blend of tight harmony. Celebrate the beauty and majesty of this time of year with first-class vocalists and musicians, singing and playing their finest for Christmastime.

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The show includes the joyful bluegrass tune “Christmas Time’s A Coming” along with a beautiful rendition of “New Star Shining,” a hit song for Ricky Skaggs and James Taylor. Beloved classic songs “Silent Night,” “Deck the Halls,” and “Let it Snow” are fully represented, along with many other special Christmas melodies. Included in this seasonal show are sing-a-longs, rounding out this exclusive assortment of holiday jewels. Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder Christmas with Special Guests holiday show is sure to please during this most wonderful time of the year.

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