Back to All Events

Lonesome River Band


Doors: 6:00pm
Show Starts: 7:00pm


  • $15 in Advance | $18 at Door

Lonesome River Band (LRB) has maintained a reputation as one of the most respected names in Bluegrass music since the release of their breakout album, Carrying The Tradition, in 1991. The band originally included founder Tim Austin, band leader Sammy Shelor, Dan Tyminski, and Ronnie Bowman, though following the release of their second project, Old Country Town, Tyminski and Austin departed to pursue separate endeavors. Over the years, Shelor and LRB brought on new artists to fill vacancies left by those who withdrew in order to dedicate time to new groups, songwriting, or family, always seeking new musicians who could contribute talents of their own. The band’s current lineup now includes Sammy Shelor (banjo), Brandon Rickman (guitar), Mike Hartgrove (fiddle), Barry Reed (bass), and Jesse Smathers (mandolin).

Since its formation 35 years ago, LRB’s career has been filled with a multitude of recognition, including International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) awards for Instrumental Recorded Event of the Year and Album of the Year and awards from SPBGMA for Bluegrass Band of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year, and Song of the Year, among others. Whether performing on the famous stage of the Grand Ole Opry or headlining major concert events and festivals, LRB’s loyal fans continue to support one of the most loved and most influential acts of our time.

Lonesome River Band Website

Lonesome River Band.jpeg
Capital Ale House.jpg
Earlier Event: July 20
Miss Shenandoah Valley Pride Pageant
Later Event: August 9
Valley Playhouse Presents: Proof