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Doc at 100 Concert Announced

By: Rives on the Road

December 14, 2022

Doc at 100 Concert Announced

Saturday, March 11th in Bassett: Doc at 100 
Join us on March 11th at the Historic John D. Bassett Event Center in Bassett, Va., for a very special evening of music and story telling about the legendary Doc Watson. This will be a seated show.

2023 Rives on the Road Season Passes will be accepted. For non-Season Pass holders, Gold Section tickets will cost $40 in advance, while GA section seats will cost $30 in advance. More info below...

DOC AT 100 is a concert program celebrating the life and legacy of Doc Watson by artists who performed with Doc, who were profoundly influenced by his music, and who called him a friend. This includes T. Michael Coleman and Jack Lawrence, who performed, recorded, and toured with Doc longer than any other musicians he worked with. Joining T. Michael and Jack are fellow guitarists Wayne Henderson and Jack Hinshelwood, who were both heavily impacted by Doc’s music through his many recordings and performances, and Wayne counted Doc as a close friend, especially in Doc’s later years when he enjoyed visiting Wayne in his guitar making shop in Rugby, Virginia.

Ted Olson, Professor of Appalachian Studies at East Tennessee State University, is the author of “Doc’s World: Traditional Plus,” the book that accompanies the 4 CD compilation of recordings from Doc’s career released in 2022 by Craft Records called “Doc Watson, Life’s Work: A Retrospective.” 

DOC AT 100 begins with a pre-concert talk led by host Ted Olson on the legacy of Doc Watson followed by stories shared by the artists who knew Doc as a friend and fellow performer. Audience members will also be encouraged to share their stories of Doc and the impact he had on them.

Ticket Options
General Admission Seat: $30 advance / $40 door
Gold Seat: $40 advance / $50 door. (Gold seats will be a seat within the first five rows of the auditorium.)
2023 Season Pass: $125. (This includes admission to Doc at 100, plus the Feb. 18 kickoff party with open bar & catered dinner, the March 17th Daniel Donato concert, plus at least two more shows in 2023. Lots more info below.

Show Times
Doors open at 6:30 pm
Show starts at 7:30 pm