Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder with special guests South Side Five

Event Details


  • Friday, Jun 9, 2023 @ 8:00 PM Doors open at 6:30 PM Buy Tickets Now
  • Ticket Prices:

  • $29.50, $39.50, $49.50, and $69.50 plus fees
  • Tickets Go On Sale:

  • Feb 24, 2023
  • Additional Details:

  • A Kirby Member presale begins on Wednesday, February 22 at 10:00 AM.
  • Artist Website:

  • rickyskaggs.com

The F.M. Kirby Center presents Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder. 

Over the course of his 50 plus year career, Ricky Skaggs has won 15 Grammy Awards, 8 CMA Awards, 9 ACM Awards, 13 IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Awards, 9 ICM Awards, 2 Dove Awards, 3 honorary Doctorate degrees and countless other awards.  Ricky struck his first chords on a mandolin over 60 years ago, and he continues to do his part to lead the recent roots revival in music. Clearly his passion for it puts him in the position to bring his lively, distinctively American form of music out of isolation and into the ears and hearts of audiences across the country and around the world. Ricky Skaggs is always forging ahead with cross-cultural, genre-bending musical ideas and inspirations.

The all-star lineup of Kentucky Thunder includes Russ Carson (banjo), Jake Workman (lead guitar), Dennis Parker (baritone vocals, guitar), Gavin Kelso (bass), Mike Rogers (tenor vocals, rhythm guitar) and Billy Contreras (fiddle). "This group of guys meets my approval every night," Ricky says. "Each and every one of the pickers in Kentucky Thunder totally amazes me in every show...and that, to me, outweighs any award we could ever win."

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder will be joined by very special guests South Side Five, a group of talented local musicians playing country in the traditional style.