Lawson, Mountain Heart Begin Bluegrass Series

With powerful singing and fast picking, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver and Mountain Heart kicked off the Martha White Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman Auditorium on Thursday (June 16) in Nashville. The annual series will continue throughout the summer, with upcoming shows by Old Crow Medicine Show with Open Road (June 23), Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder with the Kenny & Amanda Smith Band (June 30), Rhonda Vincent & the Rage with Larry Sparks & the Lonesome Ramblers (July 7), the Del McCoury Band with the Hackensaw Boys (July 14) and the Bela Fleck Acoustic Trio with King Wilkie (July 21). Special guests will be announced for the July 28 finale. Tickets are $20.50.