Ricky Skaggs, Del McCoury Set for Bill Monroe Tribute Concert

The late Bill Monroe, the Father of Bluegrass, will be honored in Nashville during an all-star concert featuring Ricky Skaggs, the Del McCoury Band, Roland White and the Nashville Bluegrass Band, among others. The concert commemorating the 100th anniversary of his birth takes place Sept. 28 at Ingram Hall at Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music. Admission is free, but tickets are required and may be obtained beginning Friday (Sept. 9) at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and the administrative office at Blair. The concert will be a multimedia look at the evolution of Monroe’s life and career. Monroe, whose vocal and mandolin sound is credited with establishing bluegrass music, wrote numerous songs, including “Blue Moon of Kentucky.” He died in 1996.