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Old Mozo Days: Del & Dawg, Songs & Stories

August 18 @ 7:00 pm

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With Del McCoury and David Grisman
Friday, August 18, 7pm
Tickets: $30.00 Unreserved Outdoor Seating*

*This is a non-refundable ticket for an outdoor concert on the Green in the Spruce Peak Village Center. Should inclement weather require this event be moved indoors, your ticket guarantees you a reserved seat inside the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center. For more information please contact our Ticket Office at 802-760-4634 or at info@sprucepeakarts.org

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Explore all that Spruce Peak has to offer and finish your day with dinner and a concert under the stars with Del McCoury and David Grisman!

Del McCoury met David Grisman at the first show Del ever played (on banjo) with Bill Monroe in the spring of 1963 in Greenwich Village. Three years later, Del & “Dawg” – Grisman’s nickname bestowed by Jerry Garcia —  played their first gig together in Troy, NY at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. They both celebrated the arrival of first-born sons, Monroe Grisman and Ronnie McCoury, within a month of each other. Through the years they have shared the stage at venues and festivals across the country and in 2012 released Hardcore Bluegrass, a unique collection of bluegrass classics, celebrating the nearly 50-year bluegrass friendship that these two legendary musicians have shared.

For nearly half a century, mandolinist / composer / bandleader / producer David Grisman has been a guiding force in the evolving world of acoustic music. Grisman skillfully combines elements of the great American music/art forms of jazz and bluegrass with many international flavors and sensibilities to create his own distinctive idiom of “Dawg” music (the nickname given him by Jerry Garcia.) In doing so, he is inspired new generations of acoustic string musicians, while creating his own niche in contemporary music.

For more than fifty years, Del McCoury‘s music has defined authenticity for hard core bluegrass fans — a living link to the days when bluegrass was made only in hillbilly honkytonks, schoolhouse shows and on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, yet also a commandingly vital presence today, from prime time and late night talk show TV to music festivals where audiences number in the hundreds of thousands.

Old Mozo Days sponsored by Spruce Peak at Stowe

What is Old Mozo?

Our beloved Mt. Mansfield was originally known by the Abenaki name Mozodepowadso (Moosehead Mountain) or “Old Mozo” for short.  To learn more about Vermont’s highest peak’s interesting naming history, please visit:


August 18
7:00 pm
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