The Avett Brothers will perform at the Center for the Arts annual benefit on July 10, the Center announced today.
Founded and fronted by Seth and Scott Avett, the folk rock band hails from North Carolina, where the brothers grew up playing and writing music. After dissolving their heavy rock band, Nemo, at the turn of the millennium, the Avett Brothers as we know it formed in 2001 when the brothers met stand-up bassist Bob Crawford. Their debut album “Country Was” was recorded in two days before the trio booked their first U.S. tour in early 2002.
The band’s size and sound has evolved since. In 2009 the Avett Brothers reached mainstream audiences with the release of “I and Love and You,” the band’s debut album with American Recording’s producer Rick Rubin, a former co-president of Columbia Records and co-founder of Def Jam Records who has touched almost every corner of the music industry, from AC/DC to Adele.
The Avett Brothers join a long list of renowned benefit performers, including Bela Fleck, Willie Nelson, Frank Sinatra Jr., Bruce Hornsby and Lyle Lovett.
The benefit is the nonprofit’s only fundraising event all year. Tickets range from $195 to $395, and support the Center’s artistic, educational and community programs. Tickets will go on sale at noon Feb. 21 at JHCenterForTheArts.org and in person at the Center Box Office.
People and businesses interested in sponsorship or underwriting opportunities, which include ticket benefits, may contact Anne Ladd, development director, for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org. ￼