Fans of progressive Americana have reason to rejoice: Bela Fleck & The Flecktones are coming through this summer on the Acoustic Planet Tour, featuring friends Keller Williams and Yonder Mountain String Band on almost all dates.
The tour kicks off August 5 at Interlochen, Mich.’s Kresge Auditorium. They’ll play amphitheatres across the eastern half of the U.S. for just over a month, finishing up September 5 in Myrtle Beach, S.C., at the House of Blues.
Bela Fleck & The Flecktones will precede the tour with dates of their own in June and July, including Colorado’s Telluride Bluegrass Festival and the Playboy Jazz Festival in Hollywood, Calif.
Telluride will also feature Yonder Mountain String Band, who have a busy early summer schedule of their own. Keller Williams is no exception, with a host of solo dates and festival appearances in addition to an opening stint for Dave Matthews in late June.