Growing up in Concord, North Carolina, and influenced by Bob Dylan, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Neil Young, brothers Scott Avett on banjos and Seth Avett on guitars formed The Avett Brothers with standup bassist Bob Crawford in 2001. Their stripped down, folky sound has a maudlin but warm vibe, full of gorgeous melodies and bluegrass jingle jangle. In between a relentless concert schedule, the band managed to record 2006s Four Thieves Gone: The Robbinsville Sessions and The Gleam EP between tours before releasing their 2007 album Emotionalism. This caught the attention of Rick Rubin, who signed the band to his American Records label and produced their follow-up 2009s I and Love and You. The Avett Brothers latest, Magpie and the Dandelion, was released in October 2013 and is full of pop charisma and folk soul that has been enchanting ticket holders and pulling at their heartstrings with its raw energy and intimacy. This is a rain or shine event. NO outside food or beverage.