Nothin’ Fancy holiday show at Court Square Theater Dec. 15

court square theatreArts Council of the Valley hosts the sensational bluegrass band Nothin’ Fancy Saturday, Dec. 15 as part of its ongoing Court Square Theater Music Series.

Formed in 1994 in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, Nothin’ Fancy was initially created for bluegrass competitions. The band has grown steadily in popularity, releasing 11 albums and earning a loyal fan base of festival-goers and bluegrass lovers around the world. In addition to hosting their annual Nothin’ Fancy Bluegrass Festival, Nothin’ Fancy has performed at venues in Canada, Norway, and the United States, including Lincoln Center and Virginia’s own Birchmere Music Hall.

Nothin’ Fancy members Mike Andes, Mitchell Davis, Chris Sexton, Tony Shorter, and Caleb Cox are well known for their strong vocals, powerful instrumentation, and energetic stage presence. After self-releasing four albums, the group debuted “Once Upon A Road” through Pinecastle Records, earning them an International Bluegrass Music Association Emerging Artist award in 2002. Nothin’ Fancy has also been awarded Entertaining Group of the Year six times by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America (SPBGMA) and been nominated for SPBGMA’s Vocal Group of the Year. ​They have successfully hosted their own Nothin’ Fancy Bluegrass Festival every year since 2001 in Buena Vista, Virginia

Nothin’ Fancy will perform at Court Square Theater Saturday, December 15. Doors open at 6:00 PM, with the show beginning at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $15 advance and $18 at the door. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit or call 540.433.9189.

Arts Council of the Valley’s Court Square Theater is located at 41-F Court Square in Downtown Harrisonburg.

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