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Chris Jones and the Night Drivers at the Otter Opry

June 1 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$30 – $35

When actor and banjo player Steve Martin pays you a compliment, you sit up and listen. How about this: “Chris Jones’ voice is there with the great masters,” and The Night Drivers are “some of the best players in bluegrass.” Well, you can find out for yourself, because Otter Opry is bringing this incredible band to Monterey on Thursday, June 1st.

The Night Drivers—deeply rooted in tradition but never bound to it—deliver original music with tight arrangements, emotional authenticity, and engaging humor. Collectively, the group has won 18 IBMA awards and racked up 21 #1 songs. Chris Jones contributes soulful singing, solid guitar skills, and impressive versatility. Mandolin player Mark Stoffel’s rhythmic sense and warm tone help define the band’s instrumental sound. Marshall Wilborn is one of the most respected bass players and songwriters in bluegrass. Grace Van’t Hof’s driving banjo style is influenced by early masters Earl Scruggs and Don Reno. Put these four musicians together, and what you get is nothing short of amazing.

Americana singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale has the last word: “When I first heard Chris Jones over 25 years ago he became one of my favorite singers, and he continues to have one of the most distinctive and best voices in music, period. It’s like fine wine for the ears.” Come on out and have a drink (listen) and see for yourself. The event includes a public jam starting at 4:00pm and a chicken/ground-beef taco bar dinner at 5:30pm ($12.50 before May 28th, $17.50 at the door). Online sales will end at noon the day of the performance.

Contact Larry if you want to buy dinner for an under 25 attendee.  We’ll hold the dinner for you.
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Show starts at 7pm. 

 $35/show (CBA members $30; 15 and under free); $12.50-17.50/pre-show dinner. 


Ticketing will end at noon on the day of the performance.


June 1
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$30 – $35
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Otter Opry
(831) 375-8285
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Monterey United Methodist Church
1 Soledad Dr
Monterey, CA 93940 United States
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831 375 8285
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