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Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Nitty Gritty Band has grown in recent years to a six-piece that includes Jeff Hanna (acoustic guitar, electric guitar), Jimmie Fadden (drums, harmonica), Bob Carpenter (keyboards), Jim Photoglo (bass, acoustic guitar), Ross Holmes (fiddle, mandolin), and Jaime Hanna (electric and acoustic guitar). All six members also sing, and when their voices merge, the harmonies add a powerful new component for the legendary band. And with the father-son pairing of Jeff and Jaime Hanna, the band carries on a country music tradition of blood harmony. The band performs June 29 in downtown Billings during the Summer Sounds concert. 

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band headlines Downtown Summer Sounds on June 29, presented by the Downtown Billings Alliance.

The outdoor concert will feature opening acts Coyote Brother at 6 p.m. followed by southern rock band Steel Woods, and then Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. 

Coyote Brother

 J. Hardin and Hayward Williams are Coyote Brother, opening up the Downtown Billings Alliance's Summer Sounds concert on June 29. Other acts include Steele Woods and headliners the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.  

The iconic country rock band has won two Grammys and a slew of top 10 hits such as “Fishin’ in the Dark” and “Mr. Bojangles.” They last played in Billings in 2018 to a sold-out audience at the Alberta Bair Theatre. 

Food trucks including Mia's Lumpia, Montana Melt, Big Guy Barbecue, Rollin' Ritos, and Funnel of Love and Unicorn Kettle Corn will be operating during the show, and The Sassy Biscuit Co. restaurant will also be open during the event.

Tickets for the all-ages show are $30 in advance and $35 day-of. Gates open at 5 p.m. and concert-goers may enter at Second Avenue North and North 29th Street. Tickets are available at 1111presents.com, by phone at (406) 894-2020, or at the Pub Station box office, 2502 First Ave. N.

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Arts and Entertainment Reporter

Arts & Entertainment Reporter at The Billings Gazette.