Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Announce Farewell Tour

The Nitty Gritty Band is heading out on one final tour. The group, which released their eponymous freshman album in 1967, will embark on their massive ALL THE GOOD TIMES: The Farewell Tour, kicking off on March 21st in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

“‘All The Good Times’ perfectly describes our career,” the band says in a statement. “Playing our music for Dirt Band fans all over the world has been an incredible experience for us. The most important part of that has been the connection to our audience—that beautiful communal give and take is like nothing else. That’s the very spirit we’ll be celebrating as we head into our farewell tour. We’re really looking forward to seeing you folks. Good times will be had by all!”

Started by Jeff Hanna and Jimmie Fadden, who are still part of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, the group has put out some of music’s most iconic hits, including “Fishin’ In The Dark,” “Mr. Bojangles,” “Modern Day Romance” and more. Fortunately, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band isn’t ending their professional relationship, and will still perform, but will no longer do long, multi-city runs.

Perhaps the most iconic moment in their illustrious career is their 1972 Will the Circle Be Unbroken album. The record featured collaborations with some of country music’s most influential artists, including Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, Mother Maybelle Carter and more. It also spawned a series that included artists like Emmylou Harris, Levon Helm, Ricky Skaggs,Johng Denver, and others.

See a list of the first leg of dates below. More dates are expected to be announced. Tickets will go on sale beginning on Friday, January 19, at 10:00 AM local time. Hank Williams and Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit will serve as the opening acts on select dates. Find more information at

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s ALL THE GOOD TIMES: The Farewell Tour Dates:

March 21 – Bowling Green, KY – SKyPAC – Main Hall
March 22 – Bloomington, IL – Bloomington Center For The Performing Arts
March 23 – Mount Vernon, KY – Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
March 24 – Marietta, OH – Peoples Bank Theatre
March 28 – Odessa, TX – The Ector Theatre
March 29 – Abilene, TX – Outlaws and Legends Music Festival
March 30 – Houston, TX – Arena Theatre
April 25 – Shreveport, LA – The Strand Theatre
April 28 – Oxford, AL – Oxford Performing Arts Center
May 9 – Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theatre
May 10 – Harris, MI – Island Resort & Casino
May 11 – Harris, MI – Island Resort & Casino
May 12 – Joliet, IL – Rialto Square Theatre
May 17 – Raleigh, NC* – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
May 18 – Bristow, VA* – Jiffy Lube Live
May 19 – Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre
June 21 – Mankato, MN – Vetter Stone Amphitheater
June 22 – Cedar Rapids, IA – McGrath Amphitheatre
June 23 – Bayfield, WI – Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua
June 27 – Sioux Falls, SD – Alliance Center
June 28 – Mahnomen, MN – Shooting Star Casino Hotel & Event Center
June 29 – Bismarck, ND – Belle Mehus Auditorium
June 30 – Dauphin, MB, Canada – Dauphin’s Countryfest
July 11 – Mayetta, KS – Prairie Band Casino & Resort – Great Lakes Ballroom
July 12 – Jefferson City, MO – Capital Region MU Health Care Amphitheater
July 13 – Newkirk, OK – 7 Clans First Council Casino
July 25 – Lubbock, TX – The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences – Helen DeVitt Jones Theater
July 26 – New Braunfels, TX# – Whitewater Amphitheater
July 27 – Fort Worth, TX – Bass Performance Hall
July 28 – Amarillo, TX – Globe-News Center For The Performing Arts
September 14 – Kansas City, MO* – T-Mobile Center