Union Bank & Trust Pavilion Events

When: Friday, July 20 at 8 p.m.


The Avett Brothers return to Union Bank & Trust Pavilion on Friday, July 20. Their past three concerts at the Pavilion attracted a nearly sold-out audience as the band enjoys Hampton Roads as one of its strongest fan bases in the country. The show starts at 8 p.m., and doors open at 7 p.m.

A folk-rock band from Mount Pleasant, NC, the touring band is brothers Scott Avett (banjo) and Seth Avett (guitar), as well as Bob Crawford (double bass) and Joe Kwon (cello). Mike Marsh (drums), Tania Elizabeth (violin) and Paul Defiglia (keyboard).

The Avett Brothers combine bluegrass, country, punk, pop melodies, folk, rock and roll, honky-tonk, and ragtime.

The Avett Brothers last performed in Portsmouth in 2016.

The band’s new CD called “True Sadness” is released June 24, described by the band as a patchwork quilt, both thematically and stylistically. The album draws upon countless resources. Influences cited include Queen, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Jimmie Rodgers, Tom Petty, Nine Inch Nails, Gillian Welch, Aretha Franklin, Walt Disney, Pink Floyd, Kings of Convenience, calypso of the 1950s and country of the 1930s.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, March 9 at the Pavilion Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations, charge by phone at 800.745.3000 or purchase online at ticketmaster.com.

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