Billy Strings to Play American Legion Post 82

There are once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to see massive artists playing small venues. Then there is whatever you want to characterize this as, which takes it to an entirely new level.

Billy Strings is known for keeping it real by playing smaller venues upon occasion. Though he’s selling out arenas coast to coast at the moment and sometimes on multiple nights, he’ll still play the Ryman Auditorium and rip off a traditional bluegrass set, and then chase it with a night cap at Robert’s Western World across the alley. Or he’ll play the legendary Georgia Theatre in Athens along with an Atlanta arena date.

But playing Nashville’s legendary American Legion Post 82 is about as “intimate” as one can get. This is what Billy Strings is planning to do on Sunday, April 7th. Announced on Tuesday, Strings will be playing a matinee show at 3 pm, and the a night show at 8 pm, co-starring killer bluegrass guitar player Bryan Sutton.

How do you get tickets? Obviously demand will so outpace supply for this intimate performance, selling tickets at all would be unfeasible. So instead, fans can sign up at for a chance to be chosen at random for tickets. All winning tickets will be will-call only, non-transferable, and no name changes accepted. The request window for tickets closes on Wednesday, March 27 at 11:59 PM Central Time.

For those that don’t know, The American Legion Post 82 at this point has birthed a dozen or so country music careers. It’s the home of the legendary Honky Tonk Tuesday nights, and ground zero for country music’s classic throwback revolution. Jack White discovered Margo Price there, and it’s where Sierra Ferrell first got her major start.

Furthermore, the stage room in the back of the legion hall is not very big at all. Hank Jr. made national headlines when he set up shop in the Hall to promote his blues music album in 2022.

No word on exactly why Strings might be playing a place this small. Perhaps it’s a video shoot or some sort of promotional situation. But either way, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see a once-in-a-lifetime marvel up close and personal.

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