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Grammy-winning country singer Lyle Lovett and His Large Band perform at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on July 28

Grammy-winning country singer Lyle Lovett and His Large Band perform at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on July 28
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From a press release:

It was announced today that the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts will welcome Grammy Award-winning country singer/songwriter Lyle Lovett and His Large Band to Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, July 28 at 8 p.m., presented by World Café Live and Higher Ground Presents.

Lovett last performed at the Kirby Center with John Hiatt back in 2015.

Tickets, which are $48, $55, and $65 in advance or $51, 58, and $68 the day of the show, plus fees, go on sale this Friday, March 15 at 11 a.m. and will be available at the Sundance Vacations Box Office at the Kirby Center (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at, and by phone at 570-826-1100. A Kirby Member pre-sale begins Thursday, March 14 at 11 a.m.

A singer, composer, and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel, and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. Whether touring as a “Duo” or with his “Acoustic Group” or his “Large Band,” Lovett’s live performances show not only the breadth of this Texas legend’s deep talents, but also the diversity of his influences, making him one of the most compelling and captivating musicians in popular music.

Lovett has appeared in many feature films as well as on stage and television. Among his many accolades, besides four Grammy Awards, he was given the Americana Music Association’s inaugural Trailblazer Award and was named the Texas State Musician.

Garden & Gun called Lovett “one of America’s most beloved singer/songwriters,” and he was featured in the coveted “What I’ve Learned” column in the February 2012 issue of Esquire.

“Release Me,” out in 2012, was No. 1 for several weeks on the Americana charts. Produced by Nathaniel Kunkel and Lovett, “Release Me” represents the end of an era, as it was his last record for Curb/Universal Music Group after being on the label for his entire career. It is quintessential Lyle, mixing a smart collection of originals and songs written by some of his favorite songwriters.

Since his self-titled debut in 1986, Lovett has evolved into one of music’s most vibrant and iconic performers. His oeuvre, rich and eclectic, is one of the most beloved of any living artist working today.