I must say I was throughly entertained. It’s been a long time since I’ve been to a concert in an arena such as Van Andle, which was smooth and well managed. I’ve enjoyed Billy at outdoor venues and frankly didn’t know what to expect. I was drawn to tears of pure awe with the talent of he, the band and fellow entertainers. I left with being totally consumed with joy. Thank you all.
State Farm Arena Events
- 3/1/24Friday 07:30 PMAtlanta, GAState Farm ArenaBilly Strings
- 3/2/24Saturday 07:30 PMAtlanta, GAState Farm ArenaBilly Strings
Raised in Michigan and now based in Nashville, Strings is known as one of music's most compelling artists. His most recent release, "California Sober," a collaboration with legendary artist Willie Nelson, has landed on multiple "Best of 2023 So Far" lists, while Rolling Stone calls the song "a blazing bluegrass banger filled with howling harmonica and guitar-picked solos," and Consequence praises, "With just one song, Strings and Nelson seem to bring the best out in each other." The song is Strings' first release since partnering with venerable label, Reprise Records.
The collaboration follows Strings' most recent full-length album, Me/And/Dad, which was released last fall and features Strings alongside with his dad, Terry Barber. The product of a longtime dream, the record features new versions of fourteen bluegrass and country classics that the two have been playing together since Strings was a young child. Released to overwhelming acclaim, NPR Music praised, "exuberant interplay...a match made tender by the familiar harmonies of these two lifelong picking partners," while The Wall Street Journal declared, "Me/And/Dad works beautifully...the guitars from the principals along with mandolin, banjo, fiddle and bass are expertly played with joy and verve" and Billboard proclaimed, "Top-notch, wooly bluegrass picking wraps around distinct, family harmonies throughout."
Since his 2017 debut, Strings has been awarded Best Bluegrass Album at the 63rd GRAMMY Awards, Artist of the Year at the 2023 and 2022 Americana Music Awards, Entertainer of the Year at the 2023, 2022 and 2021 International Bluegrass Music Awards, Best New Headliner at the 2022 Pollstar Awards and Breakthrough Artist of the Pandemic at the 2021 Pollstar Awards among several other accolades. He has also performed on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," PBS' "Austin City Limits" and "Bluegrass Underground."
I was located near the wrestling ring up front. I enjoyed how the floor was laid out because people weren’t crammed in. The light show and affects were well done. The show was lengthy at 5 hours, but was great. Many different songs were played and it was awesome being able to see the artists play electric verses typical Bluegrass. They put on a fun performance with amazing guests too. It’s definitely one of the best shows I’ve ever been too.
Loved the show. Could have let us in earlier as it was snowing and cold. Could have done without all the dope smoking, but all in all loved the show!
The concert was unbelievable! I could’ve done without all of Wrestle Mania stunts but I know that was how it was promoted!
Absolutely mind blown. Amazing music and all the theatrics of wrestlemania. Pure insanity.
NO DOUBT ABOUT IT! Billy Strings is more than incredibly talented. We have been following him since his beginning. We were not impressed by the whole Hulk Hogan stick. It was not a positive but a detraction to the talent. We were not expecting any of that.
They really went after it. The wrestling theme was an interesting concept that played better than I thought it would. To be fair I'm not a big "jam band"person, so maybe it was just not my cup of tea; a 5 hour show was just way too long, unless you have enough herbal supplements to get you through. I was sober; my applause was thunderous at the end of the songs, thankful they were over (how can you turn enter sandman into a freaking jam song?)
I bought these tickets for my son for his 25th birthday. Billy Strings is his favorite and he has met Mark Lavengood working at Camp Blodgett a few years ago. I've only just started being aware of who Billy Strings is and appreciating his talent. This concert was more than I could have ever imagined. They played for almost 5 hours straight. The talent of every single artist on that stage was phenomenal!
Awesome night! Billy Steings Halloween is a special event. The theme and guests were awesome with a unique setlist. Fun times and a good venue.
This concert was so entertaining and everyone had a blast.