The Hillbenders present WhoGrass!

Part of the 2022 Open Sky Arts Festival

Ticket Information:

The special, add-on performance of The Hillbenders WhoGrass! is not included in the Open Sky Festival Passes. However, Festival Passholders may receive a special, discounted $15 advance purchase ticket to the performance. Follow the ticketing link to select your Passholder ticket.

Festival Passes are $200  for the general public.  2022 LPCA Members can purchase their passes for a special rate of  $175.  Click here to puchase your festival pass.

LPCA 2022 Summer Benefit

This performance of The Hillbenders' WhoGrass! is the concluding activity of the LPCA's 2022 Summer Benefit.  Make your evening complete by dining onstage with special guests prior to the show.  Plus tickets to the concert are included with admission to the benefit. To learn more about the 2022 Summer Benefit, click here.

About the Show

Inspired by the outpouring of support by The Who themselves and the thousands of fans around the world who came out to celebrate the 2015 release Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry, The Hillbenders have announced a follow-up project called WhoGrass!

A chronological journey of The Who’s legendary catalog through the wood and wire of bluegrass instrumentation. Framed as a follow-up to The HillBenders 2015 acoustic interpretation of The Who’s TOMMY, WhoGrass now gives the audience a career spanning twist on one of Rock ’n’ Roll’s greatest bands. From the early hits all the way through The Who’s discography and even a peek into Pete Townshend’s solo career, the rolling banjo, intense dobro percussion, and thunderous vocals have even the biggest Who fan pumping their fist and singing along!

“If you get a chance to listen to The HillBenders new album it’s fabulous. They should get a f—ing Grammy for it. It’s that good!” – Peter Townshend


Formed in April of 2008, and still touring with the original lineup The HillBenders took the US by storm in 2015 with their critically-acclaimed “Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry”. They followed up the Tommy tour with a year of successful dates joining Keller Williams for “PettyGrass” (Tom Petty hits). The HillBenders continue their firmly established presence as one of the most energetic and engaging progressive acoustic bands with their hit laden “WhoGrass” show, as well as outstanding original music from their fourth studio album, appropriately and eponymously titled “The HillBenders”. Regardless of which show The HillBenders present, or a mash up of all of them, they deliver a perfect mix of virtuoso musicianship and rock star vocals. They are one of the few bluegrass groups that recognize their ability to bridge the gap between the common music consumer and the bluegrass genre, selecting material that defies any hillbilly stigmas.

Thursday 8/11/2022
In Advance: $20
At Door: $25
Festival Passholders: $15
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