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The Jacob Jolliff Band

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Friday, August 13 at 8pm, doors at 7pm
Smith Opera House
Smith Center for the Arts

Tickets for The Jacob Jolliff Band go on sale Friday, July 16 at noon. Presale for Smith members starts Thursday, July 15th at noon.

About The Jacob Jolliff Band

The Jacob Jolliff Band is the next generation of bluegrass supergroups, led by one of the country’s premier contemporary bluegrass mandolinists. Before joining Yonder Mountain String Band, Jacob Jolliff founded beloved New England roots band Joy Kills Sorrow, while attending Berklee School of Music on a full scholarship. In 2012, Jolliff had the distinctive honor of being named the National Mandolin Championship winner. A fixture of the national bluegrass community, he has collaborated and shared the stage with Darol Anger, Sam Bush, Ronnie McCoury, Jerry Douglas, Chris Thile, and David Grisman to name a few. When Joy Kills Sorrow disbanded in 2014, Jolliff got the call to join Yonder Mountain String Band, in which he was a member until 2020.

The Jacob Jolliff Band is a rotating quartet of some of the most virtuosic and innovative young acoustic pickers in the country, including Alex Hargreaves, on fiddle. Considered one of best improvising violinists in the world, Hargreaves is the winner of The Grand Masters Fiddle Championship and a regular member of Chris Thile’s Live From Here band. Other members of the JJB include Stash Wyslouch on guitar (The Deadly Gentleman, The Stash! Band, and Molsky’s Mountain Drifters) and bassists Myles Sloniker and Max Johnson (Sarah Jarosz, Ricky Skaggs). The specific band lineup changes and is subject to availability.

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Bluegrass band, The Jacob Jolliff Band performs on stage

Box Office, Tickets, and Seating

This show will be seated general admission- first come, first served. Attendees will no longer be seated socially distant from other parties. Full vaccination is not required to attend this event, however masks must be worn at all times by unvaccinated attendees. Please take this in consideration prior to purchasing your tickets.

The Smith’s box office will be open for in person of over the phone sales Tuesday-Friday from 10am-4pm. Online tickets can be purchased at any time. The Smith is no longer mailing tickets or offering will call. All over the phone or online purchases will receive a digital ticket sent to your email. You must have a valid email to purchase tickets for this event, your email will not be used for marketing purposes.

The Smith’s COVID-19 Policies

By purchasing tickets to this event you agree on behalf of yourself, and all other ticket holders in your party, to abide by The Smith Opera House’s COVID-19 policies. These policies include, but are not limited to: Attendees who are not fully vaccinated must wear a mask at all times within our venue. All attendees must follow theater ingress/egress signage and should not enter the venue if they display COVID-like symptoms, have recently tested positive, or have been in close contact with anyone with a known case of COVID-19.


Tickets:$35 plus additional fees, general admission
Jacob Jolliff performs on stage with his mandolin.