Grammy-Award Winning Sextet brings Bluegrass to Kutztown University Oct. 23

Steep Canyon Rangers

KUTZTOWN, Pa. – For nearly two decades, the Steep Canyon Rangers have been one of the most versatile and idiosyncratic bands in all of contemporary American music. The string sextet's unique aesthetic blends pop, country and folk rock into a genre-defying brand of bluegrass. Join the Steep Canyon Rangers at Kutztown University, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 23, in Schaeffer Auditorium.

Celebrated solo recordings and frequent collaborations with Steve Martin have made the Steep Canyon Rangers one of the most exciting bands pickin’ and strummin’ on the road. Their most recent collaboration was a remake of their hit “Be Still Moses” with R&B group Boyz II Men. Come on an ongoing creative journey and enjoy the spirited, eclectic approach, bending and shaping bluegrass music to create something uniquely original.

Tickets are $40, $36 for students and seniors and can be purchased at, or by calling the KU Presents! box office, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday – Friday, at 610-683-4092. Come early for a 5 p.m. pre-show Americana buffet including selections from Bountiful Berks, music from Lyons Fiddle Fest Champions as well as Dave Kline and the Mountain Folk Trio. There will also be a self-guided tour of the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center. Tickets sold separately.

Established to be the center of cultural life at Kutztown University, KU Presents! serves the campus and community by bringing world-class live arts that can entertain, educate and enrich.