Celebrate Spring!

Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen

THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2018 @ 7:00PM
La Tourelle, Ithaca, NY.

Benefiting Samite's Non-Profit Organization Musicians for World Harmony

REGULAR TICKET: $20 Advance/$25 Door

WORKSHOPS: Mandolin, Banjo, Guitar & Bass to be held at La Tourelle from 4pm to 5:30pm on the afternoon of the concert. $15 Advance or with Concert Package/$20 Door.

HARMONY DONATION: $10 (donated to Musicians for World Harmony)



Celebrate Spring at a special evening event with Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen (FSDK).  The festivities begin at 4:00pm with instrumental workshops for mandolin, banjo, guitar and bass players led by FSDK members (two-time IBMA Instrumental Group of the Year). Dinner will be served at 5:00pm with Bistro Chef serving a special menu featuring some of Frank Solivan’s favorite dishes.  Musicians can join in for a happy hour and lobby jam led The Hilltoppers Bluegrass Band.  Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen will perform at a 7:00pm concert in the La Tourelle Music Hall.

ABOUT FSDK:  Many Winter Village fans remember Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen from their appearance at the 2012 festival's Saturday Night Big Show at the Hangar Theatre with Della Mae.  We are thrilled to finally bring them back to Ithaca to celebrate spring and enjoy more of their great music. Since leaving the cold climes of Alaska for the bluegrass hotbed of Washington, D.C., Frank Solivan has built a reputation as an accomplished mandolinist and become a major festival attraction with his band, Dirty Kitchen. Their respect and deep understanding of the tradition collides, live on stage, with great singing, soulful songs and jazz virtuosity, creating an exciting live performance.

Cold Spell, released in 2015, earned FSDK a GRAMMY Nomination for Best Bluegrass Album. Frank’s new recording, Family, Friends & Heroes, was released in 2017 to great critical acclaim. This genre stretching album provides a generous glimpse into Solivan’s work that pays homage to his family members and features the pristine playing of his closest musical heroes, including Del McCoury, Rob Ickes, Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush, Ronnie McCoury, John Cowan, Mike Bub, Shawn Camp and Megan McCormick. Solivan, with banjoist Mike Munford, 2013 IBMA Banjo Player of the Year, award-winning guitarist Chris Luquette and bassist Jeremy Middleton, simmer a progressive bluegrass stew of infinite instrumental, vocal and songwriting talent. Highlights include “Pretty Woman”, with Del McCoury on high harmony, “Wayfaring Stranger”, featuring the vocals of Lorene Solivan (Frank’s late mother); “The Fishing Song”, written by Ty Smith (Frank’s cousin); and “Leaving On A Jet Plane”, featuring John Cowan’s mighty tenor.

Family, Friends & Heroes is “ a toast to the things that matter in life and testimony to how good music can feel when talent is fused with soul and sincerity.”

—Craig Havighurst, Music City Roots

WORKSHOPS: FSDK, the International Bluegrass Music Association’s 2014 and 2016 Instrumental Group of the Year, will offer workshops from 4pm to 5:30pm on Thursday, before their evening concert.  Learn mandolin with Frank Solivan, banjo with Mike Munford (IBMA 2013 Banjo Player of the Year), guitar with Chris Luquette (IBMA Momentum Award Winner), and bass with Jeremy Middleton.  Workshops cost $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

DINNER:  Chef Jack of La Tourelle's Bistro is cooking up dinner on Thursday, March 22 in honor of Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen's Ithaca performance. The dinner menu features a couple of Frank Solivan's recipes with a little Ithaca twist (Frank is a gourmet chef - when not playing and singing, he loves cooking and eating!). Dinner will be served at the Bistro from 5:00 - 7:00pm along with music in the lobby by Ithaca favorites, The Hilltoppers.

Entree Choices: South of the Border Oxtail Soup; Bangin' Pot of Beans Italian Style; Home Style Macaroni and Cheese; Open Face Roast Pork Sandwich with Brown Gravy.

Choice of Side: House Salad; Macaroni and Cheese; Pasta Salad; Chocolate Chip Cookies or Brownies; Lemonade and Ice Tea.

Cost: $16.00 inclusive of tax.

Proceeds from this concert will be donated to the Musicians for World Harmony, an Ithaca-based not-for-profit organization that uses  the healing power of music to reawaken the humanity in the hearts of displaced and distressed peoples affected by aging, disease and war in an effort to promote peace, understanding, health and harmony. 

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