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Grammy winners at State Theatre

Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, whose self-titled debut album won a Grammy Award as 2016’s best folk music album, will bring their brand of front-porch banjo and vocal music to Kalamazoo’s State Theatre at 8 p.m. May 11.

Fleck and Washburn, who also happen to be married, are both formidable banjo players. Fleck has won 16 Grammy Awards and, with 30 nominations, has been nominated in more categories than any instrumentalist in Grammy history. Washburn brings her songwriting, theater and performance talents to the duo.

Tickets are $35–$59.50 and available at the Kalamazoo State Theatre box office, 404 S. Burdick St., or at