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Gangstagrass

Saturday, February 26, 2022
Duck Room
Doors open at 7pm
Show starts at 8pm
$15 in Advance/
$18 DOS
All Ages
$2 Minor Surcharge at Door (Cash Only)

Effective Monday, October 4th, 2021, ticketed admission to Blueberry Hill Duck Room will require proof of full COVID 19 vaccination or a negative COVID 19 diagnostic test within the previous 72 hours regardless of customer age. Face masks will still need to be worn in the venue.

Proof of COVID 19 vaccination or a professionally administered (physician, clinic, pharmacy, etc.) negative COVID 19 diagnostic test can be a physical paper copy or a snapshot on your mobile device, along with a matching photo ID, to display upon admission. Antibody or self-administered at home tests will not be accepted.

Pertinent information on COVID 19 documents must be fully visible and match your photo ID. Proof of negative COVID 19 diagnostic test must contain the name/information of the company that performed the test, the patient’s name, the date of the test, and the result of the test.

Effective face coverings must completely cover the nose and mouth and must be worn at all times unless actively consuming food or beverage. Face shields, gaiters, and bandanas are not acceptable as primary face coverings.

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“Suppose, just suppose, you could take a little of everything that’s great about this country and distill it. The creativity, the ingenuity, the strength of the struggles of so many of its people — indigenous, enslaved or otherwise. And then take that distilled energy and creativity and transform it to musical form. What would you say if I told you that it’s being done?”
– R-SON the Voice of Reason

Gangstagrass brings together two kinds of American music and creates a third, greater than the sum of the parts.

Developed as a studio project 15 years ago by Brooklyn-based producer Rench, Gangstagrass grew into a dynamic and spontaneous live band of Americans — from Omaha Nebraska, Pensacola Florida, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, Washington DC — who have become close friends. Several work hard at other jobs (one teaches computer programming, another works at a comic book shop) to support their passion for making music, and four are dads, with kids ranging in age from baby through starting college.

The band has released six full-length albums with dozens of appearances on the Billboard Top 10 bluegrass chart. Gangstagrass tracks have featured Nitty Scott MC, Dead Prez, Demeanor, Kaia Kater, and legendary rap team Smif-N-Wessun among others. Rench, the Brooklyn-based country and hip-hop producer who is the Mastermind behind Gangstagrass, crafted the instantly-recognizable Long Hard Times to Come featuring T.O.N.E-z that opened every episode of FX show Justified and earned Gangstagrass a 2010 Emmy nomination for Best Theme Song – more proof that Gangstagrass “paved the Old Town Road.”

Putting down roots and branching out across never-before-bridged genres, Gangstagrass has delighted crowds and has blown minds across the world, garnering a reputation among fans for dynamism and spontaneity. From SXSW to Grey Fox to the Americana Festival to music festivals abroad, these live performances explode the boundaries between genres generally thought to be incompatible. Howie Mandel described Gangstagrass as “the recipe that America has been looking for until now” and “what America needs right now!”

Taking full advantage of the improvisational aspects and virtues of both hip-hop and bluegrass, including frequent three-part harmonies, MCs Dolio the Sleuth and R-SON the Voice of Reason trade verses and freestyle alongside the unparalleled skills of fellow vocalists Dan Whitener on banjo, B.E. Farrow on fiddle, and Rench on guitar and beats.

The new Gangstagrass album No Time for Enemies was released in August 2020 and quickly rose to #1 on the Billboard bluegrass charts, as the band continues to explore new sonic territory while showing how amazing the sound of America is when it all comes together.

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Do I need a COVID 19 vaccination to attend shows in the Duck Room?

You must show proof of either full COVID 19 vaccination or a professionally-administered negative diagnostic test within the previous 72 hours. See below for more details.

Do I need to wear a mask?

Masks are required unless actively consuming food or drinks. See below for more details.

Will I be able to sit down?

Some shows have limited seating (or no seating) on a first-come, first-serve basis. Don't worry, though – you will want to be on your feet once the music starts!

Where can I buy tickets for shows at Blueberry Hill Duck Room?

Unless otherwise noted, tickets for shows at Blueberry Hill Duck Room can be purchased in advance on Ticketmaster.com, at The Pageant's Box Office (6161 Delmar Blvd, St Louis, MO, 63112), and Suite 100 at The Pageant. Tickets can also be purchased at the Duck Room door on the night of the show, an hour prior to door time, unless the show is sold out. Tickets are not available at the Blueberry Hill bar.

Are shows wheelchair accessible?

All shows at Blueberry Hill in the Duck Room are wheelchair accessible via an elevator in the Piano Room hallway. (Please call us 24 hours in advance to coordinate.) A small percentage of shows are in the Elvis Room, which is not accessible.

Whom should I contact about band bookings?

Go to the Contact Us page and select Band Booking from the category options.

Or go to https://blueberryhill.com/band-bookings/

How do I sign up for your weekly concert newsletter?

https://engage.ticketmaster.net/PageantWeb/

Do you do separate checks?

Yes!

FULL COVID 19 VACCINATION/NEGATIVE TEST POLICY for the DUCK ROOM

Ticketed admission to the Blueberry Hill Duck Room requires proof of full COVID 19 vaccination or a negative COVID 19 diagnostic test within the previous 72 hours regardless of customer age. Face masks still need to be worn in the venue.

Proof of COVID 19 vaccination or a professionally-administered (physician, clinic, pharmacy, etc.) negative COVID 19 diagnostic test can be a physical paper copy or a snapshot on your mobile device, along with a matching photo ID, to display upon admission. Antibody or self-administered at home tests will not be accepted.

Pertinent information on COVID 19 documents must be fully visible and match your photo ID. Proof of negative COVID 19 diagnostic test must contain the name/information of the company that performed the test, the patient's name, the date of the test, and the result of the test.

Mask Policy

Effective face coverings must completely cover the nose and mouth and must be worn at all times unless actively consuming food or beverages. Face shields, gaiters, and bandanas are not acceptable as primary face coverings.
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