The HillBenders – The Who’s TOMMY: A Bluegrass Opry

Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 5pm & 8pm

Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall


Tickets are available online, at Ticket Central, or by phone 919.515.1100.
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$35  |  NC State students $8.75

Performer Profile

Forty-five years after its original release, one of the greatest rock albums ever created has been fully realized as a full-length bluegrass tribute, featuring The HillBenders. Conceived and produced by SXSW co-founder Louis Jay Meyers, this Bluegrass Opry brings a new perspective to Tommy while paying total respect to its creators.


“You haven’t heard Acid Queen until you’ve seen it sung by a bearded man with a mandolin.”
– Rolling Stone, 50 Best Things We Saw at SXSW 2015

“(The HillBenders’) ambitiously and audaciously rendered version of Tommy in its entirety was well worth standing in the rain to hear.”
– Billboard (Gary Graff)

“a phenomenal and brilliantly executed homage to the classic rock opera”
– The News & Observer (David Menconi)