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Asleep at the Wheel

Asleep at the Wheel

Apr 5, 2024

Asleep at the Wheel

“Theyʼd say, ‘Youʼre the only band that goes out on the road and does this old, cool music.ʼ Thatʼs when I knew it was more than just a living—that I was blessed with caretaking a form of music.” —Ray Benson, Asleep at the Wheel founder and frontman

Austin, Texas-based Asleep at the Wheel is a staple of the American roots music landscape, charting across four consecutive decades. Inspired by Western swing and honky-tonk country, over the years the band has accumulated 10 Grammy Awards and collaborations with the biggest icons of country music including Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton and the Dixie Chicks. The CU Symphony Orchestra joins Asleep at the Wheel to blend rich orchestral sounds with soulful Americana.

For more than 80 years, the Artist Series has brought the globe's finest jazz, classical, world music and dance performers to Boulder. Many of these performances sell out; order your tickets today to guarantee the best seats.

Performance date and time

Friday, April 5, 7:30 p.m.

Buying options

Save 15-25% with season tickets. Available in the Full Artist SeriesChoice 4Choice 6 and as an Add-On to any other season ticket order. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more

Can I dance at this event?
Macky Auditorium has fixed seats and steeply sloped aisles; there’s no dance floor available. If the music moves you to stand up, clap your hands or move your body, that’s great! Please just be respectful of folks around you and mindful of your safety.

Asleep at the Wheel to Work with CU Boulder Symphony Orchestra to Bring Western Swing to Life

"Symphonic music and country and western swing may seem like unlikely bedfellows for fans of either genre."

Adam Goldstein

Learn more - Asleep at the Wheel to Work with CU Boulder Symphony Orchestra to Bring Western Swing to Life

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