Old Seed will play Stuart’s Opera House on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 7:30pm (both in-person and livestream options available)! Old Seed is Zeke Hutchison, Matt McElroy, and Joe Burdock having a fun time playing tunes from the region and remembering players who played the music in the past. They are all neighbors in the western part of Athens County, Ohio.
Per health department recommendations, we are permitted to host 100 guests for this live show. Guests will be admitted to the theater on a first come, first served basis. In addition to the live, in-person performances, we will also be livestreaming this show at stuartsoperahouse.org. Both the in-person show and the livestream will be available to watch free of charge at stuartsoperahouse.org, but donations to Stuart’s Opera House are welcomed and encouraged.
Zeke (Zekey) Hutchison has been playing the mandolin since he was a kid. Grandson of Ohio fiddler John W. Hutchison (the Seed) and son of banjo player Robert (Zeke) Hutchison.
Matthew McElroy over the last couple of decades has performed, taught & recorded across the United States playing either the guitar, the fiddle or the 5 string banjo. When he is not doing whatever he was doing he is doing something else while always spinning at 78 rpm.
Joe Burdock started busking at age 16 traveling and playing all over, while the traveling made place, people, and the musical connection a small obsession. He now is a dance caller, multi instrumentalist, and mild homesteader.
Stuart’s Opera House, like all performance venues, have been shuttered since March of 2020. The only way we can all safely get the live performance industry back is if everyone agrees to adhere to strict safety protocol. We greatly appreciate your respect for and support of the following guidelines.
This is a socially distanced event that will take place indoors in our historic theater. You should enter with the guest(s) you intend to sit with for the event. A nose and mouth covering is required to be properly worn for all of those in attendance. No one will be allowed entry without a face covering. Stuart’s Opera House will have face coverings available for guests who need one. The mask must be worn at all times, including in the Theater and the Grand Lobby. If you are taking a drink, the mask may be removed to do so, but must immediately be put back on after you are done taking the drink.