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November 19, 2018

Sideline Celebrates Fifth Anniversary With Hometown Show

NASHVILLE, Tenn., — November 19, 2018 — This weekend, Sideline , a pedigreed six-piece powerhouse bluegrass group based in Raleigh, NC celebrates their five year anniversary with a hometown show on December 1 at local favorite, Lorraine’s Coffee House in Garner, NC.

What started out as a side project for founders Steve Dilling, Skip Cherryholmesand Jason Moore , quickly moved to a full-time group as the three were joined by guitarist, Bailey Coe, mandolinist, Troy Boone, and fiddle player, Daniel Greeson.

With deep roots in bluegrass, Steve Dilling’s career began with a love for banjo at age 10 — putting him on track to a career which would eventually include stints with the Bass Mountain Boys, Lonesome River Band , and 20 plus years with Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out . After retiring from IIIrd Tyme Out in 2013, his love for the music led him to forming the group, “Sideline was an idea that I had to form a side band to play locally around the Raleigh area in the off season from my full time band,” Dilling said, “it was a side project from day one, but people seemed to like what we were doing, and here we are five years later working 100 plus show dates a year.”

Sideline’s energy is contagious whether on stage or off. A family-like rapport is evident within the group and among fans, something the band prides itself on throughout their busy touring schedule. “Being on the road is a dream come true,” said Boone, “It’s all about ‘we’ and the camaraderie we have established is what makes me want to continue to create, grow, and develop together. We are a family.”

Plans are underway for the band’s fifth full length album through Mountain Home Music ; a release is tentatively scheduled for spring of 2019. Sideline continues to endear audiences from coast to coast, including stops in New Jersey, California, and everywhere in between. Full tour schedule below.

Fans of the band are encouraged to join in the celebration by sharing photos and memories on the band’s social media pages.

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