Pert Near Sandstorm

SHELL LAKE– Fresh from their European tour, Pert Near Sandstone, one of the country’s most popular jam grass bands, will perform at The Potter’s Shed for the family-friendly “Music at the Shed” Summer Concert Series on Saturday, Aug. 24.

The band’s chemistry has been abundantly clear from the very first days of Pert Near Sandstone, when the band – whose current lineup features Nate Sipe, Kevin Kniebel, founding guitarist J Lenz, bassist Justin Bruhn, and clog and fiddle player Matt Cartier – burst onto the American roots music scene in a flurry of fiddling, picking, and stomping. 

They followed their debut record with a string of four critically acclaimed albums that had No Depression hailing them as “stellar” and The Minneapolis Star Tribune praising their songs as “masterfully and jubilantly plucked.” 

NPR’s Mountain Stage celebrated the band’s “Midwestern stamp on Appalachian [sounds],” while The Current described their live performances as “a frenzied string shredding spree that takes audiences under its spell.”

The band earned performances everywhere from the prestigious Telluride Bluegrass Festival to A Prairie Home Companion, and shared bills on the road with the likes of Trampled By Turtles, Del McCoury, and Yonder Mountain String Band. 

As their reputation grew, they cemented their status as linchpins of the Midwestern scene by founding their own festival – Blue Ox Music Festival, which has featured performances by some of the top Bluegrass and Americana Roots artists.

Tickets are available at the door and in advance at

The doors open at 6 p.m. Music starts with Chad Costner taking the stage at 6:30 p.m.


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