Reunited Dixie Dregs to play Hoyt Sherman Place April 12

Critically acclaimed and six-time GRAMMY®-Award nominated musical virtuosos,  The Dixie Dregs (a.k.a The Dregs), are reuniting for the first time in 40 years for a national tour. One of the stops will be at Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines on April 12.

Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased in person at the Hoyt Sherman Place Box Office, charged by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at

The performances will mark the first time in 40 years the original band of Steve Morse (guitar), Andy West (bass), Allen Sloan (violin), Steve Davidowski (keyboards) and Rod Morgenstein (drums)  will share the stage.

For guitar aficionados, Steve Morse needs no introduction. Morse’s career began with The Dixie Dregs, which started in a Georgia high school as Dixie Grit, with Morse on guitar and Andy West on bass. Dixie Grit morphed into the Dixie Dregs at the University of Miami School of Music, where Allen Sloan (violin) and Rod Morgenstein (drums) joined with Morse and West.

After graduation from the University of Miami School of Music, the band moved to Augusta where Steve Davidowski (keyboards) completed the band. The band paid its dues and honed its skills playing in bars and venues throughout the South in the mid-1970s, establishing themselves in the firmament of American instrumental music, seamlessly fusing rock with progressive and jazz elements to create a uniquely instrumental-driven style that has stood the test of time.

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