The Green Guitar Folk House Presents:

Chris Jones and Night Drivers Green Guitar

Chris Jones & the Night Drivers

Saturday, June 15, 2024 – Doors open 6:30 p.m.


Chris Jones & the Night Drivers make some of the most distinctively elegant yet driving bluegrass music heard anywhere today.

Deeply rooted in tradition but never bound to it, they deliver original music with tight arrangements, emotional authenticity, and engaging humor. As actor and banjo player Steve Martin says, “Chris Jones’ voice is there with the great masters,” adding that the Night Drivers are “some of the best players in bluegrass.”

Collectively, Chris Jones & the Night Drivers have won 11 IBMA awards and have racked up 22 #1 songs. The band’s latest release, their first all-original album, Make Each Second Last, has received rave reviews and has so far yielded an unprecedented eight consecutive #1 songs, including the title track “We Needed This Ride.” Their song, “Riding the Chief,” co-written by Chris and Thomm Jutz, was nominated for 2022 IBMA Song of the Year. They have topped both the Bluegrass Today and Roots Music Review airplay charts with the latest album.

In July of 2022, they made their debut on The Grand Ole Opry.

Chris Jones & the Night Drivers are currently signed to one of bluegrass music’s top record labels, Mountain Home Music Company, for whom they’ve recorded four critically acclaimed albums. 

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Event Details

  • Doors open 6:30 p.m. Music: 7 p.m.
  • All-ages Show in Listening Room Space
  • Beer, Wine, Merch on Sale
  • All Doors/Seating Wheelchair Accessible
  • 9400 Pflumm Ave. Lenexa, Kan.
  • $20 in advance. $22 at door.
    $5 for College students with ID

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“When I first heard Chris Jones over 25 years ago he became one of my favorite singers, and he continues to have one of the most distinctive and best voices in music, period. It’s like fine wine for the ears.”

Jim Lauderdale 

Opening: Kasey Rausch with Caleb Gardner

Kasey Rausch returns to the Green Guitar for a mini-reunion show with longtime collaborator and mandolinist Caleb Gardner.

Rausch is a 5th-generation musician and songwriter who plays live and records with variations of the bands The Country Duo, Kasey & The Pines, and The Naughty Pines.

Caleb Gardner has played with the Konza Swamp Band as a mandolinist, vocalist and songwriter for about 20 years. He is also a member of a new band, Little Miss Dynamite.

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TICKETS

$20 with a reservation

$22 at the door  •  $5 for Students with ID • Free for Youth 12th grade & under 

Beer, wine and beverages available for purchase. Merch also on sale!

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Where is the Green Guitar Folk House?

Green Guitar Folk House events are sponsored by Shawnee Mission Unitarian Universalist Church and held in its sanctuary, next to the railroad tracks in old downtown Lenexa, Kansas.

If you are looking for the “church” look for a school! SMUUCh is in a converted elementary school (yay recycling!) The sanctuary — you might notice — is in a beautiful converted, former school gymnasium.

Although our venue is sponsored by SMUUCh, it is not a church event. 

The series is open to the public. Youth are welcome to attend. These are all-ages shows

Green Guitar Folk House is located at
9400 PFlumm, Lenexa, Kan.

Look for the big Green Guitar!