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Bluegrass at West Side Theatre
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Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen will perform at the West Side Theatre on Saturday. - photo by Photo by Chester Simpson

Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, the International Bluegrass Music Association's Instrumental Group of the Year in 2016, will be performing at the West Side Theatre on Saturday.

Since Frank Solivan left the cold climate of Alaska for the bluegrass hotbed of Washington, D.C., he’s built a reputation as a monster mandolinist and become a major festival attraction with his band, Dirty Kitchen.

Solivan, with banjoist Mike Munford, 2013 IBMA Banjo Player of the Year; award winning guitarist Chris Luquette; and bassist Jeremy Middleton simmer a bluegrass/newgrass stew from instrumental, vocal and songwriting skills not to be beat.

They’ve been named Washington Area Music Association’s Best Bluegrass Band of the Year for four consecutive years, and their last album earned Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen a 2015 Grammy Nomination for Best Bluegrass Album.

The group will be performing at the West Side Theatre at 8 p.m. Saturday. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for the show are $17 general admission and $20 for reserved seating. For tickets visit