Music on the Esplanade

Third Coast Bluegrass


Wednesday, July 12
6 – 7:30 p.m.

Third Coast Bluegrass (TCB) is a band of longtime friends and musical cohorts with deep roots in the Great Lakes bluegrass scene going back to the 70's. Since their debut in June 2021, they’ve built a sizable following and a reputation as one of the top Bluegrass bands in the Upper Midwest. The lineup speaks (and picks and sings) for itself. Featuring Marc Edelstein – Bass & Vocals, Ken Finkel – Banjo & Vocals Peter Knupfer – Fiddle, Don Stiernberg – Mandolin & Vocals, and Jerry Wicentowski – Lead Vocals and Guitar.

TCB’s repertoire spans bluegrass classics, hidden gems, originals, and adaptations from amazing songwriters. The band highlights Jerry’s “true to the tradition” vocals, seamless trios and masterful instrumentals. With world class soloists Don and Peter stepping out front on the instrumentals with rock solid banjo from Ken, it’s as powerful as it is tasteful. Marc’s bass and Jerry’s rhythm guitar lay down the essential rhythmic foundation. As Don says, “Back to the roots of the hard grass with admired colleagues who are also great friends. What could be better?”


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