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Vince Herman Band Embarks on Fall 2023 National Tour

by Aug 30, 2023Featured, News

Vince Herman Band to Embark on multi-city Fall 2023 Tour

Photo by Micahel Weintrob

The Vince Herman Band Fall Tour kicks off in Colorado on September 10 and concludes in Pennsylvania on November 19.


Vince Herman is no stranger to touring.

He has been traveling the world with his Polyethnic Cajun Slamgrass band, Leftover Salmon, for over 3 decades.  As a member of Salmon, Herman has played live in front of all types of audiences, in venues of all sizes.  He’s been on the largest festival stages and the smallest bar rooms.  He’s played in front of campfires ’til the sun came up and in packed amphitheaters alongside just about every artist in the business.  Basically, Vince Herman has done it all.

Well, not quite.

In all of Vince’s time with Leftover Salmon and various other projects (The High Hawks and Great American Taxi), Herman had never taken the time to fully explore the Vince Herman sound.  Sure, he’s penned countless tunes with Salmon, and performed on his own in plenty of settings, but he had yet to record an album of his own.

That is until last year, when Vince Herman released his very first solo album, Enjoy The Ride.

Of his first solo album, Festy GoNuts said:

Vince embodies Americana – whatever that means.  Whether he is covering John Hartford or John Prine, or performing one of his many original tunes, Herman is a true American folk singer.

With Enjoy The Ride, Herman is embracing these roots and venturing into traditional music, with a little bit of Nashville country sprinkled in, but still 100% Vince Herman.”  (Read our initial review of Enjoy The Ride)

Since the November 2022 release, the Vince Herman Band has performed at several shows around the country to promote the album, but now Vince is taking to the road in earnest, with a 30+ date National tour.

And with this tour, Herman and his band hope to “bring the hippies to country” and help to unite people over music, the way Leftover Salmon has been doing for decades.

Herman said in a recent interview with  Relix Magazine’s Mike Greenhaus, “though I’ve always seen Salmon as somewhat of a country band, the country and jamband worlds are absolutely miles apart—not so much musically, but culturally. And at this point, so much of this country needs to come together, with all the walls between the different sides and all the perceived little niches that we’re supposed to stay in, man. We need to come together as a country. And music can play a big role in that. So I guess you can say that I want to bring the hippies to country. I want to say, ‘We’re kind of doing the same thing here, folks. Can we talk?’”


The Vince Herman Band Tour kicks off with a free show in Vince’s sometime home state of Colorado, at the Mishawaka Amphitheatre.  They then hit up a few points in California before venturing back to the midwest, then a bit of the south, and the east.  Basically, they’re covering as much as they can in 3 months.

For the tour, Vince formed a craft band consisting of some of Nashville’s finest musicians, all also vocalists, to take on the road with him.  Joining him in the Vince Herman Band for their Fall tour dates are Nathan Graham (upright bass), Dakota Holden (pedal steel), Ian Cory (banjo/fiddle), his son Silas Herman (mandolin/guitar), Alex Johnson (drums) [Sept Tour], and Lawrence Nemenz (drums) [October/November].



Tickets and more info at

9/10 Sun – Bellevue, CO – Mishawaka Amphitheater
9/14 Thu – Arcata, CA – Humbrews / Humboldt Brews
9/15 Fri – Grass Valley, CA – The Center for the Arts
9/16 Sat – Mill Valley, CA –  Sweetwater Music Hall
9/17 Sun – Felton, CA – Santa Cruz Mountain Sol Festival
9/19 Tue – Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room
9/20 Wed – Teton Village, WY – Mangy Moose Restaurant & Saloon

10/8 Sun – Makanda, IL – Little Grassy Get Down
10/12 Thu – Richmond, VA – @Richmond Music Hall at Capital Ale House*
10/13 Fri – Roanoke, VA – 5 Points Music Sanctuary*
10/14 Sat – Huntington, WV – THE LOUD*
10/15 Sun – Morgantown, WV – Mountain Stage Radio Show
10/23 Mon – Tulsa, OK – The Shrine
10/25 Wed – Wichita, KS – Wave
10/26 Thu – Edwardsville, IL – Wildey Theater
10/27 Fri – Bloomington, IL – The Castle Theatre
10/28 Sat – Evanston, IL – Evanston SPACE
10/29 Sun – Milwaukee, WI – Shank Hall
*w/ Airshow

11/1 Wed – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
11/2 Thu – Charleston, SC – Charleston Pour House
11/3 Fri  – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre
11/4 Sat – Knoxville, TN – Open Chord Stage
11/5 Sun – Asheville, NC – Asheville Music Hall
11/7 Tue – Lexington, NC – High Rock Outfitters
11/8 Wed – Atlanta, GA – Smith’s Olde Bar
11/9 Thu – Tupelo, MS – Blue Canoe
11/10 Fri – Memphis, TN – Hi Tone
11/11 Sat – Nashville, TN – 3rd & Lindsley Nashville
11/12 Sun – Louisville, KY – Whirling Tiger
11/14 Tue – Newport, KY – The Southgate House Revival
11/15 Wed – Pittsburgh, PA – Thunderbird Café & Music Hall
11/16 Thu- Wayne, PA – 118 North
11/17 Fri – Blairstown, NJ – Roy’s Hall
11/18 Sat – Thomas, WV – The Purple Fiddle
11/19 Sun – York, PA – Appell Center for the Performing Arts

^All November dates w/ Airshow!




Vince Herman Band Fall Tour 2023
Vince Herman Band Fall Tour 2023
Vince Herman "Enjoy The Ride" album artwork

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