- Anyone aged 12 or older, attending a ticketed event at The Sheldon, will be asked to show proof of full vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 48 hours before time of entry into the event. Patrons should be prepared to show their vaccination card, or proof of negative COVID test, or a photo of their vaccination card or test results on their mobile devices, before entering The Sheldon. Self-administered tests will not be accepted.
- The Sheldon will also maintain a flexible ticket exchange policy throughout the season to accommodate any health and safety-related concerns.
Founding members of Nickel Creek Sean and Sara Watkins created the Watkins Family Hour in 2002 as a side-outlet to try out original songs and a few covers that weren’t quite right for the band. Now, returning to the stage as Watkins Family Hour, with Sean primarily on guitar and Sara on fiddle, and with both sharing vocals, the siblings harness an energy and honesty that can only be experienced live. The sibling duo will perform music from their latest album, brother sister.
Growing up near San Diego, the Watkins played countless shows at a local pizza place in Carlsbad, California, with their childhood friend, Chris Thile. As young adults, those three musicians broke out nationally as Nickel Creek, an acoustic ensemble that sold millions of albums, won a Grammy, and toured the world.
Encouraged by a local club owner in Los Angeles, Sean and Sara formed Watkins Family Hour in 2002. That club, Largo, has since become the home base for Watkins Family Hour, whose shows frequently pair musicians who seem to have little in common, yet find a shared language in their music.
With Nickel Creek on hiatus, Sean and Sara released multiple solo albums and pursued other collaborations, most recently with Sara’s involvement in I’m With Her. However, the siblings gravitated toward the idea of another Watkins Family Hour album after realizing that their calendars afforded them a rare opportunity to write, record, and tour together.
Sara says, “These are songs that would not have come out of either one of us individually, and it feels like a band sound, like this is what we do, the two of us.”
A $1 historic preservation fee will be added to each ticket to help maintain The Sheldon for future generations.