Date: Thursday, Apr 1st, 2021

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Stuart’s Opera House

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Join us at Stuart’s Opera House for a socially-distanced show with limited attendance. Per Governor Mike DeWine’s orders, seating in our theater will be capped at 100 guests. Seats will be first come, first served. This concert will also be streamed via our website. Viewers can watch the show for free, but donations to Stuart’s Opera House are welcomed and encouraged here.

Admission is free, but donations are encouraged!

We are excited to welcome Old Seed to perform at Stuart’s Opera House. Old Seed is Zeke Hutchison, Matt McElroy, and Joe Burdock having a fun time playing tunes from the region and remembering players who played the music in the past. They are all neighbors in the western part of Athens County, Ohio.

Zeke (Zekey) Hutchison has been playing the mandolin since he was a kid. Grandson of Ohio fiddler John W. Hutchison (the Seed) and son of banjo player Robert (Zeke) Hutchison.

Matthew McElroy over the last couple of decades has performed, taught & recorded across the United States playing either the guitar, the fiddle or the 5 string banjo. When he is not doing whatever he was doing he is doing something else while always spinning at 78 rpm.

Joe Burdock started busking at age 16 travelling and playing all over, while the travelling made place, people, and the musical connection a small obsession. He now is a dance caller, multi instrumentalist, and mild homesteader.


Stuart’s Opera House, like all performance venues, have been shuttered since March of 2020. The only way we can all safely get the live performance industry back is if everyone agrees to adhere to strict safety protocol. We greatly appreciate your respect for and support of the following guidelines.

This is a socially distanced event that will take place indoors in our historic theater. You should enter with the guest(s) you intend to sit with for the event. A nose and mouth covering is required to be properly worn for all of those in attendance. No one will be allowed entry without a face covering. Stuart’s Opera House will have face coverings available for guests who need one. The mask must be worn at all times, including in the Theater and the Grand Lobby. If you are taking a drink, the mask may be removed to do so, but must immediately be put back on after you are done taking the drink.

Guests are required to sit in their pod. Pods are a small group of people who agree to sit together and socialize with one another exclusively. These are the people who you have been regularly exposed to throughout the pandemic. Each group of seats will be spaced at least 6 feet apart in the theater. We ask that you arrive with the other members of your pod, so you can be seated at the same time. Because of the current pandemic, we are asking audience members to stay in their seats the entire show.

Please note, if guests have experienced symptoms of COVID-19 within 48 hours of the show, they are not permitted to attend the show.

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