Ben Sollee to tour by bicycle for “Ditch The Van” fall tour

ben_main.jpgBen Sollee uses his voice and cello to tell stories with an awareness-raising bent while bridging connections to his community and fans. On October 27th, Sollee will embark on his fourth “Ditch The Van” bicycle tour to make those connections broader. The tour will wind down the Gulf Coast starting at Preservation Hall in New Orleans, LA and ending at the Orlando Calling Music Festival in Florida on November 13th. Of course, Ben will be towing his trademark instrument behind him along the way.

On the “Ditch The Van” tour, Sollee and his crew will forgo driving or flying and instead pedal their way from show to show pulling their instruments and gear behind them. Sollee’s goal is not a novelty, or a nod to the green trend, but a chance to gain a deeper connection to his fans and surrounding communities which is the inspiration behind his critically acclaimed release Inclusions.

Fans can currently catch Sollee’s dynamic brand of storytelling at headlining shows across the US as well as support dates for select Brett Dennen performances. The “Ditch The Van” fall tour officially kicks off on October 27th.

For more information on Ben Sollee, please visit, or check out this performance from NPRs Tiny Desk Concert series:

Ben Sollee Fall Tour
^ Dates on the “Ditch The Van” Bike Tour
* Dates opening for Brett Dennen

Oct 2                          Morgantown WV                        Mountain Stage
Oct 4                          Athens GA                                 Georgia Theater*
Oct 5                          Chattanooga TN                        Track 29*
Oct 7                          Frankfort KY                              Grand Theatre
Oct 8                          Eagle ID                                     West School for the Performing and Visual Arts
Oct 14                        Louisville KY                              Headliners Music Hall
Oct 15                        Nashville TN                              Americana Music Awards
Oct 24                        Grand Rapids MI                       The Intersection*
Oct 25                        Pittsburgh PA                            Mr. Small’s Theatre*
Oct 26                        Cleveland OH                            House of Blues*
Oct 27                        New Orleans, LA                       Preservation Hall^
Oct 30                        Gulf Port MS                             The Lynn Discovery Center^
Nov 1                         Mobile AL                                  Saenger Theatre^
Nov 2                         Gulf Shores AL                          The Hangout^
Nov 3                         Pensacola FL                            Vinyl Music Hall^
Nov 5                         Panama City FL                        A&M Theatre^
Nov 13                       Orlando FL                                Orlando Calling Music Festival^
Nov 17                       Danville KY                                Center College Weisiger Theatre
Nov 18                       Baltimore MD                             Ram’s Head Live*
Nov 19                       Annapolis MD                             Rams Head Onstage (matinee performance)
Nov 19                       Washington DC                          The Red Palace
Nov 20                       Harve de Grace MD                   Biller’s Bikes Sun Stage
Dec 9                         Sun Valley ID                              Sun Valley Center for the Arts