The Del Mar foundation's
cultural arts committee
proudly presents

The Barefoot Movement

In a Special "Bluegrass and Beyond" Performance


Friday, fEB. 8, 2019

town hall

1050 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA

7:30 PM (Doors open at 7:00 PM)


We're delighted to bring back to Del Mar one of the most-beloved bands in our 14-year Bluegrass and Beyond series history. Winners of the International Bluegrass Music Association's "Momentum Award" for band of the year, this ensemble features tight vocal harmonies and virtuosic instrumentation, anchored by Noah Wall's powerful lead vocals and fiddling.

Note to First Thursdays subscribers: The Barefoot Movement will also be performing the First Thursdays program on Thurs., Feb. 7. This Friday show will be a longer performance, but we want to make sure you are aware of the Thursday show before buying Friday tickets.



$20 general admission
$35 patron/reserved seating


General Admission Tickets

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Tickets and confirmations: We do not send paper tickets; your name will be on the list at the door. When you buy tickets, you will receive an immediate confirmation email from PayPal. Within 2-3 days, you will also receive an email confirmation from the Cultural Arts Committee of the Del Mar Foundation.

Note: You do not need a PayPal account to buy tickets. Once you click on the number and type of tickets you wish to purchase, on the PayPal screen, scroll down below the "LOG IN" button and click on the "Pay with Debit or Credit Card" button to purchase tickets without a PayPal account. Problems or questions? Contact us by email:


Patron/Reserved seats: We circulate a seating chart by email to purchasers of patron/reserved seats. Thanks for your patience as get the seating chart to you as quickly as possible. This process allows you to select your exact seats; and if your preferred seats are unavailable, you can change your seats to general admission if you prefer, and we'll send you the price difference as a PayPal refund.


About The Barefoot Movement

“One of the most promising bands on the bluegrass scene." - CMT Edge
"These young folks, recipient of IBMA's 2014 Momentum Award, are firmly grounded in bluegrass, but also make tunes by Hendrix and The Beach Boys seem like part of the tradition. They are magical." -No Depression: The Journal of Roots Music
"The Barefoot Movement delivers powerful, heart-rending, butt-klcking inoculation against lifelessness in any of its forms. I would travel a thousand miles to hear them again and I urge music lovers of all strips to join me." -Chuck Plotkin, producer (Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan)

The Barefoot Movement is a quartet of immensely talented musicians from North & South Carolina and Tennessee whose music successfully melds Bluegrass and Americana influences with the invigoration of acoustic modern rock and jazz. Their sound simultaneously captures the rustic beauty of old Southern front porch Bluegrass improvisation while being immediately accessible to the modern era.

The "movement" can be traced back to the teen years of singer-songwriter and fiddler Noah Wall, of Oxford, NC. Just as she had begun penning her first compositions, she met mandolinist Tommy Norris their senior year of high school. Convinced of their musical chemistry and driven by mutual ambition, they continued to build the band from the ground up throughout their college careers. While Tommy studied classical music and recording engineering at Western Carolina University, Noah chose East Tennessee State, particularly for their Bluegrass, Old-time and Country Music Program. Here she began to shape her musical identity, under the tutelage of ETSU's renown staff, and found an instrumental home in old time fiddling. With the addition of versatile guitarist and singer Alex Conerly of Hattiesburg, MS in 2013, and most recently, Katie Blomarz of Frankfort, IL on the upright bass, the lineup was complete with all the elements that make up the Barefoot sound: lush harmonies, thoughtful instrumentation, and memorable melodies.

In the years since The Barefoot Movement took off their shoes and took to the stage, hard work and talent have taken them from east coast to west, from north to south, and even across the Atlantic Ocean. They have appeared in Country Weekly Magazine,, CMT Edge, Music City Roots, and Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour. Their original music was featured on the Outdoor Channel's program "Huntin' the World: Southern Style." They have been selected as showcase artists at both the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) and the Americana Festival conferences. And in 2014, the IBMA awarded them its Momentum Award for band of the year.



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