The band plays its big staples, twisty covers and more, with each show having its own character.
“You’ll see the arc of us getting comfortable and getting into the groove,” Devol says. “It can have the arc of a tour.”
The final show might’ve been the most emotional, since the bandmates aren’t sure when they’ll perform together again.
“It was cathartic, but there were also mixed emotions,” Devol says. “It was also sad.”
Brenton Henry, president of HYFI, attended a Greensky Bluegrass concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre a year ago and noted how adept the band was at engaging a crowd. He quickly identified the band as a good fit for a project like “The Leap Year Sessions.”
“I saw a band with a passionate niche audience, and that tends to be the recipe for success,” Henry says. “They’re an amazing band, the right size, they’re a lot of fun, and they’re a great team to work with.”
Trey Kerr, president of 201 Productions, connected Henry, who previously was director of digital strategy for Fathom Events in Denver, Colorado, with the band. Henry and Kerr knew each other from Webster University, and Kerr used to be part of Greensky Bluegrass’ touring team.
The Pageant was a natural place for Greensky Bluegrass to perform. The band has a history there, including a 2019 show for the release of its latest album, “All for Money.” The band played the album in its entirety.