Dugger Band returns to Greenveville for a hometown concert to pay it forward

Hannah Swayze • Jan 24, 2019 at 2:34 PM

Dugger Band, a country group with roots in East Tennessee, will return for a homecoming show on Jan. 25 at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center. 

The Dugger Band is composed of Seth and Jordan Dugger, two brothers who grew up in East Tennessee.

The Seth and Jordan Dugger grew up in Greeneville, Tennessee. Both attended the University of Tennesse where Jordan graduated with a degree in architecture and Seth in finance. Throughout their college years, they played together more and more and after school, they decided to pursue it. 

Seth describes their music as country with influences from pop and Appalachian influences. The two play multiple instruments each. Jordan plays guitar and piano and Seth plays bass guitar, fiddle and has known to do some beatboxing now and again. 

Then, three years ago, the two moved to Nashville. Since the move, they’ve recorded two albums and seem to be constantly touring. However, they still make time to return home and play a show once a year. 

But this time they return to Greeneville often, the concert is extra special. 

“This show part of the proceeds will be donated to the Dugger brothers foundation to get it launched,” said Seth Dugger. 

The Dugger Brother Foundation is a brand-new non-profit organization founded by the brothers to inspire young students. For a little over six years ago, the brothers visited an old school of theirs for a concert at the request of a former teacher. Since then, they have been visiting schools in Greeneville to put on concerts and encourage students to pursue their passions. 

The Dugger Brother Foundation will be a way to keep that going and hopefully see the youth outreach program they’ve come to call, “Dream Worth Chasing” grow.

“We just want kids to see that somebody who came from the same area, same background can pursue a dream whatever it is,” said Jordan.

The foundation will also help by giving school supplies to students and toys at Christmas time. 

The concert will be held at Niswonger Performing Arts Center on Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $10-50. 

Visit http://www.npacgreeneville.com/ to purchase tickets.

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