Sideline was formed in 2012 as a jam band for a group of friends that played professionally in other bands. They started playing together as a fun alternative when their bands were not performing. In a short time they discovered their own identity and style, and realized their tour schedule was getting full. They decided to take a leap of faith and commit to the group full time. The band was named “Sideline” by founding member Darrell Webb, due to its origin as a “side band.” The band has had various configurations over the years, but the three founding members Steve Dilling, Skip Cherryholmes, and Jason Moore led them through it all until Jason’s untimely passing in November of 2021. Steve and Skip decided to continue on with the band in honor of Jason’s commitment to the band and love for the music.
In just under a decade Sideline has achieved a list of musical accolades. The song “Thunder Dan” not only held the #1 spot on the charts for multiple weeks, as well as the #1 song for the entire year 2018, it also won the 2019 Song of the Year award with the International Bluegrass Music Association. Sideline has had many chart-topping hits, including: “Just A Guy In A Bar,” “I’ll Always Be A Gypsy,” and “Jesse’s Barn” from their latest album “Ups, Downs and No Name Towns.” Steve Dilling and Skip Cherryholmes are joined by Jamie Harper, Nick Goad, Andy Buckner, and Kyle Windbeck.
Sideline in Concert