Friday, August 5, 2011

Just Down the Road from Mountain Song Inn


Blue Ridge Music Center Presents Bluegrass Fever!

Bluegrass fiddle-fireball Michael Cleveland and his award-winning band Flamekeeper are sure to deliver one of the hottest shows of the season.
Galax, VA (PRWEB) August 01, 2011
Get ready for Bluegrass Fever! at the Blue Ridge Music Center August 7 featuring Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper plus Galax's own Houston Drive. This Sunday evening concert will kick off a great week of music in the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains at the Galax Old Fiddler's Convention.
Bluegrass fiddle-fireball Michael Cleveland and his award-winning band Flamekeeper are sure to deliver one of the hottest shows of the season. Eight-time winner of the IBMA Fiddler of the Year award, Michael has led Flamekeeper to taking home the IBMA Group of the Year award four times. Also, both Michael's CDs “Flamekeeper” and “Let Er Go Boys” have received the IBMA Instrumental Album of the Year award.
Michael Cleveland has performed with Rhonda Vincent, Dale Ann Bradley, Vince Gill, Marty Stuart, J.D. Crowe and the New South, Audie Blaylock and Redline, Melvin Goins and others. The group has a hot new lineup that Michael is excited about bringing to Galax. Flamekeeper now features Charlie Cushman on banjo, Ashby Frank on vocals and mandolin, Charlie Lawson on vocals and guitar and Blake Bowen on vocals and bass. One thing that is for certain that this band will put on a big Blue Ridge Mountain bluegrass show that will dazzle the audience as Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper have done for years now.
Kicking off the Bluegrass Fever! concert will be hometown favorite, Houston Drive, so-named in memory of banjoist Houston Caldwell. Houston Drive won the blue ribbon for Best Bluegrass Band at the Old Fiddlers Convention last year and will be stiff competition this year as well with their powerful singing and hot picking.
Tickets for the Sunday August 7 Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper and Houston Drive concert are $20 or the earlybird price of $18 by Aug 3. Children 12 and under are free. Concert starts at 7 p.m. and seating opens at 5:30 p.m. Smokehouse barbecue is available at the concert. The Blue Ridge Music Center is located at milepost 213 on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
The Blue Ridge Music Center is located at milepost 213 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Tickets are available at Barrs Fiddle Shop, the Galax Visitor Center and online at http://www.blueridgemusiccenter.org or by calling (276) 236-5309. Bring the whole family. Lawnchairs and blankets recommended. No pets in the amphitheater. The Music Center has evening concerts every weekend all summer through mid-September at the foot of beautiful Fisher Peak (only 10 miles from Galax). The Blue Ridge Music Center is open 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., seven days a week through October 30. Come see the new Roots of American Music exhibition and sit awhile in the covered breezeway and listen to Mid-Day Mountain Music from noon until 4 p.m. daily.
http://www.trueblueridge.org


Read more: http://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/11/08/p1820400/blue-ridge-music-center-presents-bluegrass-fever#ixzz1UCqrmgZn

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