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MMCC hosts outdoor bluegrass concert May 1

April 23, 2021 - 01:00
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    Balsam Range

The Madison-Morgan Cultural Center proudly presents a 2021 Madison Chamber Music Festival performance by Balsam Range. Join us for an outdoor evening at the Madison Municipal Airport, where Balsam Range will perform their award-winning acoustic music from the stage. While listening, enjoy the best local BBQ from the Crowe’s BBQ food truck. Beer and wine will also be served.

Balsam Range is; Buddy Melton (fiddle, lead and tenor vocals), Darren Nicholson (mandolin, octave mandolin, lead vocals, baritone and low tenor vocals), Dr. Marc Pruett (banjo), Tim Surrett (bass, dobro, baritone and lead vocals), and Caleb Smith (guitar, lead & baritone vocals). The five original members are all acoustic musicians NY CRO RMONY and singers from western North Carolina. They thoughtfully and respectfully adopted the name of a majestic range of mountains that surround part of their home county of Haywood, NC, where the Great Smoky Mountains meet the Blue Ridge: the Great Balsam Range.

The group’s ascent to the top of the Bluegrass world has left a well-marked trail of success since the band’s inception in 2007. One of the genre’s most award-winning artists in recent years, they have garnered 13 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards on the heels of eight critically acclaimed albums. Balsam Range has headlined major festivals from coast to coast and appeared multiple times at the Grand Ole Opry.

Join us for an outdoor evening of bluegrass, brews, and BBQ on Saturday, May 1, from 7-10 p.m. at the Madison Municipal airport, doors will open at 6 p.m. There will be ample seating, plenty of room to socially distance, and maybe even an airplane or two. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through our website: MMCC-ARTS.ORG, or by calling the Center at 706-342-4743. Tickets are $45 per person. BBQ, beer, and wine are not included in the ticket price. There is ample free parking on site. See you there.

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