Presented by the Birthplace of Country Music (BCM), the RTE. 23 Music Festival will bring out the haints and hollers for a big Halloween Bash on October 28 at The Inn at Wise in Wise, Virginia. East Tennessee’s own Circus No. 9, one of our region’s finest progressive acoustic acts, is slated to perform at the event. A costume contest will also be part of the night’s festivities with prizes awarded for best costume!
“This is our first Halloween-themed event,” said Leah Ross, Executive Director of BCM, the parent organization of the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival, and Radio Bristol. “Our music committee team members who reside in Wise created the RTE. 23 Music Festival as part of our outreach to that community. They continue to take it a step further with the Listening Room concert series and now the Halloween Bash. They’re building a nice music scene up there in Wise!”
Fresh from stellar performances at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, Circus No. 9 showcased at this year’s International Bluegrass Music Association Conference and has performed alongside David Grisman, Bryan Sutton, Larry Keel, and more. With influences of bluegrass, jazz, and rock, individual band members of Circus No. 9 are also award-winning musicians. Matthew Davis is a 2016 National Banjo Champion and a 2017 Rockygrass Banjo Champion. Thomas Cassell is a 2016 Rockygrass Mandolin Champion. Combined with the talents of guitarists Vince Ilagan and Jed Clark, Circus No. 9 is taking the new acoustic scene by force in venues across the United States.
Advance tickets to the RTE. 23 Halloween Bash are $10 in advance and $15 day of show. To purchase tickets and to get more information, visit www.BirthplaceOfCountryMusic.org.