CASUAL COLORFUL OUTDOOR CONCERTS IN JULY Symphony of the Mountains Announces Their Summer Concert Series
Symphony of the Mountains opens its 2018-2019 Season with the wildly popular Summer Concert Series
· July 27 at 7:30pm at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC;
· July 28 at 8:15pm at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise in Wise, VA; and
· July 29 at 6:30pm at Mary B. Martin’s Music at the Mansion at Allandale Mansion in Kingsport, TN.
This year’s Summer Concerts theme is “Colors of the Mountains” to create a palette of sounds to excite the senses. It includes fun, eclectic and dynamic music from Golden Oldies to toe-tapping bluegrass.
Our special guest is the North Carolina bluegrass quartet, ShadowGrass who crossed paths at local fiddler’s conventions in the summer of 2014 and have been playing together ever since.
Although they have their own style, ShadowGrass is honored to be playing in the shadows of great bluegrass legends. Holding to their bluegrass roots, fast picking, and fresh arrangements have earned the band numerous awards in both youth and adult competitions across the region. In 2016 they placed 5th in the Adult Bluegrass band category and first place in Youth Band competition at the Galax Fiddler’s Convention. ShadowGrass has had the privilege of playing at exciting venues, including Heartwood and The Crooked Road, The Blue Ridge Music Center, The Lincoln Theatre, The Historic Earle Theatre, and at festivals such as the National Folk Festival, MerleFest, HoustonFest, Richmond Folk Festival, Lowell Folk Festival, SPGBMA, and IBMA. They were honored to be chosen as a featured youth band for the IBMA World of Bluegrass Festival in 2016.
Their foot-tapping music and charming personalities continue to draw a crowd and gain encouraging fans with each new place they visit. ShadowGrass is looking forward to contributing to the heritage of bluegrass music for years to come.
The band includes Presley Barker, age 13 on guitar; Kyser George, age 13 on bass; Luke Morris, age 17 on mandolin; Clay Russell, age 16 on banjo. ShadowGrass is striving to carry on bluegrass music to future generations.
We invite you to bring your picnic, your favorite lawn chair and your family and friends for an evening of fun and entertainment.
At our Sunday, July 29 Mary B. Martin Music at the Mansion concert at Allandale Mansion, we’ll again hold a picnic area decorating contest so gather your imaginative ideas to deck your area out in all the colors of the mountains. Winner will receive a “hand-crafted” trophy and two tickets to the Symphony of the Mountains 2017-2018 season.
Tickets for the July 29 Allandale Mansion Concert are just $15 in advance by calling our Box Office at (423) 392-8423 or visiting our website at SymphonyoftheMountains.org. Tickets will be $20 at the door and, as with all Symphony of the Mountains subscription concerts, children and students are admitted free.
Tickets for Friday, July 27 at 7:30pm at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC are available through the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce and Saturday, July 28 at 8:15pm at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise in Wise, VA is a free concert.
1200 East Center Street • Kingsport, TN 37660 • 423.392.8423