PHOTO: The Canyon Center recently announced their 4th Annual “Bluegrass on the Rim,” for June 10. (Little River Canyon Center)
By Staff Reports
FORT PAYNE, Ala — Little River Canyon Center (LRCC) is pleased to announce its 4th annual “Bluegrass on the Rim” concert to benefit environmental education. The concert is set for Saturday, June 10, 5-10 p.m. CST, in Fort Payne, Ala.
Advanced tickets are $12 per person and $20 the day of the show. JSU student tickets are $5 in advance with a valid student I.D. Children 12 and under, accompanied by an adult, are free. Festival attendees will enjoy top bluegrass performers as they play authentic mountain music guaranteed to resonate with die-hard bluegrass fans as well as followers of folk, country, rhythm & blues and rock & roll.
“The talent line-up this year is phenomenal,” said Pete Conroy, Director of the Little River Canyon Center. “We are featuring nationally known bluegrass talent, including Kelli Johnson and 4 in the Fire, Solid Blue and Foggy Hollow Review. We also give a warm welcome back to our host Glen Williams.”
The Canyon Center Concert Series is designed to help fund environmental education at LRCC, and is supported by Jacksonville State University.
“Gates will open at 5 pm, so we recommend guests arrive early to claim a place for their lawn chairs or blankets,” said Anna Lindsay, Canyon Center Coordinator for Sales and Services. “There will be some of the South’s best BBQ on-site and available for purchase, so come hungry.”
“Our giant outdoor concert stage is designed for big shows, complete with multi-color LED stage lighting,” said Conroy. “It’s pretty special, but nothing compares to the natural backdrop of Little River Canyon National Preserve.”
Tickets can be purchased online www.canyonconcerts.com or on-site day of the show.
This year’s featured bands include:
Kelli Johnson and 4 in the Fire: Kelli Johnson, who is no stranger to the music industry or Bluegrass on the Rim, has partnered up with 4 in the Fire, who is burning up the Americana music scene! Following in the footsteps of such acts as Needtobreathe, they are Christian artists who are defying labels and blending genres. With influences ranging from Bluegrass, Rock, Jazz, Motown and Southern Rock, powerhouse vocals from Johnson and Player, blend in Palmer with the tight harmonies and hot mandolin riffs, and the steady rhythms from Pledger, they are breaking new ground and "firing" up the Southern music scene with Kelli Johnson!
Solid Blue: Solid Blue provides driving traditional bluegrass music mixed with unique arrangements of contemporary songs that highlights the tight harmony vocals and instrumental talent of all members. Located in Huntsville, Alabama, Solid Blue takes their unique style to the Tennessee Valley and beyond!
The Foggy Hollow Review: The Foggy Hollow Review brings a unique blend of musicians from several genres. All of the band hail from and live in the foothill area of the Appalachians. Not only do they have a love for the traditional tunes, but have put together a vast blend of musical backgrounds.
For more information, please contact Pete Conroy at 256-282-5784 or Anna Lindsey 256-845-3548.
Tickets can be purchased online www.canyonconcerts.com or on-site day of the show. For more information, please contact Pete Conroy at 256-282-5784 or Anna Lindsey 256-845-3548.