11th Annual Granville Johnson Bluegrass Festival | Sat, March 15 – 7:30pm

11th Annual Granville Johnson Bluegrass Festival | Sat, March 15 – 7:30pm

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This year’s Granville Johnson Bluegrass Festival will feature performances from Blue Moon, Hoosier St. Unit, New Balance, and the headlining act Dread Clampitt.

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10th Annual Granville Johnson Bluegrass Festival | Sat, March 16 – 7:30pm

10th Annual Granville Johnson Bluegrass Festival | Sat, March 16 – 7:30pm

Posted by on Mar 16, 2013 in Annual Events, Events, Featured Event, Granville Johnson Bluegrass Festival, Live Music | 0 comments

Local, live music will be the fare for the 10th annual Granville Johnson Blue­grass Festival at the Park Theatre Civic Centre on Saturday, March 16. “All of the artists that will perform are from the Jennings County area,” said Mike Whitehead, who is coordinating the festival with Tracy Thompson. “Most are bluegrass groups, but one of them (Groove Lounge) will play some folk rock. It will be a great evening for live music.” The lineup of musical groups includes James White & Deer Creek with James White, Jerry and Libby Caudill, Jay Hol­brook, Gary Travis and Kyle Ramey; Groove Lounge with Brad Hen­dricks, Ian Castetter and Billy Brinson; Blue Moon with Paul and Sherry Cas­tetter and Mike and Ali Summers; the Hoosier Street Unit with Tracy Thompson, Steve “Beezer” Miller, Chris Webster, Tony and Shirley Bryant, Jim Bryant and Matt Thomp­son; and New Balance with Caleb Smith, Shania Simp­son, Zion Napier, Mark White­head and Garrett Smith. The show, named for the late Granville Johnson, a local musician who died in 2004, starts at 7:30 p.m. with festival seating. Tickets are now on sale at $10 apiece at the Park Theatre box office and whenever the theater is open for other events. Proceeds will go to the Granville Johnson Mem­orial Scholarship Fund. For more information, call 346-0330 or...

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9th Annual Granville Johnson Bluegrass Festival | Saturday, March 10 – 7:00pm

9th Annual Granville Johnson Bluegrass Festival | Saturday, March 10 – 7:00pm

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Don’t miss the 9th Annual Granville Johnson Bluegrass Festival that will be held Saturday, March 10, at North Vernon’s Park Theatre Civic Center. Showtime is 7 p.m. Tickets are $12. The headline group will be the Greencards. The band is a multinational foursome made up of Australians Carolyn Young on bass and vocals and Kym Warner on mandolin with Americans Carl Miner on guitar and Tyler Andel on fiddle. The group also utilizes the viola, bouzouki and other instruments with what critics call superb technique and conceptual adventurousness. Part of the progressive bluegrass “newgrass” movement, the Greencards draw from a wide range of musical influences such as Bob Dylan, the Beatles, the Celtic tone of Irish traditional music and Latin sounds to produce what has been called a distinctive American sound. The group recently released its fourth album, “Fascination,” that some say is its most daring accomplishment to date. “These guys are good,” said Tracy Thompson, one of the festival’s organizers. “You don’t have to like bluegrass to enjoy their music. They are wonderfully diverse and different.” Also performing will be The Granville Johnson Tribute Band and acts yet to be announced. Stay tuned! Check out The Greencards with their music video for “Time”...

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