BETHEL, NY (April 2, 2010) – Bethel Woods is proud to introduce the Bethel Woods Bluegrass Jamboree featuring Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys, The Travelin’ McCourys and Dan Tyminski, Rhonda Vincent, and Cherryholmes on Sunday, August 22nd at 3:00 p.m.
The Bethel Woods Bluegrass Jamboree is the perfect way to spend the day with family or friends this summer. Lawn tickets start at the family and budget-friendly price of just $15.00, with reserved seats available for $19.00 or $39.00. General Admission parking is free, and Premium Parking is available for $25 when you purchase your ticket. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 9th at 10:00 a.m. at the Bethel Woods Box Office
, Ticketmaster, or by phone 1-800-745-3000.
As part of the not-for-profit arts center’s mission is to enrich, promote and improve the quality of life in our community through the arts, Bethel Woods is also offering discounted reserved seats from $10.00 - $29.00 exclusively for Sullivan County residents, in-person at the Bethel Woods Box office with proof of residence.
Bluegrass is one of the best-loved forms of American roots music, developed during the mid-1940s its roots are in Irish, Scottish, English and Welsh traditional music, combined with African-American music such as jazz and blues.
Long revered by enthusiasts of folk, bluegrass and country music, Ralph Stanley has received the honors due a true musical original, including two Grammy Awards for his music featured in the film O Brother Where Art Thou?, and plus another in 2003 for Best Bluegrass Album. Stanley’s voice is not of this century. Preserved in the cultural amber of remote Appalachia, this terse, forlorn sound is the bedrock of Stanley’s inimitable style. Stanley formed The Clinch Mountain Boys with his brother in 1946, and as bandleader, he’s nourished promising young talents including Ricky Skaggs, Keith Whitley, and Charlie Sizemore, all of whom eventually graduated to distinguished solo careers.
The Travelin’ McCourys, including Ron McCoury on mandolin, Rob McCoury on banjo, Jason Carter on fiddle, and Alan Bartram on bass, with featured guest Dan Tyminski, is the latest incarnation of the most awarded band in the history of bluegrass - The Del McCoury Band. Known for their individual prowess on their instruments and their rapidly expanding reputation as collaborators with musical icons from Vince Gill to the Allman Brothers and Phish, this touring unit blends the best of the Appalachian tradition with the improvisational magic of jazz. Unique live collaborations are the hallmark of their performances, and demonstrate why critics and musicians across the country hail them as the best bluegrass band in the world.
Named Female Bluegrass Artist of the Year for 7 consecutive years by the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA), bluegrass vocalist and fiddler Rhonda Vincent began her professional music career at the age of five playing drums, picked up the mandolin at eight, and the fiddle at ten, performing with the family band at festivals on weekends. Deemed The NEW Queen of Bluegrass by The Wall Street Journal, she’s earned the respect of critics and peers alike for her mastery of the progressive chord structures and multi-range, fast paced vocals intrinsic to bluegrass.
With their roots based in bluegrass, Celtic, and jazz music, Cherryholmes has stormed to the top of the music world since winning the 2005 IBMA Award for Entertainer of the Year. Their self-titled debut in 2006 earned their first Grammy nomination for Best Bluegrass Album, and their second Grammy-nominated album came in at No. 1 on Billboard's Bluegrass Album Chart. Their latest album, "Don't Believe" garnered their third and fourth Grammy nominations for Best Bluegrass Album, and crossed them over into the Best Country Instrumental Performance category. Their hard-driving instrumental virtuosity and explosive vocal harmonies, plus their fluidity of instrumental movement and dance, create a look and sound all their own.
For just $369 guarantee your place on the lawn all summer with the 2010 Season Lawn Pass. For a limited time, buy 2 or more and get an additional $75 off your total order. The Lawn Pass is valid for general admission to the Lawn for ALL 2010 Pavilion concerts including “Pavilion Only” and SOLD OUT shows. New for this season, your Lawn Pass also includes a free lawn chair rental at each concert. The Lawn Pass is a great value, saving over $100 in per event service charges, and it is transferable, so you can share it with friends, family or co-workers (Valid for one admission per event only). Find out more at www.BethelWoodsCenter.org.
Bethel Woods Members will also have a pre-sale opportunity beginning on Tuesday, April 6th and it’s not too late for you to enjoy the benefits of membership. For more information on becoming a Bethel Woods Member, please visit http://www.bethelwoodscenter.org/support.aspx.
Bethel Woods is celebrating the start of its fifth season by counting down to the half millionth concert fan, who will receive a VIP Concert Experience at a 2010 performance. The prize will be awarded to the 500,000th fan in 2010. No purchase necessary. See www.BethelWoodsCenter.org for complete details and rules.
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For more information please visit www.BethelWoodsCenter.org
About Bethel Woods Center for the Arts:
The not-for-profit Bethel Woods Center for the Arts’ mission is to enrich, promote and improve the quality of life in our community through culture, education, history and the arts. Located approximately 90 miles from New York City at the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival in Bethel, NY, the state-of-the-art 15,000-capacity outdoor performing arts venue, intimate 400-seat Event Gallery, and award-winning Museum at Bethel Woods are set within a bucolic 2,000 acre campus. Bethel Woods offers a diverse selection of popular artists, culturally-rich performances, educational and community programs, including the annual Harvest Festival, which broaden exposure to history and the arts, while fostering community collaboration and outreach. Visit www.BethelWoodsCenter.org for more information.
Set within 2,000 bucolic acres in Sullivan County, New York, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is a world-class cultural destination, dedicated to bringing diverse, high quality performing arts and educational programs to the region. The not-for-profit Bethel Woods Center for the Arts’ mission is to present compelling programs that educate, entertain and engage audiences of all ages, to improve the quality of life in Sullivan County.
Located approximately 90 miles from New York City at the site of the original 1969 Woodstock Festival in Bethel, N.Y., Bethel Woods offers unique backdrops including the original festival site and the majesty of the surrounding countryside. It features a Pavilion Stage with 4,500 seats under cover and another 10,000 on a natural sloping lawn; the Terrace Stage, a 1,000 seat roman-style amphitheater; and a 300 seat Events Gallery, which present a diverse selection popular
artists, orchestral performances, community events, and music and arts education opportunities.
Opening June 2, 2008, The Museum at Bethel Woods will serve as an educational facility and tourist destination which explores the unique American experiences of the 1960s and the role of the Woodstock festival through a multimedia extrasensory kaleidoscope of music, images, exhibits and artifacts.