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Nothin’ Fancy

Nothin Fancy Pic PerformancesNothin’ Fancy formed in 1994 as a bluegrass band to compete in a bluegrass competition. Since then, they have grown in popularity, releasing 11 full length albums, while continuing to perform at festivals all across the United States, Canada and Norway, including the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN, the Lincoln Center in New York City, and the Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia. They have successfully hosted their own Nothin’ Fancy Bluegrass Festival every year since 2001 in Buena Vista, Virginia.

www.NothinFancyBluegrass.com

PERFORMANCE:

Saturday, Dec. 13th at 8:00 pm

TICKETS:

$15 in advance, $18 at the door

Members save 20% on this event! (And always get free popcorn.)

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Hank Williams Sr. Tribute Concert

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For many years now, Court Square Theater presents a country, honky tonk, swingin’ extravaganza of musical friends collaborating to bring to life classic songs from the real roots of country music. GRAMMY® winners Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer host the evening with IBMA Female vocalist of the year, Claire Lynch, and Prairie Home Companion regulars, Robin & Linda Williams. Add to that a fabulous band and you’ve got a great country show – one that sells out every year!

HANK WILLIAMS was a consummate country songwriter, with hits that included “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”, “Your Cheatin’ Heart”, “The Lovesick Blues” and “Jambalaya”. He died at the age of 29, on New Year’s 1953, leaving behind a legacy of songs and performances that will not be forgotten. In the six years of his recording career, Hank Williams songs created the definition of the perfect country song. This popular show brings together an all-star cast of friends who get together just once a year to celebrate the songs of a country music idol.

PERFORMANCE:

Saturday, December 27 at 8:00 PM

TICKETS:

$24 in advance, $28 at the door

Members save 20% on this event! (And always get free popcorn.)

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 The 24 Hour Project

We are proud to announce the second annual “24 Hour Project”. For details, or to apply to perform at this event, please visit The 24 Hour Project’s devoted Informational Page

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Starts: Friday, January 23rd at 5:00 PM

Ends: Saturday, January 24th at 5:00 PM.

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Bill Yates & The Country Gentlemen Tribute Band

Bill Yates Pic 2 PerformancesDue to Bill’s continuing activity and popularity in the Bluegrass genre, he has most recently been deemed as “The Ambassador of Bluegrass” by not only his friends and adoring fans, but by his peers as well. The current Bill Yates & The Country Gentlemen Tribute Band lineup that performs on stage today includes: Bill Yates on vocals, Mike Phipps on the “Charlie Waller” sound-alike vocals, Rick Briggs on banjo and vocals, Larry Kirk on upright bass and vocals, and Mark Clifton on the resophonic guitar (dobro) and vocals. This ensemble puts their heart and soul into each performance and tries to satisfy that musical hunger for the multitude of Country Gentlemen fans around the country; especially those that truly miss Charlie Bill Yates Pic 1024x675 PerformancesWaller’s magical voice, and do their best to recreate, as close as possible, the way the songs were originally performed and sung.

Country Gentlemen’s Website

PERFORMANCE:

Saturday, January 31 at 7:30 pm

TICKETS:

$12 in advance, $15 at the door

Members save 20% on this event! (And always get free popcorn.)

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Blue Highway

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At the 20-year mark, Blue Highway is indisputably one of the most esteemed and influential groups in contemporary bluegrass. The band’s eleven exceptional albums and compelling live performances give proof to the stellar reviews, Grammy nominations, and numerous awards earned by the band since it first took the stage on December 31, 1994. That first performance featured the same musicians that comprise Blue Highway today, making their 20th anniversary all the more remarkable..

With a deep bench of virtuosic songwriters, vocalists and instrumentalists, Blue Highway’s hallmark is an unwavering commitment to the ensemble, the “democracy of the band” that makes Blue Highway a powerhouse.

Individually, Jason Burleson (banjo, guitar, mandolin), Rob Ickes (Dobro), Shawn Lane (mandolin, fiddle, vocals), Tim Stafford (guitar, vocals), and Wayne Taylor (bass, vocals) are masters of their respective roles. Together, in Stafford’s words, they are “a democracy in the best sense of the word”: five gifted artists selflessly merging their talents into a seamlessly brilliant group sound. As a result, the band moves from strength to strength, more mature and impressive with each new album.

With eleven highly-acclaimed albums to its credit, Blue Highway has garnered two Grammy nominations, a Dove Award, topped the Bluegrass Unlimited radio charts, and won numerous International Bluegrass Music Association awards. Refusing to coast on past glories, Blue Highway continues to push its music to new levels of accomplishment. Artfully balanced between tradition and innovation, it remains in the forefront of contemporary bluegrass music.

Blue Highway’s Website

PERFORMANCE:

Friday, February 27 at 8:00 pm

TICKETS:

$20 in advance, $24 at the door

Members save 20% on this event! (And always get free popcorn.)

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