Tuesday, December 15, 2009

AllStar Bluegrass Jam Shows in January

Now in its fifth year and previously billed as “Pickin’ at the Paramount,” the Bluegrass All-Star Jam will feature some of the genre’s best artists for two shows, an afternoon matinee at 2:30 PM and an evening performance at 7:30 PM on Saturday, January 30th. This performance will be the first in the new series presented by Birthplace of Country Music Alliance - the Birthplace of Country Music @ The Paramount, a year-long series promoting the musical heritage born in this region.

This show is sponsored by Alpha Natural Resources, City of Bristol Tennessee, Virginia Commission for the Arts, Tennessee Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Artists featured in this year’s All Star Jam include Terry Baucom, Alan Bibey, Dale Ann Bradley, Mike Bub, Mike Cleveland, Kim Fox, Steve Gulley, Phil Leadbetter, Missy Raines, Don Rigsby, Sammy Shelor, Kenny and Amanda Smith, and Tim Stafford. Cindy Baucom from the nationally syndicated “Knee-Deep in Bluegrass” and 2005 IBMA Broadcaster of the Year will emcee the show. For more information on the radio show visit www.kneedeepinbluegrass.com Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, December 2nd. Ticket prices are $15 (students) / $20 (advance), and $25 at the box office. Show times for the Bluegrass All-Star Jam at 2:30 and 7:30. Tickets must be purchased individually for each of the day’s performances and are available at the Paramount Center for the Arts box office at 423.274.8920 or visit www.theparamountcenter.com or www.etix.com

The Birthplace of Country Music Alliance is a non‐profit organization dedicated to telling the story of the living musical heritage of the Appalachian mountains and the cultural traditions that sustain it. The BCMA is funded in part by grants from the Virginia Commission for the Arts Tennessee Arts Commission, and National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, call (276) 645‐0111 or visit online at www.birthplaceofcountrymusic.org

We will also be traveling to Stillwater, OK, January 23, 2010, for a performance and workshops at the City of Stillwater Community Center. We hope you can join us!~CB

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