Release Date: July 29, 2008
Grammy-winning bluegrass band will perform at outdoor concert series at Kennesaw State
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KENNESAW, Ga.—The College of the Arts at Kennesaw State University will host the Nashville Bluegrass Band in the outdoor Starlight Summer Concert Series at the Legacy Gazebo Amphitheater on Sunday, Aug. 10 at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to enjoy an evening of the bluegrass woven into songs from the African-American gospel and folk tradition.
The Nashville Bluegrass Band has won two Grammy Awards and received international recognition. In 2006, the band was invited to the White House to perform for Chinese president Hu Jintao. This honor was in recognition of their performance in China in 1986 as the first bluegrass band to ever perform in communist China. The band has also performed in locales stretching across the globe, including Brazil, Israel, Turkey, Japan and Spain. Most recently, members of the band have contributed to the movie soundtracks of “O Brother, Where Art Thou” and “Cold Mountain.” The band has played a part in defining modern bluegrass sound with their unique combination of the traditional and contemporary.
The Nashville Bluegrass Band concert will take place at 7:30 on Aug. 10 at the Legacy Gazebo Amphitheater. Lawn seating is $5 and gates open at 5:30 p.m. Picnics and lawn chairs are welcome. For more information, visit www.kennesaw.edu/arts or call the KSU Box Office at 770-423-6650.
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A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 20,000 from 142 countries. The third-largest university in Georgia, Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including new doctorates in education and business.
The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts programs.