Posting Date: July 20, 2010
Steep Canyon Rangers to perform in concert at Kennesaw State
Performance preceded by bluegrass jam session
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Steep Canyon Rangers
KENNESAW, Ga.— Kennesaw State University presents Steep Canyon Rangers at the outdoor Starlight Summer Concert Series on Sunday, Aug. 8 at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic items to the Legacy Gazebo Amphitheater to enjoy a bluegrass experience that combines traditional bluegrass, honky-tonk, classic country and blues.
The evening will begin with a bluegrass jam session on the lawn at the gazebo at 5:30 p.m. Pickers and fiddlers of all ages are invited to participate. Concert admission is free to those who come early and sit in with an instrument. General admission tickets are $8 and table reservations for six are $75.
Steep Canyon Rangers met as undergraduates at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. With songwriting as a vital part of their group, they have released four albums since 2004. Their third album, “Lovin’ Pretty Women,” was nominated for Album of the Year at the 2008 International Bluegrass Music Awards. Steep Canyon Rangers were also voted the 2006 International Bluegrass Association Emerging Artist of the Year.
The group performs more than 120 shows each year and is regularly featured at the Grand Ole Opry, as well as major U.S. bluegrass music festivals. They have also performed at festivals in Europe and Canada and recently performed with Steve Martin at the 2010 Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tenn.
For more information, including directions and parking, visit Starlight.
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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering more than 70 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including new doctorates in education, business and nursing. A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 22,500 from 142 countries.
The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts departments.