Posting Date: July 26, 2011
Kennesaw State hosts night of contemporary bluegrass
Performance features Grammy-nominated bluegrass band
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KENNESAW, Ga.—Blue Highway takes the stage at Kennesaw State University as part of the outdoor Starlight Summer Concert Series. This Grammy-nominated bluegrass band will perform at the Legacy Gazebo Amphitheater on Sunday, August 7 at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic items to the performance.
Five members make up this band with 16 years of experience entertaining audiences with contemporary bluegrass sounds. The band includes Jason Burleson, banjo, guitar, mandolin; Rob Ickes, dobro; Shawn Lane, mandolin, fiddle, vocals; Tim Stafford, guitar, vocals; and Wayne Taylor, bass and vocals.
“They are prolific writers and phenomenal performers,” says David Daly, director of the Bailey Performance Center and coordinator of the Starlight Series. Blue Highway has recorded nine albums, received two Grammy nominations and a Dove Award, topped the Bluegrass Unlimited radio charts and won numerous International Bluegrass Music Association awards.
“We have presented a bluegrass show as part of the Starlight Series for the past few years, and it is always a well-attended event,” says Daly. “The crowds are always enthusiastic and everyone has a great time.”
Admission at the Legacy Gazebo Amphitheater opens at 6 p.m. General admission tickets are $8 and table reservations for six are $75. Table reservations must be made at least one week in advance. 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.