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A SPECIAL EVENING WITH THE CLAIRE LYNCH BAND - Friday, May 9, 2014 at 7:30p
Allen Heights Baptist Church
1309 E. Main Street
Allen, Texas  75002
Claire Lynch - Appearing May 9, 2014Claire Lynch - Appearing May 9, 2014

We are pleased to be able to share a special evening with reigning IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year Claire Lynch, and her amazing band, at the Allen Heights Baptist Church!  To quote Eric Thom, "If you've never heard Claire Lynch sing, your life's not quite complete.  For never was there a sweeter sound - never more fair from any songbird's trill - than her voice.  What she can do to a musical story has helped transform the art of bluegrass music.  A true original, she's a joy to behold and as deep, down soulful as can be." 

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/566711All seats are general admission.  $12 in advance, $15 at the door.  Kids 12 and under get in free.  Tickets are available through BrownPaperTickets.com - just click the red button.  Get your tickets by mail or print-at-home at no additional charge!

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the non-profit Bluegrass Heritage Foundation.  We look forward to seeing you!


FRONT PORCH SHOWDOWN:  Bluegrass Band Contest and Show!
Saturday, May 31, 2014

Dallas Heritage Village (Dallas Old City Park)
1515 S. Harwood Street
Dallas, Texas  75215

Front Porch Showdown!  Bluegrass Band Contest Millermore mansion at Dallas Heritage Village
4:00 - 6:30p: Band Contest
6:30 - 6:45p: Contest Winners Announced
7:15 - 8:30p: Sgt Peppers Lonely Bluegrass Band performs!

Admission is only $10 in advance, $12 at the gate! 
Kids 12 and under admitted free with parent or guardian.

Buy Tickets Now for Front Porch Showdown

Join us for the first-ever Bluegrass Heritage Foundation and Dallas Heritage Village bluegrass band contest and show!  At 3:30p, ten bands will draw numbers to play in one of the ten 15-minute slots running from 4:00 until 6:30p, and at 4pm we hit GO! 

Bring your picnic, lawn chairs, or blankets and strap in for a wild ride!  Each band will have 15 minutes to take the stage (the front porch of the historic Millermore mansion), play a couple of songs, entertain, and get off before the next band begins!  Everyone will play acoustic instruments into a microphone - no amps or fancy gear permitted!  Every person with a paid admission will receive a ballot, and the audience vote picks the winner!  Bring your friends and family and vote for your favorite band!  There will be lots of the those great new FOOD TRUCKS in attendance as well, so come hungry!

Contest winners will be announced promptly following the end of the band contest performances, and the winners will come claim their prize money!  $500 for 1st place, $300 for 2nd place, $200 for 3rd place, and $100 for 4th place!  Then we all sit back and enjoy the amazingly talented Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Bluegrass Band!  

                         Sgt Peppers Lonely Bluegrass Band - courtesy Kate Jones

DOWNLOAD THE CONTEST RULES HERE to learn how it will work.  Click for maps and directions.

April 10 update:  A band has had to withdraw, so there is now ONE opening available in the contest!  Your band can register through the STORE page of this website.  After registration, e-mail us the name of your band and at least three band members.  Then check back soon for a list of competing bands!

Our setting for the day will be the beautiful Dallas Heritage Village, a shady, tree-lined 20-acre park with authentic 19th-century pioneer and Victorian homes and commercial buildings.  It's the perfect place to come and JAM ALL DAY!  Come early, bring the whole family, and check out the historical buildings.

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WYLIE JUBILEE:  BLUEGRASS ON BALLARD - Saturday, July 5, 2014
Ballard Avenue
Downtown Wylie, Texas  75098

Wylie Jubilee - Bluegrass on Ballard - July 6 2013

It's back, and bigger than ever!  The Wylie Jubilee - Bluegrass on Ballard will happen on Saturday July 5, 2014 on the big stage in the center of historic Wylie, Texas!  Come enjoy terrific live bluegrass music as well as a car show, chili cook-off, arts and crafts, and more!  It's all FREE with no ticket required!

 

Our artist lineup presently includes Danny Paisley & The Southern GrassSgt. Pepper's Lonely Bluegrass Band, the Purple Hulls, Phil Ferguson & Texas True, Nickelville Road, and more to be announced!  This great event is brought to you by Wylie Downtown Merchants Association, City of Wylie, and the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation

Come on out and jam, eat, shop, listen, and just generally have fun!  Photo courtesy of Craig Kelly
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The Bluegrass Heritage Foundation welcomes your donations to preserve and promote the heritage of bluegrass music in America. Click the donate button to donate online. YOUR INQUIRIES AND DONATIONS ARE WELCOMED!

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Deb Bledsoe
Greg Cahill
Mike Drudge
Ned Luberecki
Claire Lynch
Alan Munde
Missy Raines
Jim Roe
Herb Sandker
Amanda Smith
Kenny Smith
Rhonda Vincent


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