FREE Nashville Bluegrass Concert

FREE Nashville Bluegrass Concert
After Titans Game On Sunday, Sept. 23
Will Kick Off IBMA’s World Of Bluegrass Week
The TRAVELIN’ McCOURYS & Friends to bring world-class bluegrass
to star-packed post-game Cumberland Park concert
NASHVILLE, Tenn — A free concert with bluegrass supergroup The Travelin’ McCourys & Friends will take place immediately after the Tennessee Titans’ game on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. at Cumberland Park, 592 South 1st Street in Nashville, in the shadow of the Titans’ stadium on the banks of the Cumberland River.
The
concert will kick off IBMA’s World of Bluegrass Week, Sept. 24-30, at
the Nashville Convention Center and the Ryman Auditorium, and a public
celebration of September as “Worldwide Bluegrass Music Month.” IBMA –
the International Bluegrass Music Association – is the professional
trade organization for the global bluegrass music community.
Earlier
in the day, family patriarch and IBMA Hall of Famer Del McCoury will
perform the National Anthem at LP Field, just before the start of the
Titans/Detroit Lions game (12 noon CST). Immediately following the game,
“The Travelin’ McCourys,” as Del’s band members are known when they
work as a quartet, will perform with some special guests at an open-air
bluegrass concert at Cumberland Park.
“This
concert is our way of thanking local bluegrass fans and the city of
Nashville for eight amazing years as the hosts of World of Bluegrass,”
said Nancy Cardwell, newly appointed IBMA executive director. “And what
better way to celebrate Worldwide Bluegrass Music Month than with some
pure, powerful, award-winning McCoury bluegrass?”
Del
will join his sons Ronnie and Rob onstage as a special guest with their
new configuration, The Travelin’ McCourys, along with a surprise list
of friends. “The McCourys know nearly every good musician in town, so
there’s no telling who will show up onstage with them!” notes Cardwell.
“We’re delighted to present this show for the people of Music City as a
way to kick-start the World of Bluegrass. If you like what you hear, be
sure to stop by the Nashville Convention Center during the week for more
of that high lonesome sound!”
Parking
will be taken up by Titans fans, so concertgoers who will arrive later
are advised to park downtown and walk over the bridge to Cumberland Park
if they are not planning to attend the game; visit www.parkitdowntown.com for great parking locations.
“The
Travelin’ McCourys & Friends” FREE show on Sunday, Sept. 23 is
hosted by Bluegrass Underground & Music City Roots for IBMA, and is
co-sponsored by BBC (Bluegrass Brewing Company).
More About IBMA’s World of Bluegrass
IBMA’s
World of Bluegrass, which includes the genre’s Business Conference,
International Bluegrass Music Awards show and Fan Fest, takes place from
Monday, Sept. 23 through Sunday, Sept. 30. Dozens of groups will
showcase each evening on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, Sept. 24-26,
and more than 60 of the best bluegrass bands from around the world will
take the stage at Fan Fest Friday-Sunday, Sept. 28-30. The International
Bluegrass Music Awards will take place Thursday night, Sept. 27 at the
Ryman Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.

For
more information on World of Bluegrass, including tickets to the
International Bluegrass Music Awards, Fan Fest and the many activities
of the week, visit www.ibma.org, join
IBMA’s Facebook group, or call 615-256-3222 (888-GET-IBMA). Tickets will
be on sale at World of Bluegrass Registration, located at the main
entrance of the Nashville Convention Center, Sept. 24-29. Awards Show
tickets are also available from the Ryman box office at (615) 889-3060
or http://www.ryman.com/event/detail/ibmaawards12.html.

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