Monday, April 27, 2015
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
NEWS FROM BLUEGRASS HERITAGE FOUNDATION
|Win tickets to see Punch Brothers in Dallas|
|Lee Ann Womack to appear at Bloomin' Bluegrass 2015|
|Front Porch Showdown Band Contest - Sign Up Today|
|Vincent Scholarship Recipient to attend Smoky Mountain Banjo Academy|
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Win free tickets to see Punch Brothers
at House of Blues in Dallas this Saturday
We don't normally send out two e-blasts in a week, but this is a great week for shows in Dallas! The folks at House of Blues are hosting the very cool and beyond-description Punch Brothers this Saturday night April 11. We have a pair of tickets for two lucky drawing winners! More info is here. Note these are General Admission Floor tickets (standing - no seating).
To enter the drawing for a pair of tickets (there will be two winners), e-mail your name, address, and phone number to BHFDrawing@gmail.com by 4:00 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday April 9. (Sorry for the short entry period!) Only one entry per household. Must be at least 18 to enter. Entries that don't provide complete info and comply with these rules must be deleted. One pair of tickets will be awarded to each of two lucky winners by random drawing. Void where prohibited.
The drawing will be held shortly after 4p on Thursday and the winners will be promptly notified via e-mail. The tickets will be available for pickup by the winners at the House of Blues box office on Saturday. If you don't win the free tickets, you can still get tickets to see the show through the House of Blues Box Office.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Lee Ann Womack added to Bloomin' Bluegrass 2015Make plans to attend the sixth annual free Bloomin' Bluegrass Festival and Chili Cook-Off at Farmers Branch Texas Historical Park on October 16-17, 2015. This free event, nominated for the IBMA 2014 Bluegrass Event of the Year Award, is presented by the City of Farmers Branch and the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation. Now we have added GRAMMY winner Lee Ann Womack to the lineup for Saturday night, October 17!
Our lineup includes the Del McCoury Band, Hot Rize featuring Red Knuckles & The Trailblazers, Balsam Range, the Grascals, Helen Highwater Stringband, the Herrins, and the Snyder Family Band! Watch your e-mail and the Bloomin' Bluegrass website as there's still more to come!
We have a new host hotel - and they want us to JAM! The Omni Dallas Hotel at Park West - just about a mile from the Historical Park. Our great rate of $89/night with free shuttle service to the park and free breakfast each day for two is guaranteed through 2016! Book your room now. We are excited about our new home for the big bluegrass weekend where we can jam and socialize all night long!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Front Porch Showdown Band Contest - Saturday May 30
Enter your band today!
Admission for the day is only $10 in advance, $12 at the gate, and includes all historical buildings and exhibits. Kids 12 and under free! Come, listen, explore, jam, and vote for the bands that will take home the money!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Colby Green to attend Smoky Mountain Banjo Academy~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
on inaugural Johnny Lee Vincent Memorial Scholarship
The Johnny Lee Vincent Memorial Banjo Scholarship is named in memory of Mr. Johnny Vincent of Greentop, Missouri, a bluegrass pioneer and the father of the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation's first Star Award recipient, Rhonda Vincent, and bluegrass star Darrin Vincent. Johnny and his family toured the world as the Sally Mountain Show, performing their special brand of bluegrass music. He was known for his unique banjo style and also founded the Sally Mountain Bluegrass Festival in Queen City, Missouri. More on Mr. Vincent is available here.
The Foundation sincerely appreciates the support of Mr. Vincent's family and friends, our other donors and volunteers, and all who attend our events and make it possible for us to help deserving young people like Colby Green.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hadley's Southern Kitchen Becomes Major Sponsor ofThe Foundation is proud to announce that Hadley's Southern Kitchen of Hermitage, Tennessee has become a major sponsor of the Foundation's Play It Forward! Instrument Lending Program. Support from the great folks at Hadley's is an encouragement to all the Foundation donors and volunteers who help make this program such a success.
the Play It Forward! Instrument Lending Program
Hadley's Southern Kitchen is the brainchild of founder Tom Hammond. Having been born and raised in the south, Tom grew up eating southern comfort foods like cornbread, white beans, pork tenderloin, and fresh-baked pecan pies. Even as an ad ult traveling throughout the southern United States, Tom was drawn to local restaurants specializing in these southern foods. This heritage of diverse flavors, combined with the warm and friendly atmosphere the South is known for, made such an impression on Tom that he came up with an idea for a fast casual restaurant that would feature the best of both, where food still tastes like home.
The next time you visit the Nashville area, please stop in at Hadley's (at 4700 Lebanon Pike in Hermitage), enjoy a great meal, and let them know you appreciate their support of the Play It Forward! Instrument Lending Program!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Your donations are always appreciated!The Bluegrass Heritage Foundation is a non-profit organization, run by volunteers, promoting bluegrass music in north Texas. While it's free to get in the door to many of our events, keeping those doors open every month isn't free. We truly appreciate your donations so that we can continue helping to create wonderful music events and jamming opportunities for everyone.
Regular monthly support of any amount is most helpful. Many banks allow you to set an automatic monthly payment of at least $5 through your checking account bill-pay feature. We will be happy to help with this if needed. Please contact us with any questions.
And donations of any amount can be made through the donation link on our website. We truly appreciate any help you can provide. Thank you!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Bluegrass TWICE each Sunday on KHYI-FM 95.3!In the D/FW area, tune to KHYI-FM 95.3 Sunday morning between 10:00am - noon to hear the Bluegrass Heritage Radio Show. You can also listen at BluegrassHeritageRadio.com by using the "click to listen" links. And you can catch the show AGAIN between 9:00pm - 11:00pm!
The Bluegrass Heritage Foundation and Dallas-Fort Worth radio station KHYI-FM 95.3 The Range are proud to present the Bluegrass Heritage Radio Show, hosted by Alan Tompkins, from 10:00a until noon (Central) every Sunday morning and again from 9-11p. Thanks for listening!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Attention Kroger shoppers!If you shop at Kroger, Tom Thumb or Albertsons, you can help the Foundation by simply making it the designated charity on your reward card!
Albertsons, Tom Thumb, and Kroger will send a donation of 1% of your grocery purchases to the Foundation if it is the designated charity on your reward card. This costs you NOTHING, adds NOTHING to your bill, and is an easy way to help out!
If you shop at Kroger, link your Kroger Plus card to us using #91103. You can do this at Kroger or on their Community Rewards website.
If you shop at Albertsons, e-mail us your address and we'll send a scan card for your key ring. Use it when you shop, and Albertsons does the rest! You can also use a temporary card the next time you shop.
If you shop at Tom Thumb and have a Reward card, just download this form, fill it in, and e-mail/mail it to us (P. O. Box 25032, Dallas TX 75225) or take it to your local Tom Thumb. If you need a card, ask the cashier. Take your card and the form to the customer service counter - they'll do the rest!
The donations from these programs alone could pay 100% of the annual operating costs of the Foundation. Please help if you can! THANKS!
Friday, January 23, 2015
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
THANKS TO HUBER BANJO COMPANY
Our Play It Forward! Program helps develop performance skills in deserving young people (ages 8-21) by providing free loans of bluegrass instruments such as mandolins, fiddles, banjos, and guitars. The program has enjoyed great success and has more than 35 instruments out to young people from Texas to Tennessee. Read more on our news page.
Well, the winner of the eBay auction did not pay, so the banjo was sold by Huber Banjos to a relative of Mr. Wade Mainer. But Steve Huber still wanted to help us out, so he made a substantial contribution to the Play It Forward! Program. We appreciate Steve Huber and the Huber Banjo Company.
Friday, July 26, 2013
ARCADIA LA 2ND SATURDAY SHOW
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
GLEN ROSE TX 3RD SATURDAY JAMS
Glen Rose, Texas 76043 Frank Simurdak 817-776-2131
Monday, August 29, 2011
BEWARE OF TICKET SCAMS
Several people went online today and paid three times what they should have for Lutcher Theater Tickets. Instead of going to www.lutcher.org or www.lutchertheater.org they searched for Blue Man or Mannheim or Rain Orange TX Tickets. They went to websites that were titled TICKETS....something and that look like legit ticket sites. They bought tickets there and paid three times over the price stated on the ticket. After they bought them someone at the out-of-state location went online and ordered the tickets from the Lutcher Theater.
Please tell your friends to order directly from the Lutcher Theater. If they don't, they are likely being taken advantage of and there are no laws in Texas to protect them. Those ticket websites have fine print with disclaimers.
If you or anyone you know ordered tickets from one of these sites please contact Jim Clark at 409-886-5535 to help him file complaints.
266 tickets are available for RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles
492 tickets are available Mannheim Steamroller
365 tickets are available for My Fair Lady
500 tickets are available for BLUE MAN GROUP on Monday show
Order your tickets now at www.lutcher.org
Sunday, September 12, 2010
CHECK OUT DOSEY DOE'S COFFEE SHOP - WOODLANDS TX
s/ Bluegrass Dog