Our March festival, Lone Star Fest, is at the
DOUBLETREE in Richardson,
Texas on Friday night and Saturday, March 13-14! We're
ALL UNDER ONE ROOF for the show, jamming, eating, and
sleeping! It's a great new experience! This event is generously supported by
our friends at Valley Solvents, Ironhorse Construction, J&S Body Shop, and
Brian "Doc" Hull!
The deadline to book your hotel room at the
discounted rate of $89 is Friday, March 6. Book now and
spend the weekend enjoying music and friendship! Remember that the
lobby and first floor of guest rooms are designated as JAM ALL
NIGHT areas, so let the hotel know at check-in if you plan to JAM or
want PEACE AND QUIET during nighttime hours! Call the hotel at
972-644-4000 if you have questions or need assistance with your
Tickets are going fast -
reserve yours now! And the artist schedule is up!
Check it out here. Check out our Friday
night headliner, Suzy Bogguss, right here!
Make Lone Star Fest
your music vacation for spring 2015! We've got a rate of only
$89/night with free parking, free wireless, and easy access at Campbell
and US75. Please make hotel reservations
now! (And yes, Steffey fans, Adam is doing great after his minor surgery
and will be at Lone Star Fest moving at full speed!)
Tickets are ON SALE and going
fast. The lineup includes Suzy Bogguss, the
Marty Raybon & Full
Circle, Gold Heart, BHF
Band Contest Winners In Achordance,
and Tiger Alley!
and former music critic for the Dallas Morning News Mario
Tarradell caught up with Suzy Bogguss, Marty Raybon, and Adam Steffey of the
Boxcars, and wrote an article about each. Check out the stories at the links
Seating is very limited - get
your tickets now! Details at LoneStarFest.com.
Ron Block in Dallas this Sunday
We're excited to
let you know that the good folks of Park Cities Presbyterian
Church have brought back GRAMMY winner Ron Block of Alison
Krauss & Union Station, along with Mark Fain and Jeff Taylor,
for a show this coming Sunday evening! The show is free, and an offering will
be taken to help defray expenses.
We hope you'll join us on Sunday night,
March 1, at 6:00 p.m. for this wonderful evening of music. Park Cities Presbyterian is
located at 4124 Oak Lawn Ave. in
First Tuesday Jam Takes A Break
Many of you have enjoyed the First Tuesday
Bluegrass Jam at Charley's Guitar Shop, but due to scheduling conflicts,
we need to take a break for a few months.
So practice your guitar,
mandolin, banjo, fiddle, or dobro at home, and at the Garland Square, so you can
be ready when we start back up. You can also call Jam Master The Gerald Jones for
individual instruction to keep your picking up to speed! Our thanks to Charley's Guitar Shop for
their long support of the Tuesday Jam!
Front Porch Showdown Band Contest - Saturday May
We're proud to
partner with Dallas Heritage Village
Dallas Old City Park) for our bluegrass band contest!
The contest will run from 4-6:30p, and ten bands will have 15 minutes to take
the stage, entertain, and then get out of the way! The total prize
money is $1,500
- with $550 paid to first place!
audience will pick the winner - each paid admission gets a ballot! Band registration is
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
Hadley's Southern Kitchen Becomes Major Sponsor
The 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
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
Bloomin' Bluegrass Festival & Chili Cook-Off
What a great time we had at the FIFTH and
FREE Bloomin' Bluegrass Festival and
Chili Cook-Off in the beautiful Farmers Branch Texas Historical
Park on October 17-18, 2014. The amazing weekend of music,
JAMMING, and fun, which was nominated for the 2014 Bluegrass Event of the
Year Award by the International Bluegrass Music Association, was presented
by the City of Farmers Branch and the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation.
let's do it again - bigger and better than ever? Mark your
calendar for October 16-17, 2015. We'll see if we can get the
Del McCoury Band,
Hot Rize featuring
Red Knuckles & The Trailblazers, Balsam Range, the
Grascals, Helen Highwater
Stringband, the Snyder Family
Band, and others to play for us! Watch your e-mail and the Bloomin' Bluegrass website
because there's much more to come!
Bluegrass TWICE each Sunday on KHYI-FM
In the D/FW area, be sure to 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.
If you can't tune in on Sunday morning, you can catch the show AGAIN between 9:00pm -
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. Thanks
Three Youth Scholarships Awarded to Acoustic Music
Part of the mission of the Foundation
is to educate and encourage young people in bluegrass music. This year, the
Foundation teamed up with Acoustic Music Camp to
offer scholarships so that three deserving young folks could attend the camp,
which is held annually in Arlington, Texas.
Smith of Lewisville, fiddler Chad Bekarian of Dallas,
and banjo player William Roberts of Watauga, Texas were awarded
scholarships. All three were learning, picking, and having a great time all
three days at camp! The Foundation sincerely appreciates the support of all who
attend our events, volunteer, and make donations so that we can provide
assistance to fine young people like Maddie, Chad, and William.
Acoustic Music Camp is a
three-day instructional program for musicians with intensive, expert instruction
in how to play mandolin, bluegrass and clawhammer banjo, flatpick guitar,
upright bass, fiddle, songwriting/vocals, dobro, and fingerstyle
Order through AmazonSmile and help the
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AmazonSmile, that lets you help your favorite non-profit when
you order gifts or other goodies. Just name Bluegrass Heritage
Foundation as your favorite charity at AmazonSmile.com, and Amazon will
donate .5% of eligible purchases to the Foundation!
There is no additional cost
to you. Just login through Smile.Amazon.com (rather than Amazon.com). Every
little bit helps, and we thank you very
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!
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
Your donations are always
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
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!