Friday, October 09, 2015


Concert Presented by…TGMH………
 Our final concert for the 2015 series. 
If you love quartet music, don't miss this concert!
You may not have heard this group. Trust me in who we have come in. Those of you who know me, can be assured, I strive to bring in the greatest gospel groups that are in AMERICA!
Tickets are selling steady. We already have a group of 25 reserve today! CALL NOW! 903-477-8084 
6:30 PM
 Doors open at 5:30 PM
Tickets now on sale 903-477-8084-
903-675-5217- 903-677-2492
Group rates available 15+
Trough the years I have been asked to provide a way for a group to go to the National Quartet Convention....NQC
If you are seriously interested in attending the National Quartet Convention in Pigeon Forge TN. in 2016, I need to know now! If we have enough interested, need 45+ committed by November 30 then we will proceed. Call me now and so we can get the best seats in the building! This year over 12,500 tickets were sold.  Great and wonderful time in Pigeon Forge Tennessee!  Lots we will do, go, and see planned day by day!
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Baton Rouge Bluegrass Oct 8 +

Wow!  I hope you were there last Saturday to enjoy The Fabulous Bagasse Boyz,,,,great show!  If you want to see YouTube video clips from their performance click on this link  

So, Don't miss another show!  Plan to join us this Saturday for The Last Chance Bluegrass Band beginning at 1 PM.  Note the new starting time beginning at 1 PM followed by the musician's jam session at 2 PM.  Same great venue and same great music, so plan to join us Saturday at Marsolan Feed and Seed Store in downtown Covington (316 E. Gibson Street) from 1 - 3 PM!

The LCBB keeps the lantern of old-time and bluegrass music burning from their hard driving banjo standards to silky smooth ballads.  Always an entertaining group of great folks - And what a great picture!  - you will enjoy this session!

Please feel free to forward this email to your email list or friends!  Help us get the word out!  You can also see additional information about The Old Feed Store Music Series on our website at:

Upcoming Bands:

Oct 17 Three Rivers Cooperative (Chris Talley)
Oct 24 Hazel and the Delta Ramblers
Oct 31 Gina Forsyth
Nov 7 Brent Gentry and DDD&D
Nov 14 The Necessary Gentlemen
Nov 21 The Potluck String Band

We can't thank Harvey and the folks at Marsolan's enough for supporting our program and providing such a great place to play -  It's a convenient way to get all your lawn and garden supplies in a relaxed atmosphere at the same time - what a deal!

We need your help to keep the loading dock area clear for those that are picking up their supplies.  There is additional parking on the streets and parking lots (see map below) within a short walk.  Thanks so much for your help!

So ...... Come on down Saturday and listen to great music!  


Tuesday, September 22, 2015


Dear Friends,

Dickerson Productions is bringing Ronnie McDowell to perform a concert at the Chrystal Opry House on Sunday, Sept. 27th for a 5:00 pm matinee. Tickets may be purchased by phone at 254-498-3564 or 903-546-6893.  Tickets may also be purchased at the door. General Admission tickets are $25. VIP tickets are $45 (for seats on first two rows.)
            Best known for his visual and vocal resemblance to Elvis Presley, Ronnie McDowell enjoyed a series of Top Ten hits during the first half of the ‘80s. He was born in 1950 and raised in the small town of Portland, TN. He started singing publicly while serving in the Navy in the Philippines.  He hit big in 1977 with “The King Is Gone”, a tribute to Presley written immediately after the singer’s death. McDowell capitalized on the exposure to land another hit, “I Love You, I Love You, I Love You” in 1978. The following year he was tapped to sing the vocals for an Elvis movie starring Kurt Russell.  Other hits by Ronnie include “Older Women”, “Wandering Eyes”, “Watchin’ Girls Go By”,  “You Made a Wanted Man of Me”, “In a New York Minute” and “You’re Gonna Ruin My Bad Reputation”.
            At 7:00 pm on Oct. 3rd. we welcome The Karl Shiflett and Big Country Show to our stage. Karl’s show has high energy and excellent musicians to bring a really fun and entertaining show for your pleasure. Admission for Karl’s show is $12 at the door. Pre-show tickets for $10 may be purchased by sending a check to Bill Hayes at   1989 White Mound Road, Sherman, TX 75090.  Your tickets will be waiting for you at the door.
            Concessions will be available beginning at 6 pm when the doors open. We have brisket sandwiches, hot dogs, candy, ice cream, coffee, water, sodas, and popcorn.
            The Chrystal Opry House is located at 1977 White Mound Road, Sherman, Texas which is 1.5 miles west of Tom Bean or 6 miles east of Howe on FM 902 and a half mile south on White Mound Road. No alcohol is permitted and there is no smoking inside the building. Seating is provided. Persons interested in performing at the Chrystal Opry House should contact Bill Hayes at 903-546-6893 or
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Wednesday, September 09, 2015


You won't want to miss the September 2015 Bay Area Bluegrass Association (BABA) show. Featured on stage will be some familiar faces with Buffalo Nickel Reunion, always a favorite. In addition you’ll get to hear the always fun Red Rooster and then Southern Style.  It all happens on Saturday September 15th at the Johnnie Arolfo Civic Center at 400 West Walker in League City, Texas. In addition to the music you can jam with old friends and make some new ones. If you are more of a grinner than a picker, enjoy the stage shows, along with some tasty food and bluegrass merchandise for sale.

Bring your instruments and start the evening jamming in one of three separate jam rooms, open from 5:00 until 11:00 PM (including a slow jam for beginners). The stage shows begin at 7:00 PM.
While it’s free to get in the doors, KEEPING them open every month isn’t free, and we truly appreciate your generous donations so that we can continue offering this wonderful music and jamming opportunity to everyone.
It'll be fun, come and join us!
Contact: BABA President Rick Kirkland 281-488-2244

Thursday, August 20, 2015


The 4th Saturday Jam & Show for August, at
Coushatte Recreational RV Ranch, Bellville, TX, is

Saturday, August 22, 2015!
Our line-up includes:

We will be having hamburgers and all the fixin's!

Jamming starts around 4:00, food is served around 5:30,
and show starts at 6:30.


Anyone else wishing to perform on stage August and September and for more information, please contact: Colee at 936.697.5949 or 281.259.5453 or email:;

Here's an Update to our Fabulous LABOR DAY SHOW

We have added the BAKER FAMILY to our lineup...

The Baker Family is from south central Missouri. They perform at bluegrass events throughout the United States. The Baker Family was the 1st place winner at the 2014 Oklahoma State Band Championship and 1st place winner at the 2013 Pickin' in the Pines Band Championship in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Band Members:
  • Trustin Baker: 16 yrs. old; Fiddle/Banjo/Lead Vocals/Harmony who is the 2015 Tennessee State Grand Champion Fiddler*; 2013 Jr. National Grand Master Fiddler*;  2011-2014 Missouri Jr. State Champion*; 2012 Texas Freshman State Champion*; 2014 Oklahoma Jr. State Fiddle Champion*; and 2011-2012 Arkansas Jr. State Fiddle Champion
  • Carina Baker: 13 yrs. old; Mandolin/Lead Vocals/Harmony/Jig Dancer; 2014 SPBGMA Nominee Female Vocalist-of-the-Year
  • Elijah Baker: 11 yrs. old; Upright Bass/Lead Vocals/Harmony
  • Carrie Baker (mother): Guitar/Lead/Harmony
We are having two of our most requested bands back...

What a lineup!
You can't miss this Labor Day Festival!
It is sure to be the best you have EVER seen!




Salmon Lake Park
September 3, 4, 5, & 6

(See bottom of this email for special coupons
and festival discounts, good until August 22)

Cooler weather has been requested in lots of prayers...and the Festival is going to be the best one yet! Don't forget, August 22 is the extended deadline for ordering ADVANCE tickets. (Savings of $10 from at the gate price.) Looking forward to seeing everyone at Salmon Lake Park, Bluegrass at it's Finest!!! We invite you to listen to 10 different regional and national bands perform on stage over the weekend. See the bands below that will be on stage. Click here for more details and to order tickets.



Coushatte Recreational RV Ranch
October 29, 30 & 31

Treat the whole family to some Halloween fun with music so good, IT'S SCARY! Join us and listen to 9 different bands perform onstage over the 3-day weekend Click here for more details and to order tickets.      Follow us on Facebook!

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Friday, August 07, 2015


 CALL: 903-477-8084 GENERAL ADISSION $15.00, RESERVED $18.00. Special Group rates 10 and up. Tickets are held at will call at the Texas Gospel Music Hall HWY 19 South Palestine in Athens. Tickets can be picked up night of concert. General admission tickets also sold at the First State Bank on SQ in Athens, or the Scroll Book Store in Tyler on South Broadway.
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Wednesday, April 08, 2015


Bluegrass Heritage Foundation logoNEWS FROM BLUEGRASS HERITAGE
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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 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 2015
Make  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!

We're proud to partner with Dallas Heritage Village (at 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!  The audience will pick the winner - each paid admission gets a ballot! Band registration is open.  If you're coming from out of town, we have a discounted rate at Holiday Inn Dallas Market Center.

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 
16-year-old  Colby Green of Cosby, Tennessee will attend the 10th Annual Smoky Mountain Banjo Academy in Pigeon Forge (May 1-3) on the first-ever Johnny Lee Vincent Memorial Banjo Scholarship from the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation.  Colby takes lessons from former Winfield champion Gary "Biscuit" Davis, and we hope that the SMBA experience will help him advance as a musician.  The Academy faculty includes Kristin Scott-Benson of the Grascals, Jason Burleson of Blue Highway, and Blue Grass Boy Butch Robins. 

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. 
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Order through AmazonSmile and help the Foundation
Amazon has a new program, 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, and Amazon will donate .5% of eligible purchases to the Foundation!

There is no additional cost to you.  Just login through (rather than  Every little bit helps, and we thank you very much!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hadley's Southern Kitchen Becomes Major Sponsor of
the Play It Forward! Instrument Lending Program

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.

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 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!

Kroger logo 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!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Every Third Saturday, Glen Rose, TX Paluxy River BMA, Jam (3 pm) and Show at Oakdale RV Park, 1019 Northeast Barnard St.

Glen Rose, Texas 76043 Frank Simurdak 817-776-2131

Monday, August 29, 2011


Several theatres, college organizations, etc are often inviting Bluegrass and Acoustic Events to perform. Most of these offer on line ticket buying. The following was published today by Lutcher Theatre of Orange TX. It is reprinted to show you that you should be very careful of where you buy advance tickets. Usually the organizations themselves sell the tickets and give you a choice of seating.
s/Bluegrass Dog

Buyer Beware!

Several people went online today and paid three times what they should have for Lutcher Theater Tickets. Instead of going to or 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.

Fewer than

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