Canyon Center News
Join us at the Jacksonville State University Canyon Center for one of our most anticipated events of the year: Bluegrass on the Rim!
The 9th annual event is set for Saturday, June 11th. Doors will open at 6 pm with music beginning at 7 pm. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $25 each through our website or the day of the show in the gift shop for $30. The event will be outdoors, under the stars, so please bring your own chair and/or blanket. Once again, Bluegrass on the Rim will be featuring incredible performances from all-time favorite bluegrass bands, Foggy Hollow and Valley Road. Also, we are happy to welcome Three on a String back to the Canyon Center stage. Come out and enjoy their signature humor and industry-defining bluegrass sound. Ol’ Tymers will be on-site serving up some of the best BBQ around so come hungry. Coolers and leashed pets welcome. “We are excited to host another Bluegrass on the Rim,” said Sales & Services Manager, Anna Lindsey. “Ticket sales are trending well above average, so get yours early!” “There’s nothing better than friends and family on a summer evening, listening to Bluegrass on the Rim!” said Pete Conroy, Canyon Center director. “It’s an annual tradition, rich with the best music, food and memories, not to be forgotten.” Tickets can be purchased now via our website www.jsu.edu/epic/canyonconcerts/ Read more about the bands below Foggy Hollow Bluegrass: Foggy Hollow brings a unique blend of musicians from several genres. The band members all hail from and live in the foothill area of the Appalachian Mountains. Not only do they have a love for the traditional tunes but have put together a vast blend of musical backgrounds. Check out a video here. Valley Road: Valley Road started out with one goal in mind - to have a great time picking good bluegrass music. “From big-time festivals to small country churches, we've tried to maintain that idea in everything we do. In doing so, we hope to provide the best entertainment we can while keeping Christian family values at the forefront.” Read more about Valley Road here. Three on a String: Three on a String recently celebrated 50 years in the entertainment business, a remarkable feat in today’s fast-changing society. It started with Jerry and Bobby performing as a duet for one show at Horse Pens 40 near Steel, AL in 1971. George Pruitt, a big band music veteran suggested they add a bass and thus Three on a String was born. Some personnel changes and lots of one-nighters eventually evolved into performances with symphony orchestras in several states including a nine-city tour with the Alabama Symphony, opening for Bill Cosby, Red Skelton, Barbara Mandrel, Jeff Foxworthy, George Lindsey, Ray Stevens, and many more top stars. Add in concerts for art councils, Chambers of Commerce, Landmark Theatres and city celebrations and you have a busy schedule for these veteran entertainers