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Bloomin' Bluegrass Festival & Chili Cook-Off

Friday, Oct 19, 2012 5:00p to 10:00p

Two days of great bluegrass music, beautiful rose gardens, and hot chill under the Texas sky! All in the beautiful Farmers Branch Historical Park. Free admission - no ticket required!

Bluegrass stars scheduled to appear include Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, the Travelin' McCourys with Peter Rowan, Blue Highway, the Gibson Brothers, Kenny & Amanda Smith Band, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Gold Heart, Alan Tompkins & the All-Stars, the Toy Hearts, Sgt. Pickers Lonely Bluegrass Band, and more!

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Bloomin' Bluegrass Festival & Chili Cook-Off
Performers at this Event
Peter Rowan
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A major cult figure among progressive bluegrass aficionados, Peter Rowan participated in a number of adventurous projects in the late '60s and '70s before embarking on a highly productive solo career....
Ronnie McCoury
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Lending his virtuosic mandolin to a hefty number of recordings, Ronnie McCoury made his biggest splash when he joined his father Del's band as both a singer and instrumentalist, also cutting a duo album with his brother Rob for Rounder in 1995....
Blue Highway
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The five experienced members of progressive bluegrass group Blue Highway have played in the bands of such notable artists as Alison Krauss & Union Station, Ricky Skaggs, Larry Sparks, and Doyle Lawson....
The Gibson Brothers
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The upstate New York bluegrass group known as the Gibson Brothers is really two talented brothers and a father-and-son team who can deliver a close-knit harmony without a hitch. The brothers are writer, banjoist, and vocalist Eric Gibson and writer, guitarist, and vocalist Leigh Gibson....
Kenny & Amanda Smith Band
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Kenny & Amanda Smith Band includes band member 'Kenny Smith'.
Travelin' McCourys
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The Travelin' McCourys do not stand still. They are on the road—and online— entertaining audiences with live shows that include some of the best musicians and singers from all genres....
Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper
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Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper perform blistering instrumentals along with tight vocal trios and duos and fiddle-and-banjo duets that echo the first-generation stars of bluegrass. Cleveland is a six-time winner of the International Bluegrass Music Association's Fiddle Player of the Year award.
Gold Heart Bluegrass
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The five piece band, GOLD HEART, features sisters Analise (mandolin, 20), Jocelyn (guitar, 17) and Shelby (fiddle, 14). They have created a lot of appreciation and respect from the Bluegrass community....
Rhonda Vincent
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Vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Rhonda Vincent was a bluegrass child prodigy, already playing semi-professionally with a family band by the time she was in kindergarten. After recording several straight bluegrass albums on Rebel Records, Vincent switched to major label Giant and made a go of it as a new traditionalist-style country singer, then returned once again to bluegrass....
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