BIRMINGHAM — Iconic bluegrass supergroup Bluegrass Album Band will reunite in Sevierville, Tenn. for a free concert on Saturday, May 18, 2013 during the city’s ninth annual Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass festival (May 17-18, 2013). This will be a rare opportunity to see the group perform together, as their last LIVE performance occurred nearly 30 years ago. The Bluegrass Album Band will have only performed one other concert earlier in 2013 prior to their Sevierville show.
All original group members including Doyle Lawson, Tony Rice, JD Crowe, Bobby Hicks, and Todd Phillips will be onstage together and will also be joined by Grammy nominated vocalist Rickey Wasson, who will perform Tony Rice’s vocals for this performance. From the original Bluegrass Album Band recording Rounder Records 0140, they went on to create a total of six volumes of historical recordings in a five year period.
“Sevierville is proud to present Bluegrass Album Band at this year’s Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass festival,” says Sevierville Chamber of Commerce marketing director Amanda Marr. “We strive to bring the best music to those who visit our festival and this rare performance will be one all bluegrass fans will want to see.”
The two day Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass festival has no admission fee and will feature free concerts, including the Bluegrass Album Band performance. Guests can also enjoy performances from Jimbo Whaley and Greenbrier, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Mountain Ruckus, Rickey Wasson and American Drive and more.
Bloomin’ BBQ and Bluegrass is the current Southeast Tourism Society Festival of the Year.
Sevierville’s ninth annual Bloomin’ BBQ and Bluegrass festival will take place May 17-18, 2013 in historic downtown Sevierville. This family-friendly event will once again bring barbeque cook teams from all over the United States to Sevierville to compete for $17,500 in cash and prizes and the title of Tennessee State Champion in the Bush’s Best TN State Championship Cookoff. Rounding out the event is toe-tapping bluegrass music, incredible arts and crafts, kids’ games and the Mountain Soul Vocal Competition honoring Sevierville’s favorite hometown girl, Dolly Parton.
For more information on Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass as well as travel deals and lodging packages, visit www.BloominBBQ.com or call 1-888-889-7415.