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Flagler Museum presents “Bluegrass in the Pavilion”

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April 9, 2011 3:00 pm
April 9, 2011 7:00 pm
Flagler Musuem
Cocoanut Row & Whitehall Way, Palm Beach, United States, 33480

Grammy nominated bluegrass stars Dailey & Vincent and Grasstowne will perform at the Flagler Museum’s seventh annual Bluegrass in The Pavilion Concert on April 9th at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $30 and all proceeds benefit the South Arts’ emergency planning for Gulf Coast cultural institutions. To purchase tickets please call (561) 655-2833 ext. 27 or visit www.flaglermuseum.us/bluegrass-concert.

Dailey & Vincent will return to the Flagler Kenan Pavilion stage after taking home the biggest prize in bluegrass: the 2010 Entertainer of the Year award from the International Bluegrass Music Association. It was the third straight year the duo received the award. They also earned Vocal Group of the Year and Album of the Year for “Dailey & Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers.” The group received their first Grammy nomination for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group for their cover of “Elizabeth,” also on “Dailey & Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers.”

The New York Times recently described Dailey & Vincent “the most celebrated new bluegrass act of the last few years,” while music critic Chet Flippo noted, “They carry on the sense of tradition of bluegrass but pair it with a highly-attuned choice of songs. And they are obviously playing this music because they love it.” That love of traditional bluegrass earned the group an unprecedented nine nominations from the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) Awards.

Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent are long-time veterans of the professional bluegrass scene having some twenty years experience between them from long tenures with Bluegrass and country legends Doyle Lawson and Ricky Skaggs. As the Wall Street Journal proclaimed, “A new dynasty may be taking shape in bluegrass music,” and now fans in South Florida will have the opportunity to hear the most sensational bluegrass band around.

The renowned Grasstowne will also play this year’s event with renditions of great Americana classics, and new favorites. The group was nominated for five awards at the 2010 Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) Awards, including Bluegrass Band of the Year, Instrumental Group of the Year, Song of the Year and Bluegrass Album of the Year. Several group members were also nominated for their respective instruments, with Alan Bibey winning Mandolin Player Of The Year. Grasstowne’s latest project, “The Other Side Of Towne” is up to #3 on the bluegrass charts, and the album’s first single “Big, Big Heartaches” hit #1 on the Prime Cuts Of Bluegrass chart.

Grasstowne is comprised of very well respected veterans in bluegrass and acoustic music. Alan Bibey and Steve Gulley have known and admired each other for over 25 years in their endeavors with bands such as The New Quicksilver, IIIrd Tyme Out, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, BlueRidge and Mountain Heart. Add to the mix three young and very talented players: Adam Haynes on fiddle and vocals, Justin Jenkins on banjo and vocals, and Kameron Keller on upright bass, and you have one of the hottest and energetic bands touring today. The band’s first two projects “The Road Headin’ Home” and “The Other Side of Towne” went to #1 and #2 respectively on the National Bluegrass Charts. “The Road Headin’ Home” remained at #1 for three months and also won the 2008 “Album of the Year” award. The Museum is honored to host these accomplished musicians in South Florida.

When it was completed in 1902, Whitehall, Henry Flagler’s Gilded Age estate in Palm Beach, was hailed by the New York Herald as “more wonderful than any palace in Europe, grander and more magnificent than any other private dwelling in the world.” Today, Whitehall is a National Historic Landmark and is open to the public as the Flagler Museum, featuring guided tours, changing exhibits, and special programs. The Museum is located at Cocoanut Row and Whitehall Way, Palm Beach. The Museum is open from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and noon until 5:00 p.m. Sunday.  Admission is $18 for adults, $10 for youth ages 13-18, $3 for children ages 6-12, and children under six are free.
For more information, please call the Flagler Museum at (561) 655-2833 or visit www.flaglermuseum.us.

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