With the success of last year’s initial “Day of Bluegrass,” the Greater Wyalusing Chamber of Commerce (GWCC) is bringing bluegrass music back to Wyalusing with an impressive list of talented performers set to take the stage on Saturday, July 14, from noon to 10 p.m. at Grovedale Winery.
Headlining this year’s show is Sideline, a North Carolina-based six-piece band described as a “powerhouse whose style has set the pace in Bluegrass for over two decades.” This band will perform at 4 p.m. and again at 8.
Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the show. They can be purchased at the Rocket-Courier office on Route 6, Wyalusing, or at Grovedale Winery, across from the Wyalusing Valley High School at 71 Grovedale Lane. Cash or checks are accepted. To purchase tickets by mail, send checks to GWCC. P.O. Box 55, Wyalusing, Pa. 18853. Kids 15 and under are admitted free when an adult ticket is purchased.
A new event this year will be Friday night’s “Pickin’ By the Firepit,” which gets underway at 6 p.m. Bring your instrument and join in. Admission is included with the purchase of a ticket to Saturday’s show.
RV and tent camping is available at $10 per night (dry camping). First come, first served. Sites will be available Friday, beginning at 11 a.m. Reserve your spot by calling Grovedale Winery at (570) 746-1400.
Other bands performing include Jesse Alexander, a multi-instrumentalist playing fiddle, mandolin, guitar and bass. Jesse also sings lead and harmony. His four-piece bluegrass band hails from the Finger Lakes and is being well received at bluegrass festivals across the country. This band will perform twice, first at 2 p.m. and again at 7.
Mama Corn shares a love for acoustic, bluegrass and Appalachian folk music. This group will perform twice, first from 3 to 4 p.m. and again from 9 to 10 p.m. – the show’s final performance.
Mark Miklos is described as “a bluegrass artist with a high-lonesome” sound. His powerful performances have earned him thousands of fans. He will perform at 1 p.m. after the open mic session that opens the show and will be back again at 6 following a dinner break at 5 p.m.
The Wyalusing Hotel is offering a special Bluegrass rate for concertgoers who prefer hotel accommodations. Call (570) 746-1204 to reserve a room.
No coolers can be brought onto the concert grounds and all alcohol must be purchased onsite. A full list of vendors will be published in an upcoming issue of the Rocket-Courier.
“A Day of Bluegrass” is sponsored by the Greater Wyalusing Chamber of Commerce and supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and also partially funded by the Bradford County Tourism Promotion Agency.
The show’s entertainment is booked and promoted by Danny Stewart’s Productions, LLC.