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Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center kicks off Spring Concert Series

TOWNSEND, TN — The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center's "Spring Sunset Music Series", presented by usbank, will begin on Friday, May 2, with a performance by Sons of Bluegrass. Acoustic Eidolon will be featured on Friday, May 9, 2014.

All concerts begin at 7:00 pm and are presented in the Heritage Center's covered outdoor amphitheater with a scenic view of the mountains and sunset in Townsend, TN.

The Heritage Center welcomes the Sons of Bluegrass back to premier this year's "Spring Sunset Music Series." The Sons of Bluegrass have been performing bluegrass music for more than thirty years. The award winning Sons of Bluegrass are setting the standard for a new generation of Bluegrass professionals. Comprised entirely of high caliber Bluegrass Majors from the one of a kind four year B.A. in Bluegrass Music Program at East Tennessee State University. The Sons of Bluegrass provide high quality, high energy entertainment to festivals and venues throughout United States. Sons of Bluegrass have been featured in Bluegrass Today several times, and they are garnering recognition on a regional and national level at unprecedented speed.

Acoustic Eidolon, featuring Joe Scott on double neck guitjo and Hannah Alkire on cello are from Colorado and have graced stages throughout the US, Europe, Australia and Canada. With ten CDs and a DVD to their credit, these masterful artists continue to captivate audiences throughout the world with their signature "new acoustic" sound and boundless possibilities in blending Celtic, Folk, World & Latin music influences, something that Dirty Linen Magazine praises as "a sumptuous musical feast." They are described by the Swallow Hill Music Association as "an evening of brilliant instrumentality".

Admission to the concerts is $5.00 and may be purchased at the door. Admission is free to all Sunset Music Series concerts for members of the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center. Annual memberships to the Heritage Center may be purchased at the concerts for $20 per individual or $35 per family. Food and non-alcoholic beverages are available at the concession stand. For further information, call the Center at 865-448-0044.

The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center is 501 c3 Museum and Cultural Center. The Heritage Center is open Monday thru Saturday 10 am - 5 pm and on Sunday 12 noon to 5 pm. Admission is free for Heritage Center members, Adults $6.00, Seniors 60 plus and children ages 6 - 17 $4.00, children 5 and under are free.

The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center is located between the traffic light and the national park entrance, on scenic Highway 73.

Published May 1, 2014

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