Bluegrass on the Rim to benefit environmental education

Bluegrass on the Rim

Bluegrass on the Rim

Looking to escape Birmingham for one night and enjoy the deepest canyon east of the Mississippi?

Checkout Bluegrass on the Rim at the Little River Canyon Center.

On Saturday, June 10th, 5-10 p.m. in Fort Payne, the Little River Canyon Center (LRCC) will be  holding its 4th annual “Bluegrass on the Rim” concert to benefit environmental education.

“The talent line-up this year is phenomenal,” said Pete Conroy, Director of the Little River Canyon Center. “We are featuring nationally known bluegrass talent, including Kelli Johnson and 4 in the Fire, Solid Blue and Foggy Hollow Review. We also give a warm welcome back to our host Glen Williams.”

Advanced tickets are $12 per person and $20 the day of the show. JSU student tickets are $5 in advance with a valid student I.D. Children 12 and under, accompanied by an adult, are free. Festival attendees will enjoy top bluegrass performers as they play authentic mountain music guaranteed to resonate with die-hard bluegrass fans as well as followers of folk, country, rhythm & blues and rock & roll.

The Canyon Center Concert Series is designed to help fund environmental education at LRCC, and is supported by Jacksonville State University. Here is a listing of the environmental education events and programs scheduled for this summer.

“Gates will open at 5 pm, so we recommend guests arrive early to claim a place for their lawn chairs or blankets,” said Anna Lindsay, Canyon Center Coordinator for Sales and Services. “There will be some of the South’s best BBQ on-site and available for purchase, so come hungry.”

“Our giant outdoor concert stage is designed for big shows, complete with multi-color LED stage lighting,” said Conroy. “It’s pretty special, but nothing compares to the natural backdrop of Little River Canyon National Preserve.”

Tickets can be purchased online www.canyonconcerts.com or on-site day of the show. For more information, contact Pete Conroy at 256-282-5784 or Anna Lindsey 256-845-3548.

Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.