Venue: Newport Recreation Center, Newport
Date: September 15, 2012
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Event Types: Music, Food
Adults: $5.00 donation preferred
Children 12 & Under: Free
The Newport Jamboree wraps up the 2012 season with bands American Roots and The Java Brothers on Saturday, September 15.
American Roots are a local guitar and harmony-vocal duo from Blacksburg who have been performing in the area in one form or another for about 20 years. Fred and Jon Benfield took the name American Roots because it describes the music they enjoy performing. The two have spent most of their lives in and around the southern Appalachians and have developed an affection for the broad scope of music appreciated by folks in the region. Their performance may include traditional ballads, country blues, early country, tin-pan alley toe tappers, swing tunes, hot fiddle tunes (on guitar), and “folkgrass”
The Java Brothers Bluegrass Band is from Radford, Virginia. We are progressive, but pretty much only to the extent that we'll play new songs as hard driving bluegrass. We love Bill Monroe, the Stanley Brothers, The Seldom Scene, JD Crowe, Tony Rice, Sam Bush, the Country Gentlemen, the Beatles, the Stones, and all the greats. The Java Brothers have a fun live show that mixes standard Bluegrass and Newgrass with fiery original tunes.
For more information, visit: http://www.reverbnation.com/javabrothers
The Newport Jamboree is scheduled for every 3rd Saturday, June-September at the Village of Newport at the Community Park in Newport (1.3 miles on route 42 off of US 460, on the right).
The local Ruritan chapter will be selling concessions including hot dogs, popcorn and drinks and be sure to bring a lawn chair. We will ask for a $5.00 donation from each adult to cover the bands and park fee-kids under 12 get in free.
Rain or shine! Invite your friends and neighbors!
The Village of Newport Ruritan park is conveniently located 1.4 miles down route 42--keep your eyes peeled for the signs off of 460 West.
For more information, visit: http://www.gilesfiddlersconvention.com/events.php