2022 Newport Jamboree Finale featuring Eight Point Star and County Connection
Venue: Newport Community Park, Newport
Organizations: County Connection, Eight Point Star, Newport Jamboree
Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Event Types: Music, Food, Miscellaneous, Family Friendly
Adults: $5.00 Donation
Kids Ages 12 & Under: Free

The Newport Jamboree wraps up their 13th Season Jamboree featuring the music of Eight Point Star and County Connection on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at the Newport Community Park.

Join us for a concert by The Sinking Creek featuring with old time music by Eight Point Star and local bluegrass with County Connection!

Eight Point Star is a New River Valley-Roanoke collective gathered around old-time and improvisational fiddler Mike Gangloff and bluesy fingerstyle guitarist Matt Peyton that draws on traditional and international roots to create a sound all their own.

With hardanger fiddle, hurdy-gurdy, banjos, gongs, singing bowls and lots more, this is a mostly acoustic sound, but with Matt's theremin and other electronics occasionally rising to the surface sometimes from the Golden Age jazz or Great American Songbook classics that Cara grew up singing, sometimes from the urgent, raw blues that Matt has pursued and sometimes from pure, free improvisation aimed at creating an in-the-moment symphony. This is extended Appalachian music with a story of its own to tell.

Solid, bluesy fingerstyle guitar and soaring, scratchy hardanger fiddle combine for duo explorations; a search for beauty.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/Eight-Point-Star-Band-2115905332014152/

The County Connection is a four piece bluegrass band which is Catawba based. Its members include Pam Landreth on bass, Frank Garman on guitar, Garry Williams on banjo and Melvin Linkous on fiddle.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/countyconnectionbluegrass/

The Big Lick Ice Cream truck will also be on site selling ice cream and frozen treats and will be joined by Bubba's Barn panini food truck.

We will ask for a $5.00 donation from each adult to benefit the bands. Kids under 12 get in free.

Picnics and dogs on a leash are welcome.

Bring a chair, pack a swimsuit and your creekin' shoes and invite a friend.

The Village of Newport Ruritan Park is conveniently located 1.4 miles down Highway 42 / 650 Bluegrass Trail keep your eyes peeled for the signs off of 460 West.

To view the event flyer, visit: https://i.postimg.cc/Qds1YJRZ/image.png.

For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/NewportJamboree/ or https://www.facebook.com/events/424428612844365/.
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