BEARGRASS

We had a wonderful turnout for The Glenn Miller Orchestra!! Our next concert is tonight July 29th featuring Beargrass. The band includes the husband-wife team of Shayne and Alane Watkins and bass player Doug Park for the acoustic gigs. For the outdoor dances and clubs, they are joined by Julie Watkins on electric bass and Caleb Murdock on drums. They perform around the Northwestern US. With some catchy originals and a large repertoire of classic cover tunes, BEARGRASS blends unique harmonies into an acoustic Americana sound with some traditional country twang and bluegrass twists. They delight dancers and listeners of all ages. Hope to see you there!

2010 Free Summer Concert Series

We are please to present our 2010 line up in Pioneer Park! We have the World Famous GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA July 22nd!! This concert will be followed by Beargrass a great country/bluegrass group from Deary on July 29th, our last concert in the series will be on Aug 5th with The Goatheads an awesome rock and roll band. All concerts start at 6 pm and we will be asking for donations at the event. Please remember to bring your chairs or blankets and have a great time!! For additional information all Sue at 983-2595

All American Boys Chorus Aug 4th!!!

The internationally acclaimed ALL-AMERICAN BOYS CHORUS will bring its troupe of young singers to Pioneer Park on August 4th, 2009 at 6 pm for a concert featuring their exciting SALUTE TO AMERICA’S MUSIC! The performance is free and part of the Summer Concert Series sponsored by Grangeville Chamber of Commerce and Grangeville Arts.
The 32-voice ensemble, whose members range from 9 to 14 years old, will present audience favorites from America’s musical history. Best of Broadway tunes include selections such as “Tonight” from West Side Story, “Ol’ Man River” from Showboat and “Lida Rose” from The Music Man. There will also be medleys featuring the California sounds of The Beach Boys, toe-tapping tunes from the Roaring Twenties, swinging songs from the Big Band era, dynamic Dixieland melodies and jazz classics. A patriotic tribute spotlighting the music of George M. Cohan and John Philip Sousa will include a stirring tribute to past and present members of the USA’s Armed Forces.
“The Chorus has been described as outstanding, pure energy and simply wonderful,” says Music Director Wesley Martin. “We’ve also developed a strong reputation for ‘theatricality’—for doing more than just standing there and singing.”
Executive Director Anthony S. Manrique notes that “throughout our 36-year history, The All-American Boys Chorus has provided boys—more than 900 of them to date—with the training, motivation and opportunity to develop and exercise leadership qualities within an exceptional program of choral music.”
The Manrique adds that the group has completed 42 concert tours in North America, Europe, Japan and Asia. “In 2005,” he says, “we experienced an absolutely wonderful trip during which we performed in Singapore, Beijing, Guangzhou, Seoul and Tokyo.”
The Chorus has appeared on the Disney Channel, in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade, at the Calgary Stampede and Edmonton Klondike Days in Canada, and in TV and radio commercials for Kentucky Fried Chicken, Mazda and TWA. The group also received enthusiastic reviews for its participation in various Opera Pacific productions at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. Among other credits is an appearance with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and William Hall Master Chorale at the Hollywood Bowl.
The Chorus has produced five full-length albums, available on CD and cassette: the first is titled A Little Christmas Magic; the second, On the Sunny Side of the Street; the third, another holiday album named The Best Gift of All; the fourth, featuring audience favorites, called By Request!; and the latest, On Tour! For more information, visit the group’s Website at www.allamericanboyschorus.org. Numerous color images and a media center are among its features.

Elk City Wagon Road in Clearwater

This delightful annual event will be the weekend of July 18-19. Lots of colorful history, a parade, a quilt show, music, variety show and a beautiful trip down the old Elk City Wagon Road for the adventerous. Starting in Clearwater and moving on to Elk City. For more info call Bob Gribble 983-3430 (to ride) or Carol BonAnno 926-7465 (for booths).

Summer Music in Pioneer Park

Lorie Palmer had a nice front page story in the Idaho County Free Press about Grangeville Art’s Free Concert Series. Quoted below:

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Free concert series set for Pioneer Park
Events run into September
By Lorie Palmer

GRANGEVILLE — Mark your calendars now for three nights of music in the coming months.
Grangeville Arts. Inc., will offer a free summer concert series beginning July 14. Performances will also take place Aug. 4 and Sept. 12.
“We wanted to offer a set of family-friendly musical performances at a place where everyone could easily gather,” said Grangeville Arts, Inc., member Rachel Young.
July 14, Bare Wires
Bare Wires will play Tuesday, July 14. This band is made up of four men who started playing music years and miles apart. They finally came together in Moscow. Blues is the thread that holds it all together, with scraps of rock, and other genes of music woven in. Lyrics and music — spawned from life experiences and vivid imaginations — make Bare Wires a one-of-a-kind band. They play an eclectic mix of original material best described as a hearty blues/rock mix, along with several carefully selected cover tunes.
Aug. 4, The All American Boys Chorus
The All-American Boys Chorus, which will perform Tuesday, Aug. 4, features youngsters ages 9 to 14 from more than 30 cities in southern California.
Forty-four concert tours to Europe, Asia, Canada and throughout the USA make The All-American Boys Chorus one of the most widely traveled boy’s choirs in the world. The boys are under the direction on Wesley Martin and will present a “Salute to America’s Music.”
Sept. 12, Big Red Barn
The band Big Red Barn, Based in Spokane, Wash., will present a concert Saturday, Sept. 12. Big Red Barn plays a funky blend of bluegrass, blues, country, jazz and other string-band music. During the past six years this quartet has forged their unique sound at various festivals and events across the Inland Northwest. Big Red Barn’s infectious sound has been captured on their self-titled debut CD released November 2005.
All concerts will take place at Pioneer (Grangeville City) Park. All performance start at 6 p.m. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets. VIP seating is available for a $50 donation to Grangeville Arts, Inc.; otherwise, all concerts are free, however, donations will be accepted to offset expanses.
The free concert series is sponsored by The Grangeville Chamber of Commerce and Grangeville Arts.
Additional information is available at www.grangevillearts.com or by calling 983-2595.

Moscow Mardi Gras (w/ Clumsy Lovers)

“Moscow Mardi Gras will be held on Saturday, March 7, starting at 9pm. Tickets are on sale now at Bookpeople (cash and checks only, please) for $12 (tix will also be available the day of for $15). John’s Alley will feature Equal Eyes, The Garden Lounge featuring Douglas Cameron, Mingles featuring the Fabulous Kingpins, the 1912 Building featuring Ridge Runner, The Moose Lodge featuring The Clumsy Lovers, and the Eagles Lodge featuring the Senders. This ticket will get you in to all events, including the Moscow Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball at the 1912 Center”

~ via the nice people at Bookpeople Moscow.