A musical treat for bluegrass lovers
If you are a fan of bluegrass music, you will not want to miss the free concert featuring two local bands at New River Community College (NRCC) in Dublin, Virginia. The event is part of the NRCC 2023-2024 Concert Series, which showcases a variety of musical genres and artists.
Jaelyn Taylor & 21 South and New Ballard’s Branch Bogtrotters
The concert will take place on Saturday, January 13, 2024 at 6 p.m. in 117 Edwards Hall on the college’s campus. The music will begin at 6 p.m. and the doors will open at 5 p.m.
Jaelyn Taylor & 21 South are a high-energy bluegrass band from Southwest Virginia. They have been playing together since 2018 and have performed at various venues and festivals across the region. They are known for their catchy tunes, lively vocals, and impressive instrumental skills.
New Ballard’s Branch Bogtrotters have been playing old-time mountain music in the Galax area since 1986. They are led by John “Bog” Ballard, who is also a renowned fiddler and teacher. The band features other talented musicians who play banjo, guitar, mandolin, bass, and harmonica.
Admission is free but donations are welcome
The concert is free to attend but donations will be accepted to help offset travel expenses for the musicians. You can bring cash or checks to the NRCC Business Office or drop them off at Edwards Hall before the show.
The concert is a great opportunity to enjoy some quality bluegrass music in a relaxed setting. You can also meet some of the local musicians and learn more about their backgrounds and influences.
If you love bluegrass music or want to discover new sounds and styles, you should definitely check out this concert at NRCC. It is one of the many events that NRCC offers throughout the year as part of its mission to provide educational opportunities and cultural enrichment for its community.