Bluegrass PRIDE to sponsor concert in September

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Bluegrass PRIDE (Personal Responsibility In a Desirable Environment) has announced that it will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a concert featuring bluegrass bands JD Crowe and the New South and Balsam Range. Sponsored by Toyota and G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers, Inc., the Bluegrass Concert for Bluegrass PRIDE will be held Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall on the University of Kentucky campus. Tickets are $20 and are available at www.bgPRIDE.org.
Proceeds from the concert will be used to further Bluegrass PRIDE’s environmental education initiatives in 18 Central Kentucky counties.
“We’re so excited to welcome JD Crowe and Balsam Range to the Bluegrass Concert for Bluegrass PRIDE,” said Amy Sohner, executive director of Bluegrass PRIDE. “It’s going to be an exciting night of music and we’re honored that two bands at the forefront of their industry want to be a part of helping us expand environmental education in Central Kentucky.”
A Lexington native, JD Crowe has been active in the music industry for more than 40 years and formed the New South in the early 1970s. Following the band’s debut in 1972, Crowe and the New South became fixtures on the bluegrass music scene. For more information visit www.jdcrowe.net.
Based in western North Carolina, Balsam Range creatively blends bluegrass, folk, gospel and jazz into a new American music experience. The band has been nominated for several International Bluegrass Music Association awards. For more information visit www.balsamrange.com.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Bluegrass PRIDE provides resources and education to empower Central Kentuckians to foster positive environmental change in their communities. For more information visit www.bgPRIDE.org.