To the List,

Here's a short version of the newsletter - check the web address below for a cool link to the Lovell Sisters at Kennedy Center: http://atlantabluegrasshappenings.com/

A discount for the Nashville Bluegrass Band concert at the Ferst Center (see below) has been offer to List Members... should be a good show... it's a great venue

The Acworth Opry, will open its new season for the year 2006 on March 11 at 6:00pm (see below)

Thanks, Scott


Happenings this week & weekend:

March 3rd (Friday) - Peachtree Station will be at the Atlanta Brewing Company 5pm - 7pm. $6 for the "tour" also gets you 4 pints of fresh beer - and you keep the glass. A cool place to congregate - on Fridays there's about 300 folks there. Check the brewery's web site at: http://www.atlantabrewing.com/

March 3rd -Dappled Grays at Eddies Attic with Special guests Vortex Park. Come hear the Dappled Grays in Decatur's most intimate listening room. Tickets $10 in Advance, $12 at the door. Reserved Seating Available.

March 4th - Nashville Bluegrass Band and Bering Strait at The Ferst Center for the Arts on the campus of Georgia Tech. 8 p.m. Winner of two Grammy Awards and top honors from the International Bluegrass Music Association, Nashville Bluegrass captures the soul of bluegrass music. Also performing is Russia's hot newcomers to country/pop music, Bering Strait. Special offer for Atlanta Bluegrass Happenings List Members: $16 seats available in the upper section when you mention the discount code: NBB. (That's 20% off). For tickets call the Ferst Center Box Office at 404-894-9600. For directions and free parking information see www.ferstcenter.org

March 4th 2006 - Bluegrass Concert at the Walhalla Civic Center - Walhalla, SC - featuring the Legendary Banjo Picker Raymond Fairchild as well as The Larkins from Nashville, TN and J. Max McKee Band from Shelby, NC Info : 704-487-1214

Coming Soon:

March 10th (Friday) - Rhonda Vincent and The Rage in concert at the Douglass Theatre. Presented by Acoustic Productions - 8pm. All seats are reserved. $24 advance / $26 door. This is a rare opportunity to see one of the most beautiful and talented stars of Bluegrass in an intimate, limited-seating venue. If there is any doubt about attending this concert, check out the music video link provided below for the night's opening act - the wonderful Tresa Jordan and Southern Lite. Turn your speakers on and sit back and enjoy this video! Then call the Douglass Theatre Box office at 478-742-2000 to reserve your seat for this spectacular night! Hurry! Tickets are going fast!

March 18th - The Claire Lynch Band with Peachtree Station - Bluegrass Concert Series at the Oxford Civic Center in Oxford, Alabama. Claire Lynch and her band - featuring Jim Hurst, Missy Raines, and David Harvey put on a wonderful show. Oxford is about one hour west of Atlanta - right off I-20. This should be a great show. Concerts start at 7:00 pm cst - tickets are $12 in advance $15 at the door. For more information contact Gary Smith at 256-831-0555 or 256-310-1722

March 18th (Saturday) -- An Evening of Bluegrass on the Bonnie Higdon Reaves Campus, Toccoa Falls College, Epworth, GA. This exciting event will be hosted by The Barker Brothers (www.barkerbrothers.com) and will include a stimulating performance by Carolina Bluegrass. The evening will feature rsi music group recording artist Harvest (www.harvestbluegrass.com), delivering the finest in bluegrass gospel. The event will be aired on ETC-3TV. 6:00 PM Admission $10.00. For more information contact Scott Barker at (423)496-7853 or barkerws@bellsouth.net.

March 18th - Dancing to Live Bluegrass at the Tucker Recreation Center, 3rd Saturday Social Club. This time with Cedar Hill (Duckwave and all) and Tucker Station String Band. Doors open at 7 pm with open mic for acoustic solo and duet singer/song writers, and of course jamming. Bring the entire family to dance, tap your toes, or just sit and listen. $8 a person, $1 a child; or $15 a couple children under 12 free; Seniors, students, jammers, square and contra dancers $5. 7 to 9:30 PM Tucker Recreation Center is at 4898 LaVista Rd. from 285 go east on LaVista. For more info call 770 270 6226 or email prez3rdsatsoclub@netscape.net.

Mar 23rd (Thursday) - Jim Hurst and Missy Raines at the Douglass Theatre, Macon, GA 7:30PM $15 advance / $17 door. Lower level is reserved seating. We are happy to announce the return of this dynamic duo. Those of you who saw the spectacular Claire Lynch concert know how Jim and Missy can electrify a stage. This concert is being presented by Acoustic Productions in cooperation with the Douglass Theatre as an official Cherry Blossom Festival event. Come join Jim and Missy as they share with you their wonderful duets laced with sparkling instrumentals and lovely harmonies. Tickets are on sale at the Douglass Theatre box office and at local music stores in Macon. http://www.jimhurst.com/jimandmissy.htm

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