Balsam Range at Grandfather April 22

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Article Published: Apr. 19, 2012 | Modified: Apr. 23, 2012
Balsam Range at Grandfather April 22

Balsam Range will perform April 22 at the Grandfather Mountain Nature Museum.

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The award-winning bluegrass band Balsam Range will appear at the Grandfather Mountain Nature Museum on Sunday, April 22, at 2 p.m.

Balsam Range, named after the Haywood County mountains the members of the group call home, was nominated for the Emerging Artist award by the International Bluegrass Music Association in 2010 and 2011, as well as Album of the Year in 2011.

They were honored with the IBMA Song of the Year award last year for “Trains I Missed.” This “up close and personal” concert by the Western North Carolina tradition-bearers at Grandfather Mountain is a can’t-miss opportunity, event organizers said.

“We are excited to welcome the members of Balsam Range back to Grandfather Mountain,” said Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation president Penn Dameron. “The group delighted our visitors last September, and we hope even more folks will take advantage of this great opportunity in April.”

Advance ticket sales end Saturday, April 21, and are available online at http://www.grandfather.com. Adults ages 13 and older are $25, and children ages 4 to 12 cost $15. Children younger than 4 are admitted free. The ticket price includes all day admission to Grandfather Mountain and admission to the concert.

Grandfather Mountain annual pass holders and others who have already purchased admission to the park for the day can buy tickets to the concert online for $7 in advance or at the Nature Museum for $12 the day of the show.

The Grandfather Mountain Stewardship foundation is a not-for-profit corporation established to preserve Grandfather Mountain, operate the nature park in the public interest and participate in educational research activities. For more information, visit http://www.grandfather.com or call (800) 468-7325.

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