Balsam Range to perform at Grandfather Sept. 25

Article Published: Sep. 15, 2011 | Modified: Sep. 29, 2011
Balsam Range to perform at Grandfather Sept. 25

Balsam Range brings its award-winning bluegrass to Grandfather Mountain Sept. 25.

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The award-winning bluegrass band Balsam Range will appear at the Grandfather Mountain Nature Museum in a rare acoustic performance on Sunday, Sept. 25, at 2 p.m.

Balsam Range, named after the Haywood County, N.C., mountains where the members of the group call home, have been nominated for Song of the Year, Album of the Year and Emerging Artist awards by the International Bluegrass Music Association.

“In this region, we’re blessed to be surrounded by world-class musicians that people from other parts of the country have to travel hundreds of miles to see. The guys in Balsam Range are among the very best of those musicians and we’re really revved up about being able to host them in our auditorium,” said Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation executive director Penn Dameron.

Advance tickets are available online at prior to the day of the show at $20 for an adult and $12 for a child age 4 to 12. The ticket price includes al-day admission to Grandfather Mountain and admission to the concert.

Tickets purchased the day of the show will be $25 for an adult and $17 for a child age 4 to 12.
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 $5 in advance or at the Nature Museum for $10 on the day of the show.

Seating capacity in the Nature Museum auditorium is 165, so purchase tickets early.

Grandfather Mountain is a globally recognized nature preserve famous for its 360-degree vistas, native wildlife habitats and Mile High Swinging Bridge. The attraction is located on U.S. 221, two miles north of Linville, and one mile south of the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 305.

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, phone (800) 468-7325 or plan a trip at

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