Article Published: Sep. 15, 2011 | Modified: Sep. 29, 2011
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
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 http://www.grandfather.com
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.
in the Nature Museum auditorium is 165, so purchase tickets early.
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.
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.