Appalachian Spring Concert brings mountain sound to Pridemore Playhouse
All the sounds of the mountains will fill Radford University's Porterfield Hall during the Appalachian Events Committee's (AEC) Spring Concert.
The concert will take place at Friday, April 18, at 8 p.m. in Porterfield's Pridemore Playhouse. Three groups of Appalachian musicians will take the stage to share their takes on regional styling.
The Deer Run Drifters, a stringed quintet from Floyd are first on the bill. The group plays an Americana and country sound and recently released a full-length debut album, "Appalachian Blues".
Mountain music trio After Jack will bring their mix of modern sensibility with distinctly old-time energy to the show as they play their bluegrass, gospel and folk tunes.
Capping off the evening will be a performance by The Lost and Found Band, fixtures in the bluegrass scene since the early 70s. The band performs a mix of contemporary and traditional material with strong Appalachian roots.
The AEC is made up of students, faculty and staff members who are interested in the Appalachian region, its history, culture, and preservation. We are located in an area rich with the heritage, customs, folklore and history of Appalachia and its people. The AEC welcomes those who are already familiar with Appalachia, as well as those who want to learn more about the region in which they are now living.
Each year the AEC sponsors a number of events on campus that are open to the campus community as well as to the general public. AEC members also attend seminars, concerts and conventions that feature Appalachia and its people.
Tickets for the show are $8 for RU students, staff and children under 12 and $16 for the general public. Tickets may be purchased at the Hurlburt Student Center information Desk, by phone at (540) 831-5420 or online.