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New England Bluegrass at its Finest on the Clark’s South Lawn July 19

For Immediate Release

July 05, 2005

Banjo Dan and the Mid-nite Plowboys continue the free summer band concert series at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute on Tuesday, July 19 at 6 p.m. One of New England’s most exciting acoustic bands, Banjo Dan and the Mid-nite Plowboys, will perform original and traditional bluegrass music featuring old and new country songs, gospel quartets, blazing instrumental showpieces and finely crafted original numbers. As concerts are held outside on the south lawn, picnics, lawn chairs, and blankets are encouraged. On concert evenings, the galleries will be open until 6 p.m. Admission to the concerts is free.

Bluegrass music has grown tremendously in popularity fueled by the recent resurgence of authentic “roots” music in films such as “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”. Vermont’s Banjo Dan and the Mid-nite Plowboys have been in the forefront of this movement throughout their long career, which started in 1972. Their energy and drive, warmth and humor, continue to engage audiences wherever they play. Soaring harmonies, soulful load vocals and sparkling instrumental solos remain a hallmark of their performances.

The concert series concludes with Mark Erelli with the Spurs on July 26. In the event of rain, the concerts will be held in the auditorium.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The galleries are open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in July and August (closed Mondays September through June). Admission June 1 through October 31 is $10 for adults, free for children 18 and under, members, and students with valid ID. Admission is free November through May. For more information, call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu.


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