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ETSU to celebrate Bluegrass, Old Time, Celtic and Country Music at Paramount

staff report • Mar 25, 2013 at 8:27 AM

JOHNSON CITY — The students and faculty of East Tennessee State University’s Bluegrass, Old Time and Country Music Studies will take the stage at the Paramount Center for the Arts in historic downtown Bristol on Thursday, March 28.

This annual concert, now in its 10th year, begins at 7 p.m. and showcases 14 of the program’s top bluegrass, old time, Celtic and country bands. Guest of honor Doyle Lawson will present a selection of songs during a special segment of the program.

Offering the world’s first bachelor of arts degree in bluegrass, old time and country music, ETSU is widely considered the “home of bluegrass, old time and country music in higher education.” Since 1982, students from all over the world have learned traditional American music on the ETSU campus.

Tickets are $14 for adults and $10 for students, children and seniors.

For tickets, call the Paramount box office at (423) 274-8920. For more information, call the Bluegrass, Old Time and Country Music Studies office at (423) 439-7072.

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