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Mountain Stage' returns to Bristol's Paramount

January 27th, 2012 4:02 am by Staff Report

Mountain Stage' returns to Bristol's Paramount

Contributed photosBlue Highway, above, and Marty Stuart, at left, will headline 'Mountain Stage' with Larry Groce on March 11 at the Paramount Center for the Arts in Bristol. Additional performers will be announced later.


The Birthplace of Country Music Alliance is bringing “Mountain Stage” with Larry Groce back to Bristol’s Paramount Center for the Arts on March 11 for what’s shaping up to be a quickly sold-out event.


Multi-Grammy winner Marty Stuart & the Fabulous Superlatives will share the stage with Grammy-nominated and International Bluegrass Music Association standout group Blue Highway for the 7 p.m. show.


“Even before the lineup announcement, nearly half the seats have already sold,” BCMA Board President John Rainero said. “With Marty Stuart and Blue Highway sharing the bill, we have every reason to believe this will be another sell-out ‘Mountain Stage’ show in Bristol.”


Both acts were well received at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion last September.


“Marty Stuart is a dynamic performer with a large and loyal fan base, and Blue Highway is one of the most celebrated acts in bluegrass music performing today,” said BCMA/BRRR Executive Director Leah Ross. “To see them together in an intimate venue like the Paramount, in the Birthplace of Country Music and on ‘Mountain Stage,’ is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”


Additional performers will be announced at a later date.


The two-hour “Mountain Stage” event at the Paramount will be recorded for air at a later date. The NPR program is a production of West Virginia Public Broadcasting and is distributed nationwide to more than 100 affiliate stations, including WETS 89.5 FM in Johnson City. “Mountain Stage” airs at 2 a.m. and 8 p.m., Saturdays on WETS.


Tickets to the March 11 “Mountain Stage” event at the Paramount are $35, and can be purchased at the Paramount Box Office at 518 State St., in downtown Bristol, and online at w w w. t h e p a r a m o u n t c e n t e r. c o m .

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