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Saturday, September 28 • 8:40pm - 9:10pm
Eastern Kentucky University Bluegrass Band – Eastern Kentucky University

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Though the Ensemble was primarily formed to perform as part of the 2017 Festival of Flowers in Medellin, Columbia, the bigger mission of the EKU Bluegrass Ensemble is to bring together a group of students with an interest in performing bluegrass, old time, gospel, and acoustic country music. Instructor Pam Perry Combs, a Grammy-nominated artist, considers herself a “coach” for those students who are interested in broadening their music experiences. Most of the students involved in this Ensemble are music majors.
In the summer of 2017 the Ensemble performed as part of a cultural exchange for Colombo-Americano, an organization which teaches English to students all around Colombia. Colombo-Americano invited the group to take part in the Festival of Flowers, a week-long festival including the world parade of silleteros, or flower vendors, in the city of Medellin, Columbia. During the month of August, La Feria de Los Flores (The Flower Festival) attracts people from all the world, including the USA, Australia, and Europe just to witness the special attractions that include a trail ride through town on horses, orchid competition, music festivals, and parade of silleteros. In addition to the Festival of Flowers, the Ensemble performed at several universities all around Colombia and participated in workshops at all levels of education - elementary to college. The Bluegrass Ensemble performed at IBMA’s Wide Open Bluegrass showcase for college bands in 2018, and they’re pleased to be returning in 2019. The group also performs at university events, as well as bluegrass music festivals and concerts throughout Kentucky.


Saturday September 28, 2019 8:40pm - 9:10pm
IBMA Youth Stage 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

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