Due to the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic last March, the Evangeline Bluegrass and Traditional Music Festival Association had to cancel the annual Evangeline Bluegrass Festival which was slated to take place in the Evangeline region during the month of July 2020.
However, the Board of Directors is pleased to announce that they will be hosting an online concert series, comprised of 6 shows, LIVE on their Facebook page from February 21 to March 28. Each week, an hour-long show will take place on Sunday evening at 7 p.m.
The very first Facebook LIVE concert during the Evangeline Bluegrass Festival will take place this upcoming Sunday, February 21, at 7 p.m. on the Evangeline Bluegrass Festival’s Facebook page and will feature The Spinney Brothers from Nova Scotia.
Members of The Spinney Brothers hail from the Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia. Group members include Allan Spinney, Rick Spinney, Gary Dalrymple and Terry Mumford. The cornerstone of The Spinney Brothers’ musical identity is the sound of traditional, southern-flavoured bluegrass music. The first generation bluegrass legends have been an important musical influence, yet the music of these artists is equally shaped by their personal lives and local heritage. By incorporating original material, which draws from various sources, The Spinney Brothers effortlessly intertwine the past with the present. The Spinney Brothers believe in the freshness and excitement of traditional bluegrass music. This group has a very tasteful and recognizable sound which leaves their audiences wanting more!
This free LIVE show by The Spinney Brothers will be available on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FestivalBluegrassEvangeline. Each week, between February 21 and March 28 a free LIVE show will take place on Sunday night starting at 7 p.m. on our Facebook page.
Here is the programming of this concert series featuring bluegrass and traditional music:
February 21 – The Spinney Brothers (NS)
February 28 - The Stiff Family (PE)
March 7 - JP Cormier (NS)
March 14 - Janet McGarry & Wildwood (PE)
March 21 - Moyenne Rig (NB)
March 28 - Veranda (QC)
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