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Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
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Footlights summer series starts Friday
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Courtesy Photo: The Bluegrass Brothers will help kick off this year’s Footlights of the Blue Ridge summer series Friday night at the farmers’ market in Rocky Mount.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Footlights Of The Blue Ridge will begin its Summer Series at the farmers' market in Rocky Mount on Friday night.

Local band The Guard will begin the show at 7 p.m. and the Bluegrass Brothers will take the stage at 7:40 p.m.

The Bluegrass Brothers, 2010 SPBGMA Instrumental Group Of The Year, are a family band that blend tight harmony and pickin'.

The Guard is a local group headed up by front man Alan Messenger from Callaway. They can be seen and heard on Wednesday nights at the legendary Coffee Pot in Roanoke.

Footlights Of The Blue Ridge is affiliated with The Crooked Road: Virginia's Heritage Music Trail and is now in its eighth season.

The program is presented by the Town of Rocky Mount and the Franklin County Tourism Department. Additional support has been provided by local business sponsorship and the Virginia Commission For The Arts.

Footlights began with a series of 13 programs filmed and presented on local Cable 12 TV. Since that time Footlights has presented ongoing live programs at the Rocky Mount Train Depot and outdoor shows at the Rocky Mount Farmers' Market.

The program has always presented a combination of local and professional artists.

Award winning bands the Bluegrass Brothers, Lost & Found, Jeanette Williams Band, James King Band, Lonesome River Band and Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice are among those who have performed.

Nothin' Fancy will perform on Aug. 2. They have played at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, the Lincoln Center in New York City, hold their own festival each year in Buena Vista, and are three time SPBGMA Entertaining Group Of The Year.

Schedules for the Summer Series are available at the Rocky Mount Train Depot and Hospitality Center. They are also on Footlights Of The Blue Ridge Facebook page, or contact program promoter Bill Fuller.

Refreshments, including $1 hot dogs, are available during the Summer Series.

The Summer Series at the Rocky Mount Farmers' Market will be just across the street from the future Harvester Performance center, which is now undergoing renovations.

Bring a lawn chair, family and friends throughout the summer at Footlights Of The Blue Ridge.

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