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Dale Jett to perform July 20 at Ferrum College
The legendary Carter family member offers a true Appalachian Americana experience
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Courtesy Photo: Dale Jett of the legendary Carter family will perform with his band at Ferrum College on July 20 as part of the Blue Ridge Performing Arts Series.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Dale Jett and Hello Stranger will perform at Ferrum College on Saturday, July 20 as part of the college's new Blue Ridge Performing Arts Series.

A third generation member of the legendary Carter family, Jett and his band will offer a true Appalachian Americana experience during their concert.

Patrons may enjoy dinner at 5:30 p.m. followed by the show for $36 or just the show at 7 p.m. for $18. Tickets may be ordered online at or by calling (540) 230-6600.

Hello Stranger includes Dale Jett, Teresa Jett and Oscar Harris. The son of Janette Carter and grandson of A.P. and Sara Carter, Jett strives to carry on the tradition of his family's music. This ensemble provides the closest link possible to the music of the original Carter family, as they continue the unbroken circle of music that has influenced them.

Hello Stranger also performs an eclectic mix from songwriters they admire, as well as original tunes. They have played at events across the country and in Canada.

In the storied tradition of the Blue Ridge Dinner Theatre (BRDT), food, fellowship, and education will be featured in the college's new Blue Ridge Performing Arts Series. The BRDT, which made its home at the college for more than 30 years, closed its doors at the end of the 2012 season when founders Rex Stephenson and Jody Brown retired.

The series began this summer in partnership with the Virginia Commission for the Arts, and a variety of professional performers are booked throughout the next year. Following the Dale Jett and Hello Stranger performance, scheduled 2013 performances include Barter Theatre's production of "The Ghost in the Meadow" on Sept. 27; Rex Stephenson's special one-man show celebrating the college's centennial on Oct. 6; and BRASS 5's holiday show on Dec. 7.

Events already planned in 2014 include music and dance with the Celtibillies on Feb. 14, 2014; Barter Theatre's production of "Don't Cry for Me, Margaret Mitchell" on May 3, 2014; and a to-be-scheduled Roanoke Symphony Orchestra fundraiser, featuring Bob Ravenscroft and David Wiley, in spring 2014.

Additional events, including performances by the college's theatre arts department, will be added to the schedule as well.

For all events except Stephenson's show on Oct. 6, Blue Ridge Performing Arts Series patrons will have the option of enjoying a meal prior to each performance for an additional charge. Show-only tickets are also available.

For a detailed performance schedule, reservations and additional information visit or call (540) 230-6600.

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