Bluegrass Festival With Marty Raybon Is Saturday; Band To Sell Gumbo, Hot Dogs

March 31, 2010

Tickets are still available for both shows for the Northview FFA Alumni Bluegrass Festival featuring Marty Raybon on Saturday, and the Northview Tribal Beat Band has announced plans to join in the event by providing refreshments.

martyfront.jpgThe Northview Band Boosters will be selling gumbo for $3 per bowl, hot dogs for $1, and chips and drinks for $1 before and during the concerts to raise money for an upcoming trip to Orlando for a performance at the Music USA 2010 Festival.  It is not necessary to attend the concert in order to purchase the concessions and support the band.

Several political candidates will have tables set up in the lobby before the concerts to meet and greet the public, including Doug Broxson, Dave Murzin, Walter B. Hill and Larry Walker.

The concerts at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. will feature Marty Raybon, a man that achieved legendary status in country music — 13 number one singles, 22 songs on the charts, a Grammy Award, and a CMA Vocal Group of the Year trophy.

To purchase tickets click here to order online and print at home/work.

Tickets are also available at ticket outlets — Davisville Country Store at 10251 Highway 97, the Ann’s Hallmark & Gift Shop at 1741 E. Nine Mile Road in Pensacola, and the Ann’s Hallmark & Gift Shop at 4805 Hwy. 90 in Pace.

Marty Raybon is perhaps best known as the former lead singer of the country mega-group Shenandoah from 1985-1996. He led Shenandoah to 22 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including thirteen number one singles, such as: “The Church on Cumberland Road” (1989), “Sunday in the South” (1989), “Two Dozen Roses” (1989), “Next to You, Next to Me” (1990) and “Butterfly Kisses” (1997). At the top of the charts, Raybon became known for his bluegrass and gospel-influenced semi-traditional country sound.

Both shows will also feature local favorites Dog River Boys and Delta Reign.

For more information, click here.

Saturday’s concerts will benefit the Northview FFA Scholarship Fund.



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