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Dirty Grass Soul FREE Concert set for June 17th at Alexander County Courthouse Park
The Hiddenite Arts and Heritage Center proudly presents Dirty Grass Soul to appear June 17th, 2022 at 7:00pm RAIN OR SHINE, on the Rotary Performance Stage at the NEW Alexander County Courthouse Park located at 101 W. Main Avenue in downtown Taylorsville.
Proudly hailing from the musically rich foothills of Cleveland County (Shelby, NC), Dirty Grass Soul has been entertaining audiences across the Carolina and beyond since their formation in 2011. With a sound that draws much influence from traditional music of the North Carolina foothills, Dirty Grass Soul manages to bring on new, refreshed, and re-energized sound to their music that falls somewhere between country, bluegrass, and southern rock and roll reminiscent of acts like The Charlie Daniels Band and The Marshall Tucker Band. Dirty Grass Soul is led by founding members Kevin Dedmon (Fiddle, Vocals, Guitar) and Lance Watson (Bass, Mandolin). They are joined by Tommy Smith (Electric Guitar), Dedmon’s brother Kris Dedmon (Banjo), Glenn Miller (Pedal Steel Guitar) and Jared Miller (Vocals & Percussion).
Donna Latham, Executive Director of the Hiddenite Arts And Heritage Center, stated, “We are super excited to add Dirty Grass Soul to the Summer on The Square lineup as our kickoff event to the SOS Series! Dirty Grass Soul is sure to bring a high energy show to please everyone from bluegrass and country to rock and roll and a little gospel. Kevin’s lyrics are down home/working class lyrics and that’s something we can all relate to around here! I hope everyone saves this date for a fun energy filled evening as we celebrate The Arts, and the NEW Alexander County Courthouse Park!”
To learn more about Dirty Grass Soul, or to hear their newest album “New Day Of Work”, visit www.DGSoul.com and follow or “like” Dirty Grass Soul on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
Latham added, “We are just as excited to present our local bands… The Night Move Band on Friday, July 29th, and then Shake Down Band on Friday, August 12th. We are fortunate to have such talented bands from our county and our hometown folks definitely come out to support our local musicians! Let’s pack the park as we support our local artists and enjoy this wonderful new park as we celebrate being able to gather! Don’t forget your chairs, blankets, rain gear, and dancing shoes!”
The Night Move Band will be performing for the SOS series on July 29th at 7pm. The Shakedown Band will perform on August 12th at 7pm.
The Hiddenite Arts and Heritage Center’s Summer On The Square Concert Series is provided by funding from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources. www.NCArts.org, with generous funding from The R.Y. & Eileen Lackey Sharpe Foundation, The Winston Salem Foundation, Alexander County Government, The Town Of Taylorsville, The Rotary Foundation, and the Friends of The Center Membership Program.
For more information, visit www.hiddenitearts.org, or call 828-632-6966.