Bellevue Library Hosting Pre-Wintergrass Concerts, February 19 & 22 2014 by Tom Petersen
Continuing a long partnership with the King County Library System, the Bellevue Library will host two concerts to get the community ready for Wintergrass 2014and show music fans what resources are available at the library.
On Wednesday, February 19, the venerable Cliff Perry will bring his band for an evening of music, fun, and history, ideal for families and people who want to know more about Bluegrass, Americana, and the Wintergrass Festival. Cliff teaches the popular Bluegrass class at Shoreline Community College and leads workshops geared toward beginners at Wintergrass, including the famous “Two Chord Songs” workshop.
Cliff’s show starts at 7 pm and will be in Room 1 at the Bellevue Library.
The second show, a Saturday matinee, features one of the Festival’s local groups, the Downtown Mountain Boys. The DMB’s high-energy performances are not to be missed, and, as with Cliff Perry’s shows, are the perfect introduction to Bluegrass for the uninitiated, or the appetizer before the banquet for those already planning to attend Wintergrass.
The Downtown Mountain Boys play at 2 pm in Room 1 on Saturday, February 22.
Both concerts are made possible through the generosity of the Friends of the Bellevue Library and the support of KCLS. Library staff and Wintergrass educator Tom Petersen will be on hand with information about KCLS’s vast collection of music CDs and downloads, books, magazines, and sheet music, plus the festival line-up, workshops, and programs.
The Bellevue Library is just two blocks from the Hyatt, at 1111 110th Ave. NE, Bellevue, 98004. They are on the web at http://www.kcls.org . Phone: 425.450.1765