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CHUCK MEAD & HIS GRASSY KNOLL BOYS with THE WESTERN FLYERS [concert]

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Culpeper, VA 22701

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CHUCK MEAD & HIS GRASSY KNOLL BOYS

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For the past twenty years, Chuck Mead has been at the forefront of what has come to be known as Americana Music. Raised in Lawrence, Kansas, Chuck has been a professional musician since the age of 13 playing in his parents country band and then leading several roots rock outfits in the midwest most notably the Homestead Grays. He landed on Nashville’s Lower Broadway in 1993 where he co-founded the famed ‘90s Alternative Country quintet BR5-49. The band’s seven albums, three Grammy nominations and the Country Music Association Award for Best Overseas Touring Act of 1997 built an indelible bridge between authentic American Roots music and millions of fans worldwide. Chuck has also co-produced popular tribute albums to Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings, guest-lectured at Vanderbilt University, and became a staff writer at one of Nashville’s top song publishers. In 2008, he was the Musical Director/Supervisor for the Broadway/West End musical Million Dollar Quartet (which broke the record in Chicago for longest running musical) and acted in the same capacity for the CMT television show Sun Records producing all the re-recordings of classic rock n roll, country, and blues. He has released three solo works starting in 2009 with his acclaimed solo debut album, Journeyman’s Wager on the Grassy Knoll Records label, and continues tour clubs, concert halls and international Rock, Country and Rockabilly festivals with his band The Grassy Knoll Boys.

Chuck’s acclaimed 2012 release, Back At The Quonset Hut (Ramseur Records), was recorded at Nashville’s legendary Quonset Hut Studio where Patsy Cline, George Jones, Merle Haggard Roger Miller, Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash and more cut some of country music’s greatest tracks. Produced by original BR549 producer Mike Janas and with the participation of students from Belmont University’s College of Entertainment and Music Business, the album of classic covers features surviving members of Music Row’s original ‘A Team’ studio musicians Bob Moore, Harold Bradley, Hargus “Pig” Robbins, and Buddy Spicher as well as guest appearances by Old Crow Medicine Show, Elizabeth Cook, Jamie Johnson and Bobby Bare.

2014 ushered in Free State Serenade, on Nashville-based Plowboy Records. Produced by long-time ally and friend Joe Pisapia (kd Lang, Ben Folds Five) and featuring BR5-49’s Don Herron, and Old Crow Medicine Show’s Critter Fuqua, Free State Serenade is Chuck Mead’s love letter to his home state of Kansas.

Chuck is currently working up new material for a 2018 record release and still oversees two Million Dollar Quartet productions and is developing some new theatrical stage shows.

THE WESTERN FLYERS


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The Western Flyers are one of the most exciting bands to glide on to the music scene in years! Their unique sound is a cross section of the Great American Songbook: classic western swing, hot jazz & swing standards, vintage country & cowboy songs, and electrifying old-time fiddle tunes. The trio features archtop guitar slinger Joey McKenzie, who brings his dynamic rhythm guitar style and smooth vocals to the band - along with Katie Glassman, a 3-time National Swing Fiddle Champion and vintage-style singer extraordinaire. The "Baron of the Bass," Gavin Kelso, compliments the band in a mighty way with his incredible upright bass playing and baritone vocals. Dubbed "The Biggest Little Band in the Land", folks often comment, "You guys sound bigger than you look"!

In 2017, The Western Flyers were honored to receive recognition for their contributions to traditional American music. The year started with a bang by being presented the coveted Ameripolitan Award for "Best Western Swing Group"! The Flyers' were also honored to bring home both the Western Music Association and the Academy of Western Artists "Western Swing Album of the Year" award (for their debut album "Wild Blue Yonder"), and Katie was on cloud nine to be crowned "Female Western Swing Vocalist of the Year" by the Academy of Western Artists. Equally at ease on the concert stage, music festivals, and smaller performing arts venues, the Flyers' appeal to a diverse cross section of enthusiastic music fans young and old. Blending tradition with musical innovation, The Western Flyers entertaining show is sure to astound the music fan in all of us.

HOW TO ORDER TICKETS

Order your tickets by pressing the green TICKETS button up and to the right. Please DO NOT reserve more tickets than you know FOR SURE you will be using.

If you have questions then contact packardcampus@loc.gov or (202) 707-9994.


DETAILS

ARRIVAL: The Packard Campus address is 19053 Mount Pony Road, Culpeper, VA 22701. The gates allowing access to the parking lot open one hour before the show. Entrance into the building is usually 45 minutes before the show, and typically the house will open for seating 30 minutes before show time. There are 134 parking spaces so carpooling is strongly suggested. All spots are open to anyone except the designated handicap spaces.

WHAT DO I DO WHEN I ARRIVE? When you enter the building you will go through metal detectors and then you proceed to the ticket will call table.

BELONGINGS: Please do not bring any large bags into the building; those items are best left in vehicles. Keep in mind that we have metal detectors that you are required to pass through every time you enter so please limit what you bring into the building.

TICKETS: Obtain a free ticket via this Eventbrite webpage or by calling (202) 707-9994 or writing to packardcampus@loc.gov. Unclaimed tickets will be released 15 minutes prior to the show.


Frequently Asked Questions

May I show up without previously getting a free ticket via Eventbrite? Only those who have previously reserved tickets on this Eventbrite page are guaranteed a seat. Walk-ins will only be accommodated if any seats are available or left unclaimed.

Is photography allowed? Photography is not allowed during the performance but photographs may be taken after the show in the lobby; however visitors may not use mono-, bi- or tripods or selfie-sticks.


Please request ADA accommodations at least five business days in advance by contacting (202) 707-6362 or ada@loc.gov.


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