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This release prepared by the Office of Public Relations and Marketing.
Rebecca Eidson, Director, 646-1507,
Lisa Garrett, Public Relations Associate, 646-1506,

Tri-County Bluegrass Concert is Free Family Event Featuring Bands, Fireworks

(By Lisa Garrett)

PENDLETON --- Tri-County Technical College’s second annual bluegrass concert is free family fun featuring bands, fireworks and department displays. 

The community is invited to attend Bluegrass under the Stars, a free concert and fireworks event for the family set for Saturday, April 7, from 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. in the College's Amphitheatre. 

Fan favorites Curtis Blackwell and the Dixie Bluegrass Boys will headline the show with additional performances by Last Road and Tugalo Holler.  Blazing Bluegrass, a local youth bluegrass band who has studied under banjo virtuoso Al Osteen, will kick off the show.  The concert will end with a fireworks extravaganza.

There will be a pre-concert Jam Session from 4 - 5 p.m. near the BBQ Food Court close to the amphitheater. BBQ plates, chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs and other refreshments will be for sale during the event. 

          Several of Tri-County’s academic departments will offer information and fun activities for concert-goers.  Look for free blood pressure screenings by the Nursing Department and face painting by the Early Childhood Development Department, in addition to dogs and cats from the Veterinary Technology Department and a robotic display by the Industrial and Engineering Technology Division.

Tri-County President Ronnie L. Booth, a lifelong bluegrass fan, initiated the concert last year as a way of strengthening the College's ties to the community and to connect with the town of Pendleton and its annual Spring Jubilee celebration (April 7 and 8).

          For more information, visit Tri-County Technical College’s website at and click on Bluegrass Concert or contact Rebecca Eidson at 646-1507.