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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 third 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 5, from 5 - 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, Honi Deaton & Dream and Al Osteen and Friends.  The concert will end with a fireworks extravaganza.

BBQ plates, funnel cakes, 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; child fingerprinting by the Criminal Justice Department; painting activities by the Early Childhood Development Department; and keychain self-defense demonstrations and handgun safety information by the Corporate & Community Education Division.  The Industrial and Engineering Technology Division will be there with a mini chopper built by students and guests can take home a laser-engraved memento, and the Athletics Department will have a putting green.  In addition, the Veterinary Technology Department will have a departmental display with live animals.  The Alumni Association, Gateway to College, Expanded Duty Dental Assisting, TRiO and others will have information booths and fun activities. 

Tri-County President Ronnie L. Booth, a lifelong bluegrass fan, initiated the concert three years ago 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 5 and 6).

          For more information, visit Tri-County Technical College’s website at and click on Bluegrass Concert or contact Mary Johnston at 646-1503.