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The Grascals will be pickin’ and grinnin’ at the Opera House

The Grascals will be pickin’ and grinnin’ at the Opera House
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From a press release:

For the Nashville, Tennessee-based bluegrassers The Grascals, the obvious musical connection between band members has grown from shared professional résumés and a deep appreciation for the mingling of bluegrass and country music. They appear at the Mauch Chunk Opera House (14 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe) on Saturday, Aug. 23 with specials guests – Scranton’s own Coal Town Rounders.

As their releases prove, The Grascals’ have a rare musical spirit, giving them an unerring ear for illuminating each offering – whether they’re digging into one of their original songs, or reworking a bluegrass classic or pop standard. Founded in 2004, the band has deservedly gained notoriety by playing on the Grand Ole Opry, the best bluegrass festivals around the country, and with celebrities like Dolly Parton and Vince Gill.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased on the Opera House website, by visiting SoundCheck Records in downtown Jim Thorpe from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., or by calling them at 570-325-4009. The Opera House box office is open from noon to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at 570-325-0249. Tickets are available at the door at 7 p.m. The show begins at 8 p.m.

The Grascals are among the most beloved and acclaimed bands on today’s bluegrass scene, having won SPBGMA’s Bluegrass Band of the Year award in 2010, its Instrumental Group of the Year three years in a row (2011, 2012, 2013), the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Emerging Artist of the Year award in 2005, and earning its Entertainer of the Year honor in both 2006 and 2007.

Whether in the studio or on stage, The Grascals honor the past and forge into the future, bringing fresh yet familiar sounds to the bluegrass world and beyond. Whether being lighthearted and jovial or soul-searching and reflective, The Grascals are at the very top of their game.