SELINSGROVE — On Sunday, April 14, four local bands, area DJs, and Susquehanna University communications students will present the 16th annual Bluegrass and Gospel Concert to benefit 88.9 “The Pulse,” WQSU’s radio station. The bands are equally divided between the gospel and bluegrass genres, all playing for the good of WQSU.
Admission is $10; children under 5 admitted free.
The event will be held in Weber Chapel auditorium on the SU campus from 2-5 p.m. Doors open at 1 p.m. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase and prizes will be given away throughout the day.
This event was created 16 years ago by professor Larry Augustine, general manager of WQSU, and Larry Walters II, former host of WQSU’s Bluegrass Show.
Performing bands are:
n The Greenwood Valley Boys, a five-piece band from the Hughesville area, offering harmonies in conjunction with their talented finger pickn’-front porch, kick-up-your-heels style of bluegrass. The band takes you back to an era when life was as simple as the words they sing. Whether it be “Old Joe Clark” or “Ashes of Love,” your foot will be tapping, whether you are a bluegrass fan or not. Check them out at www.myspace.com/thegreenwoodvalleyboys.
n The Tussey Mountain Moonshiners are the second Bluegrass band on the bill to help out. They see music as “a common language — it transcends.” They are also a five-piece band with female vocalist and banjo picker. The harmonies they sing are “music that is culturally significant” and brings young and old together. Visit www.tusseymountainmoonshiners.com.
n True Heart, representing gospel music, is a four-man group from the Lewisburg area. Formed in 1993, this group strives to harmonize songs that encourage and strengthen Christians everywhere. True Heart is a well received and loved gospel band. Find more information at www.trueheartquartet.com