I received wonderful news from Tom & Barb Laing regarding the now defunct Oakland Community College Bluegrass Series. For those who didn’t know, Tom has been working tirelessly behind the scenes to find a way to bring bluegrass concerts back to the area. Here is his unedited message:
Your patience has been rewarded! Our NEW Royal Oak Bluegrass Series kicks off on FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 2011 at 7:30pm with IIIrd TYME OUT.
Our NEW location is the Sanders Auditorium at SHRINE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL. The address is 3500 W. 13 Mile Rd., Royal Oak, MI.
Tickets are available online, by phone, or at the door (while they last!). Tickets for adults are $20, and a student (with I.D. card) pays only $10. See below for details.
As many of you know, Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out is one of the premier bluegrass bands traveling the country. Russell is the reigning “Male Vocalist of the Year” as chosen by the International Bluegrass Music Association. Their a cappella gospel numbers are not to be missed, while their hard-driving bluegrass is a real treat! For more information about this band, go to their website at www.iiirdtymeout.com.
Parking is free and there is plenty of it.
ONLINE TICKETS: Go to www.shrineschools.com. Click on high school (3rd picture to the right). Click on the banner for the Royal Oak Bluegrass Series and follow the instructions.
TICKETS BY PHONE: Call 248-541-4122 ext. 455
A SPECIAL NOTE FROM TOM LAING:
You folks have been very supportive of the OCC series over the years, and I hope you will make every effort to attend this concert and bring your friends! We need a huge showing to show the high school that we appreciate their efforts in helping to keep bluegrass alive in the metro Detroit area. So, if you want these concerts to continue, please come!! Thanks!
Tom and Barb Laing
I went to the Shrine Schools site last night and purchased our tickets, Bill and I will be there with bells on. I hope everyone who is able will join us!