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Bluegrass Bands to Perform at UW Feb. 24

February 18, 2016
six people holding instruments in front of their faces
Bluegrass band The Lil’ Smokies is among three groups scheduled to perform Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 8 p.m. in the lower level of the Wyoming Union. (Ashley Rhian Photo)

Three bluegrass bands will perform at the University of Wyoming Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 8 p.m. in the lower level of the Wyoming Union.

The free concert will feature The Lil’ Smokies, The Drunken Hearts and Chain Station. Sponsored by the UW Student Activities Council, the concert is open to the public.

The quintet Lil’ Smokies, from Missoula, Mont., has been writing, touring and playing to a growing fan base the past six years. The group will jam to traditional bluegrass, with a blend of other genres.

“The Lil’ Smokies weave seamlessly through genres, leaving behind melodies you’ll be singing to yourself for days, and a jaw you’ll have to pick up off the floor,” according to the band’s website.

For more information about The Lil’ Smokies, visit www.thelilsmokies.com or like the band on Facebook.

The second band scheduled to play is Colorado-based The Drunken Hearts, composed of six musicians. The band’s sound is made up of vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, fiddle, bass, lap steel and drums.

The band is described on its Facebook page as having a “tempestuous, yet smoky flavor of music.”

For more information about The Drunken Hearts, visit www.thedrunkenhearts.com or like the band on Facebook.

The last bluegrass band scheduled to play is Chain Station. The band is described on its website as “a four-piece, high-energy, get ‘em out on the dance floor string band from the front range of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains.”

Chain Station is known for its catchy lyrics and original songs.

For more information about Chain Station, visit www.chainstationmountainmusic.com or like the band on Facebook.

Student Activities Council (SAC) is looking for UW student volunteers. If interested, contact sac@uwyo.edu. SAC meetings are Mondays at 5 p.m. in the Campus Activities Center, located in Room 012 of the Wyoming Union.

For more information about SAC events, visit www.uwyo.edu/sac, like the Wyoming Union on Facebook, or follow the Campus Activities Center on Twitter and Instagram @UWYOCAC

To receive information about future events, text CAC to 71441.

Individuals needing assistance to attend events should contact the Campus Activities Center at (307) 766-6340.


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