The Bluemont Concert Series is proud to present Furnace Mountain on Friday, August 17 at 7:30 p.m. for the ninth of ten Friday evening concerts held at the Old Frederick County Courthouse (Old Courthouse Civil War Museum) on the downtown mall in historic Winchester.
Furnace Mountain plays what they describe as ethno-Appalachian roots music. The band has graced stages near and far, from the Yangtzee River in China to the banks of the Shenandoah River, where they host the famous Watermelon Park Fest each year. The music of Furnace Mountain is at times lively and raucous, with spirited fiddle melodies weaving in and around the powerful rhythms of the bass and bouzouki. It is at other times poignant and poetic, with sublime vocal harmonies beautifully interpreting some of the oldest songs ever written. The band consists of Dave Van Deventer on fiddle and vocals, Morgan Morrison on bouzouki and vocals, Aimee Curl on bass and vocals, Danny Knicely on mandolin.
Concertgoers are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or a blanket to sit on, and a picnic to enjoy before the show. Admission is $5 per person, $4 for Bluemont friends and seniors, $2 for kids under 12; proceeds go to support Bluemonts year-round Artist-in-Education program in area schools. As at all Bluemont concerts, no pets, alcohol or smoking are allowed. In case of bad weather, the concerts are held at the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, at 116 South Loudoun Street, one block from the Old Courthouse.
With the challenges of the current economy, Bluemont’s level of funding is in doubt from our many partners in communities throughout the region. Many friends and families have responded to a recent mailing asking for general support. This year, more than ever, every contribution will help.