News Blues and Bluegrass “on the porch” June 18

Blues and Bluegrass “on the porch” June 18

Blues and Bluegrass “on the porch” June 18

BROWNSVILLE TN (JUNE 6, 2016): Wildwood Express and the Chuck Freeman Band will open this summer’s Concert on the Porch series Saturday, June 18. The free performance starts at 7 p.m., live from the porch of the John Estes home on the grounds of the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center in Brownsville.

The evening will open with the Chuck Freeman Band. Freeman grew up in Memphis and was greatly influenced by rhythm and blues as well as rock and roll. He moved to Jackson in the late 1980s and began playing country bass for artist such as Rayburn Anthony and Johnny Newman. Switching to lead guitar and forming his own band in the 1990s, Freeman went back to his R&B roots and performs regularly from Corinth to Paducah.

Wildwood Express, an area favorite, are back for their fifth performance on the porch. All members of the Jackson Tennessee Area Plectral Society, this band specializes in performing and preserving the old time stringed music including bluegrass gospel, instrumentals and old time country. Instruments of choice include the banjo, dulcimer, mandolin, upright bass and guitar. The band is made up of Grover Westover, Paul Jackson, Gary Spraggins and Coley and Marilyn Graves.

Bleacher seating is available or bring lawn chairs for the outdoor concert. Concessions will be available on site. You are also welcome to bring a picnic or visit the surrounding restaurants.

Concert on the Porch is presented free and offered once a month on the third Saturday, June through September. For a complete schedule of upcoming concerts, visit www.westtnheritage.com or call 731-779-9000.

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