December 14th, 1 pm-3 pm at the Masonic Hall
Little Falls, NY— The Bluegrass, Brews & BBQ Festival announced today the return of their 2019 festival headliner, the Delaney Brothers, for the first Bluegrass Christmas Concert in Little Falls on December 14, from 1 pm to 3 pm at the historic 1914 Masonic Hall.
The Delaney Brothers, a two-time SAMMY (Syracuse Area Music Award) winner and one of central New York’s oldest and best-loved bluegrass groups was a huge hit at the September bluegrass festival with fans huddling under a tent during a torrential rainstorm and power outage to hear the last of their performance.
According to Event Director, David Warner, “We were thrilled when The Delaney Brothers agreed to a return performance at our inaugural Bluegrass Christmas concert. So many people remarked what an incredible experience it was when the band stepped down from the stage and continued to play by flashlight during the storm… it’s something you don’t typically see,” added Warner.
“Performing for the music fans in Little Falls is always special. We can’t wait to introduce them to some of our featured songs on our new Christmas CD,” stated Frances Piccininni, manager of The Delaney Brothers.
The Bluegrass Christmas Concert will be held at the former Masonic Hall at 5 Prospect Street in Little Falls. The hall is a castle-like structure overlooking Main Street with an intimate auditorium space limited to 100 guests. Tickets are $15 per person and available online at littlefallsbluegrassfestival.com/christmas-concert/ or $20 at the door based on seating availability.
Can’t make the concert? Consider paying it forward and purchasing tickets for a person or family in the community that would otherwise not be able to attend.
“The venue for the Christmas Concert couldn’t be more perfect,” added Warner. The Masonic Hall is an iconic building in Little Falls, known over the years as an events venue with extraordinary acoustics. Now a private residence, the hall will open its doors once again for the December 14, 2019, Bluegrass Christmas Concert.
“When Dave approached me with the idea of holding the Bluegrass Christmas Concert in the hall, I loved the idea,” stated Daniel Preston, owner of the former Masonic Hall and CEO of Luminati Aerospace in Little Falls. “My 2-year old son became a big fan of bluegrass music during the September festival. He will be thrilled to think that The Delaney Brothers will be performing at his place,” concluded Preston.
The Bluegrass Christmas Concert is scheduled in conjunction with the Christmas in Little Falls celebration that runs throughout the day on December 14.
For tickets or more information about the Bluegrass Christmas Concert, visit us online at littlefallsbluegrassfestival.com/christmas-concert/, or contact David Warner at email@example.com or (315) 508-5310.
About Bluegrass, Brews & BBQ:
Bluegrass, Brews & BBQ is an annual festival held at Canal Place in Little Falls, NY, and co-sponsored by the City of Little Falls Tourism Committee and the YMCA. The festival offers entertainment for people of all ages, celebrating creative expression and nurturing the art of songwriting.
The Bluegrass Christmas Concert is a fundraiser for the 2020 festival scheduled for September 19, 2020, from 12 pm to 9 pm in the city’s historic Canal Place, a family-friendly outdoor environment with interactive demonstrations, continuous music, food and fun throughout the day. For more information about the festival, contact David Warner, Festival Event Director, at (315) 508-5310, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.littlefallsbluegrassfestival.com.
About The Delaney Brothers
For over 35 years, brothers Ray and John Delaney have entertained audiences around the northeast and beyond with their brand of incredible “brother duo” harmony that was the hallmark of legendary acts such as Jim and Jesse McReynolds and the Louvin Brothers. With John’s smooth lead vocals and Ray’s high tenor harmonies, they cultivated a unique sound that built a loyal fanbase that has continued to grow throughout the years.
The brothers made a point in every show of paying homage to the bluegrass pioneers by performing at least a song or two from the “Father of Bluegrass,” Bill Monroe, as well as reflecting the strong spiritual tradition of the music’s roots with a few gospel selections.
While Ray is no longer with us, John and the band intend have continued the journey the brothers began all those years ago. Visit their website at www.delaneybrothers.com/.