Tickets on Sale for Habitat Bluegrass Concert Jan. 3

| November 14, 2008
“Bluegrass: Hammers Swinging to the Beat,” the annual Amherst County Habitat for Humanity Bluegrass Festival fundraiser, will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3 at Sweet Briar’s Murchison Lane Auditorium. Tickets are on sale now.

The event is cosponsored by the Sweet Briar chaplain’s office and the College’s chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

Performers include the Deer Creek Boys, Dobie Toms and Faithridge, Five M’s, Hard Drivin’ Grass, James River Cut-Ups, Little Mountain Boys, Long Mountain Grass and Reed Creek. Bob Langstaff of Amherst’s WAMV radio station will emcee.

Barbecue sandwiches and more will be on sale, as will performers’ CDs.

Ticket Prices are $12 for adults, $10 for students 12 and older and seniors 60 and older, and $5 for children younger than 12. A snow date has been set for Sunday, Jan. 4.

Tickets outlets include Amherst County Habitat for Humanity, Amherst Milling, Blue Ridge Real Estate, Lou’s Antique Mall on Second Street, Mays Farm Service, WAMV Radio and What a Blessing Bakery, all in Amherst; Mays Farm Service in Arrington; Best Bet Mini-Mart I and II in Faulconerville; Roberts Lawn and Tractor in Monroe; and Best Bet Mini-Mart III in Clifford.

In Lynchburg, tickets can be purchased at High Peak Sportswear’s Main Street and Memorial Avenue Stores and at Lynchburg Music on Fort Avenue. Tickets also are are available online at

For information, visit the Amherst County Habitat for Humanity Web site
or call (434) 946-9596.

All performances, food and production costs are donated to Amherst County Habitat for Humanity and all proceeds will go toward building Amherst County Habitat for Humanity House No. 28 in 2009.

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