Due to a predicted cold front moving in the area this weekend, we have decided to have the James King Band Concert in the Big Red Barn instead of the outdoor stage. So with the cooler weather, it will be more cozy in there, with lots of coffee and hot chocolate! You don't need to bring your lawn chairs, we will have the seats and the stage arranged. Looking forward to seeing you all there! Mackville
Press Release - Arcola, Illinois
September 10, 2012
Special Bluegrass Concert - James King Band
Rockome Gardens, Arcola, Illinois
October 6, 2012
James King Band, a renowned award-winning bluegrass band, is coming to Rockome Gardens on Saturday, October 6th for a special bluegrass concert. Admission to the show is $12 adults, 13 to 15 yrs, $5 and under 12 is free. Mackville, a local bluegrass gospel band, will entertain the crowd from 6:15 until the start of the show at 7:00 pm. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a great evening of bluegrass music! In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held in the Big Red Barn. Rockome Gardens is located at 125 N. County Road 425 E, Arcola, Illinois. Tickets will go on sale at the gate starting at 5:00 p.m. The website for Rockome is www.rockome.com.
James King is known in bluegrass music as the “Storyteller”. His music and songs are felt deep with the words and traditional style of music he performs. The James King Band was awarded Emerging Artists of the Year by IBMA in 1997. James King has also been the recipient of the Male Vocalist of the Year by SPGMA for the last eight years. His most current work, “Memories of Mother”, with James King, Russell Moore, and Dudley Connell, is on the Life Goes On CD, by Rural Rhythm Records and released in 2012, is a collection of live performances recorded at the MACC (Musicians Against Childhood Cancer) festival from 2006-2011, with 39 songs and 139 artists. Proceeds of this CD benefit the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, and the CD is currently holding at the top of the Billboard’s Magazine Top Bluegrass Album Charts. The James King Band website is www.thejameskingband.com.
For more information, please call Gary Schlabach, 217-246-3131 or visit Mackville’s website at www.mackvillebluegrass.com.