Rhonda Vincent Brings Bluegrass to Cal U
7:30 p.m. November 15
NEW VENUE: Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre
Folk Arts & Crafts in the Steele Hall lobby
Bluegrass comes to the Mon Valley with an appearance by award-winning artist Rhonda Vincent at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre, on the campus of California University of Pennsylvania.
The concert has been moved to Steele Hall, an acoustically excellent, theatre-style venue.
Advance ticket-holders will receive comparable seating. On the night of the performance, tickets will be available at the Convocation Center Box Office, and patrons will be directed to nearby Steele Hall.
'Queen of Bluegrass'
Influenced by rock, pop and jazz, contemporary bluegrass is one of the nation’s fastest-growing musical genres — and Vincent takes it to new heights.
Rhonda Vincent and the Rage is the most decorated band in bluegrass, with more than 70 IBMA awards, and the International Bluegrass Music Association has named Vincent its Female Vocalist of the Year for an unprecedented seven years in a row.
The Wall Street Journal calls her “… the NEW Queen of Bluegrass,” and a Billboard critic describes her as “too good to be mortal.” The Buffalo News raves, “… She is to bluegrass what Aretha Franklin once was to soul music.”
Rhonda Vincent comes to Cal U after making stops at the Starlight Theater in Branson, Mo., and the Greater Downstate Music Festival in Springfield, Ill.
See the Mon River Ramblers
Opening for Rhonda Vincent is Pittsburgh’s homegrown bluegrass band the Mon River Ramblers. ‘Burgh favorites since 2006, the five-piece Ramblers play a mix of traditional bluegrass, rag-time, jazz, blues, folk, punk and rock, all infused with tight pickin’ that keeps their brand of fiery bluegrass music innovative and fresh.
Tickets for Vincent’s performance at California University are on sale for $19 or $29; Cal U students, faculty and staff get a $5 discount. Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.calucenter.com, or at the Convocation Center box office, open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Parking is available in the River Lot (Lot #4). Handicapped parking is available in Lot #7 and Lot #8, behind Steele Hall.
Folk Arts & Crafts
Celebrate the region’s folk arts and crafts in the Steele Hall lobby. Local crafters and artisans will have their wares on display from 4:30 p.m. until the concert begins.
Pay by cash or check at the Convocation Center Box Office, open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; call 724-938-4600.
To charge by phone, call 1-800-745-3000, or order online at Ticketmaster.