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Ernie Evans & The Florida State Bluegrass Band

Ernie Evans and The Florida State Bluegrass Band represent what fans expect from bluegrass music today–an ability to bridge the gap between contemporary and traditional styles. Known for their strong lead vocals, classic hits, and ability to entertain their audiences, The Florida State Bluegrass Band is rapidly gaining a widespread fan base across the United States.

More at: http://floridastatebluegrassband.com/index.htm

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25% off advance tickets purchased online before 5pm November 8.

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Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

Uproot Hootenanny
Local favorite folk/bluegrass band, Uproot Hootenanny, stays true to the genre through heavy jam sessions and whiskey dreams. Raucous tracks like ‘Twisted Riff’ and ‘Lucy and Stynes’ go full blown jam with a funky bass line laying down a solid foundation for the fiddle to shine through. Whether it’s just one shot or the entire bottle, Uproot Hootenanny are the perfect accompaniment to a good ole’ fashioned time. More at www.uproothootenanny.com

Funding for this project is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council.

Rodney Dillard
Rodney Dillard has had a long and varied career resulting so far in two Grammy Nominations, induction into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame, a well-known acting stint on the Andy Griffith Show, many other movie, commercials and TV appearances, recipient of The Outstanding Missourian Award, and worldwide acclaim for his over 50 years of recording both traditional Bluegrass and his own brand of ‘DILLARDGRASS’.  Rodney Dillard as founding member of the legendary group, ‘THE DILLARDS’ (aka the Darlings) is seen nearly everyday somewhere in the world thanks to the still enormous popularity of The ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW reruns.

​By the late 1960′s Rodney had transformed the Dillards into the driving force creating new sounds in the West Coast music environment. Later, called “The Father of Country Rock”, Rodney was among the first Bluegrass musicians to “electrify” traditional Bluegrass instruments while also adding drums, steel guitar, and orchestra, and is credited with helping set the stage for the “Country Rock” movement and burgeoning progressive sounds of Bluegrass.​ More at http://rodneydillard.tv

Swampfest Bluegrass Festival

November 9, 2019 

South Florida Bluegrass Association presents SwampFest Bluegrass Festival featuring Rodney Dillard of the Dillard Family (aka the Darlings on the Andy Griffith Show)​ and local favorites Uproot Hootenanny and ​Florida State Bluegrass Band. Other local bands scheduled to perform include Jacksonian Music Factory, Alligator Alley and Pine Island Express. Bring your own acoustic instrument to strum along in the Jam Tent.

10:00am-10:50am    Jacksonian Music Factory
11:00am-11:50am    Alligator Alley
12:00pm-12:50pm    Pine Island Express (P.I.E)
1:00pm-1:50pm       Ernie Evans & the Florida State Bluegrass Band
2:00pm-2:50pm       Uproot Hootenanny
3:00pm-4:30pm       Rodney Dillard

10:00am – 3:00pm   Bring your acoustic instrument and join us!

Admission is $19.95 ages 12 and up/ $12.95 ages 3-11. Children 2 and under, as well as members of Flamingo Gardens and South Florida Bluegrass Association, enter free. Narrated Tram Tour is included in the price of admission.​ Chairs are provided, but you are welcome to bring your own lawn chair or blanket. Tents, coolers, and outside food or beverages are not allowed. Vetrans enter free with ID and immediate family is half price at ticket booth only.


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