Friday , 25 May 2018
lou reid and carolina

Bluegrass Lovers, Find Your Way to MPAC This Month

Bluegrass lovers will want to head to the McKinney Performing Arts Center at 6 p.m. on Saturday Nov. 16. The Southwest Bluegrass Club presents Masters of Bluegrass, featuring Lou Reid and Carolina and The Byron Berline Band.

This is a show jam-packed with extraordinary talent and variety that you do not want to miss. It is suitable for all ages and tailor-made for bluegrass enthusiasts as well as for those attending their first bluegrass event.

Lou Reid is a former winner of the IBMA Emerging Artist of the Year Award and he is arguably the most recognizable voice in Bluegrass music. Lou Reid and Carolina (pictured above) won the 2010 SPBGMA (Bluegrass) Song of the Year and in 2011 they received a GMA (Gospel) Song of the Year nomination. The band has had three No. 1’s and many other top hits on the Bluegrass charts. Lou is also a current member of the Grammy-nominated group The Seldom Scene.

byron berline bandThe Byron Berline Band provides an upbeat and creative blend of Bluegrass, Western Swing, and more. Byron’s accomplishments include being a three-time National Fiddle Champion as well as a member of three-time IBMA (Bluegrass) Instrumental Group of the Year California. He was nominated for two Grammy Awards for his solo album Fiddle and a Song.

Byron’s early career included playing fiddle with Bluegrass legends such as Bill Monroe, Dillard and Clark, and Country Gazette. His long list of performing and recording credits includes The Rolling Stones, The Eagles, Elton John, Alabama, Emmylou Harris, Rod Stewart, John Denver, Tammy Wynette, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Vince Gill, and many more. He also has extensive television and movie sound track credits and has appeared in Star Trek, Blaze, Back to the Future III, and Basic Instinct.

This project is funded in part by the City of McKinney through the McKinney Arts Commission and by Staff Force, Inc.

All seats are reserved. Order on-line at or call 214-544-4630.

Story submitted by Bill Kline

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