The CCCC concert in Benld Park tonight will feature the River Ramblers. The concert begins at 7 p.m. and is 90 minutes straight through. Beginning at 6 p.m. the park is open and the concession stand is open to serve hot dogs, “big smokies”, Italian beef, soda and water, and strawberry shortcake sundaes.
The River Ramblers are a five piece Bluegrass band that hails from areas surrounding Springfield IL. The group assembled in 1987 with the commitment to maintaining the traditional bluegrass sound. If you’re familiar with the music of Bluegrass icons such as Monroe, Stanley, Flatt & Scruggs, you will recognize nearly every tune this band performs. The group has issued three recordings, which include mostly traditional songs combined with some original tunes.
The River Ramblers are typically known for their entertaining style on stage as the lively music is combined with an acute degree of personal character. They are sure to keep your attention even if you’re not familiar with this style of music. The group attributes their longevity to enjoying the music and the camaraderie of their fellow musicians.
The concert is free to the public. Patrons regularly bring their own lawn chairs and enjoy the concerts rain or shine because we are under the pavilion. Parking is free and dancing is enjoyed.
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