The legendary Carter family member and his group will offer a true Appalachian Americana
Ferrum, Va. (July 12, 2013) – Dale Jett and “Hello Stranger” will perform at Ferrum College on Saturday, July 20,
2013 as part of the College’s new Blue Ridge Performing Arts Series. A third generation
member of the legendary Carter family, Jett and his band will offer a true Appalachian
Americana experience during their concert. Patrons may enjoy dinner at 5:30 p.m. followed
by the show for $36 or just the show at 7:00 p.m. for $18. Tickets may be ordered
online at www.blueridgeperformingarts.com or by calling (540) 230-6600.
“Hello Stranger” includes Dale Jett, Teresa Jett, and Oscar Harris. The son of Janette
Carter and grandson of A.P. and Sara Carter, Jett strives to carry on the tradition
of his family’s music. This ensemble provides the closest link possible to the music
of the original Carter family as they continue the unbroken circle of music that has
influenced them. “Hello Stranger” also performs an eclectic mix from songwriters they
admire as well as original tunes. Their concerts are a true Appalachian Americana
experience. They have played at events across the country and in Canada.
In the storied tradition of the Blue Ridge Dinner Theatre (BRDT), food, fellowship,
and education will be featured in the College’s new Blue Ridge Performing Arts Series.
The BRDT, which made its home at the College for more than 30 years, closed its doors
at the end of the 2012 season when its founders Rex Stephenson and Jody Brown retired.
The Series began this summer in partnership with the Virginia Commission for the Arts
and a variety of professional performers are booked throughout the next year. Following
the Dale Jett and “Hello Stranger” performance, scheduled 2013 performances include
Barter Theatre’s production of “The Ghost in the Meadow” on Sept. 27; Rex Stephenson’s
special one-man show celebrating the College’s Centennial on Oct. 6; and BRASS 5’s
holiday show on Dec. 7.
Events already planned in 2014 include music and dance with the Celtibillies on Feb.
14, 2014; Barter Theatre’s production of “Don’t Cry for Me, Margaret Mitchell” on
May 3, 2014; and a to-be-scheduled Roanoke Symphony Orchestra fundraiser featuring
Bob Ravenscroft and David Wiley in spring 2014. Additional events, including performances
by the College’s Theatre Arts department, will be added to the schedule as well.
For all events except Stephenson’s show on Oct. 6, Blue Ridge Performing Arts Series
patrons will have the option of enjoying a meal prior to each performance for an additional
charge. Show-only tickets are also available. For a detailed performance schedule,
reservations and additional information visit www.blueridgeperformingarts.com or call (540) 230-6600.
Take a sneak peak! See and hear Dale Jett and "Hello Stranger" perform their title song here »