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Bearfoot Coming to Happy Days Lodge

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Date: January 6, 2011
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440-546-5995
Contact: Jocelyn Buckey, 330-657-2909

Bearfoot
COURTESY BEARFOOT

Cuyahoga Valley National Park News Release

Brecksville, Ohio – The enormously talented and energetic bluegrass band, Bearfoot takes to the stage at Happy Days Lodge as part of the Cuyahoga Valley Heritage Series. The show begins at 8 p.m. on Saturday, January 15, 2011 in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP). The Heritage Series, presented by the National Park Service and Cuyahoga Valley National Park Association (CVNPA), celebrates the cultural legacy of the Cuyahoga Valley. The series is sponsored by Courtyard Marriott- Akron/Stow, 89.7, WKSU, Lloyd L. & Louise K. Smith Foundation, Ohio Arts Council, and Cable 9. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Admission is $17 adults, $12 CVNPA members, and $5 children ages 3 - 12. General seating. Advance sales are available until 3 p.m. on Friday for that weekend’s show by calling 330-657-2909 or stopping at Park Place in Peninsula. For updated ticket availability information, call the Cultural Arts Hotline at 330-650-4636, ext. 228. The hotline is updated at 2 p.m. the day of every concert and is intended to inform callers of sold out events or weather-related cancellations. Call it "new-timey", call it "post-bluegrass", or call it string band music for the 21st century. Whatever the name, there’s a revolution under way where string band traditions meet youthful creativity. Look right to its center, and that’s where you will find Bearfoot. The quintet, originally formed in Alaska, have already made a mark with four strong releases, including their 2009 Compass Records debut, Doors And Windows which instantly hit the top of Billboard Magazine’s Bluegrass Album chart. Now, as they enter their second decade with a new Nashville home and a new lineup, Bearfoot have taken their place among the best and brightest of a new generation of musicians reshaping American roots music. Collaborative, uplifting, energetic, haunting, beautiful, inspired–all words that anyone should feel comfortable with while describing the sound of Bearfoot. With ten years, major festivals, and four albums under their belt, Bearfoot has managed to make quite a name for itself while growing and changing continuously.

Happy Days Lodge, located at 500 West Streetsboro Road (State Route 303) in Peninsula 44264, 1 mile west of State Route 8, is a restored Civilian Conservation Corps structure that provides a rustic ambiance for folk and traditional concerts, theater, lectures, and special event rentals. For more information on rentals, call CVNPA at 330-657-2909 ext. 119.

CVNPA is a nonprofit organization created to engage public support for the park and provide services to enhance public use and enjoyment of the park. For more information about CVNPA and its membership program, visit www.cvnpa.org or call 330-657-2909.

CVNP encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. Managed by the National Park Service, CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational, and natural activities in one setting. For more information visit www.nps.gov/cuva/ or www.dayinthevalley.com or call 330-657-2752 or 800-257-9477.

Did You Know?

Drawing of a mule driver on the Ohio & Erie Canal.

A young James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States, worked briefly as a mule boy on the Ohio & Erie Canal, an important cultural resource within Cuyahoga Valley National Park.