Ozark Folk Center State Parks Presents Bill and the Belles July 9

Hailing from the fertile musical grounds of Johnson City, Tennessee, Bill and The Bells bring a fresh perspective to traditional and early country music. Bill and The Bells will be performing Saturday, July 9 with a 2-3:00 p.m. matinee concert in the Craft Village and 7-9:00 p.m. in the Large Auditorium.

The region of northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia has been home to such musical legends as the Carter Family who recorded many of their early influential music in Bristol, Tennessee. It’s from these traditions that the group was formed and continues to thrive.

“These musicians really have a strong sense of the history and tradition of early country music,” said Music Director Daren Dortin. “Music fans know how important Bristol, TN and the surrounding areas were in the development of early country music so it’s inspiring to see a new generation of musicians take hold of the sound and bring it to life in this era.”

A combo ticket for both performances and all day access to the Craft Village is $19.50. No reserved seating, all tickets are sold the day of the show.

For more information and pricing on this and other events, please visit OzarkFolkCenter.com or call 870-269-3851.

This concert and all other performances are recorded for rebroadcast on Ozark Highlands Radio, which is produced and syndicated by the Ozark Folk Center State Park. For information on radio affiliates and archived shows, visit OzarkHighlandsRadio.com

The mission of Ozark Folk Center State Park is to perpetuate, present and promote the Ozark way of life in an educational and enjoyable manner; through craft demonstrations, musical programs, the Heritage Herb Garden, workshops and other special events.