Bluegrass Night returns to WTA’s Gateway

Bluegrass will return to WTA’s Gateway on Friday, July 13.  Featured will be B-BaM! and Blue Mountain Sunrise.  Performance will begin at 8 pm at 329 West Main in Downtown Waynesboro.

Blue Mountain Sunrise has been playing to the enjoyment of Bluegrass and Bluegrass Gospel fans in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and beyond for over 30 years. The band’s current line-up includes two brothers who provide harmonious vocals. Roy Kiser (known by some as Danny) keeps time on the upright bass and Jeff Kiser holds his own with great licks and background work on the 5-string banjo. Darrell Weaver, the only original member band member, rips on the resophonic guitar. Brent Burkholder, the newest member works the guitar with good rhythm and leads. Band members have played in various Bluegrass and Gospel groups over the years and are seasoned veterans of the Bluegrass scene.

B-Bam! was formed by Bryan McManus, Bob Thompson, and Mary Thompson which explains the name of the band (Bryan, Bob and Mary).  Each brings a long history of performance to the group.  Bob Thompson was a drummer with the Kansas City Jammers.  Bryan McManus started his career in Nashville.   And Mary Thompson was trained as a classical organist and vocalist before turning to country and bluegrass. They say, “The three of us enjoy making music together tremendously.  Since we all have day jobs and families, getting our schedules to line up for a gig is a challenge, but we LOVE it when it happens!”  WTA’s Gateway audience will love it too.

Tickets for WTA’s Bluegrass Night are $10 in advance or $12 at the door and are available online at www.wtagateway.com or by calling 540-943-9999.  Remaining tickets will be available at the door.  Beverages and snacks are available during the performances.