IBMA Midtown Bluegrass Series: The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys with special guests Old Salt Union

The first Midtown Bluegrass concert of this year features the power-house bluegrass band The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys (4:30-6 p.m.) and Old Salt Union (3-4 p.m.)! Both bands share an aesthetic that cuts through the noise of everyday life in the 21st century. Before the music gets started on stage, musicians of all ages and abilities are invited to jam together with facilitator Russell Johnson beginning at 2 p.m.

The newly sanctioned IBMA Midtown Bluegrass Series, in partnership with PineCone, appeals to young and old alike, featuring the best of bluegrass with popular string band music. With its unique combination of gospel, country and blues, that iconic “high lonesome sound” has deep rooted ties to the Appalachian region of the Tarheel state. Beginning with youth jam sessions, these family-friendly bluegrass events are as feel-good as it gets. Bring a blanket and a football, buy a beer and an ice cream cone, and listen to some top-notch bluegrass music in the park.

Assistive listening devices will be available.