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U of I Credit Union Concert Series at Allerton Park – August Bluegrass
August 8, 2014 @ 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Special Consensus and the Henhouse Prowlers.
August 8th 5:30pm-9pm
Location – Allerton Gate House Lawn – click for map
Food and Drink for purchase: 5:30pm-8:30pm
Suggested Entry Donation: $5/person $10/Family – Kids Welcome!
Cross that Piatt county line and head to Allerton this June for two amazing bluegrass band featured on one beautiful summer evening.
Henhouse Prowlers 6-7pm
The second consecutive year of performing at Allerton Park we can wait to welcome them back. Nine years in the making, Chicago’s Henhouse Prowlers have built a reputation for hard work and non-stop touring, playing music inspired by the roots of bluegrass while branching out into a sound uniquely their own. From lightning fast picking, to sentimental ballads—playing storied original material, traditional songs, and contemporary covers—The Prowlers’ live show leaves no one wanting.
Special Consensus 7-9pm
Formed in the Chicago area in 1975, The Special Consensus is a four-person acoustic bluegrass band with a repertoire that features traditional bluegrass standards, original compositions by band members and professional songwriters, and songs from other musical genres performed in the bluegrass format. The band has released 16 recordings and has appeared on numerous National Public Radio programs and cable television shows, including The Nashville Network and the Grand Ole Opry at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. International tours have brought the band to Canada, Europe, South America, Ireland and the United Kingdom. The Special C has appeared in concert with many symphony orchestras nationwide and has brought an informative in-school presentation to schools nationally and internationally since 1984. Band leader/banjo player Greg Cahill is the former President/Board Chair of the Nashville-based International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) and the former Board Chair of the Nashville-based Foundation for Bluegrass Music. He was awarded the prestigious IBMA Distinguished Achievement Award in 2011. The 2012 band release Scratch Gravel Road (Compass Records) was GRAMMY nominated for Best Bluegrass Album. Other band members include mandolin player Rick Faris, guitarist Dustin Benson and bass player Dan Eubanks.