Friday, July 2, 2010

'Music on the Mon' presents Chris Higbee in their 2010 Concert Series

For Immediate Release
July 2, 2010

Contact: Colleen Schmidt Phone: 724.785.9331

ACCWT Watershed Summer Associate Fax: 724.785.8626


2010 ‘Music on the Mon’ proudly presents Chris Higbee Special Acoustic Performance

Chris Higbee, a fiddler and the founder of the American country music band Povertyneck Hillbillies (PNH) will be the first to take the stage at this year’s Music on the Mon concert series. Higbee’s acoustic performance will be held on July 11th at the Nemacolin Castle stage in Brownsville and will begin at 6pm. Open to all and free to attend, this is one summer event you won’t want to miss.

Born and raised in a country setting, Chris Higbee discovered his passion for country music at an early age. Playing the fiddle soon became a priority for Higbee, which later led to an exciting career in country music.

In 2000, Higbee partnered with some of his closest and most talented friends. This collaborative effort led to the creation of PNH. Named one of the top-selling independent country acts of 2005 by the Country Music Association, PNH has proven their exceptional talent and one-of-a-kind style. To compliment his previous success with PNH, Chris Higbee has continued to please his country fans with his charm, but with a new twist. Higbee is the founder of the new act the Chris Higbee Project. Consisting of some of Higbee’s friends, as well as some new uprising musicians, this fresh blend of talent brings a new meaning to country music and is sure to excite any audience.

The Music on the Mon began seven years ago with a partnership between the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Nemacolin Castle and the Brownsville Area Revitalization Corporation (BARC). BARC is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to achieve economic development through historic preservation, heritage tourism, outdoor recreation, community stewardship, education, youth advancement and the arts.

This concert series is supported by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency, and through its regional arts funding partnership with Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA). State government funding for the arts depends upon an annual appropriation by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. PPA is administered in this region by the Community Foundation of Fayette County.

For more information on these events contact the BARC Office at 724-785-9331.

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