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Bluegrass Hall of Fame Artist John Starling to Play Historic Mt. Airy

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John StarlingWarsaw, VA -- The inaugural Bluegrass Under The Stars to benefit Friends of the Rappahannock will be held Friday night, June 30th 2017 starting at 7pm at historic Mount Airy on the outskirts of Warsaw, Va. with with music by the legendary John Starling & Clearwater. Tickets are now available online for $35. Only 300 tickets will be sold.

Bluegrass pioneer and IBMA Hall of Fame Artist John Starling, a founding member of the Seldom Scene and a Grammy Award winning producer who worked with many top Country artists; including, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt, will play an intimate set of Bluegrass favorites alongside guitarist Jesse Harper (Love Canon/Old School Freight Train), dobroist Jay Starling (Love Canon/Leftover Salmon), bassist Cameron Ralston, cellist Nat Smith (Sarah Jarozs) with Courtney Hartman (Della Mae) on vocals and guitar.

The evening is a rare opportunity to see Fredericksburg, Va. resident, guitarist singer/songwriter, John Starling perform locally backed by an assembly of some of the best and brightest Bluegrass musicians playing today out of Tennessee and Virginia. The event will kick off the 4th of July holiday weekend in the Northern Neck with fireworks planned for the very next night in Warsaw.

Complimentary oysters will be provided by the Rappahannock Oyster Company between 7 and 9 pm. Virginia grown peanuts provided by Hubs. Pork BBQ sandwiches and Virginia made craft ales by Alewerks will be available for purchase.

A special $50 VIP ticket gets the attendee VIP parking, a reserved seat up front, and an invite to the special pre-party meet and greet with John Starling and the band.

Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. No coolers or pets will be allowed into the festival site.

To buy tickets online and for more information go to or call 804-313-0815.

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