Wyoming Arts Council

Arts in the Parks: Kane’s River at Hot Springs State Park Aug. 23

Our colleagues at Wyoming State Parks and Historic Sites share this news:

Nationally recognized bluegrass band Kane’s River will make a rare Wyoming appearance on Thursday, August 23, in Thermopolis. The free performance will be held in Hot Springs State Park Pavilion at 7 p.m.

The Montana-based band is a five-piece acoustic group known for its high-quality harmonies and hard-driving music that appeals to bluegrass, folk and popular music aficionados. It includes founding members John Lowell, guitar, and David Thompson, bass, both from the Bozeman area; Julie Elkins, banjo, former Montana native, now living in Raleigh, North Carolina; Ben Winship, mandolin, Victor, Idaho; and Jason Thomas, fiddle, Orlando, Florida. Sound will be provided by John Brooks.

The performance is a Wildcat Production and is part of the Arts in the Park series. It is sponsored by Hot Springs State Park, Pinnacle Bank, Centennial Energy, Morning Star Oil Company, Jim Boles/BNSF Railway and Hot Springs Greater Learning Foundation. Additional in-kind support comes from Paintbrush Inn, Las Fuentes, Nature’s Corner, Black Bear Cafe, Michael & Jacky Wright, KTHE Radio and the Independent-Record.

The group has performed around the United States and Canada at such top festivals as the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Artist Showcase & Fan Fest, Rockygrass, Wintergrass and Winfield.

Songs from the group’s two albums reached the top ten on the country’s National Bluegrass Charts. and past performance highlights include the IBMA Artist Showcase & Fan Fest, Rockygrass, Wintergrass, Winfield, and other top festivals and venues around the U.S. and Canada.

FMI: Jacky Wright, Broadway Bygones, 307-864-4070.

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