Columbia Theatre to present the Travelin' McCourys

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
Date: April 24, 2013 Travelin McCourys


     HAMMOND – Bluegrass music returns to Southeastern Louisiana University's Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts when the Travelin' McCourys take the stage on May 3 at 7:30 p.m.
     Here for one night only, the Travelin' McCourys entertain audiences with live shows that include some of the best musicians and singers from all genres, said C. Roy Blackwood, interim director of the Columbia Theatre.
     "No other band today has the same credentials for playing traditional and progressive music. As the sons of bluegrass legend Del McCoury, Ronnie McCoury on mandolin and Rob McCoury on banjo continue their father's work—a lifelong dedication to the power of bluegrass music to bring joy into people's lives," he said. "And with fiddler Jason Carter and bassist Alan Bartram, the ensemble is loved and respected by the bluegrass faithful. But the band is now combining their sound with others to make something fresh and rejuvenating."
     Tickets range from $28 - $36 and are available at the Columbia Theatre box office on Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. or by phone at (985) 543-4371. Patrons may also get tickets online at
     All Southeastern faculty, retired faculty or university staff with ID may purchase one ticket for the Travelin' McCourys and receive one ticket at half price. Both tickets must be purchased in the same transaction at the Columbia box office. Contact the box office at 543-4371 for more information.




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