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Bower Center Concert Series
New Standard Bluegrass
Bower Center For the Arts
305 North Bridge Street
Bedford, Virginia 24523
Bower Community Concert Series
ALWAYS A SELL-OUT CROWD! Doors open at 5:30
New Standard brings together a variety of styles and influences ranging from traditional artists to contemporary bluegrass and gospel artists. The band was founded in October 2011 by Zach Brown, Spencer Blankenship, and Mason Thomas - all students at Virginia Tech at the time. One month later, Stewart Scales was asked to be a part of the band as the bass player and the band began performing at local restaurants in the Blacksburg area.
In the following years, the group played more festivals such as Sedalia and has performed at the Harvester in Rocky Mount on two occasions, once as a solo act and another opening for the Lost & Found. Zach Gilmer & Jason Wheeler have played banjo with the group in the past. Robert Overstreet was added on banjo in 2018, and the band continues to expand its performance horizons up and down the Blue Ridge today. In late 2019, the group wrote several new songs to be featured on a 2021 release entitled 'One More Tear' which was recorded and mastered at Hambone Productions in Lynchburg, VA.
Watch New Standard Bluegrass performing at the Bower Center in 2019
Our concerts are normally sold-out, so we advise getting your tickets early!
Mark your calendar now and join us!
Bower Center for the Arts is a 501(c)(3) organization. BCA’s mission is to make visual and performing arts available to the Bedford region, to become a creative force and an educational resource for the community, and to harness the economic vitality of the arts.
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|Will Call Only||Your receipt is your ticket. Please check in at Will Call when you arrive for the show.|
|Reserved Tickets are strongly recommended:||Seating for Bower Center events are sometimes limited.|
|Please arrive on time:||Latecomers will be seated at a suitable pause in the performance, in the nearest seat available.|
|For more information:||Please call the Box Office; (540) 586-4235|
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