June 11, 2014. The Todd Community Preservation Organization (TCPO) announced the Kruger Brothers will deadline the 2014 Summer Concert Series on Sunday, July 20 at 3 p.m. in Walter and Anne Cook Park. Cost for advance tickets is $15 each until July 19. Cost on the day of the show is $20.
Tickets can be purchased at www.ToddNC.orgm RiverGirl Fishing Company, Todd Mercantile, Riverside Restaurant, Boone and Ashe Chambers of Commerce, Appalachian Music Shoppe or through any member of the TCPO.
“We are so happy to have the Kruger Brothers as our headline act this year,” said Linda Foulsham, TCPO President.
“Hosting the nationally acclaimed Kruger Brothers in Todd is a real treat. They love playing in Todd and we love their music.”
Jens along with his brother Uwe Kruger are originally from Switzerland. They moved to Wilkes County a decade ago and were close with folk music legend Doc Watson. Jens Kruger recently won the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass and was featured on the David Letterman Show. The third member of the band is Joel Landsberg from New York City. Just months after Watson’s death in 2012, the Kruger Brothers played an emotional cocnert in Todd honoring the legend. They returned in 2013 and will be back again this year to play in his honor.
Longtime Doc Watson friends, Charles Welch of Boone and renowned luthier Wayne Henderson from Rugby, Va. will open for the Kruger Brothers.
TCPO is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to creating a sustainable community while preserving Todd’s history, cultural heritage and natural beauty. The all-volunteer group maintains the Walter and Anne Cook Park in downtown Todd and the Todd Island Park located in the South Fork of the New River.
This year’s concert series begins on June 21. All Saturday concerts are free and start at 6 p.m. in Walter and Anne Cook Memorial Park. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Food from the grill, snacks and beverages will be for sale. All proceeds will benefit TCPO. FOr more information visit the website at www.ToddNC.org.
The rest of the season’s schedule is as follows:
- June 21 – King Bees
- July 5 – New River Boys
- July 19 – Eric Ellis and Caldwell Line
- Aug. 2 – Elkville String Band
- Aug. 16 – The Tillers
- Sept. 6 – Melissa Reaves