Acclaimed Irish Band Lúnasa to Headline
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at the Center
Date: January 18, 2013
Contact: Anne Bradley
(307) 734-8956 ext. 27
Jackson Hole, WY – On the eve of St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday, March 16, 2013, internationally acclaimed Irish band Lúnasa will headline a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at the Center for the Arts in Jackson. Lúnasa has become one of the most sought-after bands on the international Celtic music scene. The band’s inventive arrangements and bass-driven grooves are steering Irish acoustic music into surprising new territory. On their first American visit, word-of-mouth led to sold-out shows and rave reviews. “A standing-room only crowd in New York confirmed Lúnasa’s reputation” … wrote The New York Times. “This is the hottest Irish acoustic group on the planet.”
“We are thrilled to have an Irish band of this caliber performing at Center for the Arts on St. Patrick’s Day weekend,” said programming director Shannon McCormick. “Lúnasa takes the traditional Celtic sound to the next level.”
Like the younger generation of Nashville musicians such as Béla Fleck or Edgar Meyer, pushing the boundaries of bluegrass into jazz and beyond, Lúnasa are redefining Irish music by going right to the heart of its rhythms. With its distinctive use of the upright acoustic bass teamed with percussive guitar, the group seeks out the essential heartbeat of a tune.
Tickets for Lúnasa will go on sale Friday, January 25, 2013 at 12:00pm at the Center for the Arts Box Office and online at www.jhcenterforthearts.org. The Center for the Arts will host a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration in the Theater Lobby before and after the Lúnasa concert. Details will be announced soon.
ABOUT THE CENTER
The hub of creativity in Jackson Hole, Wyo., the Center for the Arts houses the community’s 525-seat theater and 20 nonprofit art and education organizations in a single, centralized building, resulting in an atmosphere of collaboration and inspiration. The synergy of resident organizations, the theater and hundreds of visitors bustling through the Center for the Arts each day breeds a high-energy powerhouse for the arts community and the guests who come to Jackson Hole each year.
For more information on how you can get involved with the Center for the Arts, please visit www.jhcenterforthearts.org or call (307) 734-8956.