WHEN: Friday February 26, 2016 @ 7:30 pm (Doors open at 6:30)

WHERE: Renaissance Arts Center Theatre

1200 E. Center St. Kingsport TN

COST: $15, all tickets are for reserved seating

KINGSPORT – The City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts in partnership with‚ Engage Kingsport proudly presents an evening with The Barebart Movement at the Renaissance Arts Center Theater in Kingsport, TN on Friday February 26, 2016 at 7:30 pm, as part of the Engage Kingsport Performing Arts Series. Special guest Rebecca Lee Daniels will open the show.

This show was originally scheduled for November 13, 2015, but had to be canceled at the last minute due to an illness with one of the members of The Barebart Movement. Tickets for the 11/13/2015 show will be honored for the exact same seats for the rescheduled performance.‚  New tickets are now on sale for any remaining seats.‚  To book tickets, or for any other questions, please contact the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts at (423) 392-8414 or go online at

The Barebart Movement have been making big waves in the folk world since the release of their 2011 debut album Footwork.‚  They last performed in Kingsport in 2014 and we are very excited to welcome them back.

Heralded by CMT Edge as “one of the most promising bands on the bluegrass scene” the music of the Nashville based group The Barebart Movement is as down to earth as their intention for members of their audience: sit back, relax, take your shoes off, and stay a while. ‚ All the worries and frustrations of the world melt away as the charming four-piece acoustic band takes listeners back to a simpler place and time. Whether you’re seeking emotional ballads or rip-roaring barn-burners, you can expect a collection of music that offers something for everyone. ‚ With two full length albums, several cross-country tours, and appearances at some of the top bluegrass festivals in the United States already under their belt, the possibilities are endless. ‚ The group has enjoyed almost non-stop touring including a trip to Burkina Faso, Africa where they were guests of the American Embassy. ‚ Debuting in September, 2014, their third release, The High Road EP showcases traditional material that has consistently been among the crowd favorites at their live performances.

Crowding around a single microphone, their show is as fun to watch as it is to hear, and often begs the question, how has no one lost an eye from a collision with the fiddle bow? The smiles on the faces of the band are obvious displays of the joy and excitement they feel when performing and the audience shares in the fun. ‚ With effortlessly executed transitions, the pacing between the softer and more vigorous numbers constantly has fans on the edge of their seats.

From the bart-tapping instrumental Sheepherder to the emotional ballad Thunder and everything in between, these roots music newcomers have assembled quite the collection here, both old songs and new, offering something for everyone.

Special Guest: Rebecca Lee Daniels

While seventeen-year-old Rebecca Lee Daniels brings a refreshing innocence to her music, the intensity and passion of her voice reveals a wise and experienced old soul.

Her influences range from classic crooners and The Beatles, to modern pop and singer songwriters.

Whether she is singing about her own life or reinterpreting a Louis Armstrong classic, her unique musical identity emerges as an up and coming singer-songwriter.

Tickets: $15 Reserved Seats Book Now: www.EngageKingsport

The Barebart Movement, award winners at the 2013 Telluride Bluegrass Festival, draws from styles of bluegrass, folk, acoustic rock and Americana. With original songs, impressive instrumentation, and interweaving harmonies, this band converges old and new into a style all its own.‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  [Del Mar Times]

Flatt and Scruggs would be proud ‚¬â€ Country Weekly

City of Kingsport Mission:

To provide economic, educational and quality-of-life opportunities that create a safe, vibrant and diverse community.

Office of Cultural Arts, a department of the City of Kingsport, connects, coordinates and engages the public with a creative community.

Programs & partnerships include: Public Art Kingsport, Art in the Heart Gallery, The Engage Kingsport Performing Arts Series, the Kingsport Carousel Project and more.

They provide a broad range of support to the areas arts organizations and individual artists.

They work in tandem with Engage Kingsport, a private 501(c)3 non-profit organization, in order to facilitate their objectives.

The Renaissance Arts Center Theatre is located at 1200 E. Center Street, Kingsport TN 37660.

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