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Turn up the Volume in Demorest

Rising band Volume 5 to headline Bluegrass Festival

POSTED: May 31, 2012 12:30 a.m.

One of the hottest bands in bluegrass, Volume 5, will headline the third annual Piedmont College Bluegrass Festival Saturday, June 2, at the Arrendale Amphitheater on the campus in Demorest.

The all-day event begins at 10 a.m. It will also feature Nash Street, back after a solo concert in March.

With a No. 1 song, “Anywhere is Home Again, and the No. 2 album, “Children of the Mountain,” Volume 5 is an exciting new band on the bluegrass scene. This group of talented performers includes Glen Harrell on fiddle and vocals; Patton Wages on banjo and vocals; Chris Williamson on bass and vocals; and Jesse Daniel on mandolin and vocals.

Other featured performers will include Bluebilly Grit, Shoal Creek Band, John Oliver & Carmel Ridge, Oliver Rice & the Blue Ridge Mountain Boys and The Foxfire Boys.

Admission is $15, with children under age 5 free. A four-ticket family pass is $45, and a headliner-only pass is $8. Piedmont students, faculty and staff are free.

For more information and to order tickets online, visit

The Arrendale Amphitheater features open-air stadium seating with room to bring folding chairs, cushions and cooler. No alcoholic beverages are allowed, and concessions will be available.

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