Stained Glass Bluegrass concerts Feb. 21-22 at GSUMC
Now in its 14th year of bringing melodious gospel bluegrass music to the Gulf Shores area, Stained Glass Bluegrass concerts will host three popular returning bands in addition to the area’s own (pictured) Sandspur Band. All concerts will be in the sanctuary of Gulf Shores United Methodist Church, the first on Friday evening February 21 at 7 pm, followed by matinee at 2:30 pm and 7 pm on Saturday, February 22. Tickets at $15 per person are available at Thee Coffee Shop in the GSUMC South Plaza Campus Monday through Friday from 9am to 12:30pm. Reserved seating is available for concert season sponsors. Considered ‘apostles of bluegrass’, the Chestang Family Band is making their 6th appearance at Stained Glass Bluegrass. Hailing from McIntosh, Alabama, the group enjoys spreading the gospel in song while encouraging people along the way. The talented Valley Road Band from Alexandria, Alabama features strong vocals and talented instrumentalists while keeping Christian family values at the forefront. Two married couples from Cullman, Alabama who had been high school friends, formed the Bama Blu-Grace band some 18 years go. Their easy listening family style blend generates smooth gospel bluegrass music with harmonies that have a bit of punch yet are easy on the ear. Gulf Shores’ own Sandspur Band has completed 18 plus of bringing gospel music to community shutins, assisted living residents as well as playing for church and civic functions. Members include Mel Middlebrooks, guitar, Clarence Bauer, banjolele, Susie Hewitt, vocalist, Larry Davis, harmonica and Tommy Salter, bass.