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Sons of Norway Nordic Nights Bluegrass

Sons of Norway Valhall Lodge announces


The 3rd Annual Sons of Norway Nordic Nights features the Jefferson County Bluegrass Band from Wisconsin, on Saturday, January 20th, 7 to 9 p.m. at Paragon on State, 205 W. State, Rockford, IL.   Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door, with $5 of each ticket going to Rockford Rescue Mission.  Admission tickets include hors d’oeuvres.  Cash bar.
On a cold, wintry Illinois night, why not warm up with a fantastic dose of Bluegrass music?  The Jefferson County Bluegrass Band brings together some of the most accomplished area veterans of bluegrass music.  Firmly footed in the basic structures, techniques and traditions of bluegrass music, they bring to it their own unique sound.  The members include Brian Cate, bass, Chris Faulkner, banjo, Doug Hodge, guitar, and Dale Ward, mandolin and dobro.
All members of the band are accomplished singers with solid musicianship and tight harmonies that have been the source of the band’s success.  The Jefferson County Bluegrass Band performs at fairs, festivals, club venues, special events and celebrations throughout the Midwest.  Their breathtaking rendition of ‘Blue Moon of Kentucky’ sung by mandolinist, Dale Ward, has been known to bring an audience to its feet.  They respect the history of bluegrass music and are trying to promote a solid place for it in the future.
Advance tickets are available by calling Vicki at 815/623-9200 or or Sheryl at 815/636-8567 or
Sons of Norway Valhall Lodge has been active in Rockford since 1915.  Today, Vallhall Lodge is positioned as a regional lodge, with active members coming from Poplar Grove, Freeport, Caledonia, Belvidere, Oregon, Davis Junction, DeKalb, South Beloit, and Rochelle in Illnois and Beloit, Wisc..  Internet-access has made this transition that much easier.
Sons of Norway is the world’s largest Norwegian-American organization with a mission to preserve and promote Norwegian heritage and culture.