Tickets will be available at the Ranch tonight. Just come on out...you can pay when you get there!!!
UPDATE: Due to the recent rise in covid cases in Green Lake County, the Health Dept has strongly recommended we do not hold indoor concerts at this time. Consequently, we will be moving this concert to an outdoor area. With the success of our outdoor "Cedar Ridge Sessions" last year...we're headin' back out to convene with nature!
The Cedar Ridge Sessions concert series combines music and nature, offering outdoor shows in a peaceful, countryside setting. Audience members should bring their lawn chairs, and any picnic style snacks they’d like. We ask for no beverage carry-ins, as there will be a bar available. Settle in and enjoy the sunset while experiencing live music like we've never offered before. Masks will be required at check-in, and when you approach the bar for a drink, at this time. NEW TIME: Doors open at 5:15, Concert at 6 p.m.!
Cedar Ridge Ranch, established in 1995, is located at W14471 Dartford Road, Ripon, WI If you have any questions, please give us a call at 920.294.4279. For questions the day of the show: Contact Rachael 828.691.0497
Sponsored by Fortifi Bank
"With this group, we want to bring to light the culture and lifestyle of the Appalachian music we grew up in,” says Abernathy.
"We immersed ourselves in our native culture by way of sound and further educated ourselves to our own roots, those which are found all throughout the Appalachian music we grew up with,” says VanCleve. Ready to share its authentic and fresh approach with the public, the band went into the studio in the summer of 2018 and recorded its debut album, Appalachian Road Show. The project landed three multi-week number one songs on Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay charts and garnered the band a New Artist of the Year nomination and Song of the Year nomination ("Dance Dance Dance”) at the 2019 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards.
Appalachian Road Show invites us to come and sit a spell on its porch as the band shares its dynamic musicianship through songs and stories emanating from the mountains and hollers of North Carolina and Virginia, to the coal mines of West Virginia and Kentucky. On its eponymous debut album, the band delivers powerful songs that range from the gospel-esque "I Am Just a Pilgrim” and "Little Black Train,” to the reeling, kick-up-your-heels "Dance, Dance, Dance,” to the ballad of love and loss "Anna Lee.” "All of these songs came from the Appalachian mountains and from the coal mining regions of Appalachia,” says Abernathy. "They confront topics such as logging, coal mining, trains, a sweetheart that took off, and so on. There’s something universal in the music and its expressed themes. There’s something for everyone.”