Chuck Beattie, AKA “Dr. Blues” returns for Tryon Fine Arts Center’s second annual Chase Away the Blues concert. Also playing will be performers Daryle Ryce, Mac Arnold Plate Full O’Blues, Shane Pruitt and the Jim Peterman Quartet among others. Information and tickets for this nonstop music event are available online at www.tryonarts.org or by calling 828-859-8322. (Photo by Chris Bartol)

Two levels of ticket prices for Chase Away the Blues at TFAC

Published 9:29am Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Tryon Fine Arts Center will be filled with the Blues for the second annual Chase Away the Blues scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 2 at 34 Melrose Avenue in Tryon.

Using three venues within the building, seven separate musical acts will run nonstop music from the time the doors open at 5 p.m. to the last note of the jam session at around 11:30 p.m. Music will be in three locations: an informal “piano bar” atmosphere in the lobby and in the Mahler Room between sets on stage in the auditorium.

Patrons will trade their ticket for a wristband allowing them to re-enter the arts center if they choose to come and go throughout the evening. The high-energy event will culminate in a jam on the Main Stage. Tryon Daily Bulletin and WNCW are the media sponsors.

Entry is general admission, with two tiers of ticket prices available.

• The basic ticket price provides access to the music all night long. Food and beverages will be for sale.

• The VIP ticket provides food and a full bar free of charge in the private “VIP Lounge” located in Gallery I.

All ticket purchases are partially tax deductible. Proceeds from tickets and concessions will benefit programming at TFAC.

Tickets are on sale online at www.tryonarts.org and at the Tryon Fine Arts Center Box office Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.  VIP tickets will only be sold through Friday, Feb. 1. For more information visit www.tryonarts.org or call 828-859-8322.

– article submitted by Marianne Carruth

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