Tryon Fine Arts Center’s third annual Chase Away the Blues

Published 7:01 pm Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Schedule of performers:
Lobby: 5:30-6 p.m. Jim Peterman and Friends
Main Stage: 6-7 p.m. Mill Billy Blues
Lobby: 7-7:15 p.m. Jim Peterman and Friends
Mahler Room:7-7:30 p.m. Tommy Lytle and Friends
Main Stage: 7:15-8:15 p.m.Peggy Ratusz and Daddy LongLegs
Lobby: 8:15-8:30 p.m. Jim Peterman and Friends
Mahler Room: 8:15-8:45 p.m.
Freddie Vanderford, Shane Pruitt and Brandon Turner
Main Stage: 8:30-9:30 p.m. Zataban
Lobby: 9:30-9:45 p.m. Jim Peterman and Friends
Main Stage: 9:45-10:45 a.m. Nikki Hill
Main Stage: 10:45-End Jam Session

Tryon Fine Arts Center will be filled with the blues for the third annual Chase Away the Blues scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 1, at 34 Melrose Avenue in Tryon.
Using three venues within the building, every style of blues from New Orleans to Piedmont, S.C., to Chicago, acoustic and electric with a full flavor palette of swing, jazz, funk and rock and roll will rock from the time the doors open at 5:30 p.m. to the last note of the jam session at around 11 p.m.
Music will be ebbing and flowing in three locations.
Scheduled performers are headliner “Southern Fireball,” Nikki Hill from Greensboro; Zataban; Mill Billy Blues; and Tommy Lytle from Upstate S.C. Peggy Ratusz and Daddy LongLegs from Asheville, and Tryon’s Jim Peterman who will be joined by friends including Wanda Johnson and “Dr. Blues” Chuck Beattie.
Entry is general admission, with two tiers of ticket prices available.
The basic ticket provides access to the music all night long.   Food and beverages will be for sale. The VIP ticket provides food donated from local restaurants and beverage for no charge in the private VIP Lounge located in Gallery One.
Patrons will trade their tickets for wristbands allowing them to re-enter the Arts Center if they choose to come and go throughout the evening.
All proceeds from tickets and concessions will benefit programming at TFAC.
Pacolet Milliken is the event sponsor.  WNCW is media sponsor. Tickets are on sale online at 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 be sold through Friday, Jan. 31.
For more information, visit or call 828-859-8322.
– article submitted
by Marianne Carruth

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