Summer Tracks 17th season continues Friday in Rogers Park

Published 6:00 pm Monday, July 11, 2016

Features Peggy Ratusz Full On Blues at Tryon’s Roger’s Park

Peggy Ratusz

Peggy Ratusz

The 17th season of Tryon’s most popular summer event – Summer Tracks – continues on Friday, July 15 with the Peggy Ratusz Full On Blues. The show begins at 7 p.m. in Rogers Park.

The quality of “ruby throated” Blues Chanteuse Peggy Ratusz has been praised all over the world. A woman gifted with a gusty and sensual voice, Ratusz masterfully executes the heart, soul and integrity of every song she conveys. A delivery that is convincing and magical, her renditions of Jazz and Blues standards and her captivating original material, are deep and passionate.

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“A band who listens to each other throughout every tune is the most important aspect in creating and sharing emotional authenticity, and it’s what audiences deserve,” says Ratusz of her band, Full On Blues. “Listening enables us to lift each other up as artists on stage together, which in turn gives us opportunities to fearlessly stretch ourselves beyond what we thought we were capable of.  It’s what makes our live shows so thrilling.”

Peggy’s band features Jonathan Pearlman (guitar), Aaron Price (keyboard), Grant Cuthbertson (bass) and Ben Bjorlie (drums).

This is the fourth of six Summer Tracks concerts scheduled for this season. Each summer, this well produced series attracts more than 2,000 people to Tryon’s Rogers Park, drawing visitors from all over Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina.

As with all Summer Tracks concerts, the show is free, though a voluntary donation at the gate is encouraged. Audience donations along with the generous sponsorships of local businesses and individuals make these shows possible.

Manna Cabana’s delicious fresh food and homemade ice cream, water and soft drinks will be for sale.

Summer Tracks is produced by the Town of Tryon in affiliation with Peter Eisenbrown of Blockparty Productions. For more information about Summer Tracks and the performers visit

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by Peter Eisenbrown