Servant Stage Presents Summer Show I'LL FLY AWAY
The Backwoods Bluegrass Band is featured front and center in Servant Stage's newest show, I'll Fly Away. It's a fun and feel-good tribute to folk, bluegrass, old-time gospel music and more, that will be performing May 26th-27th at Lancaster Alliance Church, and continuing throughout the summer at various parks, summer concert series, churches, and retirement communities.
"This show has a lot of music that most people will find familiar!" says Backwoods Bluegrass Band member Adam Zembower, who plays mandolin and guitar. "There's something for everyone! Old bluegrass tunes, new bluegrass tunes, amazing singers, funny one-liners and so much more!"
The show features the bluegrass band (including fiddle, mandolin, banjo, upright bass, harmonica, and guitars) as well as several guest features that will be different at each performance. The guest features rotate throughout the summer and include well-known local vocalists such as Reji Woods, Julie Keough, Ric Zimmerman, Sarah Cope, and Sarah Poague, as well as teen virtuoso accordion player, Cody McSherry, winner of Lancaster's Got Talent competition.
"We created this group called The Backwoods Bluegrass Band for a show back in 2014, and over the years they have become one of our most requested ensembles for various gigs," says Servant Stage Executive Director, Johnathan Bauer. "They're fantastic musicians and the music is so fun. Audiences love the band's enthusiasm and playfulness, and we decided it was time we crafted a full mainstage show for them!"
The show opens May 26th (3pm & 7pm) and May 27th (3pm) at Lancaster Alliance Church, 210 Pitney Road, Lancaster. It will continue throughout the summer at venues across Lancaster County, including Lititz Springs Park, New Holland Park, Strasburg Park, the Mountville Lawn Concert Series, the Red Caboose Motel, and many more. To reserve free tickets or see the full list of performances and venues, you can visit www.ServantStageCompany.com or call 717-455-0255.
All performances are offered as Pay-What-You-Will, as part of Servant Stage's mission to make great performances accessible to everyone in the community. Servant Stage is a non-profit theater serving Lancaster County since 2011 and bringing exceptional entertainment to over 30,000 audience members each year.