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Music Growing on the Vine at FSU’s Frostburg Grows Summer Concert Series
07/14/2015

Pluckin’ strings and pickin’ produce go hand in hand at Frostburg State University’s Frostburg Grows Summer Concert Series.

The series ties American roots music with the roots that are sprouting at Frostburg Grows: Grow It Local greenhouse complex off of New Georges Creek Road SW (Md. 36) in Frostburg, just south of the Interstate 68 interchange and the Park and Ride lot.

“We’re celebrating local music and local food,” said Frostburg Grows project coordinator Corey Armstrong. More than 100 people attended the first concert on July 2.

The concert series continues July 24, featuring acoustic folk duo Herb & Hanson from Virginia. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., with music promptly starting at 6 p.m.

Local favorites Grand Ole’ Ditch of Cumberland will bring their bluegrass buddies for the series finale on Aug. 14.

The family-friendly outdoor concerts last from 6 to 9 p.m. and have a suggested donation of $10. All contributions, which are handled through the FSU Foundation, Inc., are tax-deductible. Some seating is provided, but concertgoers are also encouraged to bring their favorite camp chairs.

Frostburg Grows will lead tours of the complex before the concerts and during intermission where the community can get an inside look at the growing techniques used in the high-tunnel greenhouses that provide food to FSU’s dining hall, area businesses and community organizations.

The sustainable agriculture training center also provides education to local farmers on ways to extend their growing capabilities. Frostburg Grows won the 2014 Maryland Sustainable Growth Award and was a national finalist in the Second Nature Climate Leadership Awards.

Frostburg’s farm-to-table restaurant Shift will also be on hand to sell light refreshments and appetizers. Concertgoers can find ripe tomatoes on the vine, crisp lettuce and other vegetables to purchase (cash only) inside Frostburg Grows’ greenhouses.

For more information, call Corey Armstrong at 301-687-3136.

Those interested in supporting Frostburg Grows are encouraged to make a gift through the FSU Foundation at www.frostburg.edu/foundation/ways-to-give.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.

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Frostburg State University
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Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

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