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American Roots: Bluegrass at Turfway Park Adds Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 12:00 AM
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FLORENCE, Ky. (August 14, 2013) – National recording group Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out will bring their contemporary bluegrass sound to Turfway Park on Sat., Nov. 9, adding a fifth concert to the American Roots: Bluegrass at Turfway Park series.

The bluegrass extravaganza series at Turfway is hosted by Cincinnati radio station WOBO (FM 88.7) and sponsored by Miller Lite.

Fronted by Moore, IIIrd Tyme Out has performed together more than 20 years, and the group or individual band members have earned more than 50 industry awards. Among accolades from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) alone are five Male Vocalist of the Year awards for Moore, including the past three years, and an unequaled seven consecutive Vocal Group of the Year awards. The band's latest album, Timeless Hits of the Past . . . Bluegrassed, was released by the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store exclusive music program in January and spent three weeks atop the Billboard Top Current Bluegrass Albums chart.

Moore's big break came when he joined Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver as a guitar sideman in the mid-1980s. In 1990, the last of his six years with Lawson's band, he earned his first industry honor when he shared in the IBMA Song of the Year award for "The Little Mountain Church House." Moore formed IIIrd Tyme Out in 1991, and their first Vocal Group of the Year honors and Moore's first Male Vocalist of the Year award came just three years later.

The American Roots: Bluegrass at Turfway Park series began July 27 with regional bands. The remaining concerts feature much-honored national bands, starting this Saturday with the legendary Ralph Stanley and Nathan Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys. Doors open Saturday at 5:30 p.m., with Central Kentucky band Stone Cold Grass opening the show at 7 p.m.

Bobby Osborne and the Rocky Top X-press take the stage Sept. 20. Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver headline the Oct. 4 show. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the Sept. 20, Oct. 4, and Nov. 9 concerts, which also begin at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $20 each in advance or $25 at the door. Advance tickets are available online via, at the Turfway general office from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by calling WOBO at (859) 992-5775. Parking is free. Turfway is located at 7500 Turfway Road, I-75 at Exit 182, Florence, Ky.


Gary Strong, WOBO-FM, (859) 992-5775 or Sherry Pinson, Turfway Park, (859) 647-4842

For more than 30 years, WOBO (FM 88.7) has been known as "the station with something for everyone." WOBO is Cincinnati's unique home for an eclectic mix of bluegrass, country, gospel, rock and roll, big band, jazz, international, classical, and blues music. The station broadcasts from Batavia, Ohio, and reaches audiences north to Dayton, Ohio, and south to Williamstown, Ky. All of WOBO’s broadcasters, trustees, and officers are volunteers. The station is entirely funded by listener support, spring and fall fund drives, concerts produced by the station, and underwriting by local businesses. As a listener supported public radio station, WOBO receives no funding from any local, state, or federal agency.

About Turfway Park
Part of Kentucky's year round Thoroughbred racing circuit, Turfway Park presents live racing from December through March. Opened in 1959 as Latonia Race Course, the track was renamed Turfway Park in 1986 and has been owned since 1999 by a partnership that currently includes Caesars Entertainment, Rock Gaming, and Keeneland Association. Known for innovation, Turfway Park introduced night racing to Kentucky, was the first Kentucky track to offer simulcast and intertrack wagering, and in 2005 pioneered the use of an all-weather surface for racing. Turfway Park is home to the $550,000 Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Spiral Stakes (G3), a designated prep race for the Kentucky Derby.

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