Bluegrass band to kick off Great American Music Series at The Westmoreland Museum |

Bluegrass band to kick off Great American Music Series at The Westmoreland Museum

Shirley McMarlin
The Jakob's Ferry Stragglers will perform the inaugural concert in the new Great American Music Series at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg.

The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers, a four-piece bluegrass band hailing from mountain towns in Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Maryland, will play the inaugural concert in the new Great American Music Series at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art.

Music will begin at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20 in the museum at 221 N. Main St., Greensburg.

On their website, the Stragglers say they “draw freely from old-time bluegrass, jamgrass, rockabilly and swing music to create their own brand of high energy Appalachian Bluegrass.”

The evening, running through 9 p.m., will include a cash bar with beer, wine, soft drinks and a specialty cocktail. Starting at 6 p.m., food will be available in the museum parking lot from the Speals on Wheels food truck.

Guests also are invited to arrive early to browse the galleries, which are open until 7 p.m. every Wednesday.

“We wanted to provide an avenue for different types of American music: bluegrass, folk, music going back to our early American roots, to mirror our collection and our mission,” said Judith O’Toole, the museum’s Richard M. Scaife Director/CEO, when the new series was announced in July.

Tickets are $25, $10 for students with ID.

Details: 724-837-1500 or

Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-836-5750, [email protected] or via Twitter @shirley_trib.

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