Historic Three Caves -
The former limestone quarry is a feature of the Land Trust's 1,107 acre Monte Sano Nature Preserve.
This amazing venue is only open a few times per year for events and environmental education.
What to Bring...
If you don't have a RESERVED SEAT, you'll need to bring your own bag chair. While picnics are welcome,
Rollin Lobstah and OnON Taco Food Trucks will be ready to serve you, too. Closed toe shoes and lightweight jacket recommended. Beer and wine available for purchase. PHOTO ID REQUIRED for armband to purchase wine or beer.
Concert goers park at the CLINTON STREET GARAGE downtown, then take a FREE shuttle to Three Caves.
Please - no smoking, pets, small children, or tables.
~If the Concert must be cancelled due to inclement weather, please consider the cost of your ticket to be a tax deductible donation to the Land Trust.~
“The mission of the Land Trust is to preserve natural lands, including historic places, for the community to enjoy,” said Executive Director Marie Bostick. “We are thrilled to welcome Claire Lynch back to the city she called home and to hear her amazing voice at historic Three Caves.” Claire grew up in Kingston, New York, but moved to Huntsville when she was 12. She is a graduate of Grissom High School.
Named one of the "Ten Best Female Angelic Voices of Our Time" by DigitalJournal.com, Claire Lynch has long been recognized as a creative force in acoustic music and at the forefront of women who have expanded the bluegrass genre. She has now earned the International Bluegrass Music Association’s “Female Vocalist of the Year” title three times, as well as two GRAMMY nominations.
Dear Sister, her latest album released May, 2013, and nominated for IBMA’s (International Bluegrass Music Association) 2013 Album of the Year, showcases Lynch and her razor sharp band (Mark Schatz/ bass, Matt Wingate /guitar, mandolin, Bryan McDowell/ fiddle, mandolin) on a rock-solid, ten-song set of bluegrassy, folk and Americana cuts. Todd Phillips joined the band on bass in the spring of 2014, as Mark Schatz heads out on a reunion tour with Nickel Creek.
Lynch was recently awarded one of the 50 USA Fellowships from United States Artists. With only seven awards going to musicians this year, the 2012 USA Fellows represent the most innovative and influential artists in their fields - including cutting-edge thinkers and traditional practitioners from the fields of architecture and design, crafts and traditional arts, dance, literature, media, music, theater arts, and visual arts.
For over two decades, Lynch has delighted audiences and enjoyed reverent standing ovations for her shows at prestigious music festivals and theaters around the world. She has crafted one of the most instantly identifiable sounds in acoustic music, encompassing classic bluegrass and thoughtful infusions of contemporary folk, country, rock and swing.
Special Guest Carrie Zaruba is a Country Music songwriter and vocalist, born and bred in Baltimore, singing and living in Nashville. According to her Facebook page, "She sings and writes from an elevated girl- power point of view. She loves to kick ass, blaze paths, take chances and open hearts."
Proceeds from the concert will benefit the land preservation work of the Land Trust.