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  • Fleet-fingered mandolinist Sierra Hull at Wildflower, Saturday

  • Bluegrass prodigy Sierra Hull and Highway 111 will perform at the Wildflower Music Festival on Saturday, August 4 at 6 p.m.

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  • Bluegrass prodigy Sierra Hull and Highway 111 will perform at the Wildflower Music Festival on Saturday, August 4 at 6 p.m.
    Hull is one of the hottest rising stars in the bluegrass world, a mandolin virtuoso who has won the praise of bluegrass veterans Ralph Stanley, Ron Block, and her lifelong hero, Alison Krauss.
    She released her major-label debut album, “Secrets,” while she was still in high school, and graced the stage of the Grand Ole Opry before she could drive. Hull, who will be joined on stage by her band, Highway 111, will serve up tunes from her latest CD, “Daybreak.” The release ranked fourth in the top bluegrass albums of 2011. She wrote twelve of the fifteen tracks on the collection of foot-stomping instrumentals and ballads.
    The high powered and highly gifted band, Highway 111, features Jacob Eller, upright bass; Zach Gilmer, banjo, guitar, vocals; and Christian Ward, fiddle. Sierra Hull and Highway 111 have been selling-out venues across the country.
    The Honesdale National Bank sponsors this concert.
    General admission tickets are $22; students 6 to 18 years are $11. There is no charge for children under six.
    Mary Wilson of The Supremes
    The next concert of the Wildflower series is a member of one of the world’s top trios. Mary Wilson of The Supremes (special $32 ticket). The final concert of the season will be chamber music with Elysian Camerata on August 18.
    The general admission performance begins at 6 p.m. at the Wildflower Amphitheater on the grounds of the beautiful Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary in White Mills, between Hawley and Honesdale. Guests are invited to bring lawn chairs and pack a picnic to enjoy the pristine setting. Light beverages will be for sale on the Sanctuary grounds.
    In the event of inclement weather, the performance will be held at the auditorium at the Wallenpaupack Area High School. Due to work being done to upgrade the air-conditioning system, the auditorium is not air-conditioned this season.
    All performers and programs are subject to change. Tickets can be purchased at the gate the evening of the performance and in advance at www.wildflowermusic.org or by phone, (570)253-5500. For additional information and directions, call (570) 253-5500 (Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.), email music01@ptd.net, or visit online at www.wildflowermusic.org.
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