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Friday bluegrass concert to benefit Bob Cook family

Farmington Community Events Center will host Nu-Blu and Backline for a bluegrass night and Cook family benefit at a front porch singin’.

Nu-Blu is an award-winning band whose collaborations have included “Soul Man” Sam Moore, Rhonda Vincent, Jody McBrayer with the Dove winning Christian music group Avalon, and Jimmy Fortune of the Statler Brothers.

Nu-Blu has a busy tour season as well as bluegrass cruises. They are also partners with the Quilts of Valor organization. Most recently, they are the hosts of the television series “Bluegrass Ridge.”

Backline Bluegrass will be joining Nu-Blu. Backline hails from Spartanburg, S.C. and the six-piece band is “all about God, country, faith, family, and bluegrass, and these values shine through in their music.” The band writes almost 80 percent of the music and they are award-winners.

The two bands are joining forces to support the Cook family. Bob Cook was working for Davie Communications when at the age of 52, he suffered a massive heart attack on Jan. 23, 2020. A portion of the proceeds will go to support his widow, Melanie, and the two children who remain in the home.

The outdoor concert will be on Friday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the events venter,  1723 Farmington Road, Mocksville. Tickets are $15. Kids 12 and under are admitted at no charge.

Bring a lawn chair. Food will be available from The Dog Wagon (all beef hotdogs) including snacks and drinks.

Tickets are available online via the link at www.farmingtoncc.org , at Farmington Community Center, or at the Sheppard’s Hook General Store at Farmington Road and NC 801 at the Farmington Crossroads.