Mountain Dulcimer Concert at Cloudland Canyon State Park Will Feature Stephen Seifert

September 3, 2019

Lookout Mountain has a strong history of dulcimer music. Thus the Friends of Cloudland Canyon are excited to present a concert by the internationally-known mountain dulcimer soloist Stephen Seifert.

 

Not only an exceptional dulcimer player, Stephen is also an engaging entertainer – you’ll be laughing while you enjoy his toe-tapping music!

 

The concert will take place in the Group Shelter at Cloudland Canyon State Park on Friday, October 4, from 6 to 7:30 pm.  Cloudland Canyon State Park is located atop Lookout at 122 Cloudland Canyon Park Road in Rising Fawn, Ga. 

 
Admission to the concert is $15 for Adults and $12 for Children under 12.  If you don’t have an annual pass,  there is a $5 per vehicle State Park parking fee.  Refreshments will be available for purchase during the concert.  All proceeds from the concert will be used for the direct benefit and support of  Cloudland Canyon State Park.

 

Cloudland Canyon offers hiking, biking, pond fishing, disc golf, picnicking, camping, and Interpretive Center programs.  Come early and take advantage of activities at the park!

 
Stephen Seifert's teaching and playing has made him a favorite with dulcimer players all over the country since 1991. He's been a featured performer at hundreds of dulcimer festivals and other music events including Kentucky Music Week in Bardstown, Ky., Mountain Dulcimer Week in Cullowhee, N.C., the Augusta Heritage Center in Elkins, W.Va., the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, N.C., the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View, Ariz., Stringalong near Milwaukee, WI, the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas, and The Tono American Music Festival, in Tono, Japan.
 
Stephen has been a dulcimer soloist with Orchestra Nashville since 1996 and is featured on its Warner Classical recording of Connie Ellisor and David Schnaufer's Blackberry Winter, a concerto for mountain dulcimer and string orchestra. Stephen most recently performed this piece with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, and the Montpellier Chamber Orchestra.
 
Stephen was adjunct instructor of Mountain Dulcimer with David Schnaufer at Vanderbilt's Blair School of Music from 1997 to 2001. He also taught, performed, and recorded with Mr. Schnaufer as a duo throughout the country. Stephen has authored ten books, four CDs, and 16 instructional videos.
 
Cloudland Canyon State Park, located just minutes from Chattanooga, TN, and Trenton, GA, is one of the most popular recreational locations in the region.  It is praised for its beauty, friendliness, and the many activities available for those who want to explore. For more information about accommodations and amenities, visit https://gastateparks.org/CloudlandCanyon.

Friends of Cloudland Canyon is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving  Cloudland Canyon State Park for our community and generations to come.  For more information, visit http://friendsofcloudlandcanyon.org or like us on Facebook at http://facebook.com/FOCCSP.

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