Party in the Pasture today and tonight in Dublin

Published 8:51 pm Friday, July 23, 2010

“Git yo PIP on in Dublin” today and head out to the Party in the Pasture (PIP) and celebrate your Southern heritage with others who love country music.

“If you like county music, the PIP is where you’ll want to be all today and all night,” said Lindsay Brown, publicity chair for Southern Traditions, concert sponsor. “We’ll have seven of the most popular country music bands in the region on stage — Tony Brook, Wess Loper, Adam Hood, Chris Posey, JB Roberts, Brandon Self and Trotline. We can promise good music and a good time. When you’re from the South, there’s nothing better than a Party in the Pasture.”

PIP sponsor Southern Traditions is a non-profit committee that was organized in an effort to generate revenue for education.

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“Southern Traditions strives to maximize the ultimate concert experience by providing quality entertainment at an affordable price,” Brown said. “All funds collected at the PIP Concert will go directly to assist with any extra needs at South Montgomery County Academy.”

The funds from the PIP Concert will help replenish funds that were made available through the popular SMCA Haunted Hay Ride.

“For about 20 years, the Haunted Hay Ride brought money into the school but it was discontinued about two years ago,” Brown said. “The Haunted Hay Ride was sponsored by the school but the PIP Concert is sponsored by Southern Traditions in support of our school, and is made up of 12 community members.”

The concert will begin today, July 24, at 11 a.m. and end at 11 p.m. The pasture is in Dublin on Mt. Zion Road. Just follow the music. Tickets will be on sale at the gate for $35 each.

Advance ticket sales will end at 11 a.m. today so those who would like to get in under the wire may come before 11 a.m. and stop by Texas County Store across from Red’s Little Schoolhouse Restaurant and pick up tickets for $25 on their way to the PIP.

“All of the bands are outstanding and each one has a following,” Brown said. “They are popular with all ages because they all play the kinds of music that we, as Southerners, like. Tony Brook is a favorite of my parents and they are excited to hear Tony but they are excited about the other bands, too. So, the PIP will appeal to all ages.”

The men and women of Southern Traditions have constructed a large, covered stage that is five feet high making the bands visible from all areas of the pasture.

“We encourage everyone to bring lawn chairs or blankets and find a place that suits them and sit back, relax and enjoy the music,” Brown said.

Brandon Self will kickoff the 12 hours of music at 11 a.m. Followed by Wess Loper and Band from 1 until 3 p.m., JB Roberts and Band from 3 until 5 p.m., Tony Brook and Band from 5 until 7 p.m., Chris Posey and Adam Hood from 7 until 9 p.m. and Trotline will close out the PIP.

Brown said the PIP is a family concert. No coolers are allowed. Refreshments will be available on-site. The PIP also has a no-pet policy.

From Pike County, take Highway 231 north to Highway 94. Take a left and the follow road past Red’s Little Schoolhouse to Dublin and turn on Mt. Zion Road and follow the music to the PIP.

The PIP is about 19 miles from Troy.