Valerie Smith is an American Roots and Bluegrass recording artist who has performed in the United States, Europe, Canada and the United Kingdom, as well as being a music teacher.   Her supporting band is called "Liberty Pike", named after a historic road that connects from Nashville, TN through Bell Buckle, TN.

 The International Bluegrass Music Museum, Owensboro, Kentucky, commissioned Valerie Smith to create a special program to teach large groups of students about the bluegrass genre and its history. "Bluegrass in the Schools" and "American Roots Music" continues to be presented throughout United States, Europe, UK, and Canada where Smith performs very frequently.

Valerie Smith and Liberty Pike Concert with Pick and Bow Opening


CONCERT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Saturday, March 3, 7:30 - 10pm


Our students will open for 

a concert with

Valerie and Liberty Pike 

​15$ per ticket.


AT:



Gloria Shott Auditorium

in the Nix Fine Arts Building







Considered one of the best bass players in bluegrass.  Played with the Seldom Scene and the Country Gentlemen.  Inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Honor.

Friday, March 2, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Intermediate and Advanced Students

Jam with Val and the band!


These events are free of charge thanks to a special "Vibrant Communities" Grant from the 

Georgia Council for the Arts


Saturday, March 3, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Students learn with Valerie and the band

Adults learn with our Pick and Bow Instructors


AT:

Dahlonega Baptist Church



Upgrade your Performance
with the help of these amazing performers at:
Family Weekend March 2 & 3 2018

Family Weekend 2018

We'll See Y'all There :)

Valerie Smith


Tom Gray


​​Georgia Pick & Bow