Eureka-Wildwood Patch reader Cody Long said Saturday evening's bluegrass performance at Labadie Station is sure to please.
Long is owner of Labadie Station Art & Antiques, which is located in what used to be the historic Schultz’s General Store, located just 13 to 15 miles from west on Missouri Route 100 and Highway T.
The bluegrass performance will be held in the area that once was Labadie's train depot. The gate opens at 5 p.m. Saturday and the band starts at 6 p.m.
Bull Harman, an outstanding flatpick guitarist and preservationist of the bluegrass tradition, leads this amazing group of musicians, Long said. A strong rhythm and lead acoustic guitar player, yet with enough individuality to make him unique in a style all of his own, would best describe Harman. Raised in a family that centered on bluegrass, Harman began playing the guitar at the age of 12. Along with his sister, Lori, on bass and his brother, Mike, on banjo, they formed "The Harman Trio."
Harman traveled with his family for the past 25 years. Performances include several appearances on the Grand Ole Opry, Ernest Tubb's Midnight Jamboree, Nashville's Famous Station Inn, IBMA Awards Show, Silver Dollar City and numerous festivals and fairs from Florida to Colorado. Harman and his wife, Tammy, are driving forces behind Missouri Area Bluegrass Committee and the numerous festivals held year-round.
“Bull's Eye” consists of some of the Midwest’s most talented musicians: Tammy Harman, Hall Cottrell and Steve Cox.
"Bring your chairs, blankets and picnic baskets," said Long. "And coolers are welcomed."
Tickets are $10 a person; children 12 and under free, and advance tickets can be purchased at the Labadie Station Art & Antique Shop at 128 Front St. in Labadie.
Labadie Station officially opened in November, but the property, which doubles as an outdoor venue for concerts and exhibits, held its first event last August when the award-winning bluegrass band, the Blue Canyon Boys, performed.
Future events scheduled at Labadie Station include:
- The Pernikoff Brothers, indie rock concert, Aug. 4
- Blue Canyon Boys, bluegrass concert, Aug. 18
- Flea Bitten Dawgs, ukele genius, Aug. 26
- The Moon Cats, classic rock concert, Sept. 1
- The Martins, bluegrass concert, Sept. 15
- Labadie Station Rib Cook-Off, Sept. 22
- Quilters Weekend quilt show, Oct. 6-7
- Labadie Chili Cook-Off, Oct. 14
- Fall Vintage Tractor and Farm Heritage Days, Oct. 27-28