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KASU-FM Bluegrass Monday concerts resume May 24

Seth Mulder and Midnight Run. In photo, left to right, Colton Powers, Ben Watlington, Seth Mulder, Max Etling
Seth Mulder and Midnight Run. In photo, left to right, Colton Powers, Ben Watlington, Seth Mulder, Max Etling

KASU-FM will resume its Bluegrass Monday concert series on Monday, May 24, with a performance by Seth Mulder and Midnight Run. The concert will be Monday, May 24, at 7:00 p.m. at the Collins Theatre, 120 West Emerson Street, in downtown Paragould, Arkansas.

Seth Mulder and Midnight Run are based in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Beginning in 2015, the group served as the “house band” at the Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery, a popular tourist destination in downtown Gatlinburg.

Prior to the pandemic, the band was performing about 225 concerts each year. In addition to performing at bluegrass venues and festivals across the country, the group has toured Europe, played on bluegrass-themed tours on cruise ships, and played at the Station Inn in Nashville, Tennessee.

The band recently signed with Mountain Fever Records, one of the most prestigious bluegrass record labels in the country. The group’s first single for the label reached the number two position on the Bluegrass Today chart earlier this month.

The group was also nominated for the 2020 Momentum Award by the International Bluegrass Music Association. This honor is given each year to up-and-coming young bluegrass acts who are achieving success and receiving acclaim from both bluegrass critics and music fans.

Mulder sings and plays mandolin in the group. Other band members include vocalist and guitarist Ben Watlington, banjo player and vocalist Colton Powers, and bassist Mat Etling. For their performance in Paragould, the band will be joined by guest fiddler Max Silverstein.

The band has released numerous CDs, and their music been featured on bluegrass radio stations across the country including KASU and Sirius XM’s Bluegrass Junction station.

More details about the group can be found at https://midnightrunbluegrass.com/

Admission fee is $10 per person, payable by cash at the door the night of the concert. Everyone aged 18 and under will be admitted free. Advance tickets can also be purchased at www.kasu.org/tickets. All seating is general admission.

Bluegrass Monday concerts will resume regularly on the fourth Monday night of each month. These concerts are presented with support from sponsors including Bibb Chiropractic Center, Gardner Law Firm, the Posey Peddler, Hyde Park Café, Holiday Inn Express and Suites of Paragould, and KASU.

KASU is the public media service of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro broadcasting at 91.9 FM and streaming on a variety of online platforms. For more information, contact KASU Program Director Marty Scarbrough at mscarbro@astate.edu or 870-972-2367. Additional information is also available on the Bluegrass Monday Facebook page.

Marty Scarbrough has worked at KASU since 1992, and he serves as program director, overseeing the station’s content. Marty is a graduate of Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky, and he has produced and hosted programs of classical music, jazz, bluegrass, and blues music. He also oversees KASU’s Bluegrass Monday concert series. When not at work, Marty loves spending time with his wife and his three sons, and he enjoys attending concerts of many different styles of music.