Here’s a round-up of entertainment briefs around Southwest and Southside:

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Western Centuries to play in Bristol

The Birthplace of Country Music presents Seattle-based roots band Western Centuries in concert October 14 at 6 p.m. The performance is part of the 1927 Concert Series. Catering, an open bar, and a meet-and-greet with the artist are included in the ticket price.

The 1927 Society Concert Series is an intimate concert experience set in the performance theater at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. Guests are asked to arrive at 6 p.m. EDT to enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and open bar (ages 21+ with valid ID) before the show, which begins at 7 p.m. EDT. The audience will have the opportunity to mingle with the band after the concert, and everything is included in the ticket price. Members of BCM’s 1927 Society are given access to exclusive ticket pre-sales to the series before they go on sale to the public.

Tickets to the 1927 Society Concert Series featuring Western Centuries are $100 and available for purchase online. For tickets and more information about becoming a member of the 1927 Society visit the Events page at

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Trio Con Brio Copenhagen. Courtesy of Radford University.

Classical trio to perform at Radford on Tuesday

On Tuesday, October 11, Radford University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts will host a free concert by Trio con Brio Copenhagen, a widely acclaimed group known for their passionate and powerful interpretation of classical music. The concert is the first of three events in the University Performance Series for the 2022-23 academic year. 

Trio con Brio Copenhagen is a fusion of two overlapping “musical pairs.” Two sisters, violinist Soo-Jin Hong and cellist Soo-Kyung Hong, are from South Korea. Pianist Jens Elvekjaer, Soo-Kyung’s husband, is from Denmark, where the group is based.  

The trio was founded at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna in 1999. Trio con Brio Copenhagen has won several international competitions since their formation and released award winning albums including “Shostakovich and Arenksy,” the winner of German Record Critics’ Award in February 2022. 

Shostakovich’s “Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67” will feature in the performance as well as works by Beethoven and Prokofiev. 

The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Davis Performance Hall in the Covington Center on Radford University’s main campus.  

The concert is open to the public. No tickets are required. 

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Coyote Ugly, Wolfe Brothers to headline Wytheville jamboree Oct. 15.

The bands Coyote Ugly and the Wolfe Brothers will perform at Wytheville Community College at its free monthly Bluegrass and Old-Time Jamboree at 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2022. The jamboree will be held in the William F. Snyder Auditorium on the WCC campus located at 1000 East Main Street, Wytheville. 

Coyote Ugly is a band based out of the Kingsport, Tennessee area comprised of Joey Cox on banjo, Vince Bullins on mandolin, Tom Horton on guitar, David Chrisley on bass, and Beverly Horton on lead vocals. Coyote Ugly won the SPBGMH National Band Championship in 2020.

Although the Wolfe Brothers first formed during the mid-1970s, the group reestablished its unique old-time sound in the early 1990s. Jerry and Donna Correll retired from the group in 2018, and current band members include: Dale Morris on banjo, guitar, and vocals; Casey Hash on guitar, accordion, and vocals; Mae Traynham on fiddle and vocals; and Jessee Morris plays upright bass. The Wolfe Brothers have played at many venues including Merlefest, the Carter Fold Festival, Floydfest, the Barter Theater, HoustonFest, and the Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival. Bluegrass Unlimited featured an article about the group in their June 2004 issue, and they have appeared on the acclaimed PBS television series, Song of the Mountains. The band is based in the Grayson County community of Elk Creek, and they have recorded five projects. 

Seating for the event is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The event is free and open to the public; however, donations will be accepted to help defray the travel expenses of the bands.

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