Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out returns to The Grand Theatre Saturday

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On Saturday, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out will bring its “tight harmonies” to The Grand Theatre. A crowd favorite, the bluegrass group played for a packed house during its debut performance at the Cartersville venue in 2010.“The first time, I’d say it was a sellout,” said Terri Cox, Grand Theatre’s program director. “Everybody just loved their performance. We got a lot of requests to have them back, so we’re just very excited to welcome them back.“Each and every performer is an expert on their instrument, and when you put them all together, it’s almost overwhelming the amount of talent that’s on the stage. They also have ... very tight harmonies that are really a trademark of bluegrass.”Formed in 1991, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out has been described as “one of the most awarded and influential bluegrass bands in history.”According to The Grand Theatre’s news release, “Russell Moore has been awarded ‘Male Vocalist of the Year’ five times by the International Bluegrass Music Association. More than any other artist. Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out are seven time winners of the International Bluegrass Music Association’s ‘Entertainer of the Year’ Award. Celebrating nearly twenty-five years together, the band continues to be one of the most awarded and influential bluegrass bands in history. Their a cappella renditions of many songs can rarely be matched and their superb instrumentation provides even more quality sound to their rich vocal blend featuring one of the most respected lead vocalists of all time. All this along with a heavy touring schedule, including many performances on the Grand Ole Opry as well as GAC and RFD channel programs, over 17 recordings to date, and a desire to present their fans with the best music possible, makes this ‘supergroup’ one of bluegrass music’s most recognized and in-demand bands.”With its performance starting at 7 p.m., Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out will be the third offering in the 2015-2016 Century Bank Entertainment Series at The Grand Theatre. Featuring five different shows since Nov. 14, 2015, the series will wrap up with comedian Henry Cho on March 5 and country music artist Collin Raye on April 16. Individual event tickets are $25 for orchestra level seats and $20 for balcony level seats.Started in the early 2000s, the series was fine-tuned following the results of a community survey more than eight years ago. Conducted by The Grand, the survey sought public input on a variety of items, from preferred types of music to performance dates and times. In addition to pinpointing Saturday as the concert day of choice, the survey revealed area residents enjoy country and bluegrass music and tribute shows.Further details and tickets can be obtained by calling 770-386-7343 or visiting The Grand’s website, http://thegrandtheatre.org, or ticket office at 7 N. Wall St. Monday through Friday from 8 to 11 a.m. and 12:30 to 5 p.m. Video samples also are posted on the theater’s Facebook page, “Century Bank Entertainment Series at The Grand Theatre.”