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Béla Fleck

Big Family: The Story of Bluegrass Music

Friday, Aug. 30, at 9 p.m.
Repeats Saturday, Aug. 31, at 3 a.m.

Join us for a comprehensive look at bluegrass—its origins, the pioneers who shaped its sound and its worldwide appeal. Actor and bluegrass enthusiast Ed Helms narrates the film.

BIG FAMILY traces the genre’s history, outlining how Scots Irish and African American influences led Bill Monroe to develop the distinct musical genre to its foothold in popular culture through television and movies.

At the heart of the two-hour film is the music itself, as recordings and performance footage showcase and celebrate its unique sound. More than 50 musicians appear in the film, including Alison Brown, Dale Ann Bradley, Sam Bush, JD Crowe, Béla Fleck and many more.



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