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Country, Bluegrass Band to perform March 15

Posted: Friday, February 22, 2019

Blending a variety of genres including Traditional Country, Bluegrass, Country Rock and Americanna, Jen & the Foggy Creek Band will perform at Roanoke’s Cottage Event Center on Friday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Roanoke Volunteer Fire Department.

Fronting the new group is singer, guitarist and songwriter Jen Fisher. Fisher previously lead popular Country Rock band Sugar Shot, which performed often at the Roanoke venue. Other members of the band include John Warner, banjo; Tommy Myers, bass, mandolin and accordion; John Foxworthy, drums and percussion; Celia Price, keyboards; Colleen Phillips, fiddle; Dave Nelson, bass and Jonah Leatherman, lead guitar.

The group’s repertoire runs the gamut from Old Time Country like Orange Blossom Special, Dueling Banjos and Foggy Mountain Breakdown to Classic Nashville hits like Folsom Prison Blues and Rolling in My Sweet Baby’s Arms. In addition, there will be more modern Country tunes like Wagon Wheel and Tennessee Whiskey, and contemporary pop hits like Uptown Funk and All About that Bass will get a Foggy Creek Band twist. The band will also perform original compositions written by Jen Fisher.

The event also marks the seventh anniversary of The Cottage Event Center, which opened in 2012. The venue is located at U.S.-24 at Locust Drive in Roanoke and is owned and operated by Hamilton Hospitality Group LLC. Food including hot dogs and chili will be offered for purchase by the Roanoke Volunteer Fire Department. A cash bar will also be available. Tickets for Jen & the Foggy Creek Band are $12 and can be purchased by calling (260) 483-3508, at John’s Meat Market in Roanoke, or online at www.cottageeventcenter.com.