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Country Current Thanksgiving


November 16

In what is becoming a new tradition, the U.S. Navy Band will return to Plymouth, Mass., for a performance at 7 p.m. on Nov. 16, 2012 in Plymouth Memorial Hall. This concert will take place as part of the 15th annual America's Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration, Plymouth's yearly endeavor to celebrate and educate about the first Thanksgiving in 1621.

Following two years of well-received concerts by the Navy Band Sea Chanters, Country Current takes the stage this year. Country Current is the Navy's premier country and bluegrass ensemble and continues to thrill audiences with their unique blend of instrumental mastery and vocal skills. Since its formation in 1973, Country Current has performed for countless government and military officials including the president and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Country Current has also become a mainstay on major bluegrass stages, including the Gettysburg and Grass Valley Festivals as well as the 2011 South by Southwest Music Festival.

The historic Plymouth Memorial Hall was built in 1921 and is used for everything from town meetings to classical music concerts and sporting events. The building is dedicated to Plymouth's war veterans and contains historic items in the American Legion History Room. Appropriately, Memorial Hall has been used for the concert series portion of the Thanksgiving Celebration for a number of years now. This 1,500-seat hall is an ideal venue to showcase one of America's finest ensembles.

Other components of the America's Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration include the parade, food festival and waterfront activities. The Navy Band invites audiences to celebrate with them on Nov. 16. Plymouth Memorial Hall is located at 83 Court St., Plymouth, Mass. Country Current's performance is free and open to the public.