Valdese, NC – Valdese Family Friday Night summer series will continue their season with the Dirty Grass Soul beginning at 7:00pm in the Town Parking area in downtown Valdese.

Proudly hailing from the musically rich foothills of Cleveland County (Shelby, NC), Dirty Grass Soul has been entertaining audiences across the Carolinas and beyond since their formation in 2011. With a sound that draws much influence from traditional music of the North Carolina foothills, Dirty Grass Soul manages to bring a new, refreshed, and re-energized sound to their music that falls somewhere between country, bluegrass, and southern rock & roll reminiscent of acts like The Charlie Daniels Band and The Marshall Tucker Band. Rather than simply relying on heavy guitar leads, Dirty Grass Soul offers instrumentation that mixes in a heavy dose of fiddle, pedal steel guitar, and banjo in addition to the guitar. DGS is led by founding members Kevin Dedmon (Fiddle, Vocals, Guitar) and Lance Watson (Bass, Mandolin). They are joined by Tommy Smith (Electric Guitar), Dedmon’s brother Kris Dedmon (Banjo), Glenn Miller (Pedal Steel Guitar), and Jared Miller (Vocals & Percussion).

After touring the Carolina’s behind their self-released debut album “The Long Way”, as well as shows with the likes of many of premier national bands under their belt, Dirty Grass Soul has earned a reputation as one of the Southeast’s emerging Southern Rock/Alt. Country bands. Following up their 2016 release of The Long Way, DGS released their newest project “New Day of Work” in August of this year.

Whether it is the hint of bluegrass, outlaw country, or rock & roll you hear in each song, their sound is uniquely Dirty Grass Soul. From Dedmon’s down home/working class lyrics to the blazing instrumental breaks, Dirty Grass Soul is sure to offer a little something for everyone.

Concessions will be available for purchase and a 50/50 raffle will also be held with one lucky winner being announced at 9pm.

For further information about events in Valdese and the full Family Friday Night’s Concert Schedule go to or call 828-879-2129.

Dirty Grass Soul performs Friday, Aug. 23