Court Yard Hounds play the Strings Music Festival on July 25. The band features Martie Maguire and Emily Robison, who along with with Natalie Maines, made up the Dixie Chicks.

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Court Yard Hounds play the Strings Music Festival on July 25. The band features Martie Maguire and Emily Robison, who along with with Natalie Maines, made up the Dixie Chicks.

Strings Music Festival tickets to go on sale Wednesday

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2014 Strings Music Festival schedule

June 21: America (Different Tempo)

June 24: The Not-Its! (Youth)

June 24: George Winston (Different Tempo)

June 26: Trevor G. Potter (Music on the Green)

June 28: Opening Night Orchestra (Classical)

July 1: C Street Brass (Youth)

July 2: Chamber Music: Dvořák to Broadway (Classical)

July 3: C Street Brass (Music on the Green)

July 3: The Fab Four (Different Tempo)

July 5: Perry-Mansfield: Gershwin and Ellington (Classical)

July 7: House Party/Menahem Pressler (special event)

July 8: Smirk (Youth)

July 9: Evening with Pressler (Classical)

July 10: C Street Brass (Music on the Green)

July 11: Brent Rowan & Larry Gatlin (Different Tempo)

July 12: Pressler: Mozart and Dvorak (Classical)

July 15: Barry G (Youth)

July 16: Wendy Chen on Steinway D (Classical)

July 16: Donors Reception (special event)

July 17: Ping (Music on the Green)

July 18: Rockapella (Different Tempo)

July 19: Kitchen and Garden Tour (special event)

July 19: Turtle Island Quartet (Classical/Different Tempo)

July 22: Fara Tolno & Kissidugu (Youth)

July 23: Seven Composers, Seven Styles (Classical)

July 24: Ping (Music on the Green)

July 25: Court Yard Hounds (Different Tempo)

July 26: Orchestra with Jon Kimura Parker (Classical)

July 29: Dr. Noize (Youth)

July 30: Calder Quartet (Classical)

July 31: Chamberlin Birch (Music on the Green)

Aug. 1: The California Honeydrops (Different Tempo)

Aug. 2: Lisa Fischer (Different Tempo)

Aug. 5: Billy Jonas Band (Youth)

Aug. 6: Cliburn Piano Medalist: Sean Chen (Classical)

Aug. 7: Acutonic (Music on the Green)

Aug. 8: Jesse Cook (Different Tempo)

Aug. 9: Quincy Jones Presents: The Emily Bear Jazz Trio(Classical/Different Tempo)

Aug. 13: Bruce Hornsby (Different Tempo)

Aug. 14: Leaner, Lunker & Friends (Music on the Green)

Aug. 16: Asleep at the Wheel (Different Tempo)

Aug. 17: House Party/Ray Benson (special event)

— The 2014 schedule for the Strings Music Festival includes a pair from the Dixie Chicks and a three-time Grammy winner.

Tickets for donors and subscription holders went on sale April 4. Tickets for the general public go on sale Wednesday.

Highlighting this year’s schedule is the Court Yard Hounds and former Grateful Dead member Bruce Hornsby.

Court Yard Hounds feature sisters Martie Maguire and Emily Robison, who along with with Natalie Maines, made up the Dixie Chicks.

Although the Dixie Chicks haven’t been together since 2008, Maguire and Robison started the Court Yard Hounds in 2010.

Their self-titled 2010 album reached No. 7 on the Billboard 100.

Hornsby has been nominated for a Grammy 13 times, with a career that covers five decades.

The Court Yard Hounds play July 25, while Hornsby plays Aug. 13.

“Strings Music Festival’s 27th season is going to be fantastic,” said Kay Clagget, the music festival’s executive director.

The series kicks off June 21 with America and will have genres for all comers. It will again feature concerts with Different Tempo, Youth, Classical and Music on the Green.

Highlights include July 3’s The Fab Four, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Beatles British Invasion.

Jesse Cook returns along with Asleep at the Wheel on Aug. 16.

The classical season features the new Steinway D concert grand piano, played by some favorites such as Menahem Pressler, Wendy Chen and Jon Kimura Parker. New to Strings this year are Cliburn medalist Sean Chen and 12-year-old jazz pianist Emily Bear. 

There also will be two orchestra concerts June 28 and July 26.

For a full schedule or to purchase tickets, click here.

To reach Luke Graham, call 970-871-4229, email lgraham@SteamboatToday.com or follow him on Twitter @LukeGraham

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