The Grascals to Perform at Smithsonian

Nashville, TN — Multi-award-winning band, The Grascals, will perform at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian on January 21st at 7:00 p.m. for a celebration of the Inauguration of the President of the United States.

The Native Nations Inaugural Ball will feature music, dancing and native cuisine. Funds raised will support the educational programs of the National Museum of the American Indian.

Located on the National Mall in Washington D.C., the museum is one of three facilities operated by The National Museum of the American Indian. It offers exhibition galleries and spaces for performances, lectures and symposia, research, and education.

Master of Ceremony for the event is Native American actor, Chaske Spencer, who has appeared in numerous films including The Twilight Saga, as werewolf Sam Uley. Other performers include the Murray Porter Band, Martha Redbone, Gabriel Ayala and Gerry Barrett.

Jamie Johnson, founding member of The Grascals, is a proud member of the Aamjiwnaang (Chippewa) First Nation of Sarnia, Ontario, where his cousin, Christopher Plain, serves as tribal chief.

“I am proud of my Native American ancestry and so honored for the Grascals to be a part of the Inaugural events,” Johnson says. “Native communities, past and present, are rich in cultural history and diversity. It is poignant for Native Nations to join together in celebrating the inauguration of our 44th President.”

The Grascals are nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album for Life Finds A Way (Mountain Home Music). The Grammy Awards air on CBS February 10th.

For additional information about the National Museum of the American Indian Inaugural Ball, contact or 202-459-0868.

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10 comments on “The Grascals to Perform at Smithsonian”

  1. Congratulations! What an honor. i hope you guys have a blast. I hope to catch you next time you are in the area. I will definitely be watching the Grammy’s and cheering you on.

  2. Congratulations. We have seen you several times at Bluegrass Festivals in Maine and we are looking forward to seeing you again in Maine this August. We absolutely love your sound and music.

  3. We just sent you a message and forgot to tell you we are from New Brunswick, Canada. We wish we could buy your CDs here. We have to wait to see you at the festivals which we do love.

  4. Congratulations! we have seen this band several times, first in Oklahoma at the Bluegrass event at Claremore and also at Silver Dollar City too———–the band is super great and do lots of music too. Good Job!
    Have a Great YEAR!
    Jesse & Barbara McGaha, Macomb, Oklahoma 74852

  5. I am proud of the Grascals & Jamie for recognizing their American Native content. I am a Mississauga of the New Credit native band member in Ontario & have played many a gig with Murray Porter who is also on the ticket and a great songwriter & musician. The Grascals are a great band, Go Boys Go!

  6. I’m really big fans of y’all’s and my husband plays bluegrass and he plays one of bobby osbornes mandolins and I even got him in stage to play with bobby at box car pinion in 2009..I can’t wait to get to meet all of you especially Jaimee and Terry. we have listen to terry since he played with the osbornes..

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