Photo Submitted
The Gravel Yard

Lyon College will host a Pack the Chapel sesquicentennial benefit concert on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m., featuring Arkansas bluegrass musicians The Gravel Yard with singer/songwriter Grace Stormont in the Sloan Auditorium of Brown Chapel on the Lyon College campus, 2300 Highland Road, Batesville.
Hosted by The Gravel Yard, Lyon College Advancement and Alumni Relations, and the Lyon College Sesquicentennial Committee, the concert is part of Lyon College’s 150th anniversary celebration. All proceeds will benefit student scholarships.
VIP tickets are $50, which includes a pre-show reception with members of The Gravel Yard, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Concert ticket and reserved VIP seating are included with the VIP package. General admission tickets are $25.
To purchase tickets, visit
The Gravel Yard formed in an actual gravel lot deep in the Ozark Mountains of Stone County. Once a completely informal entity, The Gravel Yard made their way onto the local bluegrass music scene and began to amass a steady following, playing to larger and larger venues. Their sound can best be described as an eclectic amalgamation of hard-driving traditional bluegrass and progressive musicality – juxtaposed with a soulful country and Americana flavor. Bass player Aaron Farris is an alumnus of Lyon College. Members also include Ben Cardin, banjo; Titus Turner, mandolin; Matt Clampit, guitar; Christopher Denny, lead vocals and guitar; and Cliff Prowse, fiddle.