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Big bluestem is a tall native grass with a bluish tinge to its stem.  Like most native grasses, it helps support the stalks of wildflowers and is the host plant for a number of skipper butterflies including the Delaware skipper.  Clearly these two are an old-fashioned evening of bluegrass entertainment.  I'm sure they played with Bill Monroe and the Foggy Mountain Boys.  But you can say you saw them at Checkerspot Farm.  We won't tell. 
• 100% combed and ring-spun cotton (Heather colors contain polyester)
• Fabric weight: 4.2 oz/yd² (142 g/m²)
• Pre-shrunk fabric
• Side-seamed construction
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Blank product sourced from Guatemala, Nicaragua, Mexico, Honduras, or the US

Big Bluestem Concert-T (Red)

  • I always loved the iconography of concert T-shirts - the distinctive art work which conveys not just one concert but an era in time.  It's a badge of honor that proclaims, "I was THERE!"  Unfortunately, I really hate concerts. I'm short; so in a crowd, I never see much other than the person in front of me.  My attention span is even shorter than my stature and I have little patience with being too hot and too close to people experiencing chemically induced excitement.  
        Although  I covet Concert T's, wearing one if you didn't actually go to the  show, feels presumptuous.  I anticipate embarrassing conversations like this:

    Person:  Wow!  Metallica is phenomenal in concert! You were lucky to catch that tour
    Me: Well, I didn't actually see the concert
    Person: What do you mean?
    Me:  I just bought the shirt.
    Person: Oh. (strained silence)

        Once I discovered that wildflowers and butterflies have names like "Bastard Toad Flax" or "Great Spangled fritillary," the solution was obvious.  These wildflowers and their hosts NEEDED a Concert T-shirt. Bastard Toad Flax clearly required an early Jethro Tull design. Big Bluestem is a 50's bluegrass band and Ironweed -pure metal.  I can't say exactly when these concerts will begin. Some might perform across the street or they might not show up at all.  I am not their manager - just the venue owner.  You  are welcome to sit with me on the porch and watch the show or just wear the T-shirt. I promise, no one will know.
    Note: All T-shirts, like most purchased off the internet, are created with DTG printing. Wash them inside out and in cold water and air dry. (Advice from a T-shirt printer friend)
    Also Note: I put mine in the dryer and they have been fine. 

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