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Stop Light Observations to make Rives Theatre debut on Thursday, June 23

Rooster Walk Music and Arts Festival attendees became instant fans of the Charleston-based rock band Stop Light Observations (SLO) when it performed on the Lake Stage at RW7 before Yonder Mountain String Band.

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Lansing NC Blues Festival set for Saturday, June 18

The Lansing, North Carolina, Blues Festival is set for Saturday, June 18, in association with Boondocks Brewing/Scott Harris Guitar Shop/Mike Carr Karate and presented by V-Muse Production.

Bands include The Fairlanes, Abe Reid, Lawyers Guns & Money, Blind Dog Gatewood, Seth Williams, Chrysocolla and The Lansing Blues Band. Tickets are $10.  Call Lansing Town Hall for tickets 1-336-384-3938.

Official Festival Pre-Party is Friday, June 17, at Hotel Tavern in West Jefferson to get ready for the festival. Continue reading


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Scythian to perform at The Forum on Friday, June 17, in Arlington, Virginia

Fans may be surprised to learn that the founding members of Scythian, a Washington, D.C.-based Celtic rock band, didn’t like Irish music originally.

But when brothers Alexander and Danylo Fedoryka were in college at the  Franciscan University of Stuebenville, Ohio, Alex became obsessed with an Irish fiddler. Alex, who was a classically trained musician, said, “What is that? Whatever that is, I’ve got to do it.”

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Gillian Welch, David Rawlings to perform at Crossroads @ SECCA on Aug. 25, tickets on sale June 13

From the good folks over at The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA):

SECCA is proud to announce that Gillian Welch will headline its concert series Crossroads @ SECCA for an outdoor concert at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25. Tickets are $30 – $40 and go on sale 11 a.m. June 13 at secca.org/crossroads. All tickets are general admission, lawn seating and outdoors, rain or shine.

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The Gatlin Brothers to headline free July 4 Celebration 2016 at Martinsville Speedway

If you are looking for some free entertainment, carnival rides and a spectacular fireworks show to celebrate Independence Day 2016, look no further than the Martinsville (Virginia) Speedway, just north of the North Carolina state line.

The following announcement is from the good folks at Martinsville Speedway:

For more than 60 years Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers have entertained crowds of all-ages. On July 4, they will bring the show to Martinsville Speedway, as the headline band for Celebration 2016.

The Rogues will be the night’s musical opener. Celebration 2016 is free and open to the public.

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Zoe & Cloyd to perform at Reynolda House Summertime Social on June 9

According to our friends at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, it’s not officially summer until you’ve toasted with friends in Reynolda’s Winston-Salem, North Carolina, back yard. Bring a blanket and enjoy food trucks, drinks from local vendors, lawn games, excellent music and an after-hours opportunity to visit “Ansel Adams: Eloquent Light” beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 9.

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