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.
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
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Shooter Jennings with Waymore’s Outlaws (Waylon Jennings original recording and touring band) and Billy Don Burns are coming to The Rives Theatre in uptown Martinsville, Virgnina, at 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 9.
You may recognize Winston-Salem native and singer-songwriter Sarah Siskind from the ABC hit “Nashville” and her equally talented husband Travis Book of The Infamous Stringdusters. The duo are working on an album to be released later this year as Sunliner, which has performed at Rooster Walk and Red Wing Roots festivals, among others. Sunliner debuted with a new drummer, the venerable Jeff Sipe, at White Squirrel Festival in Brevard in May.
Book and Siskind, who performed at The Rives Theatre on Valentine’s Day 2015 (did I mentioned they are married?) , are opening for the incomparable Mary Chapin Carpenter at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8, at the historic Carolina Theatre in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina. Carpenter is touring in support of her new full-length album, “The Things That We Are Made Of,” which was released in May to critical acclaim.
HoustonFest is an annual bluegrass and old-time music festival, celebrating song and service, which is held at Felts Park, 601 South Main St., in Galax, Virginia, on the second weekend in June. HoustonFest 2016 is set for Friday, June 10, through Saturday, June 11.