I ran across this meme the other day compliments of a friend, who shared it on social media:
Admit it, we’ve all done it. This year, however, will be different. If you choose to go out, you’ll welcome the new year by listening to one of your favorite bands with like-minded fans — instead of attending some overpriced and ultimately disappointing party.
The Avett Brothers were trailblazers 10 years ago with a NYE show at Charlotte’s Neighborhood Theatre. Now, everyone seems to be getting in on the idea.
Following is just a smattering of the NYE concert options happening in the Southeast and beyond. If you know of a show worth noting I failed to mention, please add to the comments. Enjoy and be safe out there! This also ran on The Huffington Post here. Continue reading
Mountain Heart, the cutting-edge bluegrass band that’s been redefining the genre for more than a decade, has been officially added to the Rooster Walk 7 lineup, which also includes Lake Street Dive, the Steep Canyon Rangers, Southern Culture on the Skids, Yarn, Dangermuffin, The Mantras, BIG Something and many more! Find the current band lineup for the Memorial Day Weekend festival May 21-24 on Pop’s Farm in Axton, Va., HERE. Continue reading
Tim O’Brien has been called a lot of things throughout his musical career, which spans more than four decades: newgrass, bluegrass, singer, songwriter, mandolin aficionado.
He has been called a lot of things because, well, he does a lot of things. Continue reading
LEXINGTON, N.C. — When I think of singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale, the first song that comes to mind is “I Met Jesus in a Bar.” But he has more songs. Many, many more. One of Nashville’s most prolific songwriters and a frequent draw at MerleFest, the North Carolina native will be performing at High Rock Outfitters, 13 South Main St., on Sunday, Aug. 24, with Daniel Justin Smith beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15. Continue reading
If you haven’t made it out to the area’s newest live music venue for a concert, this weekend would be a great time to visit Rocky Mount, Va. Continue reading