Don't miss 'An Appalachian Evening', our summer concert series offering an ever-changing schedule of bluegrass, folk and old-time mountain music by award-winning artists. Ten Saturday evenings late June - late August.
Purchase discounted 2020 season tickets now.
Each Saturday before 'An Appalachian Evening' concerts, we'll feature a different Stecoah artisan in the Gallery. Be sure to come early to meet the artists and view their work.
The Cafe is open from 6 - 7:30 pm, prior to each Saturday performance. New this year, The Hub is providing a boxed meal on Saturday nights prior to the concerts. Choose from BBQ chicken, brisket and pork plates with sides. The café will be serving desserts, ice cream, drinks and our famous cinnamon rolls.
Feel free to enjoy your meal in the Cafe, on the deck or anywhere on the grounds. No reservations are needed.
Your group (25 or more) can attend 'An Appalachian Evening' concert at special group rates for dinner and admission. Contact the Center for group rates.
Saturday, June 27 – Jeff Parker and Colin Ray
Jeff Parker is a multi-album recording artist and bluegrass fan favorite from central Kentucky. Famous for his mandolin playing and vocal lead singing, with over 30 years in music. Colin Ray is from Lincolnton, North Carolina and a graduate of East Tennessee University. Colin has been a member of the East Tennessee State University Bluegrass Pride Band in various capacities on mandolin, guitar and banjo.
Saturday, July 4 - Buncombe Turnpike
Buncombe Turnpike plays a variety of heartfelt tunes ranging from traditional and contemporary bluegrass to gospel and hand crafted Buncombe Turnpike originals. With their crowd pleasing demeanor, seasoned musicianship, and powerful vocals, the band has made a name for themselves among traditional and contemporary listeners alike.
Saturday, July 11 - Fireside Collective
Formed in 2014, Fireside is a group of folk music enthusiasts who blend elements of traditional bluegrass and American roots music with modern acoustic arrangements. Fireside Collective delivers a fresh, energetic approach and a blast of enthusiastic creativity that’s electrifying audiences across the country.
Saturday, July 18 - Joe Mullins and Radio Ramblers
Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers are true industry and fan favorites, having garnered multiple IBMA and SPBGMA Awards, including the 2019 Entertainer of the Year Award. Having gained the reputation as a band who always chooses great songs for their projects, the recognizable sound of Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers, with their rich vocals, have exceeded that reputation delivering another collection of wonderfully well-written songs arranged and recorded in their own style that is sure to continue to grow their fan base.
Saturday, July 25 - Nu-Blu
Hailing from Siler City, NC, Nu-Blu’s heart and soul is husband-and-wife duo Daniel and Carolyn Routh. Together they deliver upbeat, blazing-fingers pick work just as well as gentle, heartwarming ballads, and they do it all with a natural togetherness that can’t be faked, forged over hundreds of shows on the road.
Saturday, August 1 - Jeff Little
Jeff Little is an award winning musician from the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. With few exceptions, the piano does not play a prominent part in Appalachian or Americana music, and is rarely the lead instrument. But Jeff Little is an exception – and a remarkable one. Jeff has not only been recognized as a critically acclaimed musician but also a true innovator in acoustic music.
Saturday, August 8 - Chatham Rabbits
A new act to emerge from the fertile roots scene in the North Carolina Triangle, Chatham Rabbits is the husband-and-wife duo of Austin and Sarah McCombie, who captivate with intimate close-harmony singing. The couple favors rustic, minimalist acoustic arrangements—mainly claw hammer-style banjo and guitar—that showcase old-time reverence with compelling original songwriting.
Saturday, August 15 - Carolina Blue
Carolina Blue is a Brevard, NC based band whose roots run deep in the tradition of Bill Monroe. Carolina Blue were the 2019 IBMA award nominees for New Artist of the Year, Album of the Year and Instrumental Recording of the Year.
Saturday, August 22 - Mile Twelve Although their sound is rooted in traditional bluegrass, Mile Twelve surveys a broader landscape on their newest album, City on a Hill. All five band members bring their own influences and observations into the music, resulting in a project that feels contemporary, thoughtfully crafted, and relevant.
Saturday, August 29 - Kruger Brothers Swiss brothers Uwe Kruger on guitar, and Jens Kruger on banjo, team up with bassist Joel Landsberg. Kruger Brothers performances are exciting, calming, entertaining and spontaneous all-in-one, exhibiting their sheer joy in playing music. Although each of these musicians has earned high credit for his skills individually, it is the interaction of the three together which makes their music so uniquely special.
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