While 'An Appalachian Evening' is the centerpiece of music at Stecoah Valley Center, our Fall Harvest Festival also concludes with a Saturday evening concert, October 19.
The 2019 Harvest Festival concert will feature The Gibson Brothers.
The Gibson Brothers are a contemporary bluegrass band who extend the tradition with standards and well-composed originals. Eric and Leigh are two-time IBMA Entertainers Of The Year as well as Vocal Group of the Year, and Song of the Year. Currently with Rounder Records, they have an exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and have been guest artists on the Grand Ole Opry stage. Band Website
Blue Ridge Music Trails book plus 27-song CD ($20) is now available in the Stecoah Artisans Gallery.
Our annual summer concert series offers an ever-changing schedule of bluegrass, folk and old-time mountain music by award-winning artists — quality entertainment for the entire family. Rich in cultural heritage,the series continues to be a favorite with locals and visitors alike. All concerts at 7:30 pm in the air-conditioned Lynn L. Shields Auditorium.
2019 entertainment includes:
June 29: Michael Cleveland & Flame Keeper
July 6: Buncombe Turnpike
July 13: Zoe & Cloyd
July 20: Carolina Blue
July 27: Fireside Collective
August 3: Jeff Little Trio
August 10: Becky Buller
August 17: Salt and Light
August 24: The Kruger Brothers
August 31: Wayne Henderson & Helen White
The Grand Old Stage
In the 1940-1950 era, the auditorium stage became home to musicians touring the mountain area – musicians heard on the "Mid Day Merry Go Round," a popular WNOX-Knoxville radio program.
The Center’s stage has been graced with the top bluegrass performers of that time – Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, Bill Monroe, The Carter Family, Chet Atkins, Bonnie Lou and Buster, Archie Campbell, Carl Story, Elmer Jethro, Martha Carson and the Brewster Brothers.
It seems these musicians charged little or nothing for admission and put on a great show to a full house! Today’s performers follow in the footsteps of these great musicians and the smaller footprints of the many school children that have performed on this stage as well.
The Cafe is open from 6 - 7:30 pm, prior to each Saturday performance. Cafe offerings include BBQ sandwiches, hot dogs, cheese plates, ice cream, homemade cinnamon rolls, desserts, and assorted drinks.
Feel free to enjoy your meal in the Cafe, on the deck or anywhere on the grounds. No reservations are needed.