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Mountain Memories No. 2: A Mountain Christmas

December 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Folkmoot is proud to partner with the Mountain Memories organization and historian and author Bob Plott to stage the Mountain Memories performance series at historic Queen Auditorium on the Folkmoot campus. In the spirit of radio variety shows of years past, each Mountain Memories performance follows a loose theme, but together they promote traditional Southern Appalachian culture in an accurate and positive way through music, dance and storytelling. Mountain Memories No. 2: A Mountain Christmas, features, along with Plott, Balsam…

Beautiful Star: Appalachian Nativity

December 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Come home again for the holidays as the Willingham Performing Arts Academy presents the tuneful tale that takes listeners to the peaks of the Blue Ridge where Reverend Roy Ledbetter and all the members of the Open Heart Community Fellowship have been working hard to fill the holidays with joy. Starting with Genesis and going all the way to the Nativity, Beautiful Star puts a spin on the holiday story with down-home laughter, and toe-tappin’ music that tugs at the…

Beautiful Star: Appalachian Nativity

December 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Come home again for the holidays as the Willingham Performing Arts Academy presents the tuneful tale that takes listeners to the peaks of the Blue Ridge where Reverend Roy Ledbetter and all the members of the Open Heart Community Fellowship have been working hard to fill the holidays with joy. Starting with Genesis and going all the way to the Nativity, Beautiful Star puts a spin on the holiday story with down-home laughter, and toe-tappin’ music that tugs at the…

Sounds of the Mountains Concert Series

January 11, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Yadkin Arts Council and the Blue Ridge Music Center present the fifth annual Sounds of the Mountains Concert Series featuring Chatham Rabbits, David Holt & Josh Goforth, and The Allen Boys Held on the last three Saturday evenings in January 2020, this series brings together a diverse group of musicians from across North Carolina playing old-time, bluegrass, folk, Americana, blues, and gospel music. All concerts will take place in the Willingham Theater at the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center in…

Concerts at the Rock: Darin & Brooke Aldridge

January 11, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Husband and wife duo Darin & Brooke Aldridge draw on the traditions of their native North Carolina, the savvy of a young, gifted band and their own dedication to ingenuity to create the most adventurous album of their career with their latest critically acclaimed release, Faster & Farther. The duo has placed several tracks at the top of the charts on Americana/Roots, SiriusXM, Bluegrass and Gospel charts. They have received multiple nominations from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) the…

Sounds of the Mountains Concert Series

January 18, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Yadkin Arts Council and the Blue Ridge Music Center present the fifth annual Sounds of the Mountains Concert Series featuring Chatham Rabbits, David Holt & Josh Goforth, and The Allen Boys. Held on the last three Saturday evenings in January 2020, this series brings together a diverse group of musicians from across North Carolina playing old-time, bluegrass, folk, Americana, blues, and gospel music. All concerts will take place in the Willingham Theater at the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center in…

Sounds of the Mountains Concert Series

January 25, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Yadkin Arts Council and the Blue Ridge Music Center present the fifth annual Sounds of the Mountains Concert Series featuring Chatham Rabbits, David Holt & Josh Goforth, and The Allen Boys. Held on the last three Saturday evenings in January 2020, this series brings together a diverse group of musicians from across North Carolina playing old-time, bluegrass, folk, Americana, blues, and gospel music. All concerts will take place in the Willingham Theater at the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center in…

Concerts at the Rock: Merle Monroe with Nu Blu

February 15, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Hailing from Siler City, NC, the textbook definition of a picturesque small southern town, Nu-Blu’s heart and soul is husband-and-wife duo Daniel and Carolyn Routh. Carolyn’s caramel-coated soprano is one of the band’s defining traits, at times a tender lullaby, at times a freight train headed straight for you, but always unwinding a surprising tale. Daniel is the group’s backbone, a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist who also handles band management. Austin Hefflefinger on banjo, and Justin Harrison on fiddle/mandolin round out…

Concerts at the Rock: Carolina Blue

March 7, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Carolina Blue is a Brevard, NC based band whose roots run deep in the tradition of Bill Monroe. The band was formed in 2007 after the release of the album "Nothing So Blue" by Bobby Powell and Tim Jones. Carolina Blue won the South Carolina state bluegrass championship at RenoFest in 2011. They also received their first Vocal Group of The Year Nomination at the 2018 SPBGMA Awards Show. They have appeared on the hit TV show “Song Of The…

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