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David Holt’s State of Music Presents Rising Stars
October 25, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$25 – $50
Come celebrate the launch of the new season of the acclaimed PBS series David Holt’s State of Music at the live musical performance David Holt’s State of Music Presents Rising Stars.
Four-time Grammy winner David Holt will host an exciting evening of music from emerging musical artists showcased in Season 4 of David Holt’s State of Music which PBS will begin sharing in November with stations nationwide.
The Oct. 25 concert at the Reeves Theater will feature 2019 International Bluegrass Music Association Momentum Band of the Year Award winner Cane Mill Road whose banjo player, Tray Wellington, also won for Momentum Instrumentalist of the Year. The Burnett Sisters Band, Willow Dillon and Presley Barker also are performing and there will be a special screening of excerpts from the episode of David Holt’s State of Music that were filmed at the Reeves Theater.
The evening is sponsored by the Chatham Foundation, G&B Energy, Explore Elkin, Blue Ridge Music Trails and Come Hear NC.
The upcoming season of David Holt’s State of Music also features the innovative powerhouse Della Mae; blues legend Taj Mahal; Josh Goforth and Zeb Holt playing with host David in a look back at David’s 50-year career in folk music; and award-winning bluegrass duo Darin and Brooke Aldridge with New Grass Revival’s John Cowan. At the recent 30th annual IBMA awards, Brook Aldridge was named Female Vocalist of the Year for the third year in a row.
The series is a production of the Will & Deni McIntyre Foundation. Major funding for Season 4 was provided by the Rhea Bigelow Charitable Trust, The Community Foundation of Henderson County and its Perry N. Rudnick Endowment, the NC Arts Council and Come Hear NC, Blue Ridge Music Trails of NC, Cheri and Ron Allari, the J. Lyles Glenn Family Fund, A Bar A Ranch, Carlyle Adams Foundation, Fritz and Renee McPhail, Ben and Laurie Duke, the Chatham Foundation, Myrna Harris, Charlie and Lois Brummitt, Lee and Margaret French, and Rich and Jenny Schwartz. A complete list of underwriters is available at PBS.org.