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Top of the Grade Concert

July 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bob Sinclair and the Big Deals will perform at the Top of the Grade Concert series at 7 pm Friday, July 12 on the Ella Grace Mintz Stage in McCreery Park. This free community event is made possible through a grant from the Polk County Community Foundation.

Bob Sinclair and The Big Deals make fun-loving, country-swing music at its best. Music that is fresh and vibrant – characterized by exceptional songwriting, tight harmonies, great arrangements and stellar instrumentation. The Big Deals feature the immensely talented Molly Barrett on fiddle/vocals; Tim Gallagher on mandolin; and Sinclair on guitar and vocals. The songs are delightfully crafted little vignettes wrapped around seriously powerful melodies and uncommon instrumental prowess – and the band wrings every possible drop of emotion out of each one.

Showcasing their original songs, the group merges Southern story-telling, chamber music sensibilities and jazz-influenced melodies to create an original musical sound – elegant, but feisty and unfiltered.

This band definitely distinguishes itself in the crowed acoustic music scene. The Big Deals have demonstrated that they are equally comfortable on the big festival stages of MerleFest and PossumFest or the listening rooms and theaters of the US.

The Big Deals were recently featured on the Song of the Mountain broadcast for PBS; as a headliner for SERFA; and are a regular performer on The Grind Artist Series.

The Top of the Grade Concert series is overseen by the Saluda Downtown Foundation, Inc. with support from the City of Saluda. The Saluda Downtown Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the arts, beautification, historic preservation, cultural development, and economic development in downtown Saluda.

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July 12
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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McCreery Park
Smith Drive
Saluda, NC 28773 United States
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