Meet old friends, make new ones, and enjoy the traditional music of North Carolina among the hills and hollows as it used to be, and still is!

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When?

Labor Day Weekend 2019
Friday Aug 30, Saturday Aug 31, Sunday Sep 1

Where?

3590 NC-268, Lenoir, NC 28645

Day Passes:   (Available at the gate)

Friday night’s events are free, co-sponsored by the Patterson School Foundation and the Caldwell Arts Council

Saturday: $10, Sunday: $15

CHILDREN UNDER 16 ARE FREE !!!

Featured Artists - 2019

Jeff Little Trio

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.His distinctive two-handed style, much influenced by the mountain flat-picked guitar tradition, is breathtaking in its speed, precision and clarity. 

Sunday @ 4:00 to 4:45

The Harris Brothers

THE HARRIS BROTHERS play in the moment with a sound that cries deep honest feelings and true emotion, ever faithful to the groove and subtle dynamics! It’s American Roots music coming from every direction! Often referred to as the “people’s band,” THE HARRIS BROTHERS are sure to make a connection with any new listener who is a fan of American Roots Music!

Sunday @ 3:00 to 3:45

Strictly Clean and Decent

Strictly Clean and Decent is an acoustic trio which features Patrick Crouch, Ron Shuffler, and Kay Crouch whose blend of brilliant vocal harmonies tops a solid instrumental foundation. They are dedicated to performing a variety of musical styles in an acoustic setting.

Sunday @ 2:00 to 2:45

The Burnett Sisters

Ranging from ages 12 to 22, the Burnett Sisters Band consists of five members who create a unique blend of music in the folk, oldtime, and bluegrass traditions.

Establishing themselves as a gospel quartet, all four sisters began singing and playing together at local venues and churches in their early youth with the inspiration of other family bands.

Sunday @ 1:00 to 1:45

Shelby Rae Moore Band

Shelby Rae Moore is a phenomenon! At barely twenty two years of age, she has been wowing audiences for years with her voice, style, poise, stage presence and repertoire.

Having grown up in a musical family, she began singing at a very early age and has evolved into a seasoned professional.

Sunday @ 12:00 to 12:45

Piney Woods Boys

Members of the Piney Woods Boys came of age in the 1970s at the tail end of a musical era. As teenagers, they sought out the “real sounds” of community music that could still be heard at family parties, dances, and churches.

The musicians they learned from possessed a regional style of playing that pre-dated the Great Homogenization of the recording industry, before “old-time” and “bluegrass” split into two camps.

Today you can hear that “real sound” in the Piney Woods Boys’ music—Piedmont fiddle tunes, mountain gospel harmonies, and string band blues.

Sunday @ 11:00 to 11:45

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