Aug
17
Sat
2019
The Orchard at Altapass – Town & Country / The Neighbors @ The Orchard at Altapass
Aug 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Orchard at Altapass - Town & Country / The Neighbors @ The Orchard at Altapass

1pm: Town & Country:  A band playing the music of their region.

3pm: The Neighbors:  Out of Lenior, NC, they play traditional and modern bluegrass with a blend of folk, country, and rock and roll.

FREE

Aug
18
Sun
2019
The Orchard at Altapass – Sound Traveler / Never Too Late @ The Orchard at Altapass
Aug 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Orchard at Altapass - Sound Traveler / Never Too Late @ The Orchard at Altapass

1pm: Sound Traveler.  Bob & Patty Tatum, play acoustic vocal and instrumental renditions of popular classics from genres as diverse as classic rock & pop, folk, classy standards, country, blues, light jazz, and gospel on guitar, trumpet, bass, mandolin, harmonica, banjo, concertina, and percussion.  What a time.

3pm: Never Too Late:  A seasoned bluegrass band with decades of music experience.  Formed in 2001, they have produced two CDs and were invited to perform a one-hour TV show on a Winston Salem PBS station.  The band consists of Kent Huffman on upright bass, David Dickerson on Mandolin, Brent Fain on guitar, and Bruce Hill on banjo.  Expert instrumentation and tight vocal harmonies have become their trademark.

FREE

Aug
22
Thu
2019
The Orchard at Altapass – Randy Flack @ The Orchard at Altapass
Aug 22 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
The Orchard at Altapass - Randy Flack @ The Orchard at Altapass

A native of WNC, has been writing and performing since his early teens.  His songs and stories reflect his small town and Appalachian roots.  Song after song, story after story, a tapestry is woven of the life and times of a revenuer’s son’s Appalachian life.

Penland School of Crafts Scholarship Auction @ Penland School of Crafts
Aug 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Penland School of Crafts Scholarship Auction @ Penland School of Crafts | Bakersville | North Carolina | United States

Penland School of Crafts sessions end with an auction of work donated by students, instructors, and friends.  These auctions are celebrations of the work done in the classes and an opportunity for neighbors, travelers, and craft lovers to enjoy the energy of a Penland session.  The proceeds from these auctions support scholarship programs.  No admission charged.

 

Aug
24
Sat
2019
The Orchard at Altapass – Terry McKinney / Bearwallow @ The Orchard at Altapass
Aug 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Orchard at Altapass - Terry McKinney / Bearwallow @ The Orchard at Altapass

1pm: Terry McKinney:  He grew up in Mitchell and McDowell counties surrounded by traditional mountain music, and he has been singing and playing gospel, mountain, bluegrass, or classic country music most of his life.  To Terry music is his first love and the audiences love him.

3pm: Bearwallow: Morganton, NC, based Bearwallow performs a unique blend of progressive bluegrass, old-timey folk, and classic country.  They constantly look to reach new heights and audiences as they continue on their musical adventure.

FREE

Aug
25
Sun
2019
The Orchard at Altapass – Smokey Joe / Amantha Mill @ The Orchard at Altapass
Aug 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Orchard at Altapass - Smokey Joe / Amantha Mill @ The Orchard at Altapass

1pm: Smokey Joe:  During Smokey Joe’s 35-year career, he has played as the house band for a live radio show, was nominated for string band of the year while playing with the Wisteria String Band and won the Charlotte Music Awards “Country Show Case” with The Smokey Joe Show in 2008.

3pm: Amantha Mill: A community-oriented folk/bluegrass act with one foot rooted firmly in our heritage and the other planted in exploring new acoustic sounds.

FREE

Aug
26
Mon
2019
The Orchard at Altapass – Gospel/Bluegrass Concert @ The Orchard at Altapass
Aug 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Orchard at Altapass - Gospel/Bluegrass Concert @ The Orchard at Altapass

One night only, by hundreds of requests, an evening concert of Gospel and Bluegrass.  A great line-up engaged and an evening anticipated

Aug
29
Thu
2019
The Orchard at Altapass – Jack Vaughn @ The Orchard at Altapass
Aug 29 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
The Orchard at Altapass - Jack Vaughn @ The Orchard at Altapass

Come enjoy the great songs of this talented artist. FREE

Aug
30
Fri
2019
The Orchard at Altapass – Tom Sparks @ The Orchard at Altapass
Aug 30 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
The Orchard at Altapass - Tom Sparks @ The Orchard at Altapass

An all-time Orchard favorite.  FREE

Aug
31
Sat
2019
The Orchard at Altapass – The Grass Catchers / Southbound @ The Orchard at Altapass
Aug 31 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Orchard at Altapass - The Grass Catchers / Southbound @ The Orchard at Altapass

1pm:  The Grass Catchers:  Enjoy their “catchy” renditions of this Orchard favorite group.

3pm: Southbound:  A progressive team of musicians from Monroe County, in rural southwestern Tennessee, who continue the true spirit of classic country music with their own southern style.

FREE