The 2019 Benefit Auction will take place Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10 on the Penland campus. This gala weekend is a celebration of creativity and community made possible by the many artists, volunteers, and friends who support Penland. Tickets are required for the event and will go on sale in the spring.
1pm: The Butterbeans: They play a combination of music – Country, Bluegrass, and Gospel Music. The Name comes from an upbeat song “Just a Bowl of Butterbeans.” Come sit down and “taste” the fare.
3pm: Crossfire Bluegrass Band: From Sparta, NC, play great bluegrass renditions from band members Joe Willey, Jerel Willey, Justin Willey, and Bill Paul.
Enjoy a toe-tappin’ good time as you jam to the sounds of Bandana Rhythm, August 10 at 7:00 p.m. at the Burnsville Town Center. Learn more about the band on Facebook.
Amélie is an extraordinary young woman who lives quietly in the world but loudly in her mind. She covertly improvises small but surprising acts of kindness that bring joy and mayhem. But when a chance at love comes her way, Amélie realizes that to find happiness she’ll have to risk everything and say what’s in her heart. Be inspired by this imaginative dreamer who finds her voice, discovers the power of connection, and sees possibility around every corner.
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.