Join us on May 24-26 for the 1st Annual Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational. The inaugural Invitational showcases the art of hand building fine, stringed instruments and celebrates the skill and art of lutherie. This event gathers some of the most talented luthiers in the southeast. Come enjoy this unique three-day event which includes a concert, exhibits, workshops and more. Jay Lichty of Tryon, NC, is the Host Luthier..
Festivities kick off Friday evening with a free luthier jam at Homeplace Beer Co. The public is invited to explore exhibits and workshops throughout the day Saturday and Sunday. Saturday night, guitar virtuoso Kaki King performs a concert at Parkway Playhouse. INFO on times and ticket prices: www.mountainacoustics.com, 706-424-2700.
Brian Gurl Productions presents…America the Beautiful
Celebrating the Dream, the Ideal and the Spirit that is America.
Starring Brian McGurl, Katherine Alexandra, Michele Pruyn and Ensemble. This uplifting and unifying show celebrates the heart and soul of the American experience through a mosaic of musical genres. Brian McGurl’s unique ability to capture the innermost emotion of a song… it’s joy, it’s message, it’s depth and it’s power is on full display in this multi-faceted production. Compelling arrangements and rich vocal harmonies are skillfully interspersed with founding father’s quotes and dramatic dialogue interludes -making the production a deeply powerful and highly entertaining experience- presented with a spirit of togetherness and unity.
“America is a tune. it must be sung together” ~ Gerald Stanley Lee. Ideal for all ages, this six-piece production features such songs as This Land Is Your Land, This Is My Country, The Star Spangled Banner, Elvis’s American Trilogy, Elton John’s Philadelphia Freedom, an exciting jazz rendition of Glen Millers’s American Patrol plus God Bless America – emotionally sung as a prayer by Katherine, a Russian immigrant- now a proud American citizen. Also featured is America The Beautiful and God Bless The USA – which Michele sang together with Lee Greenwood at the White House – highlighted by Brian and Katherine’s show-stopping ‘dueling pianos’ arrangement of Yankee Doodle. The inspiring finale’ features the dropping of an American flag that flew over the Arizona War Memorial while the cast sings a rousing rendition of You’re A Grand Old Flag.
The OLD TIMEY FALL FESTIVAL is held on September 28th, 2019 in Burnsville, NC. On Burnsville’s beautiful Town Square, this is a good old fashioned, “Old Timey” local Festival. This annual event is used to invite heritage-crafters to come out and demonstrate the old timey methods of producing their crafts. Antique tractors and cars are on display along with the local Farmer’s Market. Music for all ages, food, and rides and games for the kids are all part of this fun, family-friendly day.