May
3
Fri
2019
The Orchard at Altapass – Randy Flack @ The Orchard at Altapass
May 3 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
The Orchard at Altapass - Randy Flack @ The Orchard at Altapass

Randy Flack, a native of Western North Carolina, has been writing and performing since his early teens.  He takes center stage at 1:45 pm with his songs and stories that 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.  FREE

May
4
Sat
2019
The Orchard at Altapass – Dollar Brothers / Southbound @ The Orchard at Altapass
May 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Orchard at Altapass - Dollar Brothers / Southbound @ The Orchard at Altapass

The afternoon begins with the Dollar Brothers at 1pm.  Growing up in the Meat Camp community of Watauga County in a musical family, brothers Darrell, Barry, and Wade, have been playing bluegrass music together and performing at local venues or more than 20 years, continuing their traditional bluegrass style.

At 3pm, Randy Woody and the Southbound Band take the stage.  Southbound is a progressive team of musicians from Monroe County, in rural southeastern Tennessee, who continue the true spirit of classic country music with their own southern style.

May
5
Sun
2019
The Orchard at Altapass -Rockabillys / Tru Blu @ The Orchard at Altapass
May 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Orchard at Altapass -Rockabillys / Tru Blu @ The Orchard at Altapass

The Rockabillys hit theOrchard stage at 1pm.  A goodtime/dance band and native North Carolina mountain boys, they play the classics – country, 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s Rock and Roll and Americana.

Tru Blu Bluegrass follows at 3pm.  They have been a work in progress for years, playing bluegrass, classic country, gospel, original songs, and golden oldies – all to enthusiastic audiences.   FREE

May
10
Fri
2019
The Orchard at Altapass – Debbie Young @ The Orchard at Altapass
May 10 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
The Orchard at Altapass - Debbie Young @ The Orchard at Altapass

Debbie sings solo and as leader and tenor, playing rhythm guitar, mandolin and harmonica, in the Tru Blu Bluegrass band.  Always a favorite.  FREE

May
11
Sat
2019
The Orchard at Altapass – The Grass Catchers / Crossfire @ The Orchard at Altapass
May 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Orchard at Altapass - The Grass Catchers / Crossfire @ The Orchard at Altapass

The day’s musical entertainment begins at 1pm with the “catchy” renditions of the always favorite Grass Catchers.

The Crossfire Band from Sparta, North Carolina, follows at 3pm with great bluegrass renditions from band members Joe Willey, Jerel Willey, Justic Willey, and Bill Paul.  FREE

May
12
Sun
2019
The Orchard at Altapass – Sound Traveler / Slight Departure @ The Orchard at Altapass
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Orchard at Altapass - Sound Traveler / Slight Departure @ The Orchard at Altapass

Sound Traveler starts the day’s entertainment at 1pm.  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!

Slight Departure picks it up at 3pm.  A WNC based Folk/Americana/Old Time quintet, and its 5-part harmonies and instruments indigenous to North Carolina, make this group a must-see act.

FREE

May
17
Fri
2019
The Orchard at Altapass – Tom Sparks @ The Orchard at Altapass
May 17 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
The Orchard at Altapass - Tom Sparks @ The Orchard at Altapass

Tom Sparks, all-time Orchard favorite, comes to center stage at 1:45pm to share his talents to an appreciative audience.  FREE

May
18
Sat
2019
The Orchard at Altapass – Town & Country / Bearwallow @ The Orchard at Altapass
May 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Orchard at Altapass - Town & Country / Bearwallow @ The Orchard at Altapass

The day begins with Town & Country and their music of the region at 1pm.

Following at 3pm, 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 adventures.

FREE

May
19
Sun
2019
The Orchard at Altapass – Harlan County Grass / Country Just Us @ The Orchard at Altapass
May 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Orchard at Altapass - Harlan County Grass / Country Just Us @ The Orchard at Altapass

Harlan County Grass, from East, Tennessee, takes pride in being a traditional Bluegrass Band and take center stage at 1pm.  The band stays steeped deep in the roots of the music that actually wears the label of bluegrass.

Country Just Us follows at 3pm with their own interpretations of the region’s musical heritage.

FREE

May
24
Fri
2019
Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational @ Burnsville Town Center
May 24 – May 26 all-day
Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational @ Burnsville Town Center | Burnsville | North Carolina | United States

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.