Blue Ridge Music Trails book plus 27-song CD ($20) is now available in the Stecoah Artisans Gallery.
AN APPALACHIAN EVENING 2016
A Season of 10 Great Shows: June 25 – August 27
6/25 - Kruger Brothers
7/2 - Buncombe Turnpike
7/9 - Front Country — NEW in 2016
7/16 - Mac Arnold
7/23 - Snyder Family
7/30 - Balsam Range
8/6 - Lonesome Ace String Band — NEW in 2016
8/13 - The Walking Roots Band
8/20 - Jeff Little Trio
8/27 - Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen — NEW in 2016
Our annual summer concert series offers an ever-changing schedule of bluegrass, folk and old-time mountain music by award-winning artists — quality entertainment for the entire family. Rich in cultural heritage, An Appalachian Evening continues to be a favorite with locals and visitors alike. All concerts at 7:30 pm in the air-conditioned Lynn L. Shields Auditorium.
The Grand Old Stage
In the 1940-1950 era, the auditorium stage became home to musicians touring the mountain area – musicians heard on the "Mid Day Merry Go Round," a popular WNOX-Knoxville radio program.
The Center’s stage has been graced with the top bluegrass performers of that time – Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, Bill Monroe, The Carter Family, Chet Atkins, Bonnie Lou and Buster, Archie Campbell, Carl Story, Elmer Jethro, Martha Carson and the Brewster Brothers.
It seems these musicians charged little or nothing for admission and put on a great show to a full house! Today’s performers follow in the footsteps of these great musicians and the smaller footprints of the many school children that have performed on this stage as well.
Enjoy a Dinner and a Show
Before each 'An Appalachian Evening' concert, you can purchase a home-cooked Appalachian Dinner in the Schoolhouse Cafe from 6 to 7:30.
Other Saturday evening cafe offerings include BBQ sandwich, hot dogs, Yellow Branch cheese and fruit plate, ice cream, homemade desserts, snacks and assorted drinks.