While 'An Appalachian Evening' is the centerpiece of music at Stecoah Valley Center, our Fall Harvest Festival also concludes with a Saturday evening concert.
The 2017 Harvest Festival concert will feature Mountain Heart.
Widely known throughout the music industry for continually redefining the boundaries of acoustic music, Mountain Heart has gained legions of loyal fans both as a result of their superlative musicianship and just as notably, their incendiary live performances. Mountain Heart or members have been nominated for Grammy’s, ACM, and CMA awards. The band has also been nominated for and won multiple IBMA's. Band website
Blue Ridge Music Trails book plus 27-song CD ($20) is now available in the Stecoah Artisans Gallery.
AN APPALACHIAN EVENING
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,the series 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 2017 season concert schedule: (check back in the spring for 2018 performers
July 1 - Buncombe Turnpike
August 5 - The Bankesters
August 12 - Freight Hoppers
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.