While 'An Appalachian Evening' is the centerpiece of music at Stecoah Valley Center, our Fall Harvest Festival also concludes with a Saturday evening concert, October 20.
The 2018 Harvest Festival concert will feature Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver.
With nearly 40 albums to their credit, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver have multiple Grammy, Dove, ICM, IBMA and SPBGMA Award nominations, and are 7-time winners of IBMA’s Vocal Group of the Year. Lawson is reigning SPBGMA Mandolin Player of the Year, and Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver are the reigning Inspirational Country Music Association (ICM) Vocal Group of the Year, crowned in October 2012 at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center, on the heels of Lawson’s induction into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame at the Ryman Auditorium on September 27, 2012. Band website
Blue Ridge Music Trails book plus 27-song CD ($20) is now available in the Stecoah Artisans Gallery.
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.
2018 entertainment included:
Michael Cleveland & Flame Keeper
Wayne Henderson & Helen White
Snyder Family Band
Salt and Light
Jeff Little Trio
The Kruger Brothers
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.
The Cafe is open from 6 - 7:30 pm, prior to each Saturday performance. Cafe offerings include BBQ sandwiches, hot dogs, cheese plates, ice cream, homemade cinnamon rolls, desserts, and assorted drinks.
Feel free to enjoy your meal in the Cafe, on the deck or anywhere on the grounds. No reservations are needed.