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 17, 2020.
The 2019 Harvest Festival concert featured The Gibson Brothers.
The Gibson Brothers are a contemporary bluegrass band who extend the tradition with standards and well-composed originals. Eric and Leigh are two-time IBMA Entertainers Of The Year as well as Vocal Group of the Year, and Song of the Year. Currently with Rounder Records, they have an exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and have been guest artists on the Grand Ole Opry stage. Band Website
Blue Ridge Music Trails book plus 27-song CD ($20) is now available in the Stecoah Artisans Gallery.
Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center has been closed since March 15, 2020 and we are working on a phased reopening plan that is in the best interest of the future of the Center, our staff and public health.
For more information, read this letter from the Executive Director.
Stecoah's "An Appalachia Evening" concerts are currently postponed. Please check back for a possible live-streamed virtual concert season later this year.
Our 2020 season features a great lineup of musicians...
June 27 – Jeff Parker and Colin Ray
July 4 - Buncombe Turnpike
July 11 - Fireside Collective
July 18 - Joe Mullins and Radio Ramblers
July 25 - Nu-Blu
August 1 - Jeff Little
August 8 - Chatham Rabbits
August 15 - Carolina Blue
August 22 - Mile Twelve
August 29 - Kruger Brothers
You can purchase discounted season tickets now,
Individual concert tickets go on sale soon.
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.
Local businesses: 2020 Sponsorships are now available. For more information call Jennifer West at 828-479-3364.
Thanks to our 2019 Sponsors
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. New this year, The Hub is providing a boxed meal on Saturday nights prior to the concerts. Choose from BBQ chicken, brisket and pork plates with sides. The café will be serving desserts, ice cream, drinks and our famous cinnamon rolls.
Feel free to enjoy your meal in the Cafe, on the deck or anywhere on the grounds. No reservations are needed.