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Wilkesboro, NC – June 4, 2019 ––The fifth annual Carolina In The Fall™ Music and Food Festival continues its’ tradition of celebrating the heritage of western North Carolina through music, food and beverage. On September 20th and 21st, 2019, musicians, chefs, vintners and craft beer brewers from the region will gather on Main Street in Wilkesboro, NC to engage audiences with the best of their craft. Wilkes County’s own The Kruger Brothers will be the Festival hosts again and welcome some of North Carolina’s best Folk/ Roots music bands. They will be joined by bands from other regions that tip their hats to the rich musical history of Wilkes, the Heart of American Folk Music™. This year’s line-up includes previously announced headliners The Kruger Brothers, Balsam Range, Chatham County Line, Baucom and Jones and Presley Barker. Additional acts being announced include The Black Lillies, EmiSunshine, Hawktail, Scott Mulvahill, The Contenders, Cicada Rhythm, Zoe and Cloyd, Newberry and Verch, and many others. Over 30 bands will be on hand to bring the very best in Roots, Americana and Bluegrass music. The entire CITF Line-up is available at www.carolinainthefall.org. The Black Lillies Back by popular demand at Carolina in the Fall Music and Food Festival is The Black Lillies. They will be closing out Friday evening’s new “Late Night Show”. Four men. Four friends. Four artists, each of whom could rightly put out a solo record tomorrow, tied together by a bond to something that’s greater than the sum of its parts.…
Wilkesboro, NC ––The fifth annual Carolina in the Fall™ Music and Food Festival, winner of the coveted IBMA Momentum Event of the Year Award, continues its’ tradition of celebrating the heritage of western North Carolina on September 20th and 21st, 2019. Over 100 musicians, chefs, vintners and craft beer brewers from the region will gather on Main Street in Wilkesboro, NC to engage audiences with the best of their craft. “It is hard to believe we are in our 5th year of CITF. Last year saw some big changes come to Carolina in the Fall”, says Festival Director Michelle Isom. “We listened to our festival guests and added reserved seating. Folks loved having a seat waiting on them when they arrived. Because we limited the number of reserved seats, general admission seating saw very little impact. This year we will maintain the same limited number of reserved seats that are part of the VIP Package. We are implementing a couple of changes that we hope will make the CITF experience even better. We are adding a stage in Sweet Smiles Candy Store that will focus on local talent exclusively. Additionally, we are extending our Friday Night music by an extra hour in the Downtown setting. This will be a fun filled hour of music designed to get you on your feet and get loud. We will have the Carolina Jam only on Saturday night at the Yadkin Valley Event Center. We heard many people say that the Friday Night Carolina…
The Kruger Brothers host annual food and music festival September 21-22WILKESBORO, NC –Carolina in the Fall Music and Food Festival, the fourth annual celebration of music, food and mountain tradition, takes placeSeptember 21-22,in historic downtown Wilkesboro. Over 100 musicians, chefs, vintners and craft beer brewers from the region will gather on Main Street to entertain audiences with the best of their craft.Music begins at 12 noon on Friday and 11 a.m. on Saturday and continues until 10:30 p.m. both nights. Festival gates open an hour before the music begins. Carolina in the Fall, recipient of the 2017 IBMA Momentum Event of the Year Award, offers five stages of entertainment: Carolina Stage, Foothills Stage, Hall of Fame Stage, Great State Stage, and, new for this year, The 1915 Stage. Live music on the porch of the Blue Ridge Artisan Center at The 1915 begins at 1 p.m. each day.“Everyone is welcome to come enjoy the street festival portion of Carolina in the Fall. Those who wish to enter the music venues may purchase a wristband to hear world-class performers from near and far. The entertainment is phenomenal,” said Dale Isom, festival organizer. “For some music lovers, ‘the bigger, the better’ holds true; others prefer intimate, single-stage festivals. Carolina in the Fall is perfect for everyone! It offers a mix of Americana, bluegrass and folk music; exciting activities and competitions; inimitable shop vendors; slightly-out-of-the-ordinary cuisine to the most beloved and anticipated festival dishes; and a festival ambiance that enhances lifelong memories for…
WILKESBORO, NC – The fourth annual Carolina in the Fall Music and Food Festival, slated for September 21-22, 2018, is now accepting entries for the N.C. Banjo Championship, Chad Lovette Memorial Trail Run, Bobby Martin Young Songwriters Competition. The 2018 North Carolina Banjo Championship, hosted by world-renowned banjoist Jens Kruger of The Kruger Brothers, will take place on Saturday, September 22, at 8:30 a.m. The contest is open to musicians who earn 30 percent or less of their annual income from performing music, and previous winners may enter. Musicians may register until 8 a.m. on the day of competition; however, only 20 pickers may compete in the championship. This will be the first twenty who register and are present when their names are called from the registration list one-half hour before the contest begins. “I am thrilled to host the competition and look forward to welcoming the country’s best pickers as they compete for the North Carolina Banjo Championship title. Carolina in the Fall in the heart of Appalachia offers a perfect setting for pickers to captivate an international audience,” said Jens. The North Carolina Banjo Championship is sponsored by Deering Banjos, makers of the world’s finest instruments. Judges for the championship will be respected local and national banjo artists and instructors. More information about contest rules and prizes is offered at www.carolinainthefall.org and select the “Get Involved” button. The Chad Lovette Memorial 5k and 10k Trail Run, now in its third year, will be held on Saturday, September 22,…
WILKESBORO, NC – The fourth annual Carolina in the Fall Music and Food Festival, taking place September 21-22, 2018, has expanded its powerful lineup of entertainment to include The Secret Sisters, Jim Lauderdale, Front Country, Humming House and more. These artists will join festival hosts The Kruger Brothers and The Steel Wheels, The Roosevelts, Fireside Collective, The Contenders, Snyder Family Band, The Arcadian Wild, Nikki Talley and more than 100 other musicians, chefs, vintners and craft beer brewers from the region. The dynamic lineup is available online at www.carolinainthefall.org. The Secret Sisters – The Secret Sisters, a singer-songwriter duo from Alabama, went from touring with Bob Dylan to losing their label, purging their team, and filing bankruptcy. But sisters Laura and Lydia Rogers kept moving forward, receiving a Grammy nomination for their biting and beautiful third LP, produced by Brandi Carlile, “You Don't Own Me Anymore.” The sisters found themselves in a more creative and honest space than ever. They poured themselves into songwriting, with their experiences flowing and morphing into collective tales of triumph, rage and the indefatigable human spirit. The resulting songs are as poetic as they are confessional – soulful, gospel grooves anchored by the timeless, crystalline ring of Laura and Lydia’s voices in sweet unison. In the beginning, before that darkness moved in, things were a little like rainbows and roses for the sisters. An open audition in Nashville in 2009 lead them to a major label deal and a debut record produced by T. Bone…
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