By Rebecca Mullins
Sept. 13, 2013. Appalachian Mountain Brewery is throwing the Down Home Festival this Saturday, Sept. 14. The Festival features live music by Andy Ferrell and Oncoming Train, a free low country boil and a collection of donations, all of which will go to the Watauga Habitat for Humanity.
This is a chance to eat free food, drink good beer, hear some local musicians and give back to your community, so come on down with a few extra dollars in your pockets for drinks and donations and enjoy the Down Home Festival.
The low country boil will be served in a traditional style with sausage, shrimp, corn, and more from 4 to 10 p.m. The Appalachian Mountain Brewery is located near Boone mall and opens its doors at 3 p.m., so feel free to come early to grab a seat and get a drink.
The live music will be centered around Andy Ferrell who is releasing his debut album, “I was Born,” on the day of the festival.
Ferrell can often be found playing at the Brewery. And according to Jessica Collins, the public relations manager of Appalachian Mountain Brewery, Ferrell traditionally plays a combination of country, blues, gospel and bluegrass. But this Saturday he’ll spice things up and play songs from his album for an audience for the first time.
“The customers always love him,” remarked Collins. “He’s definitely a crowd pleaser.”
The album, “I was Born,” will be available for purchase at the Brewery for a special price of $5 during the Down Home festival.
The other live music performance will be from the newly created band Oncoming Train. Meade Richter will be playing the fiddle, Zach Smith the bass and Toryn Little the cajon (pronouned Ka-hone), a crate styled drum instrument originating in Peru. This will be the bands first time playing at the Appalachian Mountain Brewery.
In addition to everything else, Appalachian Mountain Brewery released their new Oktoberfest beer today, Sept. 13. So tomorrow during the festival, you could enjoy this delectable beer while eating the low country boil.
The Down Home Festival is a celebration of the Southern ideals that hold us together: community, music, hospitality and exceptional cooking. So come out tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. to enjoy this spectacular evening.
For more information click here or call Appalachian Mountain Brewery at (828) 263-1111.