Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music: 2016 Indoor Summer Concert Line-Up Announced

Published Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 12:45 pm

In celebration of it’s 23rd year, Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music is pleased to announce its 2016 Indoor Summer Concert line-up! With a nod to the tradition begun by its founder, Joe Shannon, Mountain Home Music will again present both regional and nationally known acts to folks here in the High Country.

The Cockman Family

The Cockman Family

This year’s series features such local favorites as the Cockman Family, The White Top Mountain Band, and the Jeff Little Trio. Nationally known acts such as National Public Radio’s Prairie Home Companion favorites, Robin and Linda Williams, and founding members of the Red Clay Ramblers – Craver, Watson, Hicks and Newberry will also make appearances this summer.

Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music

JSMHM director, Rodney Sutton, stated – “After 23 years, there are some traditions that have strong support from our audiences and we try and include these shows every year. We will kick off our Indoor Summer Concert Series with our Memorial Weekend Sunday show on May 29, as the Original Mountain Home Bluegrass Boys honor those who have died in service while defending our nations freedom. David Johnson will also bring a newer version of this “house band” to share the stage with the King Street Brass Band for the annual Fourth of July Grass and Brass Celebration. Our final national holiday show will feature Laurelyn Dossett, paying tribute to the working men and women of America, on the Sunday of Labor Day Weekend”, Sutton added.

JSMHM will be welcoming two acts who will be making their first ever appearance on the MHM stage. Tom Saber, Brad Leftwich and Alice Gerrard are known internationally for their tight vocal harmonies and their command of the banjo, fiddle and guitar in rendering some nearly forgotten gems of old-time tunes and songs. This trio toured together for over 15 years as Tom, Brad and Alice and they bring over 12 decades of traditional musical performance experience between them to Boone. Also, making their debut on JSMHM this summer will be The Belfast Boys who now reside in Hickory. Alyn Mearns and Adrian Rice will share an evening of both traditional and original songs, witty stories and poetry from their native city of Belfast, in Northern Ireland.

All of the JSMHM concerts scheduled for the 2016 Summer Concert series are presented at comfortable, indoor climate-controlled venues, including the Harvest House Performing Arts Venue in Boone and the Blowing Rock School Auditorium in Blowing Rock. “We are proud of the consistent top-notch professional sound and indoor venues that we can offer to our audiences here in the High Country. The summer weather here in the mountains can be unpredictable, but folks know that our shows go on rain or shine”, says Sutton.

JSMHM is also rolling out a new Matinee Music Concert Series to compliment its regular summer shows. The matinees – two in the summer and one in the fall – will be shorter in length with reduced admission and will be presented at the Harvest House at 2:30pm on Tuesday, July 25, featuring Strictly Strings and Thursday, August, 26, with Little Windows. The third matinee will take place in the JSMHM Fall Concert Series in October. See our website for all the details.

Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music is a small 501-c-3 non-profit educational organization that honors the music, singing, storytelling and dance of the Appalachian Region. JSMHM ticket sales cover only a portion of the production cost of this concert series. The balance is underwritten by grants, membership fees, donations and sponsorships. More information on how you may honor a family member or other special loved one with a concert sponsorship can be found on the JSMHM website under the Sponsors heading. Details on all of the concerts and performers can also be found at Mountainhomemusic.com.

 

JSMHM 2016 Summer Concert Series Line-up

 

HH(Harvest House Performing Arts Venue)

BRSA(Blowing Rock School Auditorium)

 

Sunday, May 29, 7:30pm(HH) – A Memorial Day Salute
David Johnson and The Original Mountain Home Bluegrass Boys

 

Monday, July 4, 7pm(BRSA) – Bluegrass and Brass – A Fourth of July Dazzle

The Mountain Home Bluegrass Boys and King Street Brass

 

Saturday, July 9, 7:30pm(HH) – Prairie and Mountain Homes Meet

Linda and Robin Williams

 

Saturday, July 23, 7:30pm(HH) – Rare Old Time Band Reunion Tom, Brad and Alice

 

Tuesday, July 26, 2:30pm(HH) – Special Matinee

Old Time Jamboree by the Young for the Young at Heart

Strictly Strings with Rodney Sutton


Saturday, July 30, 7:30pm(HH) – Ireland in Poetry and Song
The Belfast Boys

 

Saturday, August 6, 7:30pm(HH) – The Law Firm – Representing Old-time Musicians

Craver, Watson, Hicks and Newberry

 

Saturday, August 13, 7:30pm(HH) – Piano Man of the Blue Ridge
Jeff Little Trio

Saturday, August 20, 7:30pm(HH) – Family Bluegrass Gospel Harmonies
The Cockman Family

 

Thursday, August 25, 2:30pm(HH)- Special Matinee

From Across the “Big Pond” to Appalachia: A Musical Journey
Little Windows

 

Saturday, August 27, 7:30pm(HH) – The Family that Plays Together Stays Together
The Whitetop Mountain Band

Sunday, September 4, 7:30pm(HH) – A Special Labor Day Tribute to American Workers
Laurelyn Dossett
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Sunday, May 29 – David Johnson and The Original Mountain Home Bluegrass Boys

 

Saturday, July 4 The Mountain Home Music Bluegrass Boys and The King Street Brass


Saturday, July 9 Linda and Robin Williams

 

Saturday, July 23 – Tom, Brad and Alice

 

Tuesday, July 26 – Special Matinee – Strictly Strings with Rodney Sutton


Saturday, July 30 – The Belfast Boys

 

Saturday, August 6 – Craver, Watson, Hicks and Newberry

 

Saturday, August 13 – Jeff Little Trio

Saturday, August 20 – The Cockman Family

 

Thursday, August 25- Special Matinee – Little Windows

 

Saturday, August 27 – The Whitetop Mountain Band

Sunday, September 4 – Laurelyn Dossett

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