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Todd Summer Music Series Continues Saturday with Wayne Henderson & Friends

July 1, 2016.The community of Todd will hold the third night of its summer concert series on Saturday, July 2 at 6 p.m. Come out to see musician Wayne Henderson & Friends continue the free, outdoor music fun this weekend in Cook Memorial Park! The Todd Community Preservation Organization, a nonprofit group that maintains the area’s natural resources and cultural heritage, hosts the free concert series each summer, which takes place rain or shine in one of two local parks that the TCPO manages.

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This Friday at the Jones House: The Lucky Strikes Orchestra and Analog Poets

June 27, 2016. .The Lucky Strikes Orchestra and Analog Poets perform at the Jones House Friday, continuing the 2016 Summer Concerts at the Jones House series, starting at 5:00 p.m. The Analog Poets will follow, featuring the melodic and inventive guitar playing of Dustin Hofsess, drumming and percussion of Jonathan Priest, and bass playing of Ben McPherron.

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Watauga County Arts Council Awards Rising Young Talents with Vocal Music Scholarships

/>June 24, 2016.The Watauga County Arts Council, at their recent 2nd Saturday Celebration of the Arts, presented two Vocal Music Scholarship Awards to two talented young women from Watauga County, Hope Langston and Rachel Sabo-Hedges. The Watauga County Arts Council is very pleased to be able to honor these two rising young talents with these awards. Funding for the Vocal Music Scholarship Program comes from an annual event called “Celebrate Singing” each fall. Additional funding for the Vocal Music Scholarship Program comes from private donations.

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Mipso and Opening Act Kate Rhudy Give Legends Crowd Another Exciting Night of Music

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Apr. 25, 2016. I can’t say that I was surprised to see Mipso’s huge crowd when I walked through the doors at Legends. Like the band’s August show at the venue, fans of the “renegade traditionalists” excitedly packed the floor. This time, fans had the pleasure of seeing folky opening act Kate Rhudy before Mipso took the stage. By Bailey Faulkner – Photos Courtesy of Logan Hall

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Mipso to Return to Legends with Opening Act Kate Rhudy on Thursday, April 21

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Apr. 15, 2016. Clear all of your plans for Thursday, April 21 — Mipso will return to Legends to show how “renegade traditionalists” interpret Appalachian music. Before Mipso takes the stage, local favorite Kate Rhudy will kick off the night with her “sad river folk” music. By Bailey Faulkner – Photo Courtesy of ideastations.org

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MerleFest Adds John Oates to 2016 Lineup, Donna the Buffalo to Host Midnight Jam

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March 24, 2016. MerleFest, presented by Window World and slated for April 28-May 1, 2016, is pleased to announce that John Oates, a legend of American music, will be joining the official 2016 festival lineup as the final addition. With over 100 artists featured, MerleFest 2016 is living up to its reputation as the nation’s annual homecoming of music lovers! Also announced, Donna the Buffalo will host the much-anticipated Midnight Jam at the Walker Center, and the Jam will be sponsored by The Bluegrass Situation.

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Black Cat to Host Spacey Pop-Rock Act ‘Idiot Glee’ March 24 with ‘Murals’ and ‘Naked Gods’

March 21, 2016. Mixing sounds reminiscent of styles ranging from space rock to the Beach Boy’s Smile sessions, the Lexington, Kentucky-based “indie-pop crooner” uses his classical piano training and love of atmospheric pop-rock to create a sound that is distinctly Idiot Glee. If you want to learn more about opening acts Murals and Naked Gods, you can check out their Bandcamp pages. Both bands are sure to be awesome openers.
By Bailey Faulkner.

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