Aug. 9, 2012. A benefit concert Sunday, Aug. 12, will feature well-known musicians Si Kahn, Joe Shannon, Sixth Floor Trio and Forget-Me-Nots performing selections spanning the worlds of bluegrass, Broadway, Celtic, country and Klezmer. Billed as “An Appalachian Afternoon,” the 3 p.m. concert will take place in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall on the campus of Appalachian State University.
May 18, 2012. “It started as an idea,” said Joe Shannon, executive director of Mountain Home Music. “The idea was to showcase local and regional performers. The first obstacle to implementation was obvious: would anyone pay to see someone they’ve never heard of? I knew friends and family might show up, but friends and family wouldn’t be enough to support a concert series. It was a pretty big challenge.”