The summer concerts are free, usually excellent music, and there's at least one vendor who sells some kind of food before it starts.
Whether you sit on a blanket or bring one of those fabulous folding chairs, it's warm, twilight goes on for hours, and you may meet a friend or two. Parking is limited, but if you can walk a block, not impossible. (Incidentally, the lake is on the other side of the blue tented stage.)
Here's the lineup for this summer!
Beginning June 20, every Thursday evening from
7 p.m. - 9 p.m. on beautiful Lake Tomahawk, we'll offer an awesome evening of entertainment.
June 20 Kellin Watson.
A nationally-touring singer-songwriter, whose award-winning sound blends elements of blues, pop, folk, and soul, Kellin hails from Asheville. Drawing on her Appalachian roots, she brings both power and rawness to her music. Hedrick Industries is the sole sponsor of this show.
June 27 Mipso.
Rooted in the music of North Carolina's mountains and Piedmont, Chapel Hill-based Mipso gives these traditional influences a distinctly modern twist. With an old-school combination of fiddle, mandolin, bass, guitar, and four voices in close harmony, Mipso's Jacob, Wood, Joseph, and Libby mix bluegrass ingredients with a healthy dose of 21st century energy.
July 11 Citizen Band Radio.
Citizens Band Radio is not a nostalgia band - they are the good ole days. With pedal steel guitars, mandolin and drums, harnessed together they light up the night with powerful harmonies, homegrown tunes, and positivity. CBR is a good time band, and they are serious about it - serious about making their fans happy, keeping them smiling, dancing, moving!
July 18 Barefoot Movement.
The Barefoot Movement is a quartet of immensely talented musicians from North & South Carolina and Tennessee whose music successfully melds Americana influences with the invigoration of acoustic modern rock and jazz. Their sound simultaneously captures the rustic beauty of old Southern front porch Bluegrass improvisation while being immediately accessible to the modern era.
July 25 Packway Handle Band.
This alternative bluegrass band emerged from the music scene in Athens, GA, finding national acclaim first as finalists at the Telluride bluegrass competition in 2002 and 2003, then taking 2nd place in 2004. In early 2006 the band went on the road full time, wowing audiences across the country with close 4-part harmonies and their dance around two tightly-spaced condenser mics. Thought provoking songwriting, clever choice and arrangement of bluegrass traditionals, and totally unexpected (even totally inappropriate) covers, are all delivered with a crackling energy.
August 1 Cedric Burnside Project.
Cedric Burnside is the grandson of North Mississippi blues legend R.L. Burnside. He is the winner of the Blues Music Awards "Best New Artist Debut" for the record: 'The Two Man Wrecking Crew' in 2009 and "Drummer of the Year" in 2010. After many successful years of touring the world with Lightnin' Malcolm as 'the Juke Joint Duo', Cedric has started a new band: The Cedric Burnside Project. His first debut album 'The Way I am' is coming soon, and he is touring the country bringing you new, original foot-stomping hill-country blues music.
August 8 A Social Function.
Based out of Asheville, this popular Top 40 and dance band has entertained thousands and traveled all over the southeast, becoming one of the most sought after party bands.
August 15 Swayback Sisters.
An all-female, close harmony trio based out of Asheville, NC, the Swayback Sisters specialize in old-school country soul, Appalachian-style folk ballads, and dirty acoustic blues. Drawing heavily on the music that came before, and they pay loving homage to musicians such as Memphis Minnie, Ola Belle Reed, and Bessie Smith, to name a few. Their shows bridge the past with the future, with one foot firmly planted in the here and now.
For more information, please contact
Deanna Stone (828) 669-8610