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The Kruger Brothers host annual food and music festival September 21-22WILKESBORO, NC –Carolina in the Fall Music and Food Festival, the fourth annual celebration of music, food and mountain tradition, takes placeSeptember 21-22,in historic downtown Wilkesboro. Over 100 musicians, chefs, vintners and craft beer brewers from the region will gather on Main Street to entertain audiences with the best of their craft.Music begins at 12 noon on Friday and 11 a.m. on Saturday and continues until 10:30 p.m. both nights. Festival gates open an hour before the music begins. Carolina in the Fall, recipient of the 2017 IBMA Momentum Event of the Year Award, offers five stages of entertainment: Carolina Stage, Foothills Stage, Hall of Fame Stage, Great State Stage, and, new for this year, The 1915 Stage. Live music on the porch of the Blue Ridge Artisan Center at The 1915 begins at 1 p.m. each day.“Everyone is welcome to come enjoy the street festival portion of Carolina in the Fall. Those who wish to enter the music venues may purchase a wristband to hear world-class performers from near and far. The entertainment is phenomenal,” said Dale Isom, festival organizer. “For some music lovers, ‘the bigger, the better’ holds true; others prefer intimate, single-stage festivals. Carolina in the Fall is perfect for everyone! It offers a mix of Americana, bluegrass and folk music; exciting activities and competitions; inimitable shop vendors; slightly-out-of-the-ordinary cuisine to the most beloved and anticipated festival dishes; and a festival ambiance that enhances lifelong memories for…
WILKESBORO, NC – The fourth annual Carolina in the Fall Music and Food Festival, slated for September 21-22, 2018, is now accepting entries for the N.C. Banjo Championship, Chad Lovette Memorial Trail Run, Bobby Martin Young Songwriters Competition. The 2018 North Carolina Banjo Championship, hosted by world-renowned banjoist Jens Kruger of The Kruger Brothers, will take place on Saturday, September 22, at 8:30 a.m. The contest is open to musicians who earn 30 percent or less of their annual income from performing music, and previous winners may enter. Musicians may register until 8 a.m. on the day of competition; however, only 20 pickers may compete in the championship. This will be the first twenty who register and are present when their names are called from the registration list one-half hour before the contest begins. “I am thrilled to host the competition and look forward to welcoming the country’s best pickers as they compete for the North Carolina Banjo Championship title. Carolina in the Fall in the heart of Appalachia offers a perfect setting for pickers to captivate an international audience,” said Jens. The North Carolina Banjo Championship is sponsored by Deering Banjos, makers of the world’s finest instruments. Judges for the championship will be respected local and national banjo artists and instructors. More information about contest rules and prizes is offered at www.carolinainthefall.org and select the “Get Involved” button. The Chad Lovette Memorial 5k and 10k Trail Run, now in its third year, will be held on Saturday, September 22,…
WILKESBORO, NC – The fourth annual Carolina in the Fall Music and Food Festival, taking place September 21-22, 2018, has expanded its powerful lineup of entertainment to include The Secret Sisters, Jim Lauderdale, Front Country, Humming House and more. These artists will join festival hosts The Kruger Brothers and The Steel Wheels, The Roosevelts, Fireside Collective, The Contenders, Snyder Family Band, The Arcadian Wild, Nikki Talley and more than 100 other musicians, chefs, vintners and craft beer brewers from the region. The dynamic lineup is available online at www.carolinainthefall.org. The Secret Sisters – The Secret Sisters, a singer-songwriter duo from Alabama, went from touring with Bob Dylan to losing their label, purging their team, and filing bankruptcy. But sisters Laura and Lydia Rogers kept moving forward, receiving a Grammy nomination for their biting and beautiful third LP, produced by Brandi Carlile, “You Don't Own Me Anymore.” The sisters found themselves in a more creative and honest space than ever. They poured themselves into songwriting, with their experiences flowing and morphing into collective tales of triumph, rage and the indefatigable human spirit. The resulting songs are as poetic as they are confessional – soulful, gospel grooves anchored by the timeless, crystalline ring of Laura and Lydia’s voices in sweet unison. In the beginning, before that darkness moved in, things were a little like rainbows and roses for the sisters. An open audition in Nashville in 2009 lead them to a major label deal and a debut record produced by T. Bone…
Wilkesboro, NC – February 28, 2018 ––The fourth annual Carolina in the Fall™ Music and Food Festival, winner of the 2017 IBMA Momentum Event of the Year Award, continues its’ tradition of celebrating the heritage of western North Carolina on September 21st and 22nd, 2018. Over 100 musicians, chefs, vintners and craft beer brewers from the region will gather on Main Street in Wilkesboro, NC to engage audiences with the best of their craft. “Big changes are coming to Carolina in the Fall™ this year”, says Festival Director Michelle Isom. “We listened to our festival guests and reserved seating is clearly an amenity that they want. This year we will have a very limited number of reserved seats that are part of the VIP Package. This will have little impact on those who still wish to bring their own seating.” More information about the seating and how to select and reserve those available seats is on the festival website, www.carolinainthefall.org. Wilkes County’s own The Kruger Brothers will once again be the Festival hosts and welcome some of North Carolina’s best Folk/ Roots music bands. They will be joined by bands from other regions that tip their hats to the rich musical history of Wilkes, the Heart of American Folk Music™. This year’s line-up includes The Kruger Brothers, The Steel Wheels, The Roosevelts, Fireside Collective, The Contenders, The Snyder Family Band, The Arcadian Wild, Nikki Talley and many others. The Kruger Brothers Originally from Switzerland, brothers Uwe and Jens Kruger began…
Carolina in the Fall™ Music and Food Festival presented by Wilkes Communications, Inc. announced that they will be hosting the 2017 North Carolina Banjo Championships. Jens Kruger, of The Kruger Brothers and one of the top banjo players in the world will serve as the host for the championships. “I am thrilled to host the banjo championship and I look forward to welcoming many of the nation’s top pickers as they compete to hold the annual title. Carolina in the Fall is the perfect setting for the North Carolina Banjo Championship and we look forward to hosting many years of great banjo competition”, said Jens.
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