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.
Carolina in the Fall Music and Food Festival presented by Wilkes Communications, Inc. announced that they will be hosting the 2nd Annual Chad Lovette Memorial 5k and 10k Trail Run to benefit the American Cancer Society. “Carolina in the Fall is very thankful to be the host for the 2nd Annual Chad Lovette Memorial Trail Run. Last year, with the help of over 200 participants we raised $10,000 to help the American Cancer Society in their effort to find the cure. The festival is the wonderful setting for a benefit event that focuses on helping those who are dealing with this disease and those that are working to find a cure”, said Daniel. “It is a perfect fit for our festival mission. Our Trail Run will wear the name of Chad Lovette to remember and honor him and his love for this region’s music.”
Carolina in the Fall™ seeks festival volunteers
August 23, 2017
Carolina in the Fall™ presented by Wilkes Communications, Inc. is seeking volunteers for the music and food festival to be held in Wilkesboro on September 22nd and 23rd. Volunteers are needed for many functions during the festival and will work 4 hour shifts. Each person will receive a CITF Volunteer Tee-Shirt and a one-day pass for the day of their work.
WILKESBORO, NC (June 1, 2017) Carolina in the Fall Music and Food Festival presented by Wilkes Communications, Inc. announces the addition of Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder and many other artists to its’ festival lineup. They will join Festival Host’s The Kruger Brothers, The Kontras Quartet, The Black Lillies, Darin and Brooke Aldridge, The Snyder Family Band, Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys, Shadowgrass, Fireside Collective and Salt and Light, the Moore Family Band and many others for the 3rd Annual presentation of Carolina in the Fall in downtown Wilkesboro. “With the addition of Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, Carolina in the Fall is continuing to fulfill its’ mission of bringing the best of the music of the region to Wilkesboro. From gospel to bluegrass to roots music, Ricky will deliver his own special sound to the stages of Carolina in the Fall” says festival director Michelle Isom. Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder Fifteen-time GRAMMY® Award-winner Ricky Skaggs’ career is easily among the most significant in recent country music history. If Skaggs’ burgeoning trophy case full of awards wasn’t already enough evidence of that fact, consider that legendary guitarist Chet Atkins once credited Skaggs with “single-handedly saving country music.” His life’s path has taken him to various musical genres, from where it all began in bluegrass music, to striking out on new musical journeys, while still leaving his musical roots intact. Born July 18, 1954 in Cordell, Kentucky, Skaggs showed signs of future stardom at an early age, playing mandolin on…
Wilkesboro, NC – February 28, 2017 ––This September, the third annual Carolina In The Fall™ Music and Food Festival presented by Wilkes Communications, Inc. continues its’ tradition of celebrating the heritage of western North Carolina through music, food and beverage. On September 22nd and 23rd, 2017, 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. Wilkes County’s own The Kruger Brothers will be the Festival hosts again 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 Kontras Quartet , The Black Lillies, Darin and Brooke Aldridge, The Snyder Family Band, Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys and many others. The Kruger Brothers Originally from Switzerland, brothers Uwe and Jens Kruger began playing North American folk music at an early age and were particularly inspired by recordings of Doc Watson, Flatt and Scruggs, Bill Monroe, and other progenitors of country, bluegrass and folk music. Their first public performances were as a duo, busking on the streets of cities throughout eastern and Western Europe. After gaining a recording contract as well as a radio show on SRG SSR, the Swiss public broadcaster, they teamed up with bass player Joel Landsberg, inaugurating a trio that has been playing…