Carolina in the Fall audience at night

Wilkesboro, NC – February 29, 2016 ––This September, the second 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 23rd and 24th, 2016, 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 Infamous Stringdusters, The Steel Wheels, The Symphony of the Mountains, Flatt Lonesome, Nora Jane Struthers and the Party Line, The Snyder Family Band, Front Country 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…
Carolina in the Fall Music and Food Festival, presented by Wilkes Communications, Inc will take place this Friday and Saturday, September 25th and 26th. The Kruger Brothers are prepared to welcome folks to downtown Wilkesboro for two days of celebration of the music and food that makes Wilkes County a very special place. The festival is a joint effort of the Town of Wilkesboro, Heart of Folk, LLC and the Kruger Brothers. Some 28 bands, including the Kruger Brothers, Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, Balsam Range, the Secret Sisters and many more will take the stages over the two days of the festival. Local vendors will be showing off Wilkes County’s best from apples, honey and ham to pottery and blacksmithing. Regional vineyards and craft breweries will be on hand to let folks taste the regions wines and beers. The Carolina in the Fall Food Truck Championship will be held on Saturday afternoon at 3:00PM with the winner being announced form the Carolina Stage at 4:30. Awards will be made to the truck that wins People’s Choice, Best Truck and the Overall Champion. Festival attendees will have the opportunity to fill out surveys during the festival to select the People’s Choice Award winner. Carolina in the Fall™ is making its’ festival debut this year in Downtown Wilkesboro on September 25th and 26th. Gates will open for the festival each day at 10 AM, with music beginning at 11 AM and will continue until 9 P.M. in the evening. Each evening…
Carolina in the Fall presented by Wilkes Communications, Inc is pleased to announce the addition of the Carolina in the Fall Kids Showcase. . This hour and a half of music will feature some of the best of the regions young artists. The showcase will be presented by Larry Skipper and will feature many of his local music students. “Our festival mission is to celebrate the culture of the region and part of the culture is the music that is passed on to our children”, stated Festival Director Michelle Isom. “this show will bring some of our area’s best young talent to the stages of Carolina in the Fall”. The Showcase will be presented at 11:00- 12:30 AM Saturday morning on the Great State Stage. Carolina in the Fall™ is making its’ festival debut this year in Downtown Wilkesboro on September 25th and 26th. Gates will open for the festival each day at 10 A.M. with music beginning at 11 A.M. and will continue until 9 P.M. in the evening. Each evening of the festival, VIP ticket holders will be treated to the Carolina Jam™ at the Yadkin Valley Event Center at the Wilkesboro Holiday Inn Express. This once in a lifetime band jam experience is scheduled to begin each evening at 10:00 and conclude at Midnight. Two day festival passes are $25.00 and two day VIP passes are $60.00 until August 31st. Beginning September 1st two day passes will be $30.00 and single day passes will be $15.00. Tickets…
Carolina in the Fall™ presented by Wilkes Communications, Inc. announced today that the “Hometown Stage” will be sponsored by the Wilkesboro Tourism Development Authority. This stage will be dedicated to hosting musicians from the northwestern region of North Carolina and will feature many of the areas talented artists. The stage will be located between the Nanasan Restaurant and the Wilkes Shoppes on Main. Wanda Morrison, Proprietor of the Shoppes on Main generously donated her parking area for the stage. The old Gray Brothers warehouse will be the backdrop for the stage and will lend a touch of history to the venue. “This location works beautifully for the Hometown Stage”, says Michelle Isom, Festival Director. “We look forward to hosting the areas artist from 8 to 80 years old. We appreciate the support of the Wilkesboro TDA as they have caught the vision to bring a festival to Downtown Wilkesboro and the tourists that will bring to the region.” Carolina in the Fall™ is making its’ festival debut this year in Downtown Wilkesboro on September 25th and 26th. Artists scheduled to perform are the Kruger Brothers, Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, Balsam Range, The Secret Sisters, Mipso, The Barefoot Movement, Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys, The Snyder Family Band, Zoe and Cloyd and many more. Each evening of the festival, VIP ticket holders will be treated to the Carolina Jam™ at the Yadkin Valley Event Center at the Wilkesboro Holiday Inn Express. This once in a lifetime band jam experience is…
Carolina in the Fall™ presented by Wilkes Communications, Inc. is pleased to announce that it will be auctioning a one of a kind, handmade Bob Kogut fiddle during this year’s festival. Bob's fiddles are known for having a sweet, rich voice, without harsh, strident overtones. They are all handmade and can be customized to a fiddler’s preferences. Each violin is unique and is given its own name when it is completed. The name may reflect a characteristic of the violin or be symbolic of a particular milestone in the maker's own life. The fiddle will be on display during the festival. This will be a silent auction with the winner being announced during the last evening of the festival. Bob will be on-hand to present the high bidder with his custom made violin. Other items to be auctioned during the festival include a handmade Lyle Wheeler rocker, two Jens Kruger personally autographed Deering Banjos (one each evening) and a two person 2016 Carolina in the Fall Festival Package (including three nights at the Holiday Inn Express and two VIP tickets). Carolina in the Fall™ is making its’ festival debut this year in Downtown Wilkesboro on September 25th and 26th. Gates will open for the festival each day at 10 A.M. with music beginning at 11 A.M. and will continue until 9 P.M. in the evening. Each evening of the festival, VIP ticket holders will be treated to the Carolina Jam™ at the Yadkin Valley Event Center at the Wilkesboro Holiday…
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