Brevard North Carolina Real Estate Blog: Things to do in Brevard, NC - Songcatcher Festival

Things to do in Brevard, NC - Songcatcher Festival

The 8th annual Songcatcher Festival, a celebration of traditional mountain music continues this weekend in Brevard, NC at the Cradle of Forestry's Music festivalsoutdoor ampitheater with music by Sparky and Rhonda Rucker.

Sparky Rucker has performed for more than 40 years and is internationally recognized as a leading folklorist, musician, historian, storyteller and author. He accompanies himself with finger-style picking and bottleneck blues guitar, banjo and spoons.

Rhonda Rucker is an accomplished harmonica, piano, banjo, and bones player and also adds vocal harmonies to their songs. Their music includes a variety of old-time blues, slave songs, Appalachian music, spirituals, work songs, railroad songs and a few of their own original compositions.

For more information about this duo, visit www.sparkyandrhonda.com.

The ampitheather has seating but you can also bring your picnics, as well as chairs and blankets for use on the nearby grass. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will move indoors.

Admission for all shows is $6 for ages 16 and older; $3 for youth 15 and under and America the Beautiful and Golden Age pass holders. The Cradle of Forestry is located on U.S. 276 in the Pisgah National Forest, six miles north of Looking Glass Falls and four miles south of the Blue Ridge Parkway. For more information call (828) 877-3130 or go to www.cradleofforestry.org.

The Songcatcher Festival Series continues with Josh Goforth on July 24, and Don Pedi and Bruce Greene on July 31.

 

 

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Comment balloon 0 commentsCarol Clay • July 15 2011 10:31AM

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