Bluegrass & BBQ bonanza in March

It’ll be a bluegrass & BBQ bonanza in March at Folkmoot when some of the region’s top musical stars combine with some of the region’s best eats for an early spring celebration in the mountains!

The evening of music, food and family fun is set for March 19 at the Folkmoot Friendship Center and will feature Grammy-nominated, award-winning Darren Nicholson and his band, the ever-popular Whitewater Bluegrass Company and young fiddle sensation Lillian Chase.

Whitewater Bluegrass CompanyCome for the BBQ at 5 p.m. and stay for the extra special musical line-up which will take the stage at 7 p.m. Ticket prices start at $20 for all that food and all that music and are available on here.

Darren Nicholson is of course well-known for his work with the bluegrass superstar band, Balsam Range, but also highly coveted as a performer in his own right, with his own band. You no doubt know his hit, “Why Don’t You Love Me Like My Dog.”

Whitewater Bluegrass Company has been a perennial favorite all over the Southeast and over the last few years has featured the stirring vocals of fiddle phenom Danielle Bishop.

Lillian ChaseLillian Chase is the 11-year-old string prodigy from Weaverville who is setting the musical world on fire with her remarkable talent for fiddlin’ the mountain and bluegrass tunes and her wizardry with the classical violin.

Lillian told the Asheville Citizen-Times what she likes most about playing the fiddle is being able to escape into another world.

“It’s really different from school,” she said to the ACT. “It’s fun to learn music and challenge myself and make other people happy.”

We’ll post more information about the big event as it become available. Mark your calendars now. You won’t want to miss this fun-filled, music-filled, food-filled evening!

Folkmoot is very grateful to The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina and its affiliate, The Fund for Haywood County, for its gift: a $30,000 grant to propel year-round Folkmoot.

The grant will provide resources to continue planning and  the development of the Center for Multi-Cultural Exchange, an effort to transition from a two-week summer festival into a year-round community and cultural resource.

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Bluegrass & BBQ bonanza in March!