Elkin Roots Music Fest set for May 14


Plan to join other traditional music fans at the Elkin Roots Music Fest on May 14 at the Elkin Municipal Park. This is the fourth annual free event planned by Elkin Valley Fiddlers, an associate member of Foothills Arts Council.

Well-known bluegrass, old-time, blues and gospel artists from across North Carolina perform on the outdoor stage from 1 to 8:30 p.m. In case of rain, the event will move indoors to the gymnasium at the park. This family-friendly event offers plenty of space for lawn chairs and blankets. There is a children’s playground within the park. Vendors offering a variety of food and beverages will be onsite. Parking is available onsite for a modest fee.

Performers include:

• Jeff Little Trio

• Lightnin’ Wells

• Paul Brown, Laurelyn Dossett, Terri McMurray and Joe Newberry

• Big Ron Hunter

• Joe Thrift

• Presley Barker

• United Praise from Piney Grove UMC and Wesley Chapel UMC.

Group founder Barry Carlton said, “Elkin’s music festival has grown each year, and we are pleased to present a greater variety of roots music than ever before. Rarely can such talent be experienced for free. This year we have assistance from Paul Brown, a well-known roots musician and former world newscast anchor with NPR. Paul will be our onstage host, performing and introducing an impressive lineup of musicians.”

Elkin Valley Fiddlers provides a first class traditional music festival with grant support from the Winston-Salem Foundation and the generous support of the town of Elkin, its business and nonprofit communities, individual donors, and our musicians.

Elkin Valley Fiddlers seeks volunteers to help raise funds, distribute flyers, and assist at the festival. To volunteer, contact Judy Buckner, festival coordinator, at [email protected]

Elkin Tribune
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