SPRING INTO SUMMER SERIES!
TFAC is humbled and grateful for the support we’ve received from our sponsors and patrons through Covid 19. We want to celebrate the beginning of our re-opening process and say Thank You to the community by offering these high-quality programs for free.
Compliant with NC Health mandates, this lively outdoor concert series offers a little something for everyone from jazz and poetry to rollicking traditional music to intimate contemporary folk and light-hearted family fare. “Spring Into Summer” is generously supported by TFAC’s sponsors, Parsec, Tryon Estates, an Acts Retirement-Life Community, the NC Arts Council, and the Plume Family Foundation.
SEATING IS LIMITED. Space must be reserved online. Concessions will be available at the amphitheater. Please, no dogs or coolers.
Pretty Little Goat & Jamie Laval
Thursday May 20 @ 7:30 PM
Pretty Little Goat is grassroots music at its finest. The band formed in 2013 through their common grounding in the deep well of local tradition found in the mountains of Western North Carolina. As young lovers of old-time music, Pretty Little Goat began winning string band competitions right away. Over the last six years, the Goats have collaborated with many well-respected local musicians including Jamie Laval.
JAZZ & POETRY
Quentin E. Baxter & Marcus Amaker
Thursday May 27 @ 7:30 PM
Settle in for an afternoon concert of Quentin E. Baxter. A native of Charleston, SC, comes from a family of drummers with his mother leading the troupe. “I’m unable to recall a moment in my youth void of having drums either at home or church.” Baxter’s unique skillsets have garnered a GRAMMY Award as producer/performer. Joined by poet Marcus Amaker, Charleston’s first Poet Laureate, he has published eight books, released 33 albums of electronic music, and two albums with a Grammy Award winner. He’s also the graphic designer of No Depression, the popular roots music journal.
Christopher Paul Stelling
Thursday June 3 @ 7:30 PM
Join Christopher Paul Stelling, a singer, and songwriter with a fingerpicked sound and a poetic sensibility all his own runs through the inspirations of his new record, song by song.
“It’s not Americana or alt anything, it’s really just soulful folk music,” Ben Harper says of Best of Luck, the new album by Christopher Paul Stelling, which he produced.
Harper and Stelling met a few years back when the Grammy award-winning musician-producer invited Stelling to open a series of shows. “Ben gave me a true gift back then,” Stelling says. “I’d been on the road for a long time and he put me on stage in front of his fans. He took me to the Beacon, The Ryman, Massey Hall, all these legendary rooms. Just to see that what I could do would even translate in spaces like that was revelatory.”
Billy Jonas is one of those rare performers who can engage and delight both young and adult audiences. Billy’s clear tenor voice is well-suited to a plethora of venues, from intimate settings and workshop sessions to large halls and outdoor festivals. For more than two decades, his creative and interactive performances have enchanted and inspired folks from all walks of life — touching hearts, souls, and minds worldwide.
Saturday June 12 @ 10:00 AM