A perennial favorite of Western North Carolina music lovers, Darren Nicholson – and his band – are joined by Grammy winning Balsam Range bandmate Marc Pruett for one set of bluegrass and one set of classic country – with Pruett on lap steel!
Doors open at 6:00pm, enjoy catered tacos, Bearwaters Brewery beer and wine. Performance at 7:00pm for an evening of bluegrass and Americana music at the Queen Auditorium.
Tickets for this event are $20 for adults, $10 for students. Food trucks and beer will be available onsite. Limited seating is available so advance purchase is advised. Parking is available in the back of the Folkmoot building.
Dr. Marc Pruett, a founding member of Balsam Range (Balsam Range), is a Grammy-winning banjo picker who has played on 4 albums with Ricky Skaggs including his first record in 1974 and the 1997 Grammy award winner “Bluegrass Rules!” He also led the Marc Pruett Band for 10 years. His music was used for over a dozen years in the highly acclaimed outdoor drama Unto These Hills in Cherokee, NC. Dr. Pruett earned his honorary doctorate from Western Carolina University in 2010 for his contributions to Bluegrass Music.
Darren Nicholson (Darren Nicholson Music) is a Grammy Award Nominee and a recipient of 5 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards, Including Entertainer of the Year (2014), Song of the Year (2011), and Album of the Year (2006). He has appeared countless times on WSM’s Grand Ole Opry, at the Ryman Auditorium, CMT, GAC and many of the world’s most famous venues and networks. Currently, he records and tours as a full-time, founding member of Balsam Range with all sorts of collaborative efforts each year.