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We're giving tickets away again and we love doing it for our spectacular listeners! Shoot us an email at pledge@wncw.org and put WinterSkunk in the subject line. Contest ends Monday, February 3,  at Noon. Tell your friends!

Musicians posing and playing music in studio
Vicki Dameron

Host Kim Clark says we have fantastic harmonies in store for us on this week's show! Long before they were in a band together, the members of Lula Wiles were singing folk songs and trading fiddle tunes at camp in Maine. Lula Wiles came of age in Boston, in the practice rooms of Berklee College of Music and the city’s lively roots scene. Since then, they have toured internationally, winning fans at the Newport Folk Festival and the Philadelphia Folk Festival.

Poster of hundreds of music acts that will perform at Bonnaroo
Bonnaroo

It's that time of the year to start thinking about your next trip to the The Farm in Manchester, Tennessee - home of Bonnaroo! This year they'll have some of the biggest names in the music biz performing including Tool, Lizzo, Tame Impala, Miley Cyrus, Lana Del Rey, Bassnectar, Flume, Oysterhead, Vampire Weekend, The 1975 and over 100 more like Billy Strings, Yola, Grace Potter, The Marcus King Band, Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, and Liz Cooper and The Stampede!

The Earl Scruggs Music Festival is proud to announce new additions to the festival lineup for the upcoming 2020 event: The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Jim Lauderdale, Chatham County Line, and the Earls of Leicester. 

While the word had already been spreading, WNCW and Concert Promoter Steve Johnson made it official that an Earl Scruggs Music Festival was coming next year.  There was no better place for the announcement than at the recent IBMA Awards held in Raleigh, NC.  The Inaugural Earl Scruggs Music Festival will take place Labor Day Weekend, 2020, at The Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, NC. WNCW's Joe Kendrick sat down with Johnson at the IBMA's to discuss the event.  The conversation first aired Oct. 4, 2019.

As they say at The Albino Skunk Festival... it's time for the FES TA VULL. It actually began yesterday, October 3rd and will continue today and tomorrow. We're there, come by our tent and say hello and pick up some some cool WNCW glasses, stickers, and more! Here's the lineup for the rest of the fest:

We'll see you at SkunkFest!

The Steel Wheels present the seventh annual Red Wing Roots Music Festival on July 12, 13 & 14, 2019, brought to you by Blue Mountain Brewery and WNRN.

Three days, four stages and 40 bands at the beautiful Natural Chimneys Park and Campground in Mt Solon, VA, in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley.

Bonnaroo 2019 is here! Are you going to the farm? We know lots of our WNCW friends and fans are going to Bonnaroo. Better get your tickets now if you have not done so already... they're going quick! Here's some basic info you need to know about camping and directions. Ticket info is at the bottom of this post.

Festivals dates are June 13-16 in Manchester, Tennessee.

Info from Bonnaroo folks at the fest:

Songsmith Gathering

Mountain Song Productions, LLC is proud to present the Second Annual Songsmith Gathering - Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Brevard Music Center in Brevard, NC.
 
“Songsmith Gathering is being developed as the springtime version of Mountain Song Festival but featuring performing songwriters and the bands that support them.  I think of it as the springtime sister of Mountain Song Festival,” says Mountain Song Productions’ John Felty. Like Mountain Song, Songsmith Gathering will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Transylvania Co.

High Sierra Music Festival saved a lengthy list of legendary artists and burgeoning up-and-comers for their second round of lineup announcements. Taking place in beautiful Quincy, CA, on July 4-7,

WILKESBORO, N.C. (Feb. 11, 2019) – MerleFest, presented by Window World, is proud to announce new artist additions for MerleFest 2019: Amos Lee, The Milk Carton Kids, Steep Canyon Rangers, The Del McCoury Band, The Casey Kristofferson Band, and David Holt. The annual homecoming of musicians and music fans returns to the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, April 25-28. MerleFest is pleased to welcome these six distinguished acts to the 2019 lineup:

Wood Brothers
Alysse Gafkjen

Featuring

Widespread Panic - 2 Sets X 2 Nights

Umphrey's McGee - 2 Nights

The Wood Brothers, Rainbow Kitten Surprise,

The Marcus King Band, Caroline Rose

Saturday April 27 & Sunday April 28, 2019

Riverfront Park - North Charleston, SC

VIP & 2-DAY TICKETS ON SALE NOW

WNCW DJs, staff and volunteers will be at the Fall For Greenville Festival begining today, Friday - October 12th. Renee Denton and Spencer Jones will emcee on the various different stages through the weekend. Our staff and volunteers will be at the WNCW Tent Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Come out and say hello to us! Enjoy the beautiful weather, listen to great music and eat super good food! Come to Downtown Greenville, South Carolina and see for yourself why Travel and Leisure Magazine named it one of the best festivals in the southeast.

Howdy SkunkFest Fans! Albino Skunk Music Festival is happening in just a few days in Greer, SC and we are READY for some skunk action - We hear The Farm is in fabulous shape and the lineup is equally fantastic! We'll be there in full force... we'll have a WNCW tent run by The Southards and many other awesome volunteers. And, Joe Kendrick and Jasmin Melton will be emceeing and representin! Come out and see why many people call it "one of the best festivals in South Carolina." Enjoy live music, great food & drink, friends and WNCW family!

We're really looking forward to Carolina In The Fall Festival, hosted by the Kruger Brothers! It's happening this Friday and Saturday - Sept. 21-22. Many of our DJs will be emceeing at the downtown Wilkesboro, NC event, including Program Director Joe Kendrick, Jasmin Melton, Renee Denton and Carol Rifkin! The lineup is incredible as you can see from the poster. Come to Carolina In The Fall Fest. Enjoy great music. Eat. Drink. Be Merry. 

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