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image of large mountain with games and festival in valley
Vicki Dameron

Scottish clans, Celtic fans and festival lovers worldwide are gearing up for the 63rd Annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, a four day event celebrating Gaelic culture, heritage, music, athletics and dance. Some claim it’s one of the largest gathering of clans in the world and it begins in western North Carolina, Thursday, July 12 at 4:30pm.

The Avett Brothers recently announced that they will be ringing in 2019 with two shows at Charlotte, North Carolina’s Bojangles Coliseum on December 30th and December 31st.
 

Image of bluegrass band members standing outside with instruments
Carolina Blue

We've got some home-grown bluegrass with Brevard-based Carolina Blue playing some tunes for us from their new album “Sounds of Kentucky Grass.” Also, the psycho-tropic folk of the Austin, Texas band The Deer live in our studio.

 

CALLING ALL NC & SC RESIDENTS - The Tryon International Equestrian Center is so thankful for your support that tickets for the FEI World Equestrian Games™ are ON SALE NOW just for you in advance of the public launch on October 16 at 10am EST! They are expecting a sold out event!

More To The Story: Mission Health vs. Blue Cross NC

Oct 10, 2017

Making sense of the Mission Health - Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina dispute was discussed with State and Federal Politics and Government Reporter- Mark Barrett of the Asheville Citizen-Times.  Since this interview, Mission Health with hospitals in Asheville and throughout Western NC, did end a relationship with Blue Cross/Blue Shield.  Is it all about money?  How is this effecting an individual's important health insurance?  This interview originally aired October 4, 2017.

FIRST LEG OF 2018 WORLD TOUR BEGINS FEBRUARY 9 IN RALEIGH, NC

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GENERAL ON-SALE STARTS ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

ALL ONLINE TICKET PURCHASES RECEIVE CD OR DIGITAL COPY

 OF THE NEW ALBUM CARRY FIRE

It was recently announced that two of North Carolina's largest hospital systems, Carolina Healthcare and UNC Healthcare were joining forces.  Hospital officials say this will be beneficial to the public and help drop costs, while experts say that consolidation almost always means that prices increase. Charlotte Observer Reporter Ames Alexander has written about this new development and talks all about it on this More to the Story from September 13, 2017.

NOVEMBER 28 - SPECTRUM CENTER - CHARLOTTE

Tickets on Sale Saturday, September 16 at 10:00 AM

Fresh off their highly acclaimed summer tour, DEAD & COMPANY has added a fall leg to its 2017 tour beginning with two shows at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, November 12 and Tuesday, November 14, and running through Friday, December 8, at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida.

The Marcus King Band Announces Inaugural Music Festival On October 6 & 7 at Pisgah Brewing in Black Mountain, NC

The Marcus King Band Family Reunion To Feature Blackberry Smoke, David Shaw, Muddy Magnolias, George Porter Jr., Jaimoe's Jasssz Band, BIG Something and more

Pre-Sale Tickets Available 8/24, Public On Sale 8/25

Molly Kummerle
Ben Mason Photography

In this episode, a bluegrass legend meets an up and coming regional act, a punk rocker of days gone by finally gets his solo debut, roots music stars mingle with Americana expatriates, and DJ For A Day returns, this time talking with Molly Kummerle of the band Paper Tiger about being a DJ -- not on the radio, but at a party, a “Molly Parti” to be exact. There’s also the Segue of The Week, which matches a lady Australian rocker with a post-punk classic.

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FUNK RUSH Live Friday, August 18th at 3pm

Aug 16, 2017

This Charlotte band has their full-length debut release coming out on the 18th, and they'll celebrate with a return to Studio B. The Funk Rush is Scott Newell on guitar and bass, Donté Forsythe on drums, Rob Bowser on keyboards,  and Michael Pressley on trumpet (and whistling).

On August 17th The Foundation Performing Arts Center, on the campus of Isothermal Community College in Spindale, NC is honored to host a special free concert featuring one of the US Navy’s best touring music ensembles.

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