Spring Celebration will feature local music legends
Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 11, 2013
Enjoy music and art during the Spring Celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Hurley Park.
Local favorite Matthew Weaver and Friends along with bluegrass phenoms Shane and Alex Edwards will perform during the annual event.
Weaver grew up in Salisbury and has been involved in numerous Piedmont Players Theatre and Lee Street Theater productions.
A talented musician who plays 19 different instruments, Weaver has traveled all over the United States performing in hundreds of bluegrass shows, Appalachian Mountain music shows, and 15 off-Broadway musical shows.
Weaver, who has appeared twice on the Grand Ole Opry, won pianist of the year at the NC State Music Competition for 2011 and 2012, and was the recipient of the 2012 Bascom Lunsford Award.
Ever since they were young children, music has been a part of daily life for Shane and Alex Edwards. They grew up playing and singing music in their grandparents’ church.
Throughout the past 11 years, these brothers have been performing bluegrass gospel and bluegrass music at venues throughout North Carolina and surrounding states.
Shane is a multi-instrumentalist who plays guitar, mandolin and bass.
Alex plays dobro, guitar and bass, but he is best known for his award winning banjo playing.
In 2011, Shane and Alex were featured in a documentary film, “Generation Bluegrass,” which showcases young up-and-coming bluegrass musicians.
Shane and Alex, along with their family, The Edwards Family, have been regularly featured on “Bluegrass Road,” a new television series which airs nationwide on the Blue Highways Network.
The Spring Celebration will also include a performance of “A Tangle of Tales” by Grey Seal Puppets.
Carriage rides around the park will be available.
Wacky Doo the Clown, Carolina Artists and Rowan County Master Gardeners will be on hand during the event.
Free refreshments will be provided by Cheerwine and Hurley Park.