Lee Street Theatre announces 2014-15 concert schedule
Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 21, 2014
Lee Street Theater will host 10 nights of music throughout the 2014-15 season beginning Aug. 23, with two outstanding American roots-rock acts with strong regional ties: 6 String Drag; and Mic Harrison (of Mic Harrison and the High Score).
The Raleigh-based band 6 String Drag, fronted by Kenny Roby, and opening-act Mic Harrison, of Knoxville, Tenn., have incredible reputations within the roots-rock community thanks in large part to the fact that both made big waves in the 1990s.
New music by both groups have them back on the road doing what they love most. Roby and his friend Rob Keller, who plays bass and sings beautiful harmony, were discovered by country-rock legend Steve Earl in 1996 and signed to his label, E-Squared, and began touring the country to critical acclaim. Likewise, Harrison found success with the Knoxville band the V-Roys, also on Earl’s record label. In 2009, the V-Roys were voted best Knoxville band ever by the readers of the city’s Metro Pulse newspaper.
Thought-provoking lyrics, talented musicianship and a desire to connect with the audience in a deep and meaningful way are the qualities that these musical acts share. The result is American rock and roll that rises far above that which can be found on commercial radio.
Like many rock and roll bands, Roby mentions the Kinks and the Replacements as some of his all-time favorite influences, in addition to some styles of music such as show tunes and even vaudeville music.
Mic Harrison, who now fronts his own band, Mic Harrison and High Score, echoes many of the same sentiments as Roby when speaking of his own musical influences and the direction his music is headed now. But more specifically, the death of Harrison’s father last September of complications from Alzheimer’s disease has really given his music a specific focus and imagery that harkens back to his rural Tennessee upbringing.
Tickets for 6 String Drag and Mic Harrison are $15 plus tax and can be purchased at leestreet.org, by phone at 704-310-5507, or at the box office at 329 N. Lee St.
Complete Lee Street theatre concert schedule:
Aug. 23 – 6 String Drag; Mic Harrison & High Score
Sept. 6 – Underhill Rose
Oct. 3 – Rebekah Todd & the Odyssey; The Deluge
Oct. 10 – Paper Bird; Bombadil
Dec. 5 – Woody Pines
Jan. 16 – Chatham County Line
Feb. 6 – Phil Keaggy
March 14 – Mipso
April – To be announced
May 19 – Shannon Whitworth
The Bell Tower Concert Series continues this evening from 5 to 7 p.m. with the bands Divided by Four and No. 9 Coal. Bring a chair and enjoy free live music at the gazebo in Bell Tower Park, corner of W. Innes and S. Jackson Streets. Check the Downtown Salisbury Facebook site for weather-related announcements.
The Concert Choir begins its Fall season Monday, Aug. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church choir room. All voices welcome. For details., contact: Joyce Cavanagh-Wood at 704-202-0768.
The Community Partners of Rowan will be hosting a Back To School Drive on Friday from noon to 4 p.m., held at the First Legacy Community Credit Union located at 2146 Statesville Blvd.
The group will be also offering haircuts, games, musical entertainment, a magician, food and drinks during this event. School supply giveaways will include book bags, notebooks, pencils, pens, school uniforms, vouchers and other supplies. The event will be held rain or shine.
Kids 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult. For details, contact The Community Partners of Rowan at 704-640-6263.
Know someone who might like to perform and compete in the second annual Buskers Bash on Friday, Sept. 5? A performer application is available at http://downtownsalisburync.com/buskers-bash-contestant-application.
Think musicians, dancers, magicians and more. All performers must submit an application as only 45 acts will be allowed and each will receive an assigned location. If an application is not received, performers will not be eligible to compete in the contest for prizes.
First, second and third place prizes will be awarded at the finale at Uncle Buck’s at 9 p.m. that night.
Tonight at 6:30 p.m. Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., (use entrance behind Haven Lutheran Church) presents “The Line” which documents the stories of people across the country living at or below the poverty line.
Presented in partnership with Freedom Roots and The Vine Event Planning. Free admission; light refreshments served.
CONCORD — The annual “Piggin’ Out for Pink” fundraiser, an evening of dinner, dancing, raffles, a silent auction and fun, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12 , from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at The City Club, 325 McGill Avenue, NW, with entertainment by artist Jared Emerson.
For ticket information, call 704-933-5600, or visit www.focusedonacure.org. Focused on a Cure is a non-profit in Cabarrus County.
Registration for PPT’s Youth Theatre Academy classes for students grades 4-12 will be held at the Norvell Theater, Tuesdays evenings beginning Sept. 16. There are only 16 available spots per class and the instructors are Alex Reynolds and Bristol Glass.
To sign up call 704-633-5471 or by stop by the Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. For more information visit PiedmontPlayers.com
EAST SPENCER — The Town of East Spencer and Payton’s Promise Abuse Prevention Center are working together on a Back to School Book Bag Bash to take place on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. at Royal Giants Park, 200 Robinson Road.
This inaugural anti-bullying book bag drive in conjunction with the Town of East Spencer aims to raise 150 book bags filled with school supplies.
Those who wish to donate may bringing items to the Town Hall, 105 S. Long St. in East Spencer from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or send monetary donations to Town of East Spencer in c/o “Back to School Book Bag Bash” P. O. Box 339 East Spencer, NC 28039.
For more information, contact Mayor Barbara Mallett at 704-636-7111 or Eboni Byson at 704-838-6288.
CHINA GROVE — The Price of Freedom Museum will hold its annual Remembrance of 9/11 event on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The event, titled “Memories of Yesteryears,” features restored farm equipment and vehicles. If you would like to bring your restored vehicle, contact Bob Mault by Sept. 5 at 704-857-7474.
This year’s program includes fire, police, rescue and emergency equipment, as well as the Simulated Smoke House and fire safety programs for the children.
There will also be gospel and bluegrass music from local groups and backyard barbecue by We Care Ministry of Oak Grove Baptist Church in China Grove. Food tickets are available in advance for $7. Call 704-857-3208 to place your order.
The museum is located at 2420 Weaver Road at the intersection of Patterson Road, 704-857-7474, www.priceoffreedom.us
The AmVets Post 460’s annual Fall turkey shoot begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30 and continues each Saturday until Thanksgiving. Both meat and money shoots are scheduled.
The post is located at 285 Lakeside Drive, near the lake. For details, call 704-633-5018.
On Saturday, Sept. 20 the Rowan Museum will host its popular Germanfest, an annual celebration of Rowan’s early citizens in eastern Rowan County.
This event will be held on the grounds of Rowan’s only surviving colonial home, the 1766 Old Stone House. It will feature an evening of German food, early regional music, and lifestyle demonstrations of the colonial period.
Tours of the house will be offered, guests can walk the trail down to the creek and the family cemetery will be open.
Museum staffers and volunteers in period clothing will be demonstrating open fire cooking, basketry, and involve guests in kraut cutting, weaving, late summer chores, candle dipping and woodcarving. A full meal of German fare will be served, along with beer and wine.
Tickets are $35 for adults and $20 for students. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting the Museum at 704-633-5946 or email email@example.com
Reservations are necessary. The Old Stone House is located one-half mile down Stone House Road, off Hwy. 52 in Granite Quarry, at 770 Old Stone House Road.
Crowd favorite Darrell Connor returns with his band The Country Music Legends, next Thursday, Aug. 28, in the Stanback Auditorium of Rowan Public Library.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m. Use the library entrance closest to the historic Henderson Law Office. Visit www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or call 704-216-8240 for more information.
Two six-week Yoga classes will be available this fall for $90 each. Registration is required as each class is limited to six students.
Classes are Sundays from 6-7:30 p.m., Sept. 7 through Oct. 12 and Mondays from 9-10:30 a.m., Sept. 8 through Oct. 13. Classes will be led by Debra McNeil at the Center for Faith & the Arts.
Parking and entrance to CFA is behind Haven Lutheran Church, 207 W. Harrison St. For questions and registration, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-637-1671.
Diane Hoffman and NC Facedown Band
Friday 9 p.m. – midnight
Diane has played here in Salisbury to very enthusiastic crowds before. A native of Salisbury, Diane has been active on the Myrtle Beach, SC music scene for the last 10 years.
She has performed with the southern greats such a Little Soul and fronted her band The Endeavor along with her acoustic duo Double Shot. Diane has entertained on many well-known stages in North and South Carolina.
A regular at such venues as The House of Blues, Hard Rock Cafe and Broadway at the Beach, as well as many others, she is now lead vocalist for her bands Facedown and the Diane Hoffman Trio.
Saturday 9-11:30 p.m.
Lexington’s own Scott Gibson, with his unique brand of Americana/folk music, comes to the Grapevine stage.
Scott Gibson’s music will guide you in search of the truth underneath life’s overbearing canopy. He makes lyrical promises that you are never alone, and the chords he sets free, from guitar and harp alike, are a strength; a conviction; indeed, an all-out pledge to crash through walls with you.
In Scott’s stories you will meet some unique and interesting characters; characters who are, in truth, you.