Songcatchers Music Series at the Cradle for Forestry

On Sunday afternoons in July, music takes center stage at the Cradle's Songcatchers Music Series, now in its 14th year. Old-time and bluegrass musicians perform in the shaded outdoor amphitheater, and there is sometimes jamming before and after the concert. The series focuses on the older mountain music traditions, and the featured artists often take a historic or educational approach to performing. Old time jams typically start at 3 p.m. and intermediate level newcomers are welcome. Visitors should check at the front desk for jam location. Chairs are usually available, but if you have a favorite folding one bring it along. Visitors get a chance to learn about the history of the music and the people who made it, many of whom lived in communities affected by the logging industry. The site is operated by the USDA Forest Service.

2018 Lineup:

  • July 1 - Lillian Chase, laura Boosinger & Josh Goforth
  • July 8 - Bob and Amy Buckingham
  • July 15 - John Doyle
  • July 22 - Carol Rifkin and Jeanette Queen
  • July 29 - Transylvania County’s East Fork Gals, Bob Bovee

Event Details

Location Cradle of Forestry in America, Pisgah National Forest
Pisgah Forest, NC
Cost Ticketed/Admission Charged
$6 for adults; $3 ages 4 to15 and holders of America the Beautiful passes and Golden Age passports.
Music Styles Ballad Singing
Early Country Music
Event Type Concert / Performance, Jam Session
  • ✔ Can Accommodate Groups
  • ✔ Family Friendly
  • ✔ Handicapped Accessible
  • ✔ Open Jam

Contact Info

Phone (828) 887-3130

Upcoming Dates:

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