Yadkin Cultural Arts Center Concert Series
Yadkin Cultural Arts Center hosts concerts and other productions throughout the uear. The listings below include traditional music artists.
March 23 - Malpass Brothers, $25.00 (Old Time, Classic Country)
- The Malpass Brothers are as authentic as stone-ground grits, hush puppies & chopped pork barbecue – and they’re every bit as good. This is the real deal, folks. There is no pretense. This is music steeped in the legacy of the Louvin Brothers, Johnny Cash, Marty Robbins, Hank Williams, Sr., and others. Count on classic, real country. Count on a couple of old-time traditional gospels. Count on giggles and ribbing between brothers, along with daddy on the bass, who’s bound to be thinking, “What the hell are they doing now?” Count on some big, high man hair, and maybe an Elvis twitch or two.
May 24 – Gangstagrass, $15.00 (Contemporary Bluegrass/Hip-Hop)
- Blending bluegrass and hip-hop may seem like an unlikely recipe for success, but don’t tell that to Rench, the mastermind behind the Emmy-nominated bluegrass/hip-hop outfit Gangstagrass. The executives at FX Network licensed a Gangstagrass track for use on a commercial for their new western crime series, Justified. Eventually, they asked Rench to create an original theme song for the show. The resulting track was “Long Hard Times To Come.” Gangstagrass delivers innovative, hard-hitting, deeply soulful and always infectiously melodic record.
May 5 - Iron Horse Bluegrass, $25.00
- Iron Horse creates much of its own music, with an innate ability for cross-genre arrangements. In 2003, Iron Horse was approached by CMH Records to record a tribute album to the heavy metal band, Metallica. Since then the band has recorded twelve more cross-genre projects for CMH Records, including tributes to Led Zeppelin, Ozzy Osbourn, Modest Mouse, Guns & Roses, Hank Williams, the 2017 release of “Pickin’ On Nirvana,” and more. Their versatility enables Iron Horse to perform such standards as “Rocky Top” and “Man of Constant Sorrow” with little effort, while entertaining “metal-heads” with the familiarity of the compositions of metal and pop icons – all on the same stage.
November 10 – Scythian, $25.00 (Old-Time, Celtic)
- Scythian (sith-ee-yin) plays roots music from Celtic, Eastern European and Appalachian traditions with thunderous energy, technical prowess, and storytelling songwriting, beckoning crowds into a barn-dance, rock concert experience. Founded by brothers Alexander and Danylo Fedoryka, who are first-generation sons of Ukrainian immigrants, Scythian from the start has been a search and love for the “old time, good time music” of many cultures. Nashville’s Music City Roots says Scythian is “what happens when rock star charisma meets Celtic dervish fiddling”, and the Washington Post says “Scythian’s enthusiasm is contagious, and shows seem to end with everyone dancing, jumping around or hoisting glasses.”