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 2 – The Cleverleys, 7:30 pm, $22.00. The Cleverlys are a one-of-a-kind comedy/music blend coming from the remote part of the Ozark Mountains, near Cane Spur, Arkansas. Digger Cleverly, along with his nephews Ricky Lloyd, Sock, DVD and STD, make up The Cleverlys. They have traveled the States playing at performing arts centers, music venues, and some of the nation’s largest festivals like Stagecoach, Telluride, and CMA Music Fest. Don’t be fooled by this faux-family band – they are all accomplished musicians putting their unique bluegrass spin on cover songs from any genre. The Cleverlys’ set list includes genius arrangements of tunes like Psy’s “Gangnam Style,” a medley of Blackstreet’s “No Diggity,” and Flo Rida’s “Low” that recently went viral on Facebook, with over 10 million views from a local TV appearance.
- March 19 - Jeff Little Trio with special guest Hickory Bend, 7:30 pm, $22.00, With few exceptions, the piano does not play a prominent part in Appalachian or Americana music, and is rarely the lead instrument. Jeff Little is an exception – and a remarkable one. His distinctive two-handed style, much influenced by the mountain flat-picked guitar tradition, is breathtaking in its speed, precision, and clarity. Little’s involvement with fiddle tunes, old time country, and traditional blues dates to his growing up in Boone, North Carolina, where his family’s music shop was a regular gathering place for musicians who would just stop by to pick a few tunes. Jeff, as well as his trio, stays busy traveling the country performing concerts with an energy and dedication to their music that is evident at every show. (This concert is a special event to kick off the 34th Annual Yadkin Valley Bluegrass Convention (the official convention starts the following day at the Yadkinville Elementary School).