The Ashe County Civic Center hosts a variety of events all year long. Featured here are concerts and events that feature Western North Carolina’s traditional mountain music, song, and dance.
Upcoming Bluegrass, Old-time, Blues bands:
- April 5 – Tannahill Weavers, 7:30 pm, $22.00 Adult, $5.00 StudentOne of the world’s premier traditional Celtic bands, their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, original ballads and lullabies, and humorous tales of life in Scotland. This event is sponsored by the Ashe County Arts Council with support by the Tartan Woolly of West Jefferson.
- April 28 – Scott Miller, 7:30 pm, $18.00 Adult, $5 Student. Recently inducted to the East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame, fiery roots-rock singer/songwriter SCOTT MILLER returned to his native Virginia to tend the family farm while continuing to release and perform new music informed by that rural area, history, and Appalachia. “[Miller combines] the emotional honesty and intelligence of a singer/songwriter with the swagger and enthusiasm of a rock & roller… a gifted and eclectic solo artist.” (AllMusic.com) Recently on tour with Patty Griffin, Robbie Fulks, Paul Thorn, Robin & Linda Williams, and American Aquarium.
- May 7 – Katie Deal Trio (Wildflowers: The Women of Country Music), 7:30 pm. This original tribute honors legends such as Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, Reba McEntire, Crystal Gayle and many more.
- June 4 – Tim O’Brien with Jan Fabricius, 7:30 pm, $20.00 Adult, $5 Student. Born in Wheeling, West Virginia in 1954, Grammy winning singer songwriter and multi- instrumentalist Tim O’Brien grew up singing in church and in school. After seeing Doc Watson on TV, became a lifelong devotee of old time and bluegrass music. Tim started touring nationally in 1978 with Colorado bluegrass band Hot Rize. His songs “Walk the Way the Wind Blows” and “Untold Stories” were bluegrass hits for Hot Rize, and country hits for Kathy Mattea. Soon more artists like Nickel Creek, Garth Brooks, and The Dixie Chicks covered his songs. Over the years, Tim has collaborated with his sister Mollie O’Brien, songwriter Darrell Scott, and noted old time musician Dirk Powell, as well as with Steve Earle, Mark Knopfler, Dan Auerbach and Sturgill Simpson.