Our grand old stage, built in 1926, faces a fully restored wooden auditorium with original vaulted ceilings – the natural acoustics are incredible! Pair that with our state-of-the-art sound system and very talented and experienced engineer, and you have an experience like no other in Western NC.
We like to say that we’re the little rock schoolhouse with the great big sound!
- Saturday, November 25 – Appalachian Road Show, 7:30 PM – Appalachian Road Show combines the award-winning talents of lead singer and banjoist Barry Abernathy, tenor singer and mandolinist extraordinaire Darrell Webb, Grammy award winning fiddler and producer Jim Van Cleve. On guitar is Zeb Snyder, a young phenom who has taken acoustic guitar circles by storm.The group seeks to honor the music, traditions and history of the great Appalachian people and regions, as much as it does to forge its own fresh musical and entertainment trails. Each endeavor is infused with an authenticity and vitality borne of their Appalachian roots. Their latest album, Jubilation, is introduced and narrated by none other than Dolly Parton. Performance is just as much a part of Appalachian Road Show as the music – they pull out all the stops. Come on out and join us for a spell.
- Saturday, December 16 – Appalachian Smoke, 7:30 PM – Get ready for an evening of quick instrumentation and intricate harmonies as Appalachian Smoke brings ‘It’s Almost Christmas’ to Stecoah Center’s stage – a mash up of holiday music and original material sure to put all in good cheer.
Appalachian Smoke is a contemporary bluegrass band grounded in the corners of North Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee. Their independent release, ‘Colder Side of Love,’ received three reviews in Bluegrass Today acknowledging their talented songwriting, melodic arrangements, and smooth vocal harmonies. They bring an “edgy, modern sound” to bluegrass music and “if they stick to this formula, we will be hearing about Appalachian Smoke for a long time.” – Blue Grass Today
Mikel Laws (Alarka banjo/guitar), Jamie Mason (Culberson guitar/banjo), Kenneth Rymer (Crandell resophonic guitar), BJ Taylor (Nantahala mandolin/octave mandolin), and Tim Williams (Robbinsville bass).