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Gaston County strives to make its programs, services and activities accessible to all. 

If you will require an accommodation we request that you contact our office at least 5 days before the event.”

 

 

 

July

 

 

17th Annual Blues out Back Concert Series - Mike "Lightnin" Wells

SPONSORED BY The Town of Dallas & GSM Services, Inc.

Friday, July 10, 2015

6:30 - 8 PM

FREE EVENT

 

Gaston County Museum will host the performance of Mike “Lightnin” Wells, as part of their 17th Annual “Blues out Back” free summer concert series on the lawn behind the museum.

 

With his experience, knowledge, and well-honed performance skills, Lightnin’ Wells has established himself at the forefront of the traditional blues revival. He is a life-long student and devotee of the pioneering performers in the piedmont blues tradition which once thrived in the Carolinas. Mike has taught blues guitar throughout the country and has served for years as a board member for the Music Maker Relief Foundation which assists elderly blues and old-time musicians to meet their basic needs. His musical style is personal and energetic yet remains true to the original root form. Lightnin’ Wells goal is to entertain and educate using a variety of sources, influences, and techniques to express his dedication, respect and pleasure in presenting this unique American art form.

 

For more information about this program please contact Jason Luker, Programs Coordinator, at 704-922-7681 ext. 105 or at [email protected].

 

For a 2015 Blues out Back schedule,

please click here

 

 

 

 


 

 

Civil War Summer Camp

Friday, July 17, 2015

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Ages: 8-12

$40/individual

 

A call to arms! Join the staff of the Gaston County Museum for an immersive one-day camp exploring the American Civil War. Campers will learn about the history of the war, the role women played during the conflict, and what it means to be a soldier through military marching, troop movements, and firing demonstrations. The day ends with the campers applying what they learned by participating in a mock battle!

 

Pre-reservation and pre-payment is required for this camp and space is limited. For more information about this program or to make your reservation please contact Jason Luker, Programs Coordinator, at 704-922-7681 ex 105 or at [email protected].

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Art Camp

Friday, July 31, 2015

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Ages: 8-12

$40/individual

 

Do you know a child who is creative and loves art? Gaston County Museum’s Art Camp is the perfect place for your young budding artists! Campers will get the opportunity to experiment with five distinct art forms. The sessions will include pottery, photography, watercolors, paper quilling, and abstract art. All the materials will be provided and finished pieces will go home at the end of camp.

 

Pre-reservation and pre-payment is required for this camp and space is limited. For more information about this program or to make your reservation please contact Jason Luker, Programs Coordinator, at 704-922-7681 ex 105 or at [email protected].

 

 

 


 

August

 

 

17th Annual Blues out Back Concert Series - Jon Shain

Friday, August 14, 2015

SPONSORED BY Akers Pharmacy

6:30 - 8 PM

FREE EVENT

 

Gaston County Museum will host the performance of Jon Shain, as part of their 17th Annual “Blues out Back” free summer concert series on the lawn behind the museum.

 

Jon has developed and refined his own contemporary version of the Piedmont Blues, a bouncy, energetic style that developed in his adopted hometown of Durham, North Carolina and elsewhere around the southeastern USA. He has shared the stage with notable artist such as Jackson Browne, John Hiatt, and Keb Mo, just to name a few. Jon Shain is a former International Blues Challenge finalist, a fine guitar picker, and an award-winning Americana songwriter.

 

For more information about this program please contact Jason Luker, Programs Coordinator, at 704-922-7681 ex 105 or at [email protected].

 

For a 2015 Blues out Back schedule,

please click here

 

 

 


 




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