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

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February

 

Concerts @ the Courthouse:

The Menders

Friday, February 12, 2016

7:00pm to 9:00pm

FREE EVENT

 

The Gaston County Museum is proud to present their winter concert series located in the Historic Courthouse in Dallas, NC. The series will feature some of the best artist in the region and will take place throughout the months of February to April.

Based out of Gastonia, The Menders have been blending popular influences such as the Beatles, Jack White, and The Doors into their own unique folk-laced garage rock sound. Since 2011, they have been honing their craft in venues around the Southeast in cities like Charlotte, Charleston, and Asheville. With their 2014 debut self-titled album, The Menders seek to offer their fans and listeners a music experience that will leave a lasting impression. GCM takes great pleasure in kicking off this concert series with a band that calls Gaston County home. Come get to know this extraordinary group and enjoy music made right here in the Spindle City.

Seating for the concert is first come, first served and space is limited. The doors will open at 6:30pm. Ole Dallas Brewery, a proud sponsor for this concert, will be on hand to bring quality local craft beer to our thirsty crowd. For additional information about this program, please contact Jason Luker, Programs Coordinator, at 704-922-7681 ex 105 or at [email protected].

This concert is being made possible through the generous support of Gaston Arts Council Service Organization Grant.

 

 

Concerts @ the Courthouse:

David Childers

Friday, February 26, 2016

7:00pm to 9:00pm

FREE EVENT

 

The Gaston County Museum is proud to present their winter concert series located in the Historic Courthouse in Dallas, NC. The series will feature some of the best artist in the region and will take place throughout the months of February to April.

David Childers is a musician, poet, historian, painter, and father. He grew up surrounded by music but did not pick up the guitar until he was in college. By the time he got serious about songwriting, he was a 37 year old practicing lawyer. With his band he traveled throughout the eastern coast playing in prestigious venues and dive bars alike while still maintaining his law practice. Bob Crawford, the bassist for the Avett Brothers and a fellow member of the Over Mountain Men describes David as "the most prolific North Carolina songwriter alive. Everywhere I go people ask about him. It is great to see people constantly discovering this man and his massive body of work." Recently David assisted in the creation and extensively performed on the new album Mill Mother's Lament; A tribute to the life and spirit of Ella May Wiggins.

On this evening, David will be performing in the Old Dallas Courthouse, providing the wonderful opportunity to see one of the area's most prolific performers and ardent lawyer sing were jurors and judges once stood. Come join us to experience a "Childer's show" for yourself. You will be glad that you did.

Seating for the concert is first come, first served and space is limited. The doors will open at 6:30pm. Ole Dallas Brewery, a proud sponsor for this concert, will be on hand to bring quality local craft beer to our thirsty crowd. For additional information about this program, please contact Jason Luker, Programs Coordinator, at 704-922-7681 ex 105 or at [email protected].

This concert is being made possible through the generous support of Gaston Arts Council Service Organization Grant.


 

March


Concerts @ the Courthouse:

MerleFest on the Road

Friday, March 11, 2016

7:00pm to 9:30pm

Free Event/ Reservations Required

 

The Gaston County Museum and the Town of Dallas are proud to present a fantastic evening of music in the Historic Dallas Courthouse. MerleFest, the popular Americana music festival founded by the legendary Doc Watson, will give music lovers in Gaston County and the surrounding area a sneak peak of this spring's festival when it brings MerleFest on the Road, an ensemble show of bands in its lineup, to the Concerts @ the Courthouse Series on Friday, March 11th. There will be three bands performing during this one night concert:

Tellico is firmly planted in Asheville, NC thriving roots music scene. The band is well schooled in bluegrass but with an unbridled organic "Appalachiacana" sound, combining some of the finest voices, songs and instrumental prowess in Western North Carolina and beyond. MerleFest fans know most of the band members from Dehlia Low. www.tellicoband.com.

High Plains Jamboree is making its own jukebox memories, playing decades old favorites and songs band members wrote. With roots in northern bluegrass and southern troubadour country, these four veteran Austin, Texas, musicians bring to this new string band a distinct Texas flavor to their writing and singing. www.highplainsjamboree.com.

Zoe & Cloyd is a husband-wife duo from Asheville that combines a foundation in traditional bluegrass and old-time Appalachian music with a modern sensibility. They are known for their haunting mountain voices, instrumental prowess and songwriting. They have been making music together for 10 years, including with MerleFest favorite Red June. www.zoeandcloyd.com.  

Steve Johnson, artist relations director for MerleFest, said "We are delighted to present some of the finest artists who will join us for this year's festival. So many MerleFest regulars can hardly wait for April to arrive- and now they don't have to! We believe that the fans who come out to MerleFest on the Road will be more enthusiastic than ever for the festival."

This year's edition of MerleFest will take place from April 28th to May 1st on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, NC, but the performances on March 11th here in Dallas will prepare local music lovers for the upcoming festival. Do not miss this opportunity to experience a slice of MerleFest in the most historic building in Gaston County!

Reservations are required and space is limited. GCM will continue to take reservations until all seats are full. For more information about this concert or to make your reservation please contact Jason Luker, Programs Coordinator, at 704-922-7681 ex 105 or at [email protected].

This concert is being made possible by the generous support from the Town of Dallas and the Gaston Arts Council Service Organization Grant.


April


Museum Members- Only Concert Featuring

Jamie Laval

Friday, April 15, 2016

7:00pm to 9:00pm

Reservations Required

 

GCM is proud to present a unique event for only Gaston County Museum Members. Jamie Laval is a award winning violinist that creates rapt audiences with his passionate performances of traditional music of Scotland, Ireland, Brittany and Quebec, blending an ancient art form with stunning virtuosity and contemporary flair that resonates with families, youth, seniors, and devotees of ethnic, jazz, and classical music. An evening concert experience with Jamie combines toe-tapping melodies, amusing and informative stories, foot percussion, and an innovative arrangement style to create a beautiful atmosphere of the Scottish Highlands.  

Reservations are required and the concert is for Museum Members only. If you want to come, you can join today. Memberships begin at $20 and includes access to future Members Only events and special benefits throughout the year. 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].

 

 

 


 

 




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