Americana Series 12/13 

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October 27, 2012 - 7:30pm
The Fairfield Four

Single tickets will go on sale on September 27, 2012

Click here to see a past performance of The Fairfield Four

Organized in 1921, the Fairfield Four are the most distinguished proponents of traditional African American a cappella gospel singing working today. Multiple Grammy winners, they are best known from their appearance on the soundtrack and on screen in the Coen Brothers 2000 film, O Brother Where Art Thou. Their five soulful voices combine into a rich harmony that's as soothing as a cup of hot chocolate on a cold winter's night!


November 17, 2012 - 7:30pm
Pam Tillis

This production is sponsored by Wells Fargo

Single tickets will go on sale on October 17, 2012

A special audio sample: Maybe It Was Memphis

One of country music’s most sparkling stars and a child of Music City royalty, Pam Tillis was determined to find her own way as a singer and songwriter — and she succeeded. A CMA Female Vocalist of the Year and multiple Grammy Award winner, she has written songs for some of the top singers in and beyond Nashville, including more than a few of her own hits. She has been a formidable force in country music since her first single hit the charts in 1990 and has racked up 14 Top Five hits including six that hit #1. (See


February 12, 2013 - 7:30pm
The Travelin' McCourys

Single tickets will go on sale on January 14, 2013

A taste of bluegrass at its best: "Train 45"

The Travelin’ McCourys are the latest incarnation of the most awarded band in the history of bluegrass – The Del McCoury Band – and feature Del McCoury’s two sons Ronnie and Rob.  No other band today has the same credentials for playing traditional and progressive acoustic music.  They are known not only for their individual prowess on their instruments but also the tight rhythm, the soulful material and the confidence in taking bluegrass from the safety of the shore into uncharted waters. The Travelin’ McCourys are quickly becoming known among fans and musical icons alike collaborating with the likes of Vince Gill, The Allman Brothers, Phish, Warren Haynes, Steve Earle, Dierks Bentley, Yonder Mountain String Band and MANY more!

Good Lovelies April 5, 2013 - 7:30pm
The Good Lovelies

Single tickets will go on sale on March 5, 2013

 In the mood for some three-part vocal harmonies? Then click here!

The Good Lovelies are not your run-of-the-mill “all girl” band. At a time when too many of us are affected by gloom, doom and recovering from recession, these three women are the perfect antidote.  Part folk-roots, part Western Swing, the Toronto-based trio relies on unerring three-part vocal harmonies, clever songs, and, on stage, convulsively funny repartee drawn from a seemingly endless succession of comedic adventures on the road.


Americana Series 13/14

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October 4, 2013 - 7:30pm
Malpass Brothers

$15 Adult/$10 Student    
Single tickets will go on sale on September 4, 2013

Here's a clip when the boys opened for Merle Haggard

When you meet Chris and Taylor Malpass, it doesn’t take long before you realize they are as close to real traditional country music artists as you can get these days. Having toured as an opening act for country music legend Merle Haggard, they have been able to broaden their musical talents and comedic wit to audiences all across America. They perform cover hits from the likes of Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Elvis, Johnny Cash and many more traditional country music artists.


November 15, 2013 - 7:30pm
The Claire Lynch Band

$25 Adult/$15 Student    
Single tickets will go on sale on October 15, 2013

Listen to Claire's award-winning vocals

The Claire Lynch Band is high on the bluegrass world’s A-List. With a seasoned sound that is simultaneously unpretentious and richly textured, the Band has a down-home, front porch sensibility.  Once you hear them play, you’ll realize that it’s a rare front porch that has ever hosted musicians of this caliber. Grammy nominee and IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year Claire Lynch has long been at the forefront of women pushing bluegrass boundaries. This stellar ensemble delivers a personable, high energy performance including tender country ballads, hard driving bluegrass, swing, and even some Southern Appalachian clog dancing.


May 1, 2014 - 7:30pm
John McCutcheon

$25 Adult/$15 Student    
Single tickets will go on sale on April 1, 2014

Take a peek at folk music's "renaissance man" 


John McCutcheon is a folk music's renaissance man - a master instrumentalist, powerful singer-songwriter, storyteller, activist and author.  What started as a shaky, lopsided battle between piano lessons and baseball (he was a mediocre pianist and an all-star catcher), McCutcheon "found his voice" thanks to a cheap mail order guitar and a used book of chords.  Today, whether in print, in record or on stage, few people communicate with the versatility, charm, wit or pure talent of John McCutcheon.