Darrell Scott and Paul Thorn

Backwoods Beat Festival of Music & Art

June 25 and 26, 2021

Poet Annie Woodford

February 2019

Alleghany Junior Appalachian Musicians

Mural by Art We There Yet

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Welcome to the Alleghany Arts Council

New Dates "brought to you by" COVID-19

Because of COVID-19 our And The Beat Goes On concerts have been rescheduled for October and November.

Our Backwoods Beat Festival of Music & Art has been rescheduled for June 25 and 26, 2021. The same wonderful musicians, Darrell Scott and Paul Thorn, will play at Muddy Creek Cafe and Music Hall. Darrell Scott's songwriting workshop will be held Friday and Paul Thorn will host his Tales & Ales stories.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Upcoming Events

  1. Jonathan Byrd & The Pickup Cowboy

    September 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  2. Travis Meadows

    October 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  3. Emily Scott Robinson

    November 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  4. Darrell Scott: Concert and Songwriting Workshop

    June 25, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  5. Backwoods Beat Art and Craft Festival

    June 26, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  6. Paul Thorn: Concert and Tales & Ales

    June 26, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

And The Beat Goes On… concert series

September 12th • 8:00pm

Jonathan Byrd

A preacher’s son, a Gulf War veteran, and an award-winning songwriter from Chapel Hill, NC, known for literary, outsider songs that have become Americana favorites. The Chicago Tribune called Byrd “one of the top 50 songwriters of the past 50 years.” Multi-instrumentalist Johnny Waken cut his teeth on electric guitar in Pittsburgh with rock legend Norm Nardini, opening for The Blues Brothers Band on their Red, Hot & Blue tour in 1992. After taking a few years away from music, Johnny is back at it with the Pickup Cowboys.

October 9th • 8:00pm

Travis Meadows

Travis Meadows spent years trying to escape himself. He’s anything but selfish, so he’d find a way to get away––a bottle, a bag, a sermon––and he’d share it with everyone. That was then. Now, Meadows isn’t trying to get anybody lost or high. Instead, he’s trying to get every single one of us to settle in deeply to ourselves––and love what’s there.

November 7th • 8:00pm

Emily Scott Robinson

North Carolina native Emily Scott Robinson has traveled a quarter million miles and counting, paying her dues along the dusty highways of America’s wild country in the RV she calls home. Along the way, she’s captured the stories of the people she met and expertly crafted them into the songs featured on her gorgeous debut studio release.

REGIONAL ARTIST PROJECT OF NW NC

The Arts Councils of Alleghany, Ashe, Watauga, and Wilkes are pleased to announce a grant awards program just for artists. The Regional Artist Project of Northwest North Carolina offers competitive grants to artists living in these four counties. WE are excited to be able to offer funding to individuals and it is done with a Regional Artist Project Grant from the North Carolina Arts Council, a state agency.

BLUE RIDGE READ

Blue Ridge Read (BR Read) is an initiative of Alleghany Arts Council that encourages reading and community-oriented conversations and activities around a featured novel. 


Alleghany Arts Council

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Alleghany Arts Council • PO Box 962 • Sparta, NC 28675 • 336-209-0475

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