Monthly Music Series

Oct. 2020 through Nov. 2020

The Alleghany Arts Council is pleased to announce its “And the Beat Goes On” music series, a singer-songwriter showcase. This series runs from December to May and is hosted by Muddy Creek Cafe & Music Hall in Sparta, North Carolina. The series concludes with the Backwoods Beat Music and Art Festival on June 25 and 26. 

September 12, 2020 • 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 9, 2020 • 8:00 pm

Travis Meadows

American country music singer and songwriter. He has released four albums, as well as writing songs for other country artists.

All ages $15 advance/$20 door


November 5, 2020 • 8:00pm

Emily Scott Robinson

Based 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, “Traveling Mercies.” Named one of Rolling Stone’s “10 New Country and Americana Artists You Need to Know” for 2019, Robinson received critical acclaim from Billboard, No Depression, and American Songwriter for the stories captured on her new album and performed on the main stage of the 2019 Telluride Bluegrass Festival as winner of the Telluride Troubadour Contest.REQUEST TICKET INFO EMAIL


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