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Jul
19
Fri
JEFF CROSBY & THE REFUGEES
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Born and raised in Idaho, Jeff Crosby has been sharing his unique perspective of Americana throughout the US and beyond for the past decade. His songs are a collection from growing up in a small town in Idaho with all of the hardships and beauty of living in small town America, to five years living in a shoebox apartment off Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles CA, then to traveling and living on the road playing 250 shows a year. Though recently making the move to Nashville TN, Jeff continues to spend majority of his time touring the country.

After spending the last two years splitting his time between playing guitar for Widespread Panic song-writer Jerry Joseph and performing with his own band, Jeff hit the studio to produce his fourth full length album, Postcards from Magdalena. The collection of songs was inspired by the places and cultures Crosby experienced while traveling across the U.S., Iceland, the UK., Colombia, Nicaragua, and Alaska.

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When: Friday, July 19
  • Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Location: River Jam Stage
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • Weather: Events are scheduled to proceed rain or shine.  In the event of severe weather, the USNWC reserves the right to reschedule/cancel live music performances.
Jul
20
Sat
NAUGHTY PROFESSOR
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Naughty Professor is an iconoclastic New Orleans-based jazz-funk sextet whose adventurous recordings and horn-charged, high-energy live performances have earned them an enthusiastic fan base, critical acclaim, and widespread attention from their musical peers.

Their diligent roadwork has established Naughty Professor as a beloved live act. Weaving together complex, inventive compositions and loose, organic improvisation, the band honors their hometown’s jazz, R&B and brass-band traditions while looking to the future.

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When: Saturday, July 20
  • Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Location: River Jam Stage
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • Weather: Events are scheduled to proceed rain or shine.  In the event of severe weather, the USNWC reserves the right to reschedule/cancel live music performances.
Jul
25
Thu
ARKANSAUCE
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Arkansauce is a genre-hopping, four piece string band from northwest Arkansas, bending the rules and blurring the lines between bluegrass, newgrass, folk, americana, country, blues, and funk. With a loyal following growing every day in the Natural State and along their tour routes, the band is proud to be stepping into a hard-driving sound unique to the Arkansas quartet.

The third album (If I Were You, released April 2017) of all original material finds the palate expanded with more complex melodies, intriguing rhythms, and hard-hitting hooks that leave the songs whirling around your head long after the listening experience.

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When: Thursday, July 25
  • Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Location: River Jam Stage
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • Weather: Events are scheduled to proceed rain or shine.  In the event of severe weather, the USNWC reserves the right to reschedule/cancel live music performances.
Jul
26
Fri
CALEB CAUDLE
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Growing up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, singer-songwriter Caleb Caudle was raised on rock n’ roll and Southern hospitality. Influenced by bands like The Clash and Velvet Underground, Caudle was playing North Carolina’s punk rock circuit by the age of 15. Naturally, his music matured with his age and he became more lyrically driven, adopting a love for collecting vinyl. In 2012, he decided to quit his day job and focus solely on music — five years and four albums later, Caudle is gaining the traction he deserves. He was recently dubbed “the musical equivalent of high-proof bourbon – rich in flavor, with a subtle, satisfying bite,” by Rolling Stone editors for their list of “10 New Country Artists You Need To Know”. He’s played Nashville’s famed AmericanaFest multiple times and his song, “Borrowed Smiles” was featured on last season’s dramatic season finale of CMT’s Nashville. And as 2018 approaches, he’s not slowly down; he’s on the lineup for the 11th Annual Cayamo, the musical cruise that travels from New Orleans to Cozumel, Mexico, and Belize, next to icons like John Prine, Buddy Miller, Brandi Carlile, Patty Griffin, and Lee Ann Womack. And most importantly, he’s gearing up to release his eighth and most refined album yet, Crushed Coins.

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When: Friday, July 26
  • Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Location: River Jam Stage
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • Weather: This event will proceed rain or shine
Jul
27
Sat
JARED & THE MILL
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

We’re 5 best friends from Arizona. We love the desert, we love its mountains, we love our city, its people, and we love each other. We love long drives, early mornings, late nights, dive bars, carne asada Tacos at 3 am, dirty jokes, and asking each other what we think about things. We’re just as likely to get down on Simon & Garfunkel and Bob Dylan as we are Van Halen, Kendrick Lamar, and The Weeknd. We love dogs, we love our van, we love playing music together, and we love you – it’s true. For the past few years, we’ve released records and pretty much always been on tour, hitting the road on our own, with fellow bands, and have been lucky enough to open for a few heroes. From living rooms and basement clubs, to theaters and arenas, we just love playing shows, and truly love being on the road.

Our fans (the pack) are our greatest priority – we love them, we really do, and we do our best to insure them that we can’t do this without them. Our message is one of acceptance, not in a circle sitting kumbaya way, but in a way of acknowledging that we all have things we regret, we all have passions and opinions, and it’s up to all of us to filter through our flaws and our regrets to find ourselves and love one another. Don’t judge other people, do your best to have a good time in life, and care about everybody, like EVERYBODY everybody. Our shows are rowdy, you’ll break down your walls and realize you’re not in this alone. We hope you come to a show, make our songs apart of your story, and live the best life you can.

Cheers,

Jared & The Mill

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When: Saturday, July 27
  • Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Location: River Jam Stage
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • Weather: Events are scheduled to proceed rain or shine.  In the event of severe weather, the USNWC reserves the right to reschedule/cancel live music performances.
Aug
1
Thu
FUNK YOU
Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Funk You humbly contributes to a music scene that has given them so much. The band steadfastly crafts and develops their sound while touring across the country, growing closer as a family of musicians. Focusing on the many styles that construct and compose the glorious genre of funk, these players artfully blend clean and powerful vocals with passionate musicianship. Funk You feels most at home on stage, their captivating live performances keep fans coming back time and time again. We look forward to sharing our music with you!

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When: Thursday, August 1
  • Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Location: River Jam Stage
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • Weather: Events are scheduled to proceed rain or shine.  In the event of severe weather, the USNWC reserves the right to reschedule/cancel live music performances.
Aug
2
Fri
IAN FERGUSON
Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Ian Ferguson can do it all. No, really—the Nashville musician played all the instruments and did all the engineering for his song “State of Gold,” the first single off his forthcoming debut album of the same name.

Ferguson is part of a troupe of retro raconteurs with a taste for the strange sonics of the ‘70s, young punks who grew up digging Bowie, Wire and Bolan in equal measure. Artists like The Lemon Twigs, The Nude Party, and Ferguson’s tour-mate Ron Gallo are amongst Ferguson’s contemporaries, and “State of Gold” is proof of that. Underneath the dust and grit is a sinewy glam track that wouldn’t feel out of place on, say, Electric Warrior. The devil is in the details here—the background vocals that sound like a room full of heads humming with the great over-spirit, that faint acoustic guitar sidewinding through the dirty-blues leads—and it makes Ferguson’s track more than the sum of its collective inspirations.

–TheDaily Dose

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When: Friday, August 2
  • Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Location: River Jam Stage
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • Weather: Events are scheduled to proceed rain or shine.  In the event of severe weather, the USNWC reserves the right to reschedule/cancel live music performances.
Aug
3
Sat
Confluence: Where music gathers
Aug 3 @ 2:30 pm – 10:30 pm

LIVE MUSIC – ARTIST TBD

WHEN: August 3, 2:30 pm
LOCATION: South Ridge
TYPE: Live Music
 

LIVE MUSIC – ARTIST TBD

WHEN: August 3, 3:00 pm
LOCATION: River Jam Stage
TYPE: Live Music
 

LIVE MUSIC – ORQUESTA MAYOR

WHEN: August 3, 4:00 pm
LOCATION: River’s Edge Stage
TYPE: Live Music

North Carolina’s finest Salsa band, Orquesta Mayor. With a trio of vocalists, a killer horn section and director Helder Serralde, Orquesta Mayor has been performing straight up salsa since 2006, the way it was meant to be enjoyed.

Whether they are covering classic hits from the Fania All-Stars, the energy of El Gran Combo, or the contemporary style of Gilberto Santa Rosa, Orquesta Mayor gets the crowd dancing with its powerful, rich sound.

Thanks to the experience, ability and talent of its members, Orquesta Mayorhas had the opportunity to accompany several internationally recognized salsa artists such as: Jerry Rivera, Ismael Miranda, La India, Maelo Ruiz, Raulin Rosendo, N’Klabe, Paquito Guzman, NG2, Luis Enrique, among others.

LIVE MUSIC – MIKE STRAUSS

WHEN: August 3, 4:30 pm
LOCATION: South Ridge
TYPE: Live Music
The Mike Strauss Band is a six-piece band whose sound delicately balances on the cusps of blues, country, rock, folk, and jazz., borrowing from each genre aforementioned to create unique rhythms. The band formed in Charlotte around 2004. 

LIVE MUSIC – EMILY SAGE

WHEN: August 3, 5:00 pm
LOCATION: River Jam Stage
TYPE: Live Music
Emily Sage is a Charlotte-based Independent artist with strong leanings in jazz and soul. Her romantic and lullaby-like songwriting style is largely influenced by her time spent growing up in Portugal. Emily is currently recording her debut full length album. 

LIVE MUSIC – CYANCA

WHEN: August 3, 6:00 pm
LOCATION: River’s Edge Stage
TYPE: Live Music
Born and raised in Smithfield, North CarolinaCyanca’s artist presence encompasses a soulful voice matched with eccentric style, deep bass, and electric pianos with a splash of synth that commands attention. Her sound is influenced by acts like D’Angelo, Erykah Badu, and A Tribe Called Quest, perpetuating the crossover between Jazz and R&B. Cyanca has played in three music festivals and was recently awarded “Best Musician 2019” by Charlotte Magazine.  

LIVE MUSIC – DANE PAGE & LEO SOLIS

WHEN: August 3, 6:30 pm
LOCATION: South Ridge
TYPE: Live Music
Dane Page is a singer-songwriter living in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dane has toured throughout the southeast and mid-Atlantic with his independently produced EP City to City. Dane’s music pulls from the contemporary folk genre and weaves his listeners through stories of Greek mythology, 20th Century literature, and American history. 

LIVE MUSIC – SINNERS & SAINTS

WHEN: August 3, 7:00 pm
LOCATION: River Jam Stage
TYPE: Live Music
“We’re all sinners and we’re all saints, and we’re all in it together.’” Sinners and Saints infuse their acoustic, country-tinged tunes with compelling harmonies and foot-powered percussion on repurposed drums from an abandoned kit. The band has shared the stage with bands and artists including Flogging Molly, Shovels and Rope, Robert Earl Keen, Daniel Romano, St Paul & the Broken Bones, SUSTO, Sun Kil Moon, Bombadil, and many others. 

LIVE MUSIC – ARTIST TBD

WHEN: August 3, 8:00 pm
LOCATION: River’s Edge Stage
TYPE: Live Music

LIVE MUSIC – DOWNTOWN ABBY & THE ECHOES

WHEN: August 3, 9:00 pm
LOCATION: River Jam Stage
TYPE: Live Music
DownTown Abby & The Echoes captures the spirit of old soul while emphasizing its youthful energy and songwriting. Taking influence from the titans of soul, blues, and southern rock, the band’s EP is full of powerful vocals, guitar licks and groovy rhythm sections.  
Aug
4
Sun
Confluence: Where music gathers
Aug 4 @ 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Confluence: Where music gathers. Where local musicians meet the stage. Where crowds meet their new favorite band. And where industry professionals meet local artists. Part festival, platform, and conference, Confluence is for musicians to perform and learn, and for music lovers to discover and enjoy. Confluence is presented by Whitewater in association with MaxxMusic and Midwood Entertainment.

EVENT DETAILS

  • When:
    • August 3 | 11:00a – 10:30p
    • August 4 | 11:30a – 6:30p
  • Where: U.S. National Whitewater Center
  • Cost: Free and open to the public

LIVE MUSIC – JIM AVETT & DAVID CHILDERS

WHEN: August 4, 12:00 pm
LOCATION: River Jam Stage
TYPE: Live Music

Jim Avett is a life-long musician and father of The Avett Brothers. Jim is a native of Concord, NC and has performed in listening rooms and festivals nationwide with his beloved country tunes and original ballads. 

David Childers is a prolific local singer-songwriter, poet, and painter with strong folk influences and six solo albums. 

LIVE MUSIC – ARTIST TBD

WHEN: August 4, 12:30 pm
LOCATION: South Ridge
TYPE: Live Music

LIVE MUSIC – THE HAWTHORNES

WHEN: August 4, 1:00 pm
LOCATION: River Jam Stage
TYPE: Live Music
A staple in the Charlotte music scene, The Hawthornes are a step towards music-retro. Fusing imaginative, melodic hooks with sultry vocals, fiery guitars, and luscious grooves, The Hawthornes color the musical winds with a rare and unique blend of rock, soul, funk, and jazz. 

LIVE MUSIC – TONY ELTORA

WHEN: August 4, 2:00 pm
LOCATION: River’s Edge Stage
TYPE: Live Music
A Hickory resident for almost 20 years, Tony Eltora’s music is best described as Bluesy Americana Soul. His sounds are influenced by blues, rock, and jazz musictelling stories of love, loss, and rebirth. 

LIVE MUSIC – ARTIST TBD

WHEN: August 4, 2:30 pm
LOCATION: South Ridge
TYPE: Live Music

LIVE MUSIC – JUNIOR ASTRONOMERS

WHEN: August 4, 3:00 pm
LOCATION: River Jam Stage
TYPE: Live Music
Junior Astronomers seek to achieve more than just reactions from onlookers; the band itself tries to document the human experience. With a gritty post-punk indie rock style, this quartet is high-energy, loud, impulsive, and exciting.  

LIVE MUSIC – ARTIST TBD

WHEN: August 4, 4:00 pm
LOCATION: River’s Edge Stage
TYPE: Live Music

LIVE MUSIC – ARTIST TBD

WHEN: August 4, 4:30 pm
LOCATION: South Ridge
TYPE: Live Music

LIVE MUSIC – REVELWOOD MISSION

WHEN: August 4, 5:00 pm
LOCATION: River Jam Stage
TYPE: Live Music
With a style that is raw and powerful yet intricately woven, RevelWood Mission delivers a soulful, driving sounds and musical tapestry that is rich with dynamic guitars, atmospheric keys, three-part harmonies, and a commanding rock’n’roll rhythm.  
Aug
8
Thu
HEDONISTAS
Aug 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Hedonistas is a five-piece funk/pop/rock band from Atlanta, Georgia. In 2018, they released their debut record, The Way Things Were, highlighted by Vulfpeck’s Cory Wong sitting in on their hit song On the Run. Their energetic performances have propelled them to several sold out shows in Georgia, as well as spots on festivals around the southeast.

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When: Thursday, August 8
  • Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Location: River Jam Stage
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • Weather: Events are scheduled to proceed rain or shine.  In the event of severe weather, the USNWC reserves the right to reschedule/cancel live music performances.
Aug
9
Fri
ALBERT CASTIGLIA
Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

“Up All Night.” It’s an apt title for Albert Castiglia’s seventh album: nobody sleeps when this man is in town. After 27 years of house-rocking studio albums and smack-in-the-mouth live shows, the Florida bandleader is the acknowledged master of red-raw, sweat-and-hair blues that gives it to you straight. Now, the visceral riffs and bruised soul of Up All Night make everything else sound like a lullaby. “I’d describe the musical vibe of this new album,” says Castiglia simply, “as heavy.”

Being released October 6, 2017 on Ruf Records, Up All Night finds Castiglia in a creative swagger after last year’s acclaimed Big Dog. What wasn’t broke then hasn’t been fixed now, with the bluesman once again recording at Dockside Studios, Louisiana, and capturing a warts-and-all mix alongside producer Mike Zito. “I figured since the Big Dog session went so well there, why change studios?” he reasons. “I’ll probably record there for the rest of my life.”

Dockside might be home-turf, but any notion of a comfort zone was dispelled by an edgy new lineup who pushed their bandleader to the wire. “Putting my new band together was a pivotal moment and this recent incarnation has really upped my game,” says Castiglia. “My drummer, Brian Menendez, is very dynamic and gives me that extra spark. He’s along the lines of a Ginger Baker or Mitch Mitchell. Jimmy Pritchard is my bass player and he’s solid as a rock. His tone is fat and he’s right on time. When I hear him, I think of Bill Wyman or Calvin ‘Fuzz’ Jones. It’s a power trio with no boundaries or restrictions. It’s a pretty amazing sound to me and it’s reflective in Up All Night.”

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When: Friday, August 9
  • Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Location: River Jam Stage
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • Weather: Events are scheduled to proceed rain or shine.  In the event of severe weather, the USNWC reserves the right to reschedule/cancel live music performances.
Aug
10
Sat
SOL DRIVEN TRAIN
Aug 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Sol Driven Train’s music weaves through genres like images in a Tom Robbin’s paragraph. The band’s playful sonic schizophrenia absorbs songwriting influences like John Prine and Paul Simon, Afro-Caribbean rhythmic explorations, and funky New Orleans-style brass into earnest songs of life, love, loss, and long johns. The versatile five-piece band based in Charleston, SC features rotating lead vocalists, and multi-instrumental talent spread across horns, strings, keyboards, and percussion.  Combining rich varieties of American pop and folk music into their own brass-kickin’ roots rock sound, Sol Driven Train has carved out a unique musical identity within the Jam and Americana music scene.

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When: Saturday, August 10
  • Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Location: Belmont Abbey College Island
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • Weather: Events are scheduled to proceed rain or shine.  In the event of severe weather, the USNWC reserves the right to reschedule/cancel live music performances.
Aug
15
Thu
WILD ADRIATIC
Aug 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Rooted in the rowdy spirit of rock & roll, Wild Adriatic has built an international audience on a combination of groove, grit, and guitar-heavy swagger. With the power trio’s newest album, Feel, bandmates Travis Gray, Rich Derbyshire, and Mateo Vosganian update the sound of their influences — from Seventies rock to Motown to soul — for a contemporary audience, taking influence from the past but never losing sight of the present. They aren’t revivalists; they’re modern men, carrying the torch of melodic, riff-ready, high-energy rock into new territory.

Whittled into sharp shape by a touring schedule that’s kept them busy for roughly 175 days a year — including two European tours, countless stateside runs, and appearances at festivals like Bonnaroo — Wild Adriatic’s three members recorded Feel in Austin, teaming up with Grammy-nominated producer Frenchie Smith in the process. The goal was to shine a light on the band’s strength as a live act, avoiding click tracks, digital instruments, sampled sounds, and other tricks of the recording studio. Instead, Wild Adriatic focused on the same core ingredients — Gray’s guitar playing and soulful sweep of a voice; Vosganian’s percussive stomp; Derbyshire’s in-the-pocket bass — that helped kickstart the band in 2011, back when Wild Adriatic formed in Upstate New York.

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When: Thursday, August 15
  • Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Location: River Jam Stage
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • Weather: Events are scheduled to proceed rain or shine.  In the event of severe weather, the USNWC reserves the right to reschedule/cancel live music performances.
Aug
16
Fri
GUTHRIE BROWN
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Guthrie Brown a Nashville transplant by way of “old Montana” began playing the guitar at age six. By the age of seventeen, he journeyed to Nashville to pursue the dream of being a professional songwriter, recording & performing artist.

After settling in Music City, he recorded and produced his first self-titled EP, which got the attention of Nashville’s premiere independent radio station, WRLT Lightning 100. Capitalizing on the initial success of his debut EP, Guthrie recorded and released his second EP “Spirit of the Elk” with producer Stuart Mathis (The Wallflowers, Lucinda Williams). Following his second release, he recruited his longtime friends and musicians John Ogelby (drums), Will Honaker (bass, keys) and John McNally (guitar) to join the band. Their musical pairing has since been compared to something as strong and pure as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When: Friday, August 16
  • Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Location: River Jam Stage
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • Weather: Events are scheduled to proceed rain or shine.  In the event of severe weather, the USNWC reserves the right to reschedule/cancel live music performances.
Aug
17
Sat
MARADEEN
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

MARADEEN is an American rock band from Nashville, TN comprised of Whit Murray (guitar, vocals), Kaitlyn Connor (piano, vocals), Tom Galloway (guitar, vocals), & John Rodrigue (drums).

In 2014, founding members Murray and Connor fused their jazz and classical backgrounds with their affinity for high-energy electric rock, creating an undeniably unique sound and on-stage chemistry. In 2015, songwriter Tom Galloway moved to Nashville and began collaborating with the band. Murray and Galloway shared a musical history under the band, Mama’s Love, who had also shared the stage with Connor’s prog rock band, Afro. Berklee School of Music connected Murray with John Rodrigue, rounding out the lineup.

Their first LP, Mirage (2015), revealed well-versed musicianship and intricate sonic dynamics. Moon Taxi’s Wes Bailey took the production helm for MARADEEN’s second album, Above the Horizon (2016), and brought to life a sound that was more eclectic, more layered, and more refined all at the same time.

MARADEEN is currently on tour across the country with highly-acclaimed reception. They have shared the stage with acts like Bon Jovi, The Rhythm Devils, Todd Nance, Keller Williams, The Revivalists, Moon Taxi, Perpetual Groove, The Apache Relay, Bloodkin, and Colonel Bruce Hampton, to name a few. MARADEEN is poised as a rock band on the rise, breaking musical ground both in songwriting and in the live arena.

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When: Saturday, August 17
  • Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Location: River Jam Stage
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • Weather: Events are scheduled to proceed rain or shine.  In the event of severe weather, the USNWC reserves the right to reschedule/cancel live music performances.
Aug
22
Thu
TRAE PIERCE & THE T-STONES
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Grammy Award-winning bassist Trae Pierce is leading a wild new musical experience known as Trae Pierce & the T-Stones (TPTS). Defined by hard-edged funk and hip-hop mixed with rock and blues, TPTS has developed a high-energy live show with a modern feel that also recalls the unstoppable grooves of Bootsy Collins: they “wants to funk you up!” Trae is a world-class bassist and four-time Grammy Award- winner (with the legendary Blind Boys of Alabama) who cut his bass chops as a member of The Ohio Players.

From his Florida home, this bass “monster” has hand-picked a vibrant young group of musicians with limitless energy and extreme talent, and together they’ve been tearing up dance floors throughout the Southeast with a genre-blending twist of funk-rock rhythms that bring out the best in every beat. After sharing the stage with funk powerhouses George Clinton, Parliament Funkadelic, The Revivalists, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and The Main Squeeze among others, TPTS is ready to take their party nationwide.

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When: Thursday, August 22
  • Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Location: River Jam Stage
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • Weather: Events are scheduled to proceed rain or shine.  In the event of severe weather, the USNWC reserves the right to reschedule/cancel live music performances.
Aug
23
Fri
THE FLOORBOARDS
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Floorboards are an American Roots Rock Ensemble hailing from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. The band marries rock & roll and country roots with the sights and sounds of southern mountain towns. Jake and Rob shake the leaves from the trees. Chris coaxes stringed cries from the hills and hollers. Matt writes and sings the story.

The Floorboards released their second studio album, Borrowed Moon, on November 21, 2017. Borrowed Moon finds the Roanoke, VA based band delicately walking a line between singer/songwriter, Matt Browning’s, evocative lyrics and guitarist/songwriter, Chris Blankenship’s, tastefully blistering guitar work.

Since the Floorboards’ debut album in 2012, the years have gone by in a flash of Ford Econoline and rock ‘n’ roll. Borrowed Moon was given its first kick at life in 2013 with the band’s original lineup. Something with the music didn’t feel right, so they took to the road to figure it out. As the dust settled, the band experienced lineup changes, a few broken bones – and the songs that singer/songwriter Matt Browning penned with an acoustic guitar became their proud workingman’s rock ‘n’ roll music. Somewhere between Birmingham, Alabama and New York City, the band agreed a total change of scenery was needed to drive their next album forward.

Since forming in Roanoke, Virginia in 2012, The Floorboards have toured extensively throughout the East Coast, sharing stages with Dwight Yoakam, Trampled by Turtles, Darryl Scott, Tim O’Brien, Yarn, Los Colognes, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Will Overman, and many more.

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When: Friday, August 23
  • Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Location: River Jam Stage
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • Weather: Events are scheduled to proceed rain or shine.  In the event of severe weather, the USNWC reserves the right to reschedule/cancel live music performances.
Aug
24
Sat
VOODOO VISIONARY
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Hailing from the Dirty South musical mecca of Atlanta, GA, Voodoo Visionary’s improvisational funk dance music balances a tight, grooving rhythm section with soulful organ, funky clavinet, singing synthesizers, masterful guitar licks, and moving vocals to create a sound the group calls psychofunk. Influenced by a wide array of artists from Parliament Funkadelic and the Meters to the Grateful Dead and Allman Brothers Band to Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock, Voodoo Visionary has a uniquely blended sound that’s guaranteed to put the ‘oogie in yo boogie.

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When: Saturday, August 24
  • Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Location: River Jam Stage
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • Weather: Events are scheduled to proceed rain or shine.  In the event of severe weather, the USNWC reserves the right to reschedule/cancel live music performances.
Aug
29
Thu
MIDNIGHT NORTH
Aug 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

In June of 2017 Midnight North released their third studio album: Under the Lights. On this full length record, Midnight North left it all on the court. Recorded by David Simon-Baker (Los Lobos, ALO, Jackie Greene, Mother Hips) at the Greene Room and Allegiant Studios, Under the Lights features their 11 best new tunes. Expect flares of country on tracks like “The Highway Song” and “Greene County”, tinges of soul on the likes of “Back To California”, but mostly good solid rock and roll. With strong melodies and stronger harmonies, for this band it comes down to one thing: the song.

Immediately after their last studio release, 2015’s Scarlet Skies, Midnight North – fronted by lead songwriters Elliott Peck & Grahame Lesh with lush Hammond B3 organ, lead guitar, and harmony work from Alex Jordan and stomping bass lines from Connor O’Sullivan – began touring the country in earnest, visiting the East Coast and the Midwest for the first time in Summer 2015. The band wrote the majority of Under the Lights in the following months, and the lyrical road themes – the initial excitement, the longing for home, and the inherent need to keep moving – shine through.

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When: Thursday, August 29
  • Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Location: River Jam Stage
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • Weather: Events are scheduled to proceed rain or shine.  In the event of severe weather, the USNWC reserves the right to reschedule/cancel live music performances.
Aug
30
Fri
THE VOLTS
Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Volts truly began in North Florida, where gospel and soul music lay as thick as the hot, humid air. Band leader Kevin Maines brings a youthful vibrancy to the classic southern R&B/Soul legacy. Kevin’s debut album, American Hustle, received praise for its creative writing, playing, and production, as well as the strong musical maturity rarely seen in debuts. From deep and dirty Duane Allman-esque slide guitar rockers to sweet gospel-inspired falsetto singing, Kevin Maines doesn’t just play in the southern soul traditions, he consumes and then gives them back bursting with his own unique twist. From gritty to ethereal, this music speaks for itself.

After taking a few years to write new material, Kevin put together his second band, The Volts, consisting of bass player Greg Jungbluth, drummer Joey Lanna and Kevin’s brother Derek Maines on keys along with a cast of other Florida musicians to record the follow up album Raiders On The Southern Wild. Kevin Maines and The Volts released their first album in June 2017. Fans of Funkadelic, Son House, Ray Charles, and Prince should take notice. Inspired by the never-ending creativity of D’angelo, this album moves past typical blues song formats and takes creative chances. After a year of steady touring, Kevin Maines and the Volts have shortened the band name to just The Volts. Some musicians dig deep into tradition, while others are endlessly creative risk-takers; every now and then someone comes along that does both. The Volts are those unique individuals.

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When: Friday, August 30
  • Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Location: River Jam Stage
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • Weather: Events are scheduled to proceed rain or shine.  In the event of severe weather, the USNWC reserves the right to reschedule/cancel live music performances.
Aug
31
Sat
THE CONTENDERS
Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Contenders are an Americana Folk Roots duo of Jay Nash (9 albums, 10 EPs, 900 shows, 400,000 miles) and Josh Day (Sara Bareilles, John Oates, Brandi Clark, and Jennifer Nettles drummer) they have toured the US, opened for The Milk Carton Kids half a dozen times, played Americana Fest with Patti Griffin, played Merle Fest where Jens Kruger of the Kruger Brothers joined them onstage, toured Europe (Holland, Germany, and France) have released an EP ‘Meet The Contenders’ and released their debut Album ‘Laughing with the Reckless’ last year to critical acclaim.

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When: Saturday, August 31
  • Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Location: River Jam Stage
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • Weather: Events are scheduled to proceed rain or shine.  In the event of severe weather, the USNWC reserves the right to reschedule/cancel live music performances.
Sep
5
Thu
WINSTON RAMBLE
Sep 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Based in Florence, AL, Winston Ramble describes their music as homegrown folk n’ roll.  With members originally hailing from the free state of Winston County, AL, the band aims to interject the raw expression of rock n’ roll into the feel good vibes of acoustic music.

“At the end of the day, we want people to have a good time when they hear our music.  We want it to make you smile, sing along, nod your head, stomp your feet, or get down and groove – and that’s because we feel that way about the music we play, and we love playing it.  That attitude and energy is contagious, and hard to resist.”

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When: Thursday, September 5
  • Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Location: River Jam Stage
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • Weather: Events are scheduled to proceed rain or shine.  In the event of severe weather, the USNWC reserves the right to reschedule/cancel live music performances.
Sep
6
Fri
CRANFORD HOLLOW
Sep 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

South Carolina’s Cranford Hollow has been on the road now for almost 4 years. They love every mile out on the road and every new person they get to share their music with. They now have three albums under their belt and are looking for westward expansion.

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When: Friday, September 6
  • Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Location: River Jam Stage
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • Weather: Events are scheduled to proceed rain or shine.  In the event of severe weather, the USNWC reserves the right to reschedule/cancel live music performances.
Sep
7
Sat
TELLICO
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

With vivid, original storytelling, vibrant musicianship and intelligent arrangements, Asheville, NC band Tellico creates an innovative sound that redefines what today’s Southern Appalachian music can be. Instead of modernizing tradition, Tellico takes it deeper, effortlessly weaving meaningful, imaginative songwriting with intelligent arrangements. There is no gimmick here, and yet, there is nothing tired or cliche. Tellico explores the beauty of songcraft through the lens of tradition and an unmistakable sound.

At its core is the voice and guitar of Anya Hinkle. Her sound is rooted in the mountains of her home in southwestern Virginia, but seasoned by travels across the world and back. With arresting honesty, her singing and songwriting comes from the heart. The foil to Hinkle’s heartfelt singing and songwriting, can be found in fellow songwriter, vocalist, bass and harmonica player, Greg “Stig” Stiglets. Inspired from the stories and events of daily life, his attention to melody and groove help to further showcase the instrumental prowess of the band.

Both Aaron Ballance (dobro, lap steel, pedal steel) and Jed Willis (mandolin, clawhammer banjo, electric guitar) hail from central North Carolina. The state itself provides its own conservatory for study, and its students learn from first generation roots music pioneers as well as serious students of the genre in the classrooms of jams, bands, and festivals. Obsessed with playing music going back to their teen years, Ballance and Willis are veteran players.

These four musicians deepen their awareness each year of the synergy among them while eyeing terrain that is yet uncovered. From their converged paths emerges a sound that has jelled over more than a decade of collaboration. Their freshman effort Relics and Roses was well-received, gathering accolades from tastemakers and earning them stage appearances at the country’s most prestigious festivals (MerleFest, Bristol Rhythm & Roots, Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival, Official Showcase Artist and World of Bluegrass-IBMA).

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When: Saturday, September 7
  • Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Location: River Jam Stage
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • Weather: Events are scheduled to proceed rain or shine.  In the event of severe weather, the USNWC reserves the right to reschedule/cancel live music performances.
Sep
12
Thu
YARN
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

You might expect a band that calls itself Yarn to, naturally, tend to spin a yarn or two. “that’s what we do, we tell stories, live and in the studio, truth and fiction” singer/songwriter Blake Christiana insists. “We don’t always opt for consistency. There’s a different vibe onstage from what comes through in our recordings. There’s a difference in every show as well, you never know what you’re going to get.”

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When: Thursday, September 12
  • Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Location: River Jam Stage
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • Weather: Events are scheduled to proceed rain or shine.  In the event of severe weather, the USNWC reserves the right to reschedule/cancel live music performances.
Sep
13
Fri
BIG DADDY LOVE
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Big Daddy Love is a five-piece band with a unique and natural blend of rock, roots and grass that they call ‘Appalachian Rock’. Above the mix, the lead vocals and acoustic guitar accompaniment of their principal songwriter, Scott Moss, command the listener’s attention and call for the harmonies that arise in response. Twin leads of Stratocaster riffs and soaring Allman-esque slide guitar on the one hand, and 5-string Scruggs / Fleck style banjo on the other– like a typical Southern rock line-up, just replacing the second guitar with the banjo– punctuate and emphasize what Moss delivers. These contrasting voices are anchored by a rhythm section that is equally at home in a groove or driving the bus with country, swing, funk or straight ahead rock. Big Daddy Love’s high-energy performances, fueled by this combination of fiery vocals, striking instrumental dynamics that range from bombastic assaults to soothing grooves, have garnered them a strong, passionate following throughout their home region.

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When: Friday, September 13
  • Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Location: River Jam Stage
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • Weather: Events are scheduled to proceed rain or shine.  In the event of severe weather, the USNWC reserves the right to reschedule/cancel live music performances.
Sep
14
Sat
SOUTH HILL BANKS
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

South Hill Banks – Lance Thomas (vocals, guitar), Eric Horrocks (mandolin, vocals), Ryan Horrocks (banjo), Dan Fiasconaro (guitar, vocals), and Matt Eversole (upright bass) – have carved a niche for themselves with their jam infused bluegrass sound. Formed in August 2015 in Richmond, Virginia, South Hill Banks pulls from a wide range of influences such as classic rock, jam, blues, to traditional bluegrass to keep audiences entertained with a blend of sounds old and new.

Since the release of their debut album, Riverside Dr., South Hill Banks has gone on to showcase at the IBMAs in Raleigh, NC, win Floydfest’s “On the Rise” Competition, host a successful monthly residence at The Camel in Richmond, VA, and be feature in the “On the Rise” section in Relix Magazine. SHB has created an ever growing fan base by headlining a multitude venues as well as directly supporting some of the top national touring acts in their genre.

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When: Saturday, September 14
  • Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Location: River Jam Stage
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • Weather: Events are scheduled to proceed rain or shine.  In the event of severe weather, the USNWC reserves the right to reschedule/cancel live music performances.
Sep
19
Thu
BROTHER OLIVER
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Brother Oliver is a South Carolina-based musical project formed by two brothers, Andrew & Stephen Oliver. The brothers deliver high-energy performances through the lens of a folk-rock / psych-rock aesthetic—a genre they’ve officially coined as “psychedelic folk-rock.” Their explorative approach to music strikes a chord with any audience and has gained recognition in the Southeast and abroad—landing them on bills alongside Father John Misty, Old Sea Brigade, Matthew Logan Vasquez, SUSTO, and more.

The project was started in 2011 in the small town of Greenville, Michigan — where the brothers were born and raised. Just two years later, they moved to Greenville, South Carolina as a result of 20-year-old angst and longings for change. Upon arrival, Andrew (the eldest of the two) opened a small recording studio where they would write and record their first album, Stubborn Fool, in 2013. Brother Oliver has since released their self-titled full-length album, Brother Oliver, which has been regarded as highly innovative in the world of folk rock music—gaining the attention of Huffington Post, PBS, PopMatters, AXS, and more.

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When: Thursday, September 19
  • Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Location: River Jam Stage
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • Weather: Events are scheduled to proceed rain or shine.  In the event of severe weather, the USNWC reserves the right to reschedule/cancel live music performances.
Sep
20
Fri
HONEY ISLAND SWAMP BAND
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Great music begins with great songs, and great songs are what the Honey Island Swamp Band is all about. The band came together when Aaron Wilkinson (acoustic guitar, mandolin, vocals) and Chris Mulé (electric guitar, vocals) were marooned in San Francisco after the levee breaches following Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. After a chance encounter with fellow New Orleans evacuees Sam Price (bass, vocals) and Garland Paul (drums, vocals), and with no prospects of getting home any time soon, they figured they’d better cook up something new, and quick!

A few days later they had put together a song list, landed a weekly gig at San Francisco’s Boom Boom Room, and settled in to share a little taste of Southern culture with their new West coast neighbors. Their 7-song eponymous debut was recorded in 2006 at famed Record Plant studios in Sausalito, CA, and was received so well that the band decided to make the new group priority number one upon moving back to New Orleans in early 2008.

Honey Island Swamp Band’s music has been described as “Bayou Americana”, with timeless songs from Wilkinson & Mulé, highlighted by Mulé’s searing guitar, Wilkinson’s sure-handed mandolin, and 4-part vocal harmonies, all anchored by the powerful groove of Price & Paul’s Louisiana stomp rhythm section. The addition of Trevor Brooks on Hammond B-3 organ to the HISB family in 2010 has rounded out the band’s sound, which draws from a variety of influences in the world of roots music, including artists such as Lowell George & Little Feat, The Band, Taj Mahal, Gram Parsons, Jerry Garcia, Johnny Cash, Jimmy Reed, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, and New Orleans’ own Earl King and Dr. John.

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When: Friday, September 20
  • Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Location: River Jam Stage
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • Weather: Events are scheduled to proceed rain or shine.  In the event of severe weather, the USNWC reserves the right to reschedule/cancel live music performances.
Sep
27
Fri
AFTM
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Name: Forrest “Offsides Blitz” Whitlark
Position: Team Mascot
Height: 6’ 0”
Weight: 188 lbs.
Hometown: The Red Zone
40 Yard Dash Time: Please refer to https://www.hudl.com/profile/1248370/Forrest-Whitlark
Fun Fact: Has the complete series of Gunsmoke on DVD.

Name: Kelly “The Wizard” Bouchillon
Position: HR department for the band
Height: 1 Fathom
Weight: 180 lbs.
Hometown: The 9-1-deuce
40 Yard Dash Time: Faster than Forrest
Fun Fact: Is Diamond 3, Division 3 in Rocket League

Name: John “Lightning Fingers” Cherry
Position: Fun Ensurer
Height: Varies with temperature
Weight: Also varies with temperature
Hometown: Bootsy Collins’s Space Ship
40 Yard Dash Time: 40 seconds
Fun Fact: Is scared of the sun and drinks SPF 70 sunscreen.

Name: Cam “Wam Bam” Corsino
Position: A wave pool
Height: 6’ 0”
Weight: 4.2 bench presses
Hometown: McDonough, GA
40 Yard Dash Time: 4.6 seconds
Fun Fact: Listens to a lot of classical music.

Name: John “Die Hard” MacLane
Position: Public Relations
Height: ‘Bout sebum
Weight: 155lbs
Hometown: Atlanta (ITP)
40 Yard Dash Time: Faster than you
Fun Fact: Once acted in a Pamper’s baby commercial

Name: Will “DJ Kill Will” MacLane
Position: Resident DJ/Hype Man
Height: 6’ 1”
Weight: 150
Hometown: Atlanta (ITP)
40 Yard Dash Time: 140 BPM
Fun Fact: Follow @killwill_music on Soundcloud.

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When: Friday, September 27
  • Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Location: River Jam Stage
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • Weather: Events are scheduled to proceed rain or shine.  In the event of severe weather, the USNWC reserves the right to reschedule/cancel live music performances.
Sep
28
Sat
THE GET RIGHT BAND
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

he Get Right Band has been described as a funk-rock-reggae band, they’ve been described as a psychedelic-indie-rock band, and they’ve been described as a jam band. While they are indeed all of these things, they are fiercely determined to not be pigeon-holed by any style or label. They are shapeshifters, focused on following their muses to honest self-expression, to whatever excites them and pushes them into unexplored territory. The Get Right Band proudly carries the torch for a long line of genre-bending power trios from Cream to The Jimi Hendrix Experience to The Police to Violent Femmes to Primus to Green Day to Nirvana to Sublime. It’s the space between the notes, the rawness and the maneuverability, that makes a power trio, well, so damn powerful.

The Get Right Band’s career highlights include shows with Everclear, Rusted Root, Dr. Dog, Smash Mouth, Ozomatli, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and Victor Wooten; appearances on NPR’s World Cafe and Nashville’s Music City Roots television show; and performances at major festivals and venues including FloydFest, StrangeCreek, Riverbend Fest, The Orange Peel, Brooklyn Bowl, and The Hamilton.

The band is built on the musical brotherhood that guitarist/vocalist Silas Durocher and bassist Jesse Gentry have formed playing music together since middle school. Durocher, who is a trained composer and has been commissioned to write for symphonies and chamber groups, has guitar chops that can soothe or rage and a charismatic swagger as a frontman and a singer. “Durocher has an impressive range and rich clarity to his vocals—think a more soulful Dan Auerbach” (Connect Savannah). Gentry’s virtuosic bass playing “catapults from elastic to nasty” (The Mountain Xpress). With the addition of Jian-Claude Mears, a drummer with “precision, passion, and an inescapable momentum” (Live For Live Music), the group’s sound has become an unstoppable force. They have been wowing audiences around the country and the Caribbean since their inception in 2011 with an unparalleled live show and a relentless tour schedule.

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When: Saturday, September 28
  • Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Location: River Jam Stage
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • Weather: Events are scheduled to proceed rain or shine.  In the event of severe weather, the USNWC reserves the right to reschedule/cancel live music performances.