contemporary music

Rewind Goodtimz

Rewind Goodtimz

Stepping in for a last minute cancellation, The Rewind Goodtimz Band, an awesome mix of seasoned WNC musicians, returns for more great dance and clap til you drop music. You won’t want to leave the dance floor. Join Rewind for a dancing good time with Jack Freck, Frank Moore, Jimmy Cox, and Chris Vaughn.

Music Jam on the Pavilion

Do you play an instrument but are tired of playing alone in your garage? Been playing for years and years and want to share some of what you’ve learned? Like bouncing off concepts with fellow musicians? Do you sing? Maybe you just like to listen? The Orchard Music Jam meets every week on the pavilion. …

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Music Jam on the Pavilion

Do you play an instrument but are tired of playing alone in your garage? Been playing for years and years and want to share some of what you’ve learned? Like bouncing off concepts with fellow musicians? Do you sing? Maybe you just like to listen? The Orchard Music Jam meets every week on the pavilion. …

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Music Jam on the Pavilion

Do you play an instrument but are tired of playing alone in your garage? Been playing for years and years and want to share some of what you’ve learned? Like bouncing off concepts with fellow musicians? Do you sing? Maybe you just like to listen? The Orchard Music Jam meets every week on the pavilion. …

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Sam McKinney

Sam McKinney

Native son, Sam McKinney is a true Orchard favorite. His repertoire includes a dynamic mix of traditional and contemporary music, and his voice grabs and guitar styles engage all those in his audience. His music is energetic and fun no matter what style he chooses to perform on this last day of the 2023 Orchard …

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Skiffle Creek

Skiffle Creek

Freddy Bradburn, Mark Eckenrod, and Andy Ferguson join Jo Northup in this 4-piece band from McDowell County, NC. Their performances fall somewhere in the vicinity of “Woody Guthrie and Leon Redbone meet the B-52’s and John Denver at a Tom Petty Tribute”, or maybe something completely different depending on what performance you attend. And you …

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The Scatterlings

The Scatterlings are a three-piece acoustic/Americana band based in Asheville, North Carolina. The members share a fondness for songs about heartbreak, whiskey, and killings, although they promise they are actually all very peaceful people. Many of their original songs offer masterful personal storytelling, while others are steeped deep in local history. Members are Elfy Kornfeld …

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Craigie & Kuhne

Cheryl Craigie (guitar/ukulele), and Kathy Kuhne (guitar/autoharp) based in Western, NC. Known primarily for their harmonies, the two perform an eclectic mix of songs, ranging from Old Time, Bluegrass, Roots, and Gospel to more contemporary folk and pop tunes. Audiences go on a musical and emotional journey—one that connects the old with the new, the …

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Randy Flack

Randy Flack

A native of Western North Carolina, Randy’s been writing and performing since his early teens. Growing up in Bryson City, North Carolina, a half-mile outside of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, during the 1960s, provided an interesting perspective from the point of view of an honest-to-goodness country boy. His songs and stories reflect his …

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Kuhne & McKinney

Join Kathy Kuhne of Keeping Time and the Orchard’s own Sam McKinney, well-know local musician and native North Carolinian, in this concert-for-two—a couple of hours of memorable music from the past and into the present.