The 2013-2014 Performing Arts Series is on. Don’t miss these last two events!
- Mar. 13 – Friction Farm - 7:00 pm - Assembly Room, 502 W Church St., Swansboro NC
- Apr. 26 – Legacy Theater Company – 7:00 pm – Town Hall, 601 West Corbett Ave., Swansboro NC
Ticket prices for events are $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Tickets and memberships are available online and at the Chamber of Commerce in Swansboro, NC. Event tickets may also be purchased at Emerald Isle Town Hall.
Thank you to our sponsors!
Friction Farm – 7 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 13, 2014
This modern folk duo combines storytelling, social commentary and humor to create songs of everyday life, local heroes and quirky observations. Expect funny and poignant stories, spontaneous diversions, audience participation, good music, and lots of fun.
From ballads to anthems, guitarist/vocalist Aidan Quinn and vocalist/bassist Christine Stay fill each song with harmony and hope.
Venue: Assembly Room, 502 W Church St., Swansboro NC
Legacy Theater Company – 7 p.m. Saturday, Apr. 26, 2014
Enjoy a series of one acts from drama to comedy by the company that’s been delighting sold out audiences in Jacksonville NC since 2010. President and founder, Erika Hose, was trained on Long Island, NY. Being so close to New York City gave her the opportunity to learn and sharpen her skills in the greatest city in the world for live theater. She excelled in music and live theater and has performed on some of the great New York stages, including Carnegie Hall. She and her husband James write and direct. Luckily for eastern NC, they call Jacksonville their home.
Exhibitor: Patricia Ruddiman (Needlework Artist)
Venue: Town Hall, 601 West Corbett Ave., Swansboro NC
Previous performances this season
Jacob Johnson – 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013
Jacob Johnson is a young, energetic performer and SC native who has shared stages with songwriting masters from Edwin McCain to David Wilcox, and hangs out with guitar heroes like Tommy Emmanuel and Tim Reynolds (right-hand man to Dave Matthews.) While it’s his flashy guitar pyrotechnics that might grab your attention, his songwriting, personality, and performance style are what set him apart from the rest of the pack of other young guitar-slingers.
In short, to quote Tommy Emmanuel, “Jacob rocks!”.
Samantha Casey and The Bluegrass Jam – 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2013
Seventeen-year old fiddler Samantha Casey is joined by her dad, Daniel Casey (banjo), Jeff Huffman (guitar), and Dell Tims (bass) for a fun-filled show of traditional and original bluegrass and bluegrass gospel. This group is sure to please all with their solid instrumentation and harmony vocals.
‘They are quite skilled as shown by the arrangements and vocal deliveries. Another young band to be on the watch for.’ (Bluegrass Unlimited, Reviews, June 2012)
Exhibitors: Tom Kelly (Watercolor Artist) and Debbie Peel (Artist)
Jennifer Licko – 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013
Jennifer Licko’s Celtic Christmas concert features her pure vocals with masterful interpretations of traditional Christmas songs. This concert includes lively fiddle tunes, haunting Gaelic ballads and familiar Christmas carols performed by Jennifer’s Celtic band.
“Licko, who when not playing acoustic guitar or simply singing played the bodhran (irish drum), was equally at home with the Irish and Scottish compositions and the more standard American fare; it was obvious that if she chose to stick to country or folk music, she could easily be a household name in pop music.” (Brad Rich, Tideland News, Dec. 2012)
Montana Skies – 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014
Their name, Montana Skies, is a metaphor for musical freedom, and they continue to follow their creative instincts far beyond traditional boundaries – delving into music from Pink Floyd to Vivaldi, as well as originals. Combining classical technique, jazz improv and the power of rock n’ roll, Jonathan’s guitar wizardry and Jenn’s blazing electric cello combine to create a remarkable sound.
Called everything from chamber rock to psychedelic strings, rest assured, this ain’t your granny’s chamber music.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with appetizers and cash bar.
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