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Meet the Bands

Scroll through and immerse yourself in the world of the 2024 Music in the Valle Bands. From soulful melodies to rocking anthems, these talented musicians are ready to captivate your senses. Discover the diverse sounds and vibrant energy that will echo through the Valle Crucis Community Park. Get ready to groove, sing along, and make unforgettable memories. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or a curious listener, this musical journey awaits you. See You There!

Holler Choir

May 24th

Old Time/Americana/Bluegrass

Call it a confluence of old-time, Americana, and bluegrass, but, by its own exceptional design, the sound and atmosphere of Holler Choir are singular.

Soul Benefactor

May 31st

Rock n’ Soul Horn Band

With decades of experience under their collective belts, the group of multi-instrumentalists decided to forge ahead and mine the deep grooves of classic recordings from the 1960s and 70s.

Will Easter

June 7th

Folk/Country

Will Easter has the cool throwback rock edge of Tom Petty with the modern folk-Americana appeal of the Avett Brothers, but with something hard to put your finger on that could only be born out of the shadows and peaks of the North Carolina mountains.

The Lucky Strikes Orchestra

June 14th

Jazz/Swing/Motown

Performing a wide variety of fun, memorable and danceable music ranging from Motown, Beach, Yacht Rock, and Classic Rock-n-Roll 50s-80s.

Brooks Forsyth

June 21st

Americana

Encompassing a variety of sounds within Americana, Brooks Forsyth has a large repertoire of original songs, and a versatile guitar style consisting of both flatpicking and fingerpicking techniques.

Handlebar Betty

June 28th

Appalachian Folk-Grass

Handlebar Betty is a genre bending, harmony driven, Appalachian folk-grass band born out of Boone, NC. Swaping Instruments and lead vocals from song to song; Handlebar Betty creates a unique sound that is dark, driving, and earthy; bringing forth a geninue approach to acoustic/electric music.

Buffalo Galaxy

July 5th

Psychedelic Bluegrass

Buffalo Galaxy is where heavy hitting psychedelia meets old timin’ bluegrass. Their songwriting, patience, and personalities prove they can go deeper than your typical bluegrass band. 

The Rewind

July 12th

1980s Pop & Rock Hits

The Rewind, North Carolina’s greatest tribute to the 80s powers up 1.21 gigawatts to take you back in time to relive the greatest pop and rock hits of the 1980s. Guaranteed to get you footloose and going crazy.

Adam Church

July 19th

Country

An Appalachian native, Adam Church pursued his music career for 10 years, drawing inspiration from artists like Eric Church. He gained recognition through his connection with country music star Luke Combs, whom he met at Appalachian State University.

Ashes & Arrows

July 26th

Country/Rock

Ashes & Arrows, an exceptional country/rock band from Asheville, North Carolina and Arrowtown, New Zealand. Their music is a captivating blend of powerful harmonies, heartfelt lyrics, and captivating stage presence. Drawing inspiration from esteemed artists like NEEDTOBREATHE, Judah & The Lion, and The Avett Brothers, Ashes & Arrows creates uniquely original and genuinely heartfelt songs.

Rastacoustic

August 2nd

Appalachian Reggae

Rastacoustic is an Appalachian reggae group combining roots, dub, and rock. A charismatic ensemble, the band plays a mix of upbeat positive originals, reggae classics, and familiar covers ranging from Grateful Dead and Beastie Boys to The Beatles and Cypress Hill. 

The Dawgful Dead

August 9th

Grateful Dead Cover Band

Based out of Boone, NC, The Dawgful Dead features the musical traditions of Jerry Garcia and David Grisman. With fused elements of rock, folk, country, jazz, and blues, this trio brings all of the hits from The Grateful Dead back to life.

Loose Roosters

August 16th

Formed in 2017 after the release of some original songs by front man Tim Jones (vocals, guitar), Loose Roosters have been a high country staple ever since. The band blends Appalachian sensibilities with a modern Americana sound to craft songs that capture life in our time. 

Funkupation

August 23rd

Funkupation proves to be a success with a hand-picked, all-star cast of musicians keeping a steady, deep-stank groove and keeping folks on the dance floor.

Cane Mill Road

August 30th

Growing up just down the road from Doc Watson, Liam Purcell leads Cane Mill Road as they rock the traditional bluegrass standards they were raised on, yet boldly write original music with roots in the fertile grounds of bluegrass, old-time, and Americana. 

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