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Thursday, September 20, 2018 -- CANCELED - CANCELED
Brad Hudson Band
Because of travel logistics and two other Brad Hudson shows that got canceled due to weather, we've had to call this one off but hope to re-schedule when Brad's in the area again.

Saturday, September 22, 2018 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $12.50 general admission, $15 reserved tax included
Local Honeys and Grits & Soul

The Local Honeys: Linda Jean Stokley and Montana Hobbs - Grits & Soul: Anna Kline & John Looney

Linda Jean Stokley, who plays fiddle and guitar, grew up in a multi-generational farming family on an apple orchard in Wodford County, Kentucky. She met Montana while studying traditional music at Morehead State University, where they became, in 2015, the first women to earn B.A. degrees in Traditional (a.ka. Hillbilly) Music. She teaches at the Central Music Academy in Lexington, Kentucky and at music camps and workshops across the region. Linda Jean won first place in the bluegrass song category at the 2017 Merlefest's "Chris Austin Songwriting Contest" for her anti-mining song "Cigarette Trees."

S. Montana Hobbs, also a native Kentuckian, grew up in Lee County in the Appalachian foothills. She currently lives in a camper on a hill in Little Sinking, Kentucky, and teaches privately in Beattyville, Kentucky. She won a Kentucky Folk Arts Council Folks Art Apprenticeship grant in 2016, during which she apprenticed under the east Kentucky master banjoist and songster John Haywood.

The Honeys' first CD, "Little Girls Actin' Like Men," was released last year.

The Local Honeys will also provide music for worship services at Fountain Presbyterian Church, 301 E. Lang St. in Fountain, on Sunday, September 23, at 11 a.m..

The Americana duo Grits & Soul fuses roots country music with Southern soul and blues. Anna Kline and John Looney both play guitar and share vocals; he adds mandolin. They've played Merlefest, the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Fest, and the Country Festival in St-Truiden, Belgium. Grits & Soul's CD "Flood Waters" was released in 2013; they are currently working on their second, from their home in Missitucky, which is northwest of Cackalacky.

September 28 - 30 closed - gone to Raleigh for IBMA's World of Bluegrass

Friday October 5, 2018 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $10 general admission, $12.50 reserved tax included
Grass Strings

Sunday, October 7, 2018 -- 4 p.m. -- $12.50 general admission, $15 reserved tax included
Honey Dewdrops

Friday October 12, 2018 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $10 general admission, $12.50 reserved tax included
Mountain Highway

October 19-21 closed - gone to Boone for Family Weekend at AppState

Friday October 26, 2018 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $8 general admission, $10 reserved tax included
Lightnin' Wells

Saturday, October 27, 2018 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $10 general admission, $12.50 reserved tax included
Damascus Ridge

Saturday, November 2, 2018 -- 7:00 p.m. -- $15 general admission, $17.50 reserved tax included
The Barefoot Movement

Saturday, November 9, 2018 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $10 general admission, $12.50 reserved tax included
Chatham Rabbits

Friday, November 17, 2018 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $8.50 general admission, $11 reserved tax included
Russ Varnell & Too Country

Friday, November 23, 2018 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $12.50 general admission, $15 reserved tax included
Nu-Blu

Friday, November 30, 2018 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $8.50 general admission, $11 reserved tax included
Shannon Baker & the Classic Stepbacks

Friday, December 7, 2018 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $12.50 general admission, $15 reserved tax included
Malpass Brothers

Friday, December 21, 2018 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $10 general admission, $12.50 reserved tax included
Steve Creech Jazz All-Stars with Carolyn Greene Myers

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