Smart Bets: Cold Mountain Music Festival

Now in its third year, the Cold Mountain Music Festival continues to attract talented artists to the gorgeous 300-acre property at Lake Logan. The latest two-day, family-friendly gathering kicks off Friday, May 31, at 4 p.m. with Americana band The Travelin’ Kine, followed by sets from Joe Lasher (country), Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics (funk/soul) and a rare full-band performance by folk outfit The Milk Carton Kids. The fun continues the following day at 1:30 p.m. with singer-songwriter Logan Ledger, who’ll give way to Driftwood (folk rock), J.S. Ondara (folk rock), Kat Wright (soul), Yonder Mountain String Band (bluegrass) and desert-noir duo Calexico, whose superb collaborative album with Iron & Wine will be released June 14. A variety of outdoor activities, food and beverages will also be available. $20-$100. Photo of the Milk Carton Kids courtesy of the band


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About Edwin Arnaudin
Edwin Arnaudin is a staff writer for Mountain Xpress. He also reviews films for and is a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) and North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA). Follow me @EdwinArnaudin

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