New Christy Minstrels member performs in Tryon, 5/17

Folk singer-songwriter and former member of the New Christy Minstrels William Florian performs at TFAC’s Sunset Series on Thursday, May 17. Photo contributed

Press release from Tryon Fine Arts Center:

Who: William Florian

What: Former member of the New Christy Minstrels performs at the Sunset Series

When: Thursday, May 17th, 7:00 p.m.

Where: Tryon Fine Arts Center, Tryon, NC

Cost: Admission is by donation at the door

Info: or 828-859-8322

Tryon, NC: The 2018 Sunset Series at Tryon Fine Arts Center features folk singer-songwriter William Florian on Thursday, May 17 at 7:00 p.m.

William Florian is a former member of the 1960s band New Christy Minstrels, known for their hits such as “Today” “Saturday Night” and “This Land is Your Land.”

Today, William travels the world as a solo musician on a mission to spread goodwill and a message of peace.

On Thursday, May 17, William presents his new collection of classic tunes “Those Were the Days” as the sun sets over the Blue Ridge Mountains behind the outdoor Peterson Amphitheater. An upbeat, musical journey of America’s greatest songs of the 60’s William revisits songs he performed as a lead singer of the famous New Christy Minstrels plus the music of Peter Paul & Mary, John Denver, Pete Seeger, The Mamas & The Papas, and uplifting originals presented with amusing stories in an intimate show.

The Sunset Series is sponsored by the Plume Family Foundation. William Florian is sponsored by Harper Corporation. More information about Tryon Fine Arts Center and the Sunset Series is available at

Tryon Fine Arts Center is a nonprofit organization that operates and programs a 315 seat performance venue and 150 seat amphitheater for music, opera, theatre, dance, and lectures on Melrose Avenue in Tryon, North Carolina.  In addition to presenting programming for a wide variety of audiences, TFAC also makes the arts accessible to local students through education and outreach programs. More information about Tryon Fine Arts Center programs is available online at or by calling 828-859-8322.

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