Weaverville’s Music on Main, June 23

Weaverville Music On Main 23 June 2017 Weaverville, North Carolina © Copyright David Simchock

Press release from The Weaverville Business Association:

The Weaverville Business Association, sponsors of regional art festival Art in Autumn, is hosting the second annual Music on Main – a one-night, open-air concert on Main Street in Weaverville, featuring Kat Wright, Jesse Barry, and Lyric. The event takes place in front of Town Hall (30 South Main Street, Weaverville, NC 28787) from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday, June 23, 2018. The event is free and open to the public.

Vermont-based Kat Wright has been described as “a young Bonnie Raitt meets Amy Winehouse.” Add to that voice enough stage presence to tame lions, and the combination of feline femininity proves immediately enchanting. Some of soul music’s sweet, grand dames belt, shout, seethe, and succumb, while Wright sings gently like a heartache’s apology. It’s funky in spots and beautiful all over, thanks to the backing provided by her Indomitable Soul Band. And it hurts a little… like it should.

Asheville’s Jesse Barry & The Jam takes old school blues and popular funky party songs and puts their own spice into them. with the audience is of utmost importance to the band, and every show has an electric energy — Jesse Barry & The Jam will leave you dancing and singing all the way home!

Also hailing from Asheville, Leeda “Lyric” Jones is a singer-songwriter, musician, and music teacher. She draws inspiration from India Arie, Tracy Chapman, and Lauryn Hill, gracefully intertwining soul, R&B, funk, and even a little hip-hop.

The event will include food, drink, kids’ activities and booths. Kids’ activities will include LEAF’s Easel Rider mobile art bus, bubbles, face painting, putt-putting and more! Local restaurants will be open all along Main Street. Traffic will be stopped between Merrimon Avenue and Brown Street. Parking is free at Weaverville Primary School.

The Weaverville Business Association is a vibrant network of local business owners who collaborate to foster a thriving Weaverville business community. Established in 2004, this growing group of 70 businesses initiates numerous activities to bring the community together and promote the unique spirit and pride of Weaverville including Art in Autumn, Candlelight Stroll, Music on Main and Weaverville Art Safari. The WBA also supports community efforts including Reems Creek Greenway, Cops for Kids, Arts for Life, The Weaverville Nature Park, The Lake Louise Community Center, an annual WBA scholarship for a North Buncombe High senior, Weaverville Schools Leadership Day, the Dry Ridge Museum and the Weaverville Tailgate Market.

Patron sponsors for the event are Weaverville Realty, Twisted Laurel and Duke Energy. Community-level sponsors include the Asheville Shield Football Club, Atlantic Bay Mortgage, Blue Mountain Pizza and Brew Pub, Maggie B’s Wine & Specialty Store, Optix Eyecare, Radiation Therapy Associates of WNC, The Residences at Biltmore, Root and Root Attorneys, Skye Autohaus, and Well Bred Bakery.

To learn more about this exciting event go to www.VisitWeaverville.com

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