Muddy Creek Cafe and Music Hall, photo Doug Rice

Around Town :: September 16 – 18, 2016

gorgeous photo by Doug Rice of Muddy Creek Cafe and Music Hall

A few handpicked happenings that might be under your radar (until now).


@ Muddy Creek Music Hall
>> 10 String Symphony:
“They do things with fiddles you wouldn’t expect” said NPR All Songs Considered in their “The Newest and Most Promising Voices in Americana” episode. Tonight Wake Forest alumnus Christian Sedelmyer, and bandmate Rachel Baiman take the stage at Muddy Creek Music Hall. This Nashville-based duo, both veteran sidemen of Nashville’s music scene, began as a partnership of mutual admiration­­ and as a means for a much needed creative release . Rachel, a former Illinois state fiddle champion in the old time tradition, needed an outlet for the new sort of songs she was writing, while Christian, originally a classically trained violinist, now a current touring member of the Jerry Douglas Band, was looking to get in touch with the impetuous spirit of the rock bands he played in before his arrival in Nashville. With the love of the 5­string fiddle and its musical possibilities as its focal point, the band’s mission statement was as clear as it was expansive: Two fiddles. Two Voices. Epic music.
(8p // $12 / find more details + tickets here)

@ The Great Outdoors
>> Harvest Moon:
Tonight marks the return of the Harvest Moon, the full moon that falls closest to the Autumnal Equinox (a.k.a. the beginning of autumn). In the days before lightbulbs farmers relied on the light of the moon for late-summer harvesting and this particular beauty has traditionally been one to behold. The Harvest Moon differs from all other moons by rising early. Because it rises closer to twilight you often see what looks like multiple full moons in the sky. As a double whammy this year’s Harvest Moon is especially significant because its timing coincides with the final lunar eclipse of 2016. While it sadly will not be visible in our neck of the woods, you can geek out by watching global live feeds here. And get excited because the next few months promise a series of super moons, where the full moons in October, November and December will be closet to the earth.


@ Old Salem Museum & Gardens
>> Cobblestone Farmers Market:
Grab your totes and head out to support our phenomenal local producers like Harmony Ridge FarmBilly Place FarmPine Trough Branch FarmPlum Granny FarmSanders RidgeShore FarmsGnomestead Hollow Farm and ForageFair Share Farm & more!
(9a – noon // FREEEE!)

@ Trade Street Arts District / Downtown Winston-Salem
>> Texas Pete Culinary Arts Festival:
Local chefs + local live music + local retail. Celebrate the flavors and vibrancy of our town this Saturday at Texas Pete’s Culinary Arts Festival. This is your opportunity to get a real taste of Winston-Salem with samples from likes of Sweet Potatoes, Atelier on Trade, Mozelle’s Southern Bistro, The Porch Kitchen & Cantina, Roosters: A Noble Grille, Quanta Basta, Local 27101, plus many more!  Hear first-hand accounts as to what makes this locally-grown festival so special here, and then download your Festival Map to plot your day here
(11a – 11p // details)
You’re probably familiar with the name Texas Pete but do you know the story behind the local makers of the brand? Learn a bit of the history from the family behind Garner Foods and get a peek into their future home downtown from local blogger, Jay Callahan right here.

@ The Garage
>> Finks / The Missing Stares / Master Master Wait:
Winston-Salem’s own, Finks take the stage Saturday night over at The Garage. Expect a “staggering dance through a cartoon cyber-punk landscape with sharp chunks of distorted guitar and heavy driving rhythms that mix with apocalyptic lyrics for tragically beautiful melodies.” Asheville’s The Missing Stares and the commanding synth-punk sounds of Paris, France’s, Master Master Wait round out the night’s lineup.
(9p // find more info + tickets here)


@ Muddy Creek Cafe
>> Five Year Anniversary Party!:
Congrats to Shana Whitehead and Bill Heath as they celebrate a successful five-years as owners of Muddy Creek Cafe this Sunday! Join them to celebrate the ups, downs and in betweens with a full day of music, food and fun. The performance lineup includes: 1pm – Rob Price / 2:30 – Country Dan Collins / 4pm – Karon Click and the Hot Licks. Find the full details here, and be sure to check out Eddie Huffman’s story on the dynamic couple behind “The Creek” here.
(1p – 6p)


Congrats to Kleur on the opening of their new bigger and badder space in the Big Winston Warehouse complex on Trade! From Kleur “Not only is our inventory going to be much bigger and more varied, the Makerspace portion of our mission is about to explode. We want the community/collaboration aspect to be the primary association with the shop, with you folks feeling as comfortable to come and use our space as you please. We want it to feel a little like home, a safe place to share ideas and learn new things, or to just come and be.”
All I have to say is keep doing what you do, ladies. We are lucky to reap the inspiring rewards of your vision!

Coming Up!

Community Yoga at Bailey Park is happening this Tuesday at 6:15p.
Only two FREE classes left this season.
Come hang with us and salute the return of the autumn sun!


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