POSTPONED: Darrell Scott

POSTPONED: Darrell Scott

This and all events at the Tryon Fine Arts Center have been rescheduled or canceled through June 30, 2020. A new date for this performance is still TBD.

In 2017 and 2018 Darrell opened for and performed with the Zac Brown Band, but these days find him roaming his Tennessee wilderness acreage, hiking along the small river, and playing music. He often leads songwriting workshops to help people tell their own truths with their stories, and is as busy as always writing, producing, performing, and just plain fully immersing himself at the hips in life. The wordsmithing and craftsmanship of the songs that become timeless─although a lost cause for many who try to write them─ is far from a dying art, thanks to Darrell’s work. He is more so existing creatively at levels we just don’t fathom anymore. He mines and cultivates the everyday moment, taking the rote, menial, mundane, and allowing it to be surreal, ever poignant, and candidly honest, lilting, blooming, and resonating. The words he fosters allow us to make sense of the world, what is at stake here, and our place in it. And ultimately, Darrell knows the sole truth of life is that love is all that matters, that we don’t always get it right, but that’s the instinctive and requisite circuitous allure of things, why we forever chase it, and why it is held sacred.

CANCELED: Historic Johnson Farm Spring Festival

This event has been canceled due to COVID-19.

 

Enjoy the 30th Annual Spring Festival at Historic Johnson Farm, a heritage education center. Step back into the past for a family-friendly, entertaining event suitable for all family and individuals of all ages. The event is from 10 am to 4 pm. The festival features heritage crafts and activities, farm animals, house tours, live music by renowned youth fiddler Lillian Chase and the Deadpan String Band, food for purchase, and more! All activities take place on the 15-acre farm that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated a NC Cultural Treasure. The farm features 10 historic structures including an 1880s brick farmhouse and a 1923 boarding house that is home to the Heritage Weavers and Fiber Artists.

The Mountain Dance and Folk Festival

The Mountain Dance and Folk Festival

This is the 92nd Annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival®, the nation’s longest running folk festival! This three-day event showcases the best of the region’s traditional and old-time musicians, ballad singers, mountain dance groups and cloggers. Thursday through Saturday, August 1, 2 & 3, 2019, with a different show each night, 6:30 p.m. at Lipinsky Hall on the campus of UNC Asheville. Tickets on sale now at https://bit.ly/2OBWKtG. Regular $25, Advanced Sale $20; Student $10, Advanced Sale $5; Children 6-12 $5; Three-night package: Adults $50; Group (10 or more) $15 each. Info: www.folkheritage.org.

The Mountain Dance and Folk Festival

The Mountain Dance and Folk Festival

This is the 92nd Annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival®, the nation’s longest running folk festival! This three-day event showcases the best of the region’s traditional and old-time musicians, ballad singers, mountain dance groups and cloggers. Thursday through Saturday, August 1, 2 & 3, 2019, with a different show each night, 6:30 p.m. at Lipinsky Hall on the campus of UNC Asheville. Tickets on sale now at https://bit.ly/2OBWKtG. Regular $25, Advanced Sale $20; Student $10, Advanced Sale $5; Children 6-12 $5; Three-night package: Adults $50; Group (10 or more) $15 each. Info: www.folkheritage.org.

The Mountain Dance and Folk Festival

The Mountain Dance and Folk Festival

This is the 92nd Annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival®, the nation’s longest running folk festival! This three-day event showcases the best of the region’s traditional and old-time musicians, ballad singers, mountain dance groups and cloggers. Thursday through Saturday, August 1, 2 & 3, 2019, with a different show each night, 6:30 p.m. at Lipinsky Hall on the campus of UNC Asheville. Tickets on sale now at https://bit.ly/2OBWKtG. Regular $25, Advanced Sale $20; Student $10, Advanced Sale $5; Children 6-12 $5; Three-night package: Adults $50; Group (10 or more) $15 each. Info: www.folkheritage.org.

Rocky Mountain High: Ted Virgil is John Denver

Rocky Mountain High: Ted Virgil is John Denver

Ted Vigil is the Ultimate John Denver

If John Denver had a son….You have to admit it: The resemblance to music icon John Denver – who died in 1997 when his experimental aircraft crashed into the Pacific Ocean – is uncanny. Listen to Ted Vigil and you’ll be Rocky Mountain High all over again.

Ted, who has been performing since he was 10, as well as writing, recording and performing his original compositions, won a national Talent Quest title as John Denver in 2006. After winning a celebrity look-alike contest, he began planning his John Denver tribute show. Since then Ted has performed as John Denver nationwide, offering some of Denver’s most familiar tunes, including “Thank God I’m A Country Boy,” “Calypso,” “Annie’s Song,” “Rocky Mountain High” and “Sunshine on My Shoulders.” He has wowed crowds from coast to coast and has played twice for John Denver’s own Windstar Foundation in Aspen Colorado.

The most heard comments after one of Ted’s shows are echoed in this review from a long time John Denver fan: “Ted Vigil’s voice, mannerisms and humor were so much like John’s that I had to keep reminding myself it was a ‘tribute show’….that wasn’t really Johnny up on that stage – Ted Vigil is THAT GOOD!!! He brings John back to the stage, if only for a little while…and the experience he creates is magical!”

Rocky Mountain High: Ted Virgil is John Denver

Rocky Mountain High: Ted Virgil is John Denver

Ted Vigil is the Ultimate John Denver

If John Denver had a son….You have to admit it: The resemblance to music icon John Denver – who died in 1997 when his experimental aircraft crashed into the Pacific Ocean – is uncanny. Listen to Ted Vigil and you’ll be Rocky Mountain High all over again.

Ted, who has been performing since he was 10, as well as writing, recording and performing his original compositions, won a national Talent Quest title as John Denver in 2006. After winning a celebrity look-alike contest, he began planning his John Denver tribute show. Since then Ted has performed as John Denver nationwide, offering some of Denver’s most familiar tunes, including “Thank God I’m A Country Boy,” “Calypso,” “Annie’s Song,” “Rocky Mountain High” and “Sunshine on My Shoulders.” He has wowed crowds from coast to coast and has played twice for John Denver’s own Windstar Foundation in Aspen Colorado.

The most heard comments after one of Ted’s shows are echoed in this review from a long time John Denver fan: “Ted Vigil’s voice, mannerisms and humor were so much like John’s that I had to keep reminding myself it was a ‘tribute show’….that wasn’t really Johnny up on that stage – Ted Vigil is THAT GOOD!!! He brings John back to the stage, if only for a little while…and the experience he creates is magical!”

Rocky Mountain High: Ted Virgil is John Denver

Rocky Mountain High: Ted Virgil is John Denver

Ted Vigil is the Ultimate John Denver

If John Denver had a son….You have to admit it: The resemblance to music icon John Denver – who died in 1997 when his experimental aircraft crashed into the Pacific Ocean – is uncanny. Listen to Ted Vigil and you’ll be Rocky Mountain High all over again.

Ted, who has been performing since he was 10, as well as writing, recording and performing his original compositions, won a national Talent Quest title as John Denver in 2006. After winning a celebrity look-alike contest, he began planning his John Denver tribute show. Since then Ted has performed as John Denver nationwide, offering some of Denver’s most familiar tunes, including “Thank God I’m A Country Boy,” “Calypso,” “Annie’s Song,” “Rocky Mountain High” and “Sunshine on My Shoulders.” He has wowed crowds from coast to coast and has played twice for John Denver’s own Windstar Foundation in Aspen Colorado.

The most heard comments after one of Ted’s shows are echoed in this review from a long time John Denver fan: “Ted Vigil’s voice, mannerisms and humor were so much like John’s that I had to keep reminding myself it was a ‘tribute show’….that wasn’t really Johnny up on that stage – Ted Vigil is THAT GOOD!!! He brings John back to the stage, if only for a little while…and the experience he creates is magical!”