NC Music Celebration: John Cowan with Darin & Brooke Aldridge


Our 2019 North Carolina Music Celebration is hitting it’s stride with John Cowan with Darin & Brooke Aldridge performing at The Arts Place on Sunday, March 17, 2019. Show begins at 4:00 p.m., followed by a post-concert meet and greet.

John Cowan, also known as the “Voice of Newgrass,” has been singing his heart out for thirty-five years, and his soaring vocals have only improved with time. A true innovator, John applies his powerful pipes to genres from country, bluegrass, and gospel to soul, jazz, and rock-and-roll – often within the space of a single concert. His ability to move fluidly through multiple styles, and carry mesmerized audiences on the journey with him, has set him apart as one of the most loved and admired vocal artists of his generation, not just by fans and critics but among fellow musicians as well.

Husband and wife duo Darin & Brooke Aldridge draw on the traditions of their native North Carolina, the savvy of a young, gifted band and their own dedication to ingenuity to create the most adventurous album of their career with their latest release, Faster & Farther.

The duo has placed several tracks at the top of the charts on Americana/Roots, SiriusXM, Bluegrass and Gospel charts. They have received multiple nominations from the the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPGBMA), Inspirational Country Music (ICM), and the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA), where Brooke won female vocalist of the year in 2017 and 2018.

This performance is part of the 2019 Come Hear NC Music Celebration sponsored by the NC Dept of Natural and Cultural Resources, NC Arts Council and Stokes County Arts Council.

Only 150 tickets will be sold for this intimate performance.

Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 day of show, 18 & under are $10 when purchased in advance. They can be reserved online at   

The Arts Place of Stokes is located at 502 Main Street, Danbury. For more information about this event, call 336 593-8159.