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Bloody Blackbeard! A Pirate Musical
Join us for our production of Bloody Blackbeard, a pirate musical, July 8th-11th, 2021 at The Arts Place of Stokes in Danbury, NC. Purchase tickets online here or call Stokes Arts at 336-593-8159. Please select which performance date you will be attending.
Thursday, July 8th at 7 pm, Friday, July 9th at 7 pm, Saturday, July 10th at 7 pm, and Sunday, July 11th at 3 pm.
Ticket prices are $12 for general admission, $10 for Stokes Arts members, and $5 for students (age 18 and under).
Bloody Blackbeard! is a pirate musical adapted by Laurelyn Dossett, who wrote the original songs and will also direct the music for the show. Laurelyn lives and writes in Stokes County. Her songs have appeared in film and television and have been recorded by many artists including Grammy-winning Levon Helm (Anna Lee) and Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops (Leaving Eden).
Directing the pirate musical will be Peter Holland, who has worked for the Stokes County Arts Council for many years as an actor, writer, and director. Some of his many original productions presented in Stokes County include The Living Storybook, Mr. Lincoln’s Office, and Heaven on Wheels.
Tyler Nail in Concert 7/24
Tyler Nail will be live in concert at The Arts Place of Stokes on July 24th, 2021. The show will begin at 7 PM. Tickets are $10 General Admission, $8 Stokes Arts Members and $2 for ages 18 and under.
Tyler Nail is a songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist, and performer. Nail often performs a raw one-man show, though he sometimes performs with a variety of band arrangements that push his particular brand of Americana into dark, gritty territory. Regardless of the band size, the consistent focus of a Tyler Nail show is the songs, the lyrics, and the voice.
Nail was born in Winston-Salem, NC. He started his music career as a drummer in various hometown rock bands until finally gravitating toward guitar and leading his own bands. He has independently produced and released several original recording projects (Winter to Winter, Feathers, Under Evergreens, Life Lessons) and a Levon Helm tribute album (When I Go Away), many of which were engineered entirely in his home studio in Rural Hall, NC.
Ricky Nelson Remembered, Starring Matthew and Gunnar Nelson 8/1 at 2 PM & 5:30 PM
The Nelson Family Legacy continues as Ricky’s twins Matthew and Gunnar Nelson present an interactive, multi-media rock & roll concert experience, taking the audience on a musical journey down memory lane. Matthew and Gunnar Nelson (triple platinum recording artist) perform their dad’s greatest hits including “Poor Little Fool,” “Hello Mary Lou,” “Travelin’ Man,” “I’m Walking,” and “Garden Party,” alongside their self-penned chart toppers “Love & Affection” and “After the Rain”. This show is truly a slice of Americana, appealing to multi-generational audiences.
Ricky Nelson Remembered, Starring Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, will be in concert at The Arts Place of Stokes Sunday, August 1, 2021 with shows at 2pm and 5:30pm. Matthew and Gunnar will also have a post-show meet and greet.
Doors will open 45 minutes prior to each show. Only 150 tickets will be sold to each show.
Tickets are $30 for General Admission and $25 for SCAC Members.
Steve Hartsoe (Mostly) Acoustic Show 8/7
Steve Hartsoe honed his musical skills fronting one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s popular indie rock bands of the late 1980s and early ’90s, London Down, later renamed The Raging Marys. As a band member and later a solo artist, he shared the bill with such notable artists as Dan Vickrey (Counting Crows), The Smithereens, Chris Isaak, Mudhoney and Todd Rundgren.
Burned out and needing to move on to a “real job,” Hartsoe then devoted his energy to building a career as a journalist and raising a family, with the occasional coffeehouse gig.
Fast forward to 2014: Thanks to a Father’s Day gift of recording studio time that jump-started his music career, Hartsoe is again writing songs, recording and performing in around his current home near Raleigh, North Carolina. He’s also performing again with London Down, which recorded an album in Nashville in 2018 and has since released a live album, singles and is preparing to record an EP. Performing songs from throughout his career, with London Down plus some familiar covers. www.stevehartsoe.com
Joining him on Saturday, Aug. 7, at The Arts Place of Stokes is Russ Bullock on guitar and mandolin. Doors open at 6pm, show begins at 7pm.
Tickets are $10 General Admission, $5 Eighteen and Under. Purchase online or by calling 336-593-8159.
Darin & Brooke Aldridge in Concert at The Arts Place of Stokes 8/21
Darin & Brooke Aldridge in Concert
Saturday, August 21, 2021 at The Arts Place of Stokes, 502 Main Street in Danbury.
Doors open at 3pm, Show begins at 4pm
SCAC Members and Seniors 65+, $15.00 per person
General Admission, $25.00 per person
Children 18 and under, $5.00 per person
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 critically acclaimed release, Inner Journey.
The duo has placed several tracks at the top of the charts on Roots, SiriusXM, Bluegrass, and Gospel charts. They have received multiple nominations from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) and Inspirational Country Music (ICM). Their music videos “Wildflower” and “Tennessee Flat Top Box” and most recently “Every Time You Leave” were heavily featured on outlets including CMT, CMT Edge, GAC, Bluegrass Ridge TV, and The Bluegrass Situation. TV appearances include PBS, Great American Gospel, The Bluegrass Road, RFD-TV, Blue Highways TV, Songs of the Mountain, Woodsongs, Larry’s Country Diner, and Music City Roots.
Both highly acclaimed vocalists in their own right (Brooke is the 4-time reigning IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year), Darin and Brooke combine rich harmonies with impeccable musicianship to create the unmistakable sound that has made them one of the hottest young acts in acoustic music and they’ve surrounded themselves with a band of equally amazing pickers.
Darin spent 6 years as a member of the acclaimed County Gentleman and is a highly sought-after multi-instrumentalist. Brooke has been lauded for having one of the most powerful voices in music of any genre. Darin was named the IBMA’s Momentum Mentor of the Year in 2017 for his efforts at teaching and mentoring youth on guitar and mandolin and for giving unselfishly of his time and talents at public events at places like the Earl Scruggs Center in Shelby, NC
· Brooke: Reigning 4-time IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year
· Darin: IBMA Mentor of the Year winner
· Seven #1 Bluegrass singles
· #2 Billboard Magazine album debut for current album, “Inner Journey”
· “Inner Journey has spent 7 weeks at #1 on the Roots Music Reports Contemporary Bluegrass Album Chart
· 25 Grand Ole Opry appearances