The 2nd Annual Carolina In The Fall Music & Food Festival will take place this weekend, September 23-24 at the Courthouse Square in historic downtown Wilkesboro, North Carolina.
Wilkes County is officially known as The Heart of American Folk Music™, and this festival aims to celebrate that heritage through exceptional music, food and beverage. There are over 100 musicians, chefs, vintners and craft breweries descending on Main Street for the lively urban festival.
The musical side of things will be hosted by The Kruger Brothers and features performances by The Infamous Stringdusters, The Steel Wheels, Symphony of the Mountains, Flatt Lonesome, Humming House, Nora Jane Struthers and The Party Line among many others.
Jens and Uwe Kruger began playing North American folk music at an early age in their home country of Switzerland, and moved to Wilkesboro in 1995 to further their craft and hopefully learn from some of their musical heroes, which included Doc Watson, Flatt and Scruggs, and Bill Monroe. After living here for over 20 years, they are now giving back to the region, cultivating this event to bring the music and its culture back home to the foothills of Western North Carolina.
Each evening, the festival will shut down on Main Street around 10:30 pm and move to the Yadkin Valley Event Center at the Holiday Inn Express Wilkesboro for the Carolina Jam. The Carolina Jam will be hosted by the Kruger Brothers and feature artists from the day’s performances, as well as special guests. These jam sessions will provide unique performances and once-in-a-lifetime collaborations between the artists on hand, and are only available for VIP ticket holders.
Tickets and more information can be found at carolinainthefall.org
Article by Richard Oakley