The Foothills Hayride is a musical experience in Stokes County that
contributes to the promotion of local musicians and the venues in which
they perform. Musical gatherings such as the Foothills Hayride have been
going on for some time. It is our goal to assist those in search
of quality Bluegrass and Old Time music. Additionally, the Hayride periodically
gathers to sponsor large events such as Royce's Music Jam
Stokes Stomp in Danbury, NC.
YouTube sensation The Cleverly’s, music industry’s unique combination of bluegrass, pop, and comedy, are coming to the Piedmont of North Carolina with a Sunday evening concert on June 2, 2013 at the King Central Park Amphitheatre, 302 Kirby Road in King. Special guests will include The Good Fellers and Stokes County Tadpoles, who will kick off the evening at 5:30pm, followed by The Cleverly’s at 7pm. Gate will open at 5pm.
Based out of Cane Spur, Arkansas and regular performers at the White House Theatre in Branson, The Cleverly’s have gained an international following for their skill on traditional instruments while performing pop songs “Gangnam Style” by Psy, “I Kissed a Girl” by Katy Perry, “I Gotta Feeling” by the Black Eyed Peas, “Single Ladies” by Beyonce and others. This legendary Arkansas family band consists of brothers Digger on guitar, Miles on bass, Vernon Dean on banjo, cousin Otto on fiddle, and Diggers son, Harvey D., on snare drum. With influences that include bluegrass legends Bill Monroe and Tony Rice, to Run D.M.C. and Elton John, Digger described a Cleverly’s show as “bluegrass meets The Office.” The June 2 lineup also includes special guests the Tadpoles, a traditional bluegrass band made up of children ages seven to fourteen, and the Goodfellers, a talented Stokes based band fresh off a recent opening for the John Cowan Band, performing newgrass and traditional selections.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for students ages 6-18. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Stokes County school of the ticket holder’s choice. The concert is sponsored by the Stokes County Arts Council and Flow Subaru. Concessions will be available for purchase, including “world famous” Dairi-o hotdogs. For additional information, contact the Stokes County Arts Council at 336 593-8159, or visit www.StokesArts.org. Stokes County is now part of the Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina
Royce's Bluegrass Jam at King Central Park
Non-profit Vendors will set up concessions and start serving at 6:30 and music will start at approximately 7pm. All jams will be held at King Central Park, 302 Kirby Rd., King, NC at the Spainhour Cabin. Jams are the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month May through September.
Friday, May 24th
Friday, June 14th
Friday, June 28th
Friday, July 12th
Friday, July 26th
Friday, August 9th
Friday, August 23rd
Friday, September 13th
Friday, September 27th
The Stokes County Arts Council
continues to expand and to successfully present high quality arts
and arts education programming for Stokes County citizens. Our programs
create shared and lasting experiences that connect the participants
to their heritage. The Stokes County Arts Council is committed to
the promotion and support of the Arts through our current goals
Support local artists and
provide a means to promote their work
Facilitate quality arts
education programs in all Stokes County Schools
Educate and provide opportunities
for life-long learning for all citizens