4 p.m. | The Fearrington Barn
This year, we’re celebrating in fine fashion as the Chatham County Arts Council brings together seven local bluegrass legends: Mike Aldridge on mandolin, Stan Brown on banjo, Jimmy Cameron on mandolin, Tommy Edwards at the front, Leroy Savage on guitar, Thomas “Snuffy” Smith on bass fiddle, and Keith Thomas on fiddle. Individually, these guys have musical accolades a mile long. Together, they’re known as The Bluegrass Experience, and this is their 42nd year making music.
You don’t play together for 42 years with that kind of talent without a few things happening for sure: You get really dang good. You learn a lot and teach a lot. And you end up with some pretty hilarious stories.
Doors open at 3pm and the concert starts at 4pm, so show up a little early to buy yourself a barbecue plate served up by Hilton Brothers BBQ, grab a beer or a soft drink, and hear young local-legends-to-be as the Chatham County Junior Appalachian Music Band starts the pickin’ off with gusto.
Pickin’: A Celebration is one of the Chatham County Arts Council’s signature events, and we sure hope to see you there!
Why get away when everyone else does? Enjoy the Inn’s award-winning service and cuisine and stunning gardens, Mon-Thurs. Includes overnight stay, afternoon tea and full breakfast, and a $50 credit per person for dinner at The Fearrington Granary. Starts at $375.