WINTER CONCERT SERIES 2024
Keep your eyes open for upcoming concert dates at the Historic 1908 Courthouse in Independence! As always, these concerts are on Sundays at 3pm with Admission by Donation.
WILD MOUNTAIN MAGIC featuring Sue Revels and Lee Bartley, February 4, 2024 at 3pm
The Arts Council is thrilled to present the amazing vocal stylings of Whitetop’s own Sue Revels and the piano magic of Lee Bartley for our opening concert of the season. This 2-hour concert will feature an eclectic mix of American Standards, a little Broadway, and other surprises! You won’t want to miss this delightful afternoon of heartwarming music!
MADELYN PEMBERTON – PIANIST, April 14th at 3pm
Local piano star, Madelyn “Mimi” Pemberton makes her debut with the Arts Council’s Winter Concert Series in April! Having recently graduated from James Madison University and currently studying at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Mimi will give the Twin Counties a preview of her first-year, Graduate Recital.
ANDREW McKNIGHT – Americana & Folk Singer/Storyteller, May 5, 2024 at 3pm
Award-winning singer, songwriter, guitarist and storyteller Andrew McKnight’s solo performances are powerful and entertaining one-man theatre, delivered with the warmth and down-home comfort native to his northern Virginia Blue Ridge home. He weaves his finely-crafted songs and nimble flatpicking together with humorous stories and poetic drama, while the musical soundscape traverses influences from Appalachia, spooky slide and jazzy blues, feisty anthems, and rustic folk. His shows are as likely to include humorous songs written with kindergarteners as some of his powerful collaborations with combat veterans coping with PTSD. McKnight brings dynamic elements to his show from his album and book Treasures in My Chest; a cast of spellbinding songs and stories drawn from his own recent journeys into family history. Accompanied by three guitars, a dobro, Native American flute and an African hand drum (some with their own remarkable stories), the stage comes alive with intimate detail and vibrant lyricism.