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Coming Soon to R.A. Fountain
an occasional music venue
East Carolina's best place to hear acoustic music.
Scroll down to the bottom of this page to find access to on-line ticket sales for general admission and reserved seats for some of our shows, offered through the Wilson Times' WAWtix service.

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Friday, November 15, 2019 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $10 general admission, $12.50 reserved
Claude Boubon performs throughout the U.S. and Europe several times a week, year-round. His performance dates are already reaching into 2022, and we're glad to have him back in town again.

He has a 2-day break before playng Fountain, which is at the end of his current U.S. tour. "This is one of my favorite venues," he said, "with its excellent acoustics, and I look forward to spending a few days in eastern Carolina, cheese biscuits and barbecue!"

Bourbon gets good press wherever he plays. One California newspaper calls his music "a breathtaking acoustic fusion of blues, jazz, folk, classical, and Spanish guitar from a stunning guitar virtuoso."

Saturday, November 16, 2019 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $8.50 general admission, $11 reserved
Russ Varnell & Too Country
Russ Varnell and his Too Country Band, based in Wilson County, have been playing honky tonk country music for over 17 years.

Russ has had a busy summer, traveling to Nashville to host the Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree and to perform on Larry’s Country Diner and the Shotgun Red Show.

In addtion to performing the music of heroes like George Jones, Porter Waggoner, Merle Haggard, Ernest Tubb, Hank Williams, and Buck Owens, Varnell also wears fancy suits made by legendary tailor-to-the-stars Manuel.

Russ always has a tight band and he’s definitely one of the best-dressed singers out there. Long-time bandsmen Roger Gilmore, Dave Evans, and Alton Taylor are joind in the band by newcomer Jack Jones.

Russ performing in a Manuel suit formerly owned by Mel Tillis

Friday, December 13, 2019 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $15.00 general admission, $17.50 reserved tax included
Malpass Brothers

Saturday, December 14, 2019 -- 7:30 p.m.
Twisted Knot

Twisted Knot returns for a very special Celtic Christmas show that, like their first time here, will no doubt be SRO.

photo by Tom Whelan

Friday, December 20, 2019 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $10 general admission, $12.50 reserved
Steve Creech Jazz All-Stars

Pianist Jimmy Aycock is back in town for Steve's annual Christmas concert, and joining him will be vocalist Emery Davis and Bobby Harrison on drums.

Saturday, January 18, 2020 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $10 general admission, $12.50 reserved
William Seymour

Greenville-based singer-songwriter makes his first Fountain appearance.

Saturday, February 1, 2020 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $10.00 general admission, $12.50 reserved tax included
Garrett Newton Band

Saturday, February 8, 2020 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $10.00 general admission, $12.50 reserved tax included
David Dyer & the Cooked Smile Band

Saturday, April 4, 2020 -- 4:00 p.m. -- FREE!
Malaika King Albrecht
We're kicking off National Poetry Month with a book launch for Malaika's fourth collection of poems, The Stumble Fields, to be published by Main Street Rag. Malaika, who lives in Ayden, is serving as the inaugural Heart of Pamlico Poet Laureate.

Thursday, June 4, 2020 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $15.00 general admission, $17.50 reserved tax included
Malpass Brothers

Thursday, October 15, 2020 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $10.00 general admission, $12.50 reserved tax included
Sofia Talvik
Americana & folk with Swedish roots: unmistakably Nordic in flavor, Sofia still conforms to American interpretations of her original music. She's been called "a North Sea siren" who "blends sparkle and melancholy" in her songs. She has released eight studio albums and toured the U.S. several times, where she has played Lollapalooza and showcased three times at South by Southwest and also the Folk Alliance International Conference.

Thursday, June 4, 2020 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $15.00 general admission, $17.50 reserved tax included
Malpass Brothers

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