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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, August 23, 2019 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $12.50 general admission, $15 reserved
Chatham Rabbits
Sarah & Austin are back for another terrific concert. They've travelled a lot of miles & come a long ways musically since they first played Fountain a little over a year ago, and in the process they've collected an impressive following as well as some laudatory reviews. The Star-News of Wilmington says "their music is as mesmerizing as it is earnest. . . with a hard-earned matter-of-factness, and sometimes even a darkness creeps in around the edges of the harmonies."

Saturday, September 7, 2019 -- 7:30 p.m. -- CANCELED! CANCELED!
Ted Jones & the Tarheel Boys CANCELED! CANCELED!

Friday, September 20, 2019 -- 7:00 p.m. -- FREE!!
Fountain Family & Friends Day Opening Reception

Stop by to see who's back in town to help celebrate our Family & Friends Day events set for Saturday, September 21, and enjoy snacks and entertainment, including gospel music and karoke.

Sunday, September 22, 2019 -- 4:00 p.m. -- $10 general admission, $12.50 reserved
Hoot and Holler
Fiddler Amy Alvey and guitarist Mark Kilianski were big hits at last year's World of Bluegrass, and we're delighted to have them back in Fountain again for a special afternoon conert.

Before playing Fountain, they'll be at the South Carolna State Fiddler's Championship, and after playing here, they're headed back to Raleigh for their 2019 World of Bluegrass performances, with a stop on Monday, September 23 at Beer & Banjos in Durham.

photo by Tom Whelan

Thursday, October 3, 2019 -- Time: early afternoon -- FREE!
BICYCLES ABOUND!
Fountain will be a side-trip for several hundred bicyclers headed for Greenville after a visit to Farmville. We're not sure how many of them we'll be welcoming at RAF, or exactly what time, but as part their visit, they'll get to hear a mini-concert performed by our local hero
Lightnin' Wells .

Closer to the date, we'll have a better idea of when this'll happen and will post details here as well as in our email newsletter, in case you'd like to join in the welcoming & Lightnin's show.

Sunday, October 11, 2019 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $10 general admission, $12.50 reserved
Steve Creech Jazz All-Stars

Saturday, October 12, 2019 -- 4:00 p.m. -- FREE!
Brian Lampkin
Help celebrate publication of Brian's new book,
The Tarboro Three: Rape, Race, and Secrecy

Saturday, October 12, 2019 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $10.00 general admission, $12.50 reserved tax included
Willow Branch Bluegrass Band

Friday, November 1, 2019 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $10.00 general admission, $12.50 reserved tax included
Lightnin' Wells

Saturday, November 2, 2019 -- 4:00 p.m. -- FREE!
Shelby Stephenson
We're celebrating publication of Shelby Stephenson's newest book of poems, in which he takes us back to Paul's Hill and all its joys and hauntings. Slavery and Freedom on Paul's Hill, with a cover illustration by Jacob Stephenson, is being published by Press 53 in September.

Saturday, November 9, 2019 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $10.00 general admission, $12.50 reserved tax included
Boys from Carolina

Friday, November 15, 2019 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $10 general admission, $12.50 reserved
Claude Bourbon

Saturday, November 16, 2019 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $8.50 general admission, $11 reserved
Russ Varnell & Too Country

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 is back in town, this time for a very special Celtic Christmas show.

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

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