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an occasional music venue
East Carolina's best place to hear acoustic music.
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Friday May 18, 2018 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $8.50 general admission, $11 reserved tax included
Chatham Rabbits
The Chatham Rabbits, from Chapel Hill, perform original and traditional bluegrass, country, and old-time mountain music.

The Rabbits are Sarah Osborne McCombie on banjo and vocals and Austin McCombie on guitar, fiddle and vocals. They take their name from the 1930s mill band in Bynum, NC, on the Haw River, where they live in the house where one of the original Chatham Rabbits once lived.

Sarah Osborne McCombie grew up in Raleigh and is a Peace College graduate. She was the music teacher at the Friends School of Wilmington and currently is the music teacher at Montessori Community School of Durham. She has performed at Fountain with the old-time band the South Carolina Broadcasters, who have now re-located to Mt. Airy.

Austin McCombie, a Wilmington native, grew up listening to family playing old-time at one house and classic country at another. He was guitarist in the "super hispster electronic band DASH" before returning to his musical roots, after meeting his future wife, Sarah Osborne, at a Mandolin Orange concert. He is an NC State grad and works as a financial adviser.

The Chatham Rabbits' debut CD "All I Want from You" is forthcoming this summer, when they will also be performing at the OcraFolk Festival in early June and the Festival for the Eno in July.

Friday June 8, 2018 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $8.50 general admission, $11 reserved tax included
Shannon Baker & the Classic Stepbacks

Saturday, June 9, 2018 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $17.50 general admission, $20 reserved tax included
Joe Newberry and April Verch

Saturday, June 23, 2018 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $17.50 general admission, $20 reserved tax included
Piedmont Melody Makers

Grammy nominee and Bluegrass Hall of Fame inductee Alice Gerrard brings some of her favorite picking friends back to town for a great time with some old-time music. Tonight's Melody Makers also include Chris Brashear on fiddle, guitar, and mandolin; Jim Watson on bass, mandolin and guitar; and fiddling Suzy Thompson. They'll all share vocals, including some 4-part harmonies.

Friday, June 29, 2018 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $12.50 general admission, $15 reserved tax included
Malpass Brothers

Chris & Taylor went bluegrass cruisin' with Rhonda Vincent & Mark Wills.

After June 29, Fountain General Store is closed for live music--except for special events like Bill & the Belles--until after Labor Day.

Saturday, July 21, 2018 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $12.50 general admission, $15 reserved tax included
Bill & the Belles
We're cranking up the air conditioning for this very special show with one of the best new old-time bands on the national music scene.

Thursday, Septeember 20, 2018 -- 7:00 p.m. -- $12.50 general admission, $15 reserved tax included
Brad Hudson Band

Saturday, September 22, 2018 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $12.50 general admission, $15 reserved tax included
Local Honeys and Grits & Soul

September 28 - 30 closed - gone to Raleigh for IBMA's World of Bluegrass

Friday October 5, 2018 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $10 general admission, $12.50 reserved tax included
Grass Strings

Sunday, October 7, 2018 -- 4 p.m. -- $12.50 general admission, $15 reserved tax included
Honey Dewdrops

Friday, November 23, 2018 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $12.50 general admission, $15 reserved tax included
Nu-Blu

Friday, December 7, 2018 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $12.50 general admission, $15 reserved tax included
Malpass Brothers

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