Smile Awhile Gang

Old-time Carolina comes to life again tonight!


  • general admission
  • reserved seats

Location: R.A. Fountain

Old-time Carolina comes to life again in this specially curated concert of early 20th century classics. rescued tonight from their obscurity for a concert to remember.

Lightnin with Wayne & Margaret Martin photographed by Tom Whelan

Lightnin’ Wells and his long time friends and musical collaborators Wayne and Margaret Martin and Matt Haney have put together this special show honoring old-time and country music performers from North Carolina’s rural past, folks like the Smile Awhile Boys from Benson, and the Tobacco Tags, from Gastonia.


the Smile Awhile Gang, 2022

Benson Museum of Local History


Tags: Concert, country, old-time