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Groovin' on the Green

Village Green - Groovin on the Green

Groovin' on the Green
Friday's @ 6:30 at The Village Commons
2014 - New Schedule!

The very popular Summer Concert Series "Groovin' on the Green'  continues this yearGroovin on the Green Stage with many great musical acts! 

Concerts are held rain or shine and feature not only great regional musical talent, but locally provided food and other side entertainment items - like a hot air balloon tethered ride. See the 'Cool Dawg' enjoying a July concert at our blog.

About The Village Green:

As you look into the park, you can see the majestic shape of Whiteside Mountain and Devils Courthouse. As you drive thru the entrance a great view of Terrapin Mountain stands straight ahead. The parks gardens, with an emphasis on native plants and preservation of our area's natural beauty, vary from wildflower beds, grassy fields, wetlands, and wooded areas while creating rooms with specific interests, like the native azalea garden and a fern room. The green space and flowerbeds are a visual reflection that the community cares about what Cashiers has to offer.

The Village Green began in 1992, when a motel chain purchased two acres of land at the southwest corner of the crossroads. Dismayed at the prospect of losing their village atmosphere, three residents - Al Balestiere, Elizabeth Davenport and John Lupton - purchased the land from the motel firm and gave it to a nonprofit charitable corporation for the Cashiers community. Please view  The Village Green Video here.


SUMMER CONCERT SCHEDULE

GROOVIN’ IS ALWAYS ON FRIDAY, ALWAYS AT 6:30 PM,  ALWAYS FREE WITH YOUR DONATION!

BLIND LEMON PHILLIPS – Friday, May 30, 2014
Blind Lemon Phillips delivers one cool lemonade mix of sound! Vocalist and guitarist Charley Phillips is backed by the “Lemondrops” featuring blues belter Mz Dee and the “Lemon Squeezers”, a full horn section. This is one band ready to turn any club into one big swirlin’ and twirlin’ lemon twist!
 
 
HURRICANE CREEK – Friday, June 6, 2014
Hurricane Creek has been performing together for over 14 years and continues to grow in popularity as a premiere live musical group. The six members in the band each have numerous years of professional performance experience and together they’ve crafted their sound to cater to a wide variety of live music venues large and small including weddings, private parties, concerts and festivals. Based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, Hurricane Creek was originally formed in the Spring of 1996 by songwriters / musicians George Reeves and Lee Ladensack.
 

SOLDIER’S HEART – Friday, June 20, 2014

Soldier’s Heart is a Southern Appalachian Folk/Roots band. Their own brand of what they call “Honest Porch and Soul” music brings the kind of down-home satisfaction to the ear that a fine home cooked meal does to the belly. This seven piece seamlessly blends traditional mountain instrumentation with contemporary songwriting to accomplish the goal of “Bringing the Front Porch to the People”. With influences from the late Doc Watson to Dylan and The Band, there truly is something for everyone to enjoy!
 
 
FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA CONCERT with  THE EXTRAORDINAIRES- FRIDAY, JULY 4, 2014
In place of the regular Groovin’ on the Green.  Think Groovin’, but bigger, with fireworks. The Extraordinaires play great dance music.  This is a fun evening for friends and family.
 
 
JOE LASHER BAND – Friday, July 11, 2014
Led by Joe Lasher Jr., the band features young artists with the same passion for performance and mastery of their craft. Zach Haney, on lead guitar and backing vocals, has performed in N.C., for some time. This left handed 20 year old infuses a rock/blues edge into their progressive country rock blend. Jason Surrett, on bass guitar, solidifies the guitar line up and ties the front line together. Driving the tempo on drums is Indiana Native, WNC resident, Will “The Animal” Beverly. Will’s hard hitting style yet masterful execution drives the Joe Lasher Jr. Band to excellence and crowd pleasing performances. Born and bred in the WNC mountains, 17-year-old singer/songwriter Joe Lasher Jr. is making waves in southern country rock music. Although he’s young in age, his voice and musicianship are that of a seasoned veteran. 2013 was a break out year for Joe Jr. and his band. He has been called “one to watch” and “a force to be reckoned with.” If you love contemporary country rock music, classic rock and blues, or just good music with a youthful southern rock flare, you won’t want to miss this show.
 

JACKSON TAYLOR BAND – Friday, July 18, 2014
A little rock and roll, a little country, the Jackson Taylor Band plays your favorite songs from the Beatles and others.
 

ERICA NICOLE – Friday, July 25, 2014
Erica Nicole is a southern girl with ties to the Cashiers area and a driven passion for country music. Growing up in Atlanta, Ga., she was influenced by some of Country’s greats, from George Strait, Reba McEntire to Dolly Parton and Merle Haggard. Today, after visiting over 250 radio stations nationwide, Erica is ready to launch her music at a whole new level. What you see and hear in her new single, “I Listen to My Bad Girl,” showcases Erica’s true capabilities. With some of Nashville’s best musicians and working alongside veteran Nashville producer Kent Wells (Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire) you also hear that “classic Nashville sound.” “With the release of my new single and upcoming album, I feel like I’m finally giving country radio and my fans what I’m vocally and musically capable of. I am finally getting to be me; It’s not so much the new me; it’s the real me.”


MATT JOINER BAND – Friday, August 1, 2014
The musical pride of Colbert, Ga., Joiner’s music blends slick licks and gritty narratives, with familiar down-home cues. His influences spread through to the styles of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe Bonamassa, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Eric Johnson, and before long he was playing everyday, challenging his ear, writing licks and melodies, all the while repairing broken cars from Japan, and learning the plight of the working artist.
 
 
UNSPOKEN TRADITION –  Friday, August 15, 2014
In 2012, UT started work on its firstlegitimate release titled Simple Little Town.  After writing rigorously, the group started recording at Coyote Ridge Audio. Using both old and new ideas, the band compiled a mix of covers and originals that promise to keep music lovers from all genres begging for more.  The band strives to be anything but ordinary.  If you open your hearts and ears, Unspoken Tradition promises to provide a unique bluegrass experience.  The future of bluegrass is in good hands.
 
 
HURRICANE CREEK – Friday, August 22, 2014
Back again, The Hurricane Creek Band has a powerful rock and blues sound with undertones of new country creating an irresistible and fun roadhouse feel. They’ve been performing together forover 17 years and have polished their songs to be very danceable and heartfelt. Based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina this five piece group is a departure from the bluegrass and old time music that is a local staple and has thrived on offering an alternative yet familiar set of classic rock “mountain” style originals that they have become fondly known for