The Nash County Arts Council exists to provide artist and audience opportunities and quality arts experiences, to keep our community engaged in the arts, and to reach all of our community's demographics through diverse programming. As they enter the second half of their programming year, they have an exciting lineup of 13 upcoming events.
There will be a variety of musical talents and performances, so there is sure to be something of interest for everyone.
One of the year’s biggest events, and the only event available to the public for free, is the Blooming Festival. The Blooming Festival Kick-Off this year will feature Mac Arnold & Plate Full of Blues. Mac plays a gas can guitar and has a talented band that plays along with him. The Blooming Festival Kick-Off is held annually during Mother’s Day weekend, and it is a great event for all ages.
Another highly anticipated show is the upcoming performance of the local talent, The Dogwoods. The Dogwoods have grown in popularity in the area over the last year or so, and their show on February 11 will be the first time they’ve played on the stage at the Nash County Arts Council.
Marty Brown | Saturday, Jan 28
The Dogwoods | Saturday, Feb. 11
An Acoustic Evening w/ JD Joyner, Mike Clark, and Meredith Davis Johnson | Friday, Feb. 17
Faith & Harmony | Thursday, Feb. 23
Russ Varnell & His Too Country Band | Saturday, Feb. 25
Ashley LaRue Band | Friday, March 17
Gail Caesar | Thursday, April 20
Jeanne Jolly | Saturday, April 22
The Highway Ramblers | Saturday, May 6
Mac Arnold & Plate Full of Blues | Thursday, May 11
Pastime | Saturday, May 20
Big Ron Hunter | Thursday, June 1
Masq | Saturday, August 5
All My Rowdy Friends | Saturday, August 19
Blue Cactus | Thursday, September 14
In addition to the concert series, they have an annual production of A Christmas Carol, which allows local residents and youth an opportunity to get involved. They also help develop the arts in our area by redistributing grants to other local non-profits involved in the arts like the Grassroots Arts Program.
As they plan ahead for the 2023-2024 year, Nash Arts will focus on building repairs in collaboration with Nash County Government. They also plan to launch a new website next month, so be sure to check that out!
If you are interested in supporting the great cause of developing the arts in our community through the Nash County Arts Council you can support through an annual membership, by sponsoring a series or event, or by attending events. They also welcome general contributions, and they are a recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization, which means your contributions will be tax deductible. Membership information can be found on the Ticket Leap page, by calling the office at (252) 459-4734, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to support the arts in our community this year and check out some of these great events through the Nash County Arts Council.