The Yadkin Arts Council to host THE STEEL WHEELS in the Willingham Theater during their Annual Stephen G. Lyons “A Taste of Wine, Food, & Music” Celebration on June 15th
(YADKINVILLE, N.C.) — The Yadkin Arts Council is thrilled to announce that the highly anticipated annual Stephen G. Lyons “A Taste of Wine, Food, & Music” Celebration is right around the corner on June 15th featuring dinner, drinks, and a live concert with The Steel Wheels!
Enjoy music, a southern summer gourmet buffet, and tastings from several North Carolina breweries and wineries!
The night will kick off at 5:30pm at the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center. We will start with tasty appetizers from the Center Bistro and drinks from our local breweries and wineries before enjoying our Southern Summer Gourmet Buffet. Following dinner we will then move into the Willingham Theater for a concert with the incredible Americana band, The Steel Wheels, at 7:30pm which will include dessert on the plaza during intermission.
The style of The Steel Wheels weaves through Americana and bluegrass music, folk and old-time music, and the acoustic poetry of the finest singer-songwriters. Hailing from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, the band is familiar with the traditions of folk music and how a string band is supposed to sound while simultaneously evoking a sense of forward motion. Home, family, community, a sense of belonging, seeking and finding, the pendulum of gains and losses—these are the Big Issues embedded into the fabric of The Steel Wheels’ music. Their music promises to be as enduringly relevant for the listener as it will always remain for the dedicated artists who poured their hearts and souls into its creation.
About the Creation of the Event: Stephen G. Lyons was the Co-Director of the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center with his wife, Susan Lyons, from 2007 to 2014. He gave seven years of selfless service before his passing in June 2014. Stephen had a passion for wine and a love of good food and music. It seems therefore appropriate to celebrate him by enjoying good wine, food, and music in the very place where he gave so much of his time and efforts. Proceeds from this event will go to the Stephen G. Lyons Scholarship for the Performing Arts awarded to one senior at Forbush and Starmount High Schools each year.
Event Sponsors include: Shadow Springs Vineyard, Stoney Knoll Vineyard, Grassy Creek Vineyard, RagApple Lassie Vineyard, Pisgah Brewing, Red Oak Brewing, Brandon Hills Vineyard, and Sanders Ridge Winery. More to be announced soon!
For tickets and more information, visit www.yadkinarts.org or call 336-679-2941.
Stephen G. Lyons Celebration featuring the Steel Wheels
When: Saturday, June 15, events beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Willingham Theater, Yadkin Cultural Arts Center, 226 E. Main St., Yadkinville
Tickets: $65, food and beverages included.
**Depending on availability, “Concert Only” tickets will be released on May 20th for $35 each **
About the Yadkin Arts Council
The Yadkin Arts Council and Cultural Arts Center’s mission is to enrich the lives of every citizen of Yadkin County through a broad variety of arts programs that touch, inspire, and involve creative spirits of all ages and all backgrounds. We believe art is transformational. Arts open minds, frees imagination, and helps people see the world from different perspectives.
The Yadkin Arts Council is a nonprofit 501(C)3. In September, 2010, the council opened the new Yadkin Cultural Center, providing a home for the arts in Yadkin County. It encompasses the Welborn Gallery, the Willingham Theater, the Center Bistro, classrooms and meeting rooms, staff offices and working artist studios. The Yadkin Arts Council website at yadkinarts.org provides up-to-date information about existing and upcoming exhibits, events and programs and offers forms and rules for artists wishing to submit artwork for future exhibits and juried shows.
About the Willingham Theater
The Willingham Theater hosted its first performance in December 2012, just two short years after the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center opened its doors to the citizens of Yadkin County. While many might dismiss the power of a small city theater, we like to prove that we can indeed bring the big city excitement and experience to our small town. Our state-of-the-art theater seats 193 patrons and showcases a variety of engaging performances ranging from music, dance, drama, comedy, and even film. In addition to ample seating, the Willingham Theater has a remarkable state-of-the-art-technology. The Willingham Theater is owned and operated by the Yadkin Arts Council.