RiddleFest 2019: Old Songs, Fresh Voices
Dom Flemons will headline this year's RiddleFest on Saturday, June 22, 7-10 PM, Burnsville Town Center, Burnsville, NC. Co-founder of the Carolina Chocolate Drops and Grammy Award winner, Flemons is known as “The American Songster” because his musical repertoire covers nearly 100 years of American folklore, ballads and tunes. Bill and the Belles, who write and perform music in the style of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, and old-time gospel group Griffith Chapel Singers will open the evening. Tickets for the concert are $20. RiddleFest is produced annually to honor the contributions of Yancey County native Lesley Riddle to the development and history if country music. At 3:00 PM, a free seminar will feature Dom Flemons and Kris Truelsen, who will talk about old time music as a source for their songwriting and performance styles.