Della Mae 

Thu, June 5, 2014

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

In a relatively short period of time, Della Mae has become a sensation in the music world. Commanding a powerful collective chemistry with vocal, instrumental, and songwriting talent to spare, the Boston-based combo mines time-honored elements to create music that's unmistakably fresh and contemporary. (Purchase tickets)



An Evening With the Mavericks

Fri, June 6, 2014

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Mavericks are back. The country-steeped garage band with a Cuban American lead singer, emerged from Miami with their sultry debut that was equal parts innocence, intensity and vintage influences. But time has a way of melting when you're busy living life - and two decades has passed since their polyrhythmic brand of post-modern country has given the world "All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down," "Here Comes The Rain" and "Dance The Night Away."  (Purchase tickets)



Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys
Farewell Tour

Sat, June 7, 2014

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Bluegrass legend Dr. Ralph Stanley on his final tour will make a stop at the Kent Folk Festival. The bandleader, who holds an honorary doctorate in music from Lincoln Memorial University, will be accompanied for the trek by his band the Clinch Mountain Boys, with assorted country and bluegrass guests appearing to support him. The tour will coincide with Ralph's 67th year of performing. (Purchase tickets)



Legend Night w/ John Sebastian

Sunday Jun 8, 2014

Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM

Over four decades the contributions of John Sebastian have become a permanent part of our American musical fabric.His group The Lovin' Spoonful played a major role in the mid-'60s rock revolution, but what leader, singer and songwriter Sebastian had in mind was actually a counter-revolution. "We were grateful to the Beatles for reminding us our rock & roll roots," John explains, "but we wanted to cut out the English middlemen, so to speak, and get down to making this new music as an 'American' band."  (Purchase tickets)


Cabinet & Driftwood - New Music Monday

Monday Jun 9, 2014

Doors: 6:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM

Cabinet is a band with roots firmly planted in the Appalachian tradition. They wear their influences like badges, honoring the canon of roots, bluegrass, country, and folk, weaving these sounds into a patchwork Americana quilt. But this music isn't romanticizing or rehashing the past. (Purchase tickets)


Black Lillies

Wednesday Jun 11, 2014

Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM

The Black Lillies are an Americana band from Knoxville, Tennessee that was founded in early 2009 by Cruz Contreras (formerly of Robinella and the CCstringband). Other members include Tom Pryor on guitar/pedal steel and Jamie Cook on percussion (both formerly of The Everybodyfields), bassist Robert Richards and vocalist Trisha Gene Brady. Cruz plays guitar and mandolin as well as providing vocals and song writing. The Black Lillies music provides a unique sound with influences from rock, country, blues, bluegrass, and jazz. (Purchase tickets)


David Wilcox plus Seth Glier

Thu, June 12, 2014

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

David Wilcox is a father, a husband, a citizen and a songwriter. He is also a traveler - an adventurer at his core, always on his way somewhere. So it is appropriate that the career of David Wilcox, celebrated songwriter and creator of more than 18 albums, began with a bike ride through North Carolina as a teenager. (Purchase tickets)



Livingston Taylor & Cheryl Wheeler - Legends of The Kent Stage

Sat, June 14, 2014

Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM

Livingston Taylor picked up his first guitar at the age of thirteen, beginning a forty-year career that has encompassed performance, songwriting and teaching. Born in Boston and raised in North Carolina, Livingston is the fourth child in a very musical family that includes Alex, James, Kate and Hugh. Livingston recorded his first record at 18 and has continued to create well-crafted, introspective and original songs that have earned him listeners worldwide. (Purchase tickets)

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2014 Kent folk festival schedule