Welcome to Summer Tracks @ Rogers Park Amphitheater Tryon, North Carolina

The 2017 Summer Tracks Event Calendar:

55 W. Howard St, Tryon NC 28782

June 2 | June 16 | July 7 | July 21 | August 4 | August 18

rain-dateSMIf there’s rain on the horizon, Summer Track events > will move indoors to the Tryon Fire Dept which is directly across the street from the park entrance. Please bring chairs and coolers are allowed! Please thank all our Sponsors!


ManaCabanaHeader6June 16th Show menu

On a Plate: Authentic Corn Husk Tamales with Caribbean rice: Chicken, Vegetable or Pork

In a Bowl: Peel n Eat SC Sea Island shrimp with farm market cole slaw

On a Wrap: Asian Spring Rolls with Ginger Peanut Sauce
On a Stick:  Tortellini Salad

Farm Made Ice Cream

Friday, July 7  ~ Big Sound Harbor  (http://www.dulcisings.com/big-sound-harbor.html) Born from the release of her first solo album, I Can Feel It (July, 2015), Big Sound Harbor plays original music by Dulci Ellenberger along with carefully-selected and thoughtfully-arranged covers. Made up of members of Holy Ghost Tent Revival, BSH boasts horns, keys, and rippin’ electric guitars. The richness of sound produced by Big Sound Harbor will envelop and engulf audiences, captivating with each song full of swirling melodies and dancing harmonies. A highly trained vocalist, Dulci combines elements of Motown, Folk, and Soul in the arrangements of her originals and pays homage to some of the known greats of our time, including Aretha Franklin and Sharon Jones in the covers chosen by the band. With a deep respect for the origins of Motown and Soul, Big Sound Harbor aims to transport the audience, elevating the sense of humanity in us all by delivering quality, heartfelt music directly to their ears.

Friday, July 21  ~ Even Cowgirls Get The Blues: The music of Emmylou Harris, Rosanne Cash and Lucinda Williams.

Featuring vocals by Peggy Ratusz, Ellen Trnka and Mare Carmody with a stellar 6 piece backing band.

Friday, Aug 4  ~ Blair Crimmins and The Hookers (www.blaircrimminsandthehookers.com) Ragtime, Dixieland, Jump performed by a cookin’ 6 piece band. Get ready to Shimmy, Shake, Rattle and Roar!

Atlanta’s genre blending ensemble Blair Crimmins and The Hookers have been creating a sound that is both unique and inspired for years. Crimmins himself began developing it some time ago, honing in on the magic of ragtime and the 1920’s, coupled with some Dixieland jazz. The fourth studio album from Crimmins’ impressive creative mind is due out in February of 2017, and we haven’t been this excited in quite some time.” – Impose Magazine

Best Songwriter “Crimmins has never been more refined than on this year’s Sing-A-Longs CD. If he caters to any genre, it’s one that’s entirely his own, and that’s something a lot of guys with pens and guitars either don’t know how to do, or don’t have the guts to do.” – Creative Loafing

“Blair Crimmins & The Hookers will make a jazzbo out of you. This ain’t your great-grandfather’s ragtime, and Blair Crimmins isn’t any quaint Dixieland revivalist. He’s a rock star — and Sing-A-Longs is a boisterous good time. Swing, Hookers, swing!” – James Man (Ink 19)

Friday, Aug 18 ~ Seth Walker (www.sethwalker.com) Seth is a diverse talent encompassing blues and swing styles in his music with great songwriting. His band is known for making audiences stand up, dance, swoon a little and then clap for more.

If you were to play word association with the term soul music, you’d probably think first about artists like Aretha Franklin and Otis Redding. No one would fault you for that. However, the soul tradition is still going strong with artists like Seth Walker.

Sometimes you just need to hear a feel good song to get on by and this week, we need it more than ever. Enter blues/American artist Seth Walker who has a new video for “High Time”, a tune that rollicks joyfully in its New Orleans vibe. Walker laces together NOLA rhythms, some funky piano, and slinky guitar to create this earworm of a song. “High Time” leads off Walker’s recent album Gotta Get Back, and it gets your feet and backfield in motion.

FULL HOUSE at Rogers Park, July 3rd, 2015 with Peggy Ratuz Tribute to Bonnie Raitt
Summer Tracks has many first time performers and continues the great diversity in musical styles that the series is known for. This is my 18th season since I started the series in 2000. I’ll be emailing sponsor packages soon but drop me a line if you want to become a new sponsor.

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Great Show/Super Turnout, Thank you-all very much!

Summer Tracks 2017 Schedule:

Friday, June 2nd ~  Tellico (www.tellicoband.com) Bluegrass and Americana.

Tellico is a fine product of Asheville NC’s thriving Roots Music scene, its members well schooled in Bluegrass but with an unbridled organic Appalachiacana sound. Formed in 2014 Tellico independently released their debut album Relics and Roses in June, 2015. Tellico features the singing and songwriting of Anya Hinkle (guitar, fiddle) and Stig Stiglets (bass, harmonica), with Aaron Ballance on dobro and Jed Willis on mandolin and clawhammer banjo. Anya, Stig and Aaron formed Tellico after recording four records with the Asheville-based bluegrass band Dehlia Low. Well known for their rootsy, authentic singing and vocal harmony, as well as the hard-edged nostalgic yet modern themes of their songwriting, the quartet combines some of the finest voices, songs and instrumental prowess in western North Carolina and beyond.
“Tellico makes acoustic music that is both true to tradition and uniquely their own. It’s music that has appeal for die-hard Americana and roots music fans, while it offers something to folks who never liked songs that even came close to a pair of overalls. Tellico threads the needle of top-notch musicianship and compelling songwriting while simultaneously honoring their forebears and making music that is fresh and new.” Their songwriting crafts an acoustic soundscape of Appalachian daydreams that stack up to the works of John Hartford, Emmylou Harris and the Avett Brothers. —Joe Kendrick, Southern Songs and Stories

Friday, June 16  ~ Scoot Pittman Band (www.scootmusic.com) Americana-rock-funk fun.

It takes a professional to seamlessly blend booty shakin’ rhythm with lasting, meaningful lyrics, but that is exactly what Scoot Pittman is, and it is exactly what he has done. Like mama’s Southern cookin’ sticks to your gut, Scoot’s music satisfies that sweet spot in your brain and keep a smile on your face. Expect to hear some great rock and roll, Americana, funk, soul and original music. Based in Charlotte, NC the band members are Scoot Pittman (guitar/vocals), Tony Anaya (bass/vocals), Brent Couch (drums/vocals) and Mike Huffman (keys/vocals). Scoot is the consummate entertainer and will have everybody on their feet dancing. Scoot has produced 7 Albums, 3 EP’s, 9 Compilations and a Live DVD.  He’s performed 1000’s of show at 1000’s of venues.
 ScOOt arouses every emotion in the spirit of people when he performs.
Whether it is his music or a spin on another artist, whatever the occasion,
it is satisfaction guaranteed!

Summertime Rhymes!