Win Tickets to Reevestock
UPDATE: The contest has ended, and the winner is Melanie Guenette. We’ve emailed you!
But don’t forget — tickets are still discounted, so go and grab ’em!
Here at Charlotte on the Cheap we’ve been big fans of Reevestock Music Festival, in Elkin, North Carolina, almost from its beginning. We’ve personally been attending every year since 2012! One Charlotte on the Cheap reader will win two tickets to the festival on Saturday, August 7th, 2021, just by leaving a comment to this post.
The headliner in 2021 is Aaron Lee Tasjan, who has garnered praise from no other than Elton John, who said, of his most recent album, “Every song, every single song on your album is really beautiful.”
Read on to learn about the festival and all the artists.
About the Festival
Reevestock Music Festival, which takes place on Friday, August 6th, and Saturday, August 7th, 2021, is a small, family-friendly music festival in a beautiful setting just an hour from Charlotte.
This is possibly the most comfortable, relaxed music festival in North Carolina. According to Glide Magazine, “Everything you kind of hate about festivals doesn’t happen here. Reevestock is the way festivals would be in an alternate, better universe.”
Elkin is just a little more than an hour north of Charlotte, straight up I-77.
If you come up for the weekend and have some time before the festival starts on Saturday, or Sunday morning, make sure to check out some of Elkin’s amazing hiking trails, including this hike from an Elkin winery to a waterfall. (You can shorten the hike and just go to the waterfall.)
The festival is the brainchild of the Charlotte-based folk/rock band Time Sawyer. It’s a fundraiser to provide college scholarships to students in Elkin, NC, the hometown of two Time Sawyer band members.
The festival features twelve bands and artists (three on Friday night and nine at the main event on Saturday), food trucks, wine, craft beer and more.
Note: There’s limited space on Friday, so make sure to get those tickets ASAP.
Tickets are on sale now!
Friday, August 6th, 2021
- $15 presale
- $18 at the door
Saturday, August 7th, 2021
- Purchase July 6th to August 4th: $30
- Day of Festival: $40
Day 1–Friday, August 6th, 2021
The kickoff to Reevestock takes place at The Reeves Theater, 129 West Main Street, Elkin, North Carolina. The Reeves is a renovated theater in downtown Elkin.
The music actually starts outside the Reeves, in the free Downtown Get-Down Block Party at 5:30 p.m., with a performance by Emanuel Wynter, a violinist/singer/songwriter from North Carolina.
Then it continues at a ticketed event in the Reeves Theater. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.
Singer/songwriter/guitarist Abigail Dowd grew up under the longleaf pines of North Carolina and comes from a long line of musicians. Known for her storytelling and command of an audience, she has been called “a writer of the highest caliber” (All Scene Eye). Her soulful voice and unique classical guitar style combined with the edgy bass of Jason Duff has been described by Acoustic Guitar Magazine as “The guitar-driven introspective folk of the 1970s is a touchstone, but so are blues and roots rock ’n’ roll.”
Damon Atkins and Friends
Damon Atkins grew up in Surry County surrounded by music. His dad taught him to play guitar after receiving one as a Christmas gift and the boy has put that gift to use. Now Damon resides in Nashville and spends most of his time writing and touring with his group, LoneHollow (Atkins has also toured with Jaime Wyatt, Sam Morrow, Time Sawyer). The band has just released a fantastic new EP (self-titled, LoneHollow).
Day 2–Saturday, August 7th
Saturday, August 7th, 2021 is the main event. Gates open at 1 p.m. and the festival goes until 10 p.m. Reevestock offers the public a rare chance to visit and explore Elkin’s Hidden Amphitheater, a privately owned entertainment venue in a wooded, park-like setting with rolling hills, a running stream, waterfalls, hammock chairs and swings. This is an extremely family-friendly festival.
The main event on Saturday features:
Aaron Lee Tasjan — Every now and then an artist comes along who makes you remember why you started listening to albums in the first place: Aaron Lee Tasjan is that artist. With his wrecked cool, off-center charm, and restless creative dazzle, he makes music with conviction and arch mystique that has its roots in rock’s murky past, armed with an arsenal of songs that spill over with humor, intelligence, irony, personal vision and at times prophecy; pushing boundaries of taste and imagination to new heights, unrestrained by genre or subject matter. Songs that speak to the tribe.
John R. Miller — John R Miller is a true hyphenate artist: singer-songwriter-picker. Every song on his thrilling debut solo album, Depreciated, is lush with intricate wordplay and haunting imagery, as well as being backed by a band that is on fire. One of his biggest long-time fans is roots music favorite Tyler Childers, who says he’s “a well-travelled wordsmith mapping out the world he’s seen, three chords at a time.” Miller is somehow able to transport us to a shadowy honkytonk and get existential all in the same line with his tightly written compositions. Miller’s own guitar-playing is on fine display here along with vocals that evoke the white-waters of the Potomac River rumbling below the high ridges of his native Shenandoah Valley.
Time Sawyer — Time Sawyer is interested in “real people and real songs” and that’s just what the listener finds in their music – a sense of realness. Time Sawyer blends a grassroots feel with heart-felt lyrics to put on an entertaining show. From introspective ballads to high-energy crowd-pleasers, Time Sawyer’s songs land in that rootsy sweet spot where folk, alt-country, and rock gather for a good time.
Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley — Take a 15-time IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Dobro Player of the Year and a Tennessee-born guitar prodigy who made his Grand Ole Opry debut at the age of 11, and you have Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley, a powerhouse acoustic duo that has electrified the acoustic music scene.
Terry Baucom’s Dukes of Drive — As a founding member of ground-breaking bands like Boone Creek, Quicksilver and IIIrd Tyme Out, Terry Baucom has amassed an impressive following in the Bluegrass world. This multi-award winning artist was inducted to the Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame in 2014 and fronts his own band, the “Dukes of Drive”. The band’s current release, “Fine Time To Get The Blues” on Baucom’s own label, has had 5 singles to reach the top of the Bluegrass Today National Charts. Supported by band members Clay Jones, Troy Boone and Joe Hannabach, Baucom and company present straight ahead, hard driving Bluegrass!
Alexa Rose — Alexa Rose was born in the Alleghany Highlands of Virginia, raised in a tiny Appalachian railroad town. The musical legacy and storytelling spirit of the mountains are woven into her voice and songwriting. Her debut album, Medicine For Living, is a multi-layered Americana merger of old country music and traditional folk songs, the title track of which is the winner of the 2019 Chris Austin Songwriting Contest. She captures the sweetness of life without avoiding any of the pain, with songs about time and its constraints, peppered with precise details pulled from Rose’s own life that make universal themes seem personal, inviting the listener to make each song their own.
Sleepy Cat Records presents: Chris Frisina, T. Gold and Blue Cactus — Sleepy Cat Records is a partnership between Gabriel Anderson and Saman Khoujinian, built to support their art and the art of their friends. Our wellspring of creative work began in 2008, at a high school in Miami, FL. Soon afterward, Saman moved to North Carolina to study philosophy. Gabe eventually dropped out of college in Florida and moved to NC (Carrboro, specifically) as well. Having found a new home in the Triangle music scene, we set out on an immersive near-decade of music-making. Several project names, several records, singles, splits, videos, and countless collaborations with folks who have remained a broad and enriching chosen family. 2019 saw the founding of Sleepy Cat Records. The label is, in the first place, a home-base from which to nurture and grow our creative community. In addition to the traditional role of releasing music from artists whose work we find meaningful, we’re deep divers in the process of generating music from top to bottom – production, session work, audio engineering/mixing/mastering, art direction and design.
Tickets for Reevestock
Tickets are being sold (starting June 18th) at http://www.reevestheater.com/buy-tickets
UPDATE: The contest has ended.
Just scroll down a little bit and leave a comment to this post! Make sure to leave your correct email address and name, so that we can get you the tickets if you win! (Your email address will not be publicly viewable.)
The winner will be selected randomly on Thursday, July 15th, 2021.
Please enter only once, and be sure that you can go to the festival if you enter!