Fiddle & Bow and Reynolda House are excited to announce the Fiddle & Bow 40+1 Anniversary Festival on Sunday May 22, from 1-4 PM. Tickets are $20 for non-members and $18 for members. Children under 12 are free. The first 150 tickets sold are guaranteed to have indoor seating in case of rain. The artist line up include local favorites Martha Bassett and Beirt le Chéile as well as acoustic blues artist Doug MacLeod and sacred steel artist DaShawn Hickman. DaShawn is a master of the sacred steel guitar, a gospel tradition where the lap and pedal steel guitar play a central role.
Fiddle & Bow incorporated and began live concerts as well as its highly rated WFDD radio program in 1981. For over 40 years Fiddle & Bow presented concerts, radio programs and radio events throughout the Piedmont Triad. Fiddle & Bow has presented folk artists such as John McCutcheon, Utah Phillips, John Goran Peggy Seeger, Mike Seeger Alice Gerrard and Si Khan. They have also presented blues artists Etta Baker and Guitar Gabriel in addition to legendary instrumentalists Joe and Odell Thompson, The Carolina Chocolate Drops and Tommy Jarrell.
While the pandemic limited activities over the past few years, Fiddle & Bow is excited to return to live shows and a celebration with Reynolda House. The relationship with Reynolda House started in the late 1980s and culminated in several festivals throughout the 2000s. Fiddle & Bow is excited to return to Reynolda house for this upcoming celebration.
In addition to the festival, Reynolda House Museum of American Art will be open. There will be food trucks and beverages will be available on the premise.