Weaverville’s Music on Main
Saturday, June 23, 4-9 PM
Featuring Kat Wright, Jesse Barry and Lyric
Weaverville’s Music on Main is an open-air, one-night concert event on Main Street in Weaverville featuring three powerful soul/rock/r&b vocalists: Vermont-based Kat Wright, and Asheville’s own Jesse Barry and Lyric. The concert will take place in front of Town Hall (30 South Main Street, Weaverville, NC 28787) from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday, June 23, 2018. The event is free and open to the public.
Music on Main is brought to the community by the Weaverville Business Association and the Music on Main Sponsors.
There will be food, drink, kids activities and booths. Local restaurants will be open all along Main Street. Traffic will be stopped between Merrimon Avenue and Brown Street.
Rain or shine, come join us — Weaverville’s Music on Main is not to be missed!!
5:15-6:30: Jesse Barry & The Jam
6:30-7:00: YMCA Hip-Hop Dance Class
7:00-8:15: Kat Wright
Kat Wright, whose voice is both sultry and dynamic, delicate yet powerful; gritty but highly emotive and nuanced, has been described as “a young Bonnie Raitt meets Amy Winehouse”. Add to that voice enough stage presence to tame lions, and the combination of feline femininity proves immediately enchanting. There’s soul flowing in and out of her rock ‘n’ roll with a serpentine seduction. Some of soul music’s sweet, grand dames belt, shout, seethe, and succumb, while Wright sings gently like a heartache’s apology. It’s funky in spots and beautiful all over. And it hurts a little… like it should. For more information, visit https://www.katwright.com
Jesse Barry & The Jam
Jesse Barry & The Jam takes old school blues and popular funky party songs and puts their own spice into them with creative arrangements and soulful grooves. Jesse (“Skinny Legs”) Barry, a former contestant on American Idol, is wildly entertaining on stage alongside guitarist Kelly Jones, who can play the most beautiful licks and then rip rocking solos in the same song. Robert Geisler’s funky bass lines, fills, and solos are the perfect combination with Micah Thomas’s drum grooves full of variety and soul. Interacting with the audience is of utmost importance to the band, and every show has an electric energy — Jesse Barry & The Jam will leave you dancing and singing all the way home!
Leeda “Lyric” Jones is a singer-songwriter, musician, and music teacher. Born and raised in Asheville, it’s safe to say that music is in her blood; her grandfather played harmonica and guitar with the late blues legend B.B. King, and father has been playing in bands (now with his daughter!) since his teenage years. Lyric has shared the stage with legends such as George Clinton, Mavis Staples, Gladys Knight, Booker T. Jones, Dionne Warwick, and Amy Ray (Indigo Girls). She draws inspiration from India Arie, Tracy Chapman, and Lauryn Hill, gracefully intertwining soul, R&B, funk, and even a little hip-hop. For more information, visit https://www.reverbnation.com/lyricfans.
The main parking area for Music on Main will be on the ballfield at Weaverville Primary School (map here). This lot will be staffed throughout the event, and is the closest one to the concert area.
Overflow parking will be available at Weaverville United Methodist Church (map here), and in marked spaces along N. Main Street (subject to time restrictions). Please be respectful of our community and town partners, and keep these unmonitored parking areas free of debris.
Be sure to observe all posted signs regarding parking restrictions/prohibitions, and do not park in any business parking lot without the owner’s express permission.