Thursday, August 2, 2012

Americana fundraiser and festival set for Elkin Saturday

The second annual Reevestock Music Festival takes place in Elkin, NC Saturday. Its the second year in a row regional musicians have banded together to raise funds to renovate Yadkin County's 71-year-old Reeves Theater (pictured above in the 1940s), which is located in downtown Elkin. It's already been refurbished enough to host concerts and other events for the first time in decades and its owners want to resurrect it to its past glory with films and cultural arts performances, a snack bar and lobby. Right now the stripped down version is called "Reeves in the Raw." 

Saturday's concert not only attracted regional acts that are invested in the cause, but also boasts Knoxville's Dirty Guv'nahs who are gaining steam in roots-rock circles. Other artists include Greensboro's Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Chapel Hill's Mandolin Orange, Tennessean Josh Oliver (who played with the Everybodyfields' and its offshoots), and local heroes Time Sawyer, who are heading up the festival, as well as mountain band Porch Dog Revival and songwriter Luke Mears. 

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the gate. You can order online here until 10 a.m. Friday. Covered VIP seats are $35. Admission for children 12 and younger is $5. Gates open at 11 a.m. Music starts at noon. Blankets and chairs are encouraged. For more information go to