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Scheduled Performances for 2016:
August 25 (Thursday): The Mallett Brothers Band details
Maine alt-country/rock act the Mallett Brothers have quickly made a name for themselves beyond their home state. Sons of the prolific songwriter Dave Mallett, the apple did not fall far from the tree. Slightly more rock than country, theirs is a musical melting pot that's influenced equally by folk and singer/songwriters as by harder rockers, punk and psychedelic sounds. Led by brothers Luke and Will Mallett, the band is rounded out by Brian Higgins on drums, Nick Leen on bass, and Wally on dobro and electric guitar. It's song-driven music that holds up under the lens of solitary listening, but that's equally apt to crank a room full of rockers into whiskey-fueled high gear. They bring the house down last time they were here. Some really great guys doing some really great music. Come see what everyone is talking about.

August 26 (Friday): Humming House (Encore Performance) details
This band brought the house down for their debut visit to SMAC. So we brought them right back!! if you were not there, this is a band, you may not of heard of but you will...shades of bands like Mumford and Sons, Fun, and Of Monsters and Men, but a lot of unique wowness! You know it's risky for us to bring a new act up here to the middle of nowhere in April even, so when we do it, we do it because a band is something special. Humming House is that kinda special. Woven together from diverse backgrounds (Americana, classical composition, bluegrass, soul, and traditional Irish music), their playground of musical exploration has something for everyone. Their debut record brought a whirlwind of press including features on NPR's Live in Studio C and All Things Considered, Nashville's Lightning 100 local spotlight, reviews in American Songwriter Magazine, and a Daytrotter session, and rotations on CMT Pure and Zuus Country, plus placements on FX's "Justified" and The CW's "Hart of Dixie". Just to name a few accolades, but their live show just looks plain fun. Check out their big hit Great Divide.

August 30
( Tuesday): Ani DiFranco Up Close and Personal click for details
One Show Only with Chastity Brown
Since Ani bucked the major label system in the early-‘90s, opting to release her music on her own terms, the self-described Little Folksinger has been the subject of all kinds of hyperbole. She’s been called “fiercely independent” (Rolling Stone), “inspirational” (All Music Guide), “the ultimate do-it-yourself songwriter” (The New York Times), etc. As the cracks in the music industry get larger and more big-name artists follow Ani’s lead – Radiohead, Madonna and Nine Inch Nails among them – maybe people will just start calling her “smart.” We will call us lucky for getting to see her here in our small little hall.

September 2
(Friday): End of Summer Bash with Tricky Britches and Mistah SMAC 2016
To Benefit our LIttle Brownfield Library! Includes a pre-show Silent Auction.
This night has something for everyone. A Silent Auction, a performance by Tricky Britches and finally the competition and crowning of Mistah SMAC!

Yes, bluegrass greats Tricky Britches will help us say good bye to summer with their brand of high energy and new/old country along with being the house band for the end of night while we crown a new Mistah SMAC! The night includes a fun silent auction too! Yes, you read right. Some of SMAC's finest patrons and crew will be competing for the crown and the title of "Mistah SMAC 2016". In 2008 and 2010 we did this and Mister Peter Blue remains the reigning king. Come see our area's finest men challenge him for his crown. We have hand picked the contestants and they will not disappoint you, as they show you their talents, their strengths, their intellect, and well, their stuff! (sorry...no nudity). Come see them in their native garb of tool belts, carharts, overalls....and it's all for a great cause. The guys who are willing to do this, are most likely your neighbors and friends. They will really need your support and of course so does our library!!!!! There's even a runway ( built by Owner Jeff Flagg ) From an audience perspective the ladies will love it, and you men will be glad you're not in it!! Funny man Mike Miclon will host along with owner Carol Noonan. So please come out and support our little library and the select few men who are willing to embarrass themselves for a good cause.

Come early to check out the silent auction too..doors open at 4;30 for the auction.
Tricky Britches kicks of the show with a set and then let the competition begin!

NOTE: Ticket Tabs or Dinner passes are not applicable for this fund raiser. Please save your pass dollars for another show. Thanks!

September 3
(Saturday): Steep Canyon Rangers click for details
Rising to the top since 2009 the Steep Canyon Rangers have received widespread acclaim as Steve Martin's backing band. In 2012 the music community really tipped its hat to the quintet by presenting them with the Grammy® for Best Bluegrass Album, and thrust them into the "band to watch" race of up and coming bluegrass bands. But they are not just any bluegrass band. The Steep Canyon Rangers of coursed have a myriad of talents: instrumental agility, tight harmony vocals,integration of percussion, and one of the best stage shows we have seen. But it is their songwriting that really sets them apart from the pack. A great way to say Goodbye to summer with this exciting band!

September 9 (Friday): Chris Smither click for details
Reviewers and fans from around the world agree that Chris is a profound songwriter, a blistering guitarist and, as he puts it, a 'one man band to the bone!' Chris melds the guitar styles of his two major influences, Lightnin' Hopkins and Mississippi John Hurt, into his own signature sound. His music continues to draw deeply from the blues, American folk music, modern poets and humanist philosophers. We just love him, and after his performances, we always say "What's better than that!?"......ah, Nuttin' Honey!

September 10
(Saturday): Parsonsfield click for details
These guys aren't from their namesake, but they sure liked that nearby little town enough to name their band after it. Parsonsfield is a five-piece alt/folk band from Northampton, MA that infuses a rowdy, rock-'n'-roll spirit into its bluegrass and folk influences, blowing away any preconception of what you think banjos and mandolins should sound like.They weren't always called Parsonsfield (the band started out as Poor Old Shine, but changed in July 2014). The new name was born of the inspired experiences recording two albums at a local recording farmhouse studio in beautiful, rural Parsonsfield, Maine. David Vescey, of the The New York Times says, "They harmonize; they play saws, mandolins and pump organs; they back their songs with crickets and squeaking screen doors; they are boisterously youthful yet deftly sentimental...I fully expect to hear more from this band as the years go on." I couldn't agree more.....catch'em before they they are too big for us! SMAC Highly Recommended : >) Take a minute to watch their video.

September 11
(Sunday): Iris DeMent details
Born the youngest of 14 children in Arkansas and raised in southern California that early life is what makes Iris, Iris, but that stark pairing of piano and voice forms the heart and soul of Iris' music. Not really folk, not really country, but somewhere in between that is completely unique. Her voice is unlike any mother, and use is a rare an moving performer. Beginning with her 1992 debut, 'Infamous Angel,' which was hailed as "an essential album of the 1990's" by Rolling Stone, DeMent released a series of stellar records that established her as "one of the finest singer-songwriters in America" according to The Guardian.

The music earned her multiple Grammy nominations, as well as the respect of peers like John Prine, Steve Earle, and Emmylou Harris, who all invited her to collaborate. Merle Haggard dubbed her "the best singer I've ever heard" and asked her to join his touring band, and David Byrne and Natalie Merchant famously covered her "Let The Mystery Be" as a duet on MTV Unplugged. DeMent returned in 2012 with her most recent album, 'Sing The Delta,' which prompted NPR to call her "one of the great voices in contemporary popular music" and The Boston Globe to hail the collection as "a work of rare, unvarnished grace and power."

The music on her latest, "Trackless Woods", is firmly rooted in the American South and twenty-three years after her debut, she's creating some of the most poignant music of her career, bridging two seemingly disparate worlds with every note. Come se a special show from a very special artist

September 14
(Wednesday): Robert Cray Band - One Show Only click for details
Can't wait to hear the best band in the world. If you haven't seen'em you have to..if you already have, you know you miss'em! Blues guitarist and singer songwriter Robert Cray is a five-time Grammy Award winner and a Blues Hall of Famer of course, but all the accolades in the world will not do justice to his live show. You know I talk about those hand full of artists that I always say you gotta see...this is one of them. Few both play guitar and sing so smoothly and heartfelt and that band is killer. And did I say they are the nicest buncha guys you will ever meet? Come see for yerself. A rare up close and personal concert.

Note to Tabbers: Occasionally there will be some big name shows where the ticket price cannot cover the cost of bringing the artist here. On those nights we need our full dinner business to help pay for them. Our choice is to do this or not have the artist here at all, and no one wants that. This is one of those shows. You are welcome to still use your tab to buy tickets, but on this show the free meal option will not be applicable. So we humbly suggest you might save your tab dollars for another show where you can get the full benefit of your membership. Thanks for cooperating so we can bring some bigger names here without losing our shirt!!

September 16
(Friday): Dana Cunningham in Concert click for details
A Home Town Celebration of her Latest Recording "Above the Field"
With Special Guest Max Dyer on Cello and Mike Sakash on Saxaphone.

Due to a travel and scheduling conflict, this show with Dana and Max is postponed for a later date. We will get back to you with a reschedule date in the next few weeks. We hope you will wait to hear about a new date and come see Dana and Max at another time. Thanks for working with us and please contact us with any questions.


September 22
(Thursday): The Stone Mountain Twilight Music Hour click for details
A Free Admission Music Series with special guest Ken Yates
Hosted by owner and singer songwriter Carol Noonan, the Stone Mountain Twilight Hour is a night to showcase some new talent, and/or some old that you should know about but don't! The idea is for you to take risk and come see a new act without the burden of a ticket price... YOUR WELCOME!! !

It's a great way to try out Stone Mountain for the first time...the music is always good! The evening is also graced by the Stone Mountain House Band who will chip in their brand of old and new standards. And ya never know else who might sit in!!

* Admission is Free or pay what you can. We want to provide a concert for everyone ....and in the spirit of providing....

* The Stone Mountain Twilight Series is happy to provide support to the Harvest Hills Animal Shelter with your help! Please if possible, bring a physical in kind donation. They always need cat and dog food, bleach, paper towel, and other sundries. Check out their website for their "Wish List".

* The Stone Mountain Twilight Series will host tours by reservation each night, so make a reservation if you want to get a quick spin around the Arts Center and hear the story of the how we came to be.

About Ken Yates

Born and Raised in London, Ontario, Ken Yates moved to Boston to study songwriting at Berklee College of Music. It was there that he developed his skills as a songwriter, releasing his first album, “The Backseat EP”. Yates’ songwriting ability started getting notice right away, including attention from John Mayer, who posted a full page blog about Yates’ ability as a writer stating, “Ken Yates wrote a song called ‘I Don’t Wanna Fall In Love’… this song moved me when I first heard it and still does today”. He has songs in heavy rotation on Sirius XM’s The Coffee House where he was nominated for The Coffee House Songwriter Discovery of the Year, and now its time for you to discover him! Take a minute to watch his video.

September 23 (Friday): Ruthie Foster click for details
Ruthie is mostly considered a blues singer, sometimes a folkie, and sometimes known for being a songwriter. But if you have seen her, you know her as one of the most soulful singers out there today no matter what she sings. Her shows lift you up and her spirit will stay with you long after you have left our barn. A Grammy nominated artist with multiple awards to her resume, she is admired by many of her peers in the musical community. "I love Ruthie Foster. That's my little sister. A phenomenal woman, yes indeed. She's great." - Mavis Staples A seal of approval from Miss Mavis, would be enough for me....but if you need more assurance, come see the "phenomenal" Ruthie Foster. Comes Highly SMAC Recommended.

September 24 ( Saturday): Tim Gearan Band click for details
A smallish ticket price for a giant talent! Why this guy is not a household name is beyond me. Tim and his big band have been a here a few times, and it is always too long between visits. A favorite among the Boston roots rockers, Tim has a cult following that only Beantowners can boast of. I recently heard one of his songs on the TV series "Justified", so the secret is out. He is soulful, bluesy, with a little swinging swamp boogie. A great guitar player, but its that voice....conjuring up a smoother Tom Waits...but a sound all his own..singing his own songs. Add his band with that killer horn section, and this is a night you will really get yer money's worth!. Come to have fun!

September 30 (Friday): Sonny Landreth & Cindy Cashdollar click for details
One great night is made up of Sonny Landreth and Cindy Cashdollar making a rare duo appearance. Louisiana’s slide guitar wizard will deliver his bottle-neck style slide chops while Austin's sweetheart of the steel guitar will showcase the renowned talent that earned her a spot in the Texas Music Hall of Fame.

Sonny Landreth:
Revered for his unique slide guitar technique, Sonny Landreth has collaborated with many legendary performers including John Hiatt, Jimmy Buffett, Mark Knopfler and Eric Clapton. Summer of 2013, Sonny was part of the Peter Frampton led Guitar Circus tour, often closing the night playing with Frampton on an extended “While My Guitar Gently Weeps."

Cindy Cashdollar's expertise is in great demand on both steel guitar and dobro. She has worked with many leading artists in various genres including Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Rod Stewart and Ryan Adams. With the iconic western swing group Asleep At The Wheel, she garnered 5 Grammy awards and was the first woman to be inducted into the Texas Steel Guitar Hall of Fame in 2011.

Performing a mix of original songs with contemporary and traditional blues and roots music, the show is electric, virtuosic, and tastefully delivered by these two great instrumental masters. You're welcome Jackie! : >)

October 7
(Friday): Aaron Neville Up Close and Personal click for details
An intimate duo show that I have wanted to present here for a long time. Aaron Neville is always amazing, but to hear is voice in such a pure format, in our hall will just be stunning. One of the most distinctive voices in music today, Aaron Neville is the master of many styles. During his career, which stretches across more than 50 years, he has been nominated for 12 Grammy's awards. His nominations have come in the soul, gospel, jazz, country/western, R&B, and pop categories; winning four times. His albums of Christian, R&B, jazz and adult contemporary music have also consistently topped the charts. In 1993, Rolling Stone Magazine’s Critics’ Poll named him the best male singer in the world. Neville was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2010. The audience at an Aaron Neville concert can expect to hear do-wop and gospel from his recent albums, as well as blues, jazz, soul, pop, blues, with some country and even reggae thrown into the mix. It’s a playlist that reprises and celebrates his remarkable career – one of the great success stories in American music. For this special night you should also expect Aaron to share stories about his family and his musical and life long influences...up close and personal. Your welcome Barbie H. : >)

Note to Tabbers: Occasionally there will be some big name shows where the ticket price cannot cover the cost of bringing the artist here. On those nights we need our full dinner business to help pay for them. Our choice is to do this or not have the artist here at all, and no one wants that. This is one of those shows. You are welcome to still use your tab to buy tickets, but on this show the free meal option will not be applicable. So we humbly suggest you might save your tab dollars for another show where you can get the full benefit of your membership. Thanks for cooperating so we can bring some bigger names here without losing our shirt!!

October 9 (Sunday): Heather Masse and Jed Wilson click for details
Heather, one of the sirens from the Wailin' Jennys and a local girl before stardom, can be heard regularly on Prairie Home Companion, where she's one of Garrison's favorites. She has a beautiful voice and spirit and sings many styles from folk to jazz. Accompanied by pianist Jed Wilson, who is also an arttist in how own right aw well. Just a joy when these two come home together.

October 13
( Thursday): Bob Marley click for details
You know'em, you love'm...more than 15 years as a stand-up comic, Maine's own Bob Marley is one of the hottest and most sought after comedians in the country. He has raised more than $12,000 for the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital after setting a new world's record for longest continuous stand-up routine as recognized by the Guinness Book of Records. He has been featured in his own special on Comedy Central, and is one of the few comics to do the complete late night TV circuit: The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Craig Kilborn. But all those accolades aside, he is just one of us, and we can't get enough of him. Always a sell out.


October 20
(Thursday): The Stone Mountain Twilight Music Hour click for details
A Free Admission Music Series with special guest Suitcase Junket
Hosted by owner and singer songwriter Carol Noonan, the Stone Mountain Twilight Hour is a night to showcase some new talent, and/or some old that you should know about but don't! The idea is for you to take risk and come see a new act without the burden of a ticket price... YOUR WELCOME!! !

It's a great way to try out Stone Mountain for the first time...the music is always good! The evening is also graced by the Stone Mountain House Band who will chip in their brand of old and new standards. And ya never know else who might sit in!!

* Admission is Free or pay what you can. We want to provide a concert for everyone ....and in the spirit of providing....

* The Stone Mountain Twilight Series is happy to provide support to the Harvest Hills Animal Shelter with your help! Please if possible, bring a physical in kind donation. They always need cat and dog food, bleach, paper towel, and other sundries. Check out their website for their "Wish List".

* The Stone Mountain Twilight Series will host tours by reservation each night, so make a reservation if you want to get a quick spin around the Arts Center and hear the story of the how we came to be.

About Suitcase Junket

One man band, doesn't' do this artist justice....Artist, tinkerer, tunesmith, swamp Yankee, Matt Lorenz is a one-man salvage specialist singing into the hollow of a Dumpster guitar, slipping a broken bottleneck onto the slide finger, railing on a box of twisted forks and bones, rocking till every sound is ragged at its edges, till the house is singing back. Then, unplugging all the amps and letting one mountain ballad soar over the raw strings on that guitar. Every night is a hard-driving, blues-grinding, throat-singing search-and-rescue junket. Sooner or later everything rusts, busts, and gets tossed into the junk heap: iron, bones, leather, hot rods, muskrats, the night, the heart. The goal is to recover it. To waste nothing. To create new ways from old. This is The Suitcase Junket. Watch his YouTube video.

October 21
( Friday): Barn Burner with soul singer Jesse Dee click for details
Soul singer extraordinaire brings his own brand of R& B to Stone Mountain for his own show. We just love this guy. He has somebtong really special and he is here for a much anticipated headlining show. A modern day trailblazer with his own tunes while embracing the old school soul greats before him. Sharing the stage with the likes of Al Green and James Hunter and others. This is huge SMAC Staff Pick! Dont miss this hot show when we need it most!!!

Barn Burners are held in the Quisisana Barn..more casual, bar stays open, and usually there's some dancin' going' on! But as always an emphasis on listening to some great music!

October 27 (Thursday): Greg Brown click for details
One of the best singer songwriters of our time. His haunting images of his midwest upbringing couples with his Leonard Cohen type growl, is infectious. Grammy nominated, Greg is a musician's musician and his tribute album attracted heavy hitters like Mary Chapin Carpenter and Lucinda Williams to record his songs. Always a stirring night and a sell out.

October 28 ( Friday): Eric Johnson (Solo) click for details
An Evening of Acoustic Guitar and Piano
Eric Johnson’s stature as one of the premier guitar players in contemporary music is his artistic trump card, backed by a Grammy Award and five nominations, platinum album, Top 10 hits like “Cliffs Of Dover,” praise from critics and the esteem of his peers. But the full hand of his talents marks him as well as a gifted songwriter, dynamic live performer, singer, pianist, song interpreter, and creator of a rich and diverse musical legacy. His myriad and distinctive musical gifts are vividly evident on Johnson’s aptly titled new album, Up Close, released on his own Vortexan Music label via EMI Distribution. The new 15-track disc finds the noted master craftsman cutting loose, roaming through variations on the rock, blues, pop, country and jazz all found at the core of his sound, pushing the dynamic range of his artistry, and mixing it up with such friends and peers as guitarists Jimmie Vaughan and Sonny Landreth and guest singers Steve Miller, Jonny Lang and Malford Milligan. Johnson’s eminence as a musical artist goes well beyond just his stunning guitar mastery. His keen compositional sense and lyrical playing create instrumentals that speak to listeners and convey thoughts, emotions and imagery, and Up Close also spotlights his singing and sure way with words. “It really boils down to the music and the song at the end of the day".

November 1 (Tuesday): Patty Griffin click for details
With Special Guest Joan Shelley
A Grammy-Award winning artist, Patty is a singer's songwriter. Emmylou Harris, The Dixie Chicks, Joan Baez, Bette Midler and more have thought so. But when Patty sings her own songs, you feel them so much more. You ache..you shiver....you feel more alive. This Maine native, over nine albums, has proven herself a writer of uncommon perception, with a genius for character-driven storytelling. On this, her tenth, she brings that genius to bear on her over-arching themes. "Servant Of Love" travels through different musical terrains—folk and blues, rock and jazz, ancient sounds and modern—a spare, organic quality persists. Patterns and recurrence weave through the album in small ways and large: the drone of open tunings, modal riffs and bluesy moves, images of nature.

On a personal note during her early career I got to share the occasional stage with her... Most nights it felt like there was an angel in the house and none of us were worthy as they say. It will be so amazing for her to be here and on this night she will help support SMAC too! Patty is nice enough to allow a portion of the tickets to support Stone Mountain's tireless efforts to bring music in a quality way up here to the country for artists and audiences alike.

*Tabbers..this is a fund raiser for SMAC....but we will leave it up to you if you want to use your tabs for this show :>)

November 2 (Wednesday): Patty Griffin click for details
With Special Guest Joan Shelley
A Grammy-Award winning artist, Patty is a singer's songwriter. Emmylou Harris, The Dixie Chicks, Joan Baez, Bette Midler and more have thought so. But when Patty sings her own songs, you feel them so much more. You ache..you shiver....you feel more alive. This Maine native, over nine albums, has proven herself a writer of uncommon perception, with a genius for character-driven storytelling. On this, her tenth, she brings that genius to bear on her over-arching themes. "Servant Of Love" travels through different musical terrains—folk and blues, rock and jazz, ancient sounds and modern—a spare, organic quality persists. Patterns and recurrence weave through the album in small ways and large: the drone of open tunings, modal riffs and bluesy moves, images of nature.

On a personal note during her early career I got to share the occasional stage with her... Most nights it felt like there was an angel in the house and none of us were worthy as they say. It will be so amazing for her to be here and on this night she will help support SMAC too! Patty is nice enough to allow a portion of the tickets to support Stone Mountain's tireless efforts to bring music in a quality way up here to the country for artists and audiences alike.

*Tabbers..this is a fund raiser for SMAC.
...but we will leave it up to you if you want to use your tabs for this show :>)

November 4 (Friday): John Gorka click for details
John Gorka is an honored icon of folk tradition. Energetic acoustic music that is not a trend, not a fad, but an expression of everyday life, is his trademark. John's rich baritone voice and unique song craft weave a magical spell that can only be described as 'Gorka.' "Gorka is widely heralded for the sophisticated intelligence and provocative originality of his songs." Some great quotes describing John. But I have to add the most important thing that sets John apart from the pack..sincerity. He is one of the most sincere performers I know. Always a pleasure.

November 10
(Thursday): Jake Shimabukuro click for details
"The Jimmy Hendrix of the ukelele", Jake Shimabukuro has done for the uke what Bela Fleck has done for the banjo. A ukulele virtuoso and composer known for his fast and complex finger work. Made famous by his millions of hits video of George Harrison's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" , his music combines elements of jazz, blues, funk, rock, bluegrass, classical, folk, and flamenco. Jake comes from that same process of mixing both island and outside influences, both modern and historical. He’s combined the qualities of a long line of virtuoso ukulele players with modern rock musicians to create a sound that’s uniquely his own but still firmly grounded in Hawaiian tradition. Growing up in Hawaii, Jake’s influences include legendary ukulele players like Eddie Kamae, Ohta-San and Peter Moon He has topped Billboard’s World Music Chart numerous times, been declared a musical “hero” by Rolling Stone Magazine, which also stated: “one of the hottest axemen of the past few years doesn’t actually play guitar.” He has also won accolades from the disparate likes of Eddie Vedder who states: “Jake is taking the instrument to a place that I can’t see anybody else catching up with;” Here is my favorite Jake moment: A little Bohemiam Rhapsody. So if that doesn't get you to think outta the box, nothin will!! Come see this amazing now ukelele legend. The ukelele is considered the happiest instrument in the world…so don't worry, be happy!! And yeah I think he does that tune too!

November 11 ( Friday): Jay Ungar & Molly Mason Family Band click for details
Jay/Molly and Mike/Ruthy
Mike and Ruthy have been here most recently with their quirky folk and Ruth's haunting voice. Well she had to get it from somewhere!! Her parents Jay and Molly have been playing their prestigious band of folk, traditional and fiddle and dance tunes for many years on many stages. Both strong duos, but something magical happens when they all perform together. There will be no shortage of fiddles and guitars, and we hope Molly will grace our piano at least a few times. And don't worry you will be sure to hear "Ashokan Farewell" before the night is over.....and your gonna wish it wasn't over : >)

November 12
(Saturday): Capitol Steps click for details
What? Capitol Steps here on a Saturday Night after the Election??!! Well you will either be crying in your beers or cheering for the president elect, but rest assured the "Steps" will have lots to say about this election. The Capitol Steps are a political satire group for sure, with that musical theater flare. This Washington-based troupe of Congressional staffers turned songwriters have been putting the MOCK in Democracy since 1981. Always a special visit on an election year.....get your tickets early for a sure sell out by election week.

November 18
(Friday): Freddy and Francine click for details
Wow...ya know when you hear something that just makes you drop everything and listen....I know no one does that anymore..but I did when I heard these two. They were here in June and brought the house down. Pardon my Irish, but they sing their asses off! Catch them before they are the next big thing! Freddy & Francine is an Americana/Soul duo featuring singer songwriters Lee Ferris and Bianca Caruso. No Depression magazine describes Freddy & Francine as “Americana Soul, complete with tight two-part harmonies, engaging songs that will shoot deep into your heart, and a musical chemistry that is second-to-none in the L.A. Americana scene.” But if me and the critics aren't good enough for ya..... the proof is in the puddin' ... check out this video.

November 19
( Saturday): Stone Mountain Song Stage click for details
with Kris Delmhorst, Rose Cousins, Dietrich Strause
Hosted by Carol Noonan and friends


Song Stage is a great night of song swapping and collaboration. Artists are on stage together all night like a songwriter round up Bluebird Cafe style. Lots of great music and banter, and a unique glimpse into these artists through the music of their fellow guests.

November 25 ( Friday): Enter the Haggis click for details
After I saw these guys, is thought if the celtic super group Altan and rock legend Rush were to have a baby band, it would be Enter the Haggis !!! They are a high energy collision of celtic, rock and world styles. A Canadian world celtic rock band based in Toronto, ETH as their know to their fans, could lay claim to possibly 18 different genres of music. With fiddle, bagpipes, electric guitar, bass and drums, these guys have made their band success one fan, one town, one region at a time, and SMAC is yet another stop for this fun group. Back with their old name but an ever evolving show...the Haggis you know and love, and always full of surprizes !!! Always a sell out and always a great show.

November 30 (Wednesday):
Stone Mountain Arts Center Taste of Christmas Rooster Luncheon click for details
(This event is Recommended for our Seniors)
Can't get out to see us at night? Here is a little taste of a night out at SMAC for Christmas in the day time!!!A home cooked meal served with love to be followed by a short concert given by owner Carol Noonan complete with haunting traditionals and some Christmas music too!!

Time: Arrive at SMAC by 11:30 Luncheon begins at Noon

December 10 (Saturday): Carol Noonan and Dana Cunningham click for details
Annual Christmas Concert at the Little White Church in Eaton, NH
with Special Guest Max Dyer on cello

Please note....This show is held at the Little White Church, but you can only buy tickets through the Stone Mountain Arts Center box office. Dana the composer and pianist, and Carol the singer songwriter together form a really beautiful and fun Christmas show that they play annually at this special place on Crystal Lake in the quaint village of Eaton NH...just over the border from the Stone Mountain Arts Center. This is a wee church, so seating is limited...a quick sell out. Advance tickets only. Speaking of tickets....again, you can only buy tickets through the Stone Mountain Arts Center box office. But again, the show is at the Little White Church. Seating is general admission (pew seating) only. There will be a champagne and cookies after show reception at the Inn at Crystal Lake Inn right across the street ...just a holly jolly hop, skip, and a jump from the church. and the bar will be open if you want to purchase something stronger. The Little White Church is located on route 153 in Eaton NH...for directions go to the Inn at Crystal Lake's web site. Memberships do not apply, as this is not at SMAC and there is no dinner served.

Inn at Crystal Lake Getaway Package: $355* for Two
Includes one nights lodging at the Inn with cozy dinner at the Inn before the concert, full country breakfast and concert tickets. Call 603-447-2120 to reserve your getaway package. *Tax not included.

December 16 ( Friday): Stone Mountain LIVE for Christmas click for details
Our big annual Christmas show hosted by Carol Noonan and the Stone Mountain Boys with special guest Robbie Fulks

There is simply no better place to celebrate the holidays than at Stone Mountain Arts Center! With the lights all strung and garlands galore, Stone Mountain LIVE at Christmas is the whole "Experience"....it takes all the best aspects of this special place on the hill and packs it into one fun festive night! Stone Mountain's owner, Carol Noonan, who hosts this unique revue style show with her house band the Stone Mountain Boys...featuring guitarists Duke Levine and Kevin Barry. Our special guest for these shows is good friend Robbie Fulks.

Only two shows this year, so don't wait too long!

About Robbie: What do you get when you send a Chicago boy to Nashville? He gets back on the bus..that's what! Thankfully he has found a home in Texas where so many great alt country song writers do, and if you're angry that country music ain't what it used to be, then you will love Robbie. The New York Times said, "Fulks is a gifted guitarist, a soulful singer with an expressive honky-tonk tenor, and a natural performer. But what really sets him apart is his songwriting, which is one part artful country, one part artful sendup of country and one part a little of everything else... It's sort of country meets David Lynch." I think that sums him up pretty good. He is a cult favorite among musicians and one of our favs! Hey, all you Buddy Miller, Flatlanders, Jim Lauderdale, Bill Kirchen type fans....this guy's for you! Join the Robbie Fulks cult.

December 17 ( Saturday): Stone Mountain LIVE for Christmas click for details
Our big annual Christmas show hosted by Carol Noonan and the Stone Mountain Boys with special guest Robbie Fulks

There is simply no better place to celebrate the holidays than at Stone Mountain Arts Center! With the lights all strung and garlands galore, Stone Mountain LIVE at Christmas is the whole "Experience"....it takes all the best aspects of this special place on the hill and packs it into one fun festive night! Stone Mountain's owner, Carol Noonan, who hosts this unique revue style show with her house band the Stone Mountain Boys...featuring guitarists Duke Levine and Kevin Barry. Our special guest for these shows is good friend Robbie Fulks.

Only two shows this year, so don't wait too long!

About Robbie: What do you get when you send a Chicago boy to Nashville? He gets back on the bus..that's what! Thankfully he has found a home in Texas where so many great alt country song writers do, and if you're angry that country music ain't what it used to be, then you will love Robbie. The New York Times said, "Fulks is a gifted guitarist, a soulful singer with an expressive honky-tonk tenor, and a natural performer. But what really sets him apart is his songwriting, which is one part artful country, one part artful sendup of country and one part a little of everything else... It's sort of country meets David Lynch." I think that sums him up pretty good. He is a cult favorite among musicians and one of our favs! Hey, all you Buddy Miller, Flatlanders, Jim Lauderdale, Bill Kirchen type fans....this guy's for you! Join the Robbie Fulks cult.
Two Great shows to choose from ... our come to both!

December 31
(Saturday): Early Evening Show with Jonathan Edwards (7:00) details
What an awesome way to ring in the New Year. Barefoot and tanned, Jonathan Edwards has never looked and sounded better. Of course he is known for his big hits, like "Sunshine" and "Shanty", but his music is as fresh now as when those tunes made him famous. Four decades into a stellar career of uncompromising musical integrity, the man simply delivers, night after night – songs of passion, songs of insight, songs of humor, all rendered in that pure and powerful tenor which, like fine wine, has only grown sweeter with age. Always a sellout and you'll never know who he might bring with him!! Oh and it includes a champagne toast at the encore!
Doors: 4:30 Dinner seating begins at 5:00 Showtime: 7:00

December 31
(Saturday): Late Night Rockin' Barn Burner with Girls, Guns and Glory
The band will play two great sets and the second set with include the countdown to midnight. What a perfect band for a rockin' New Years Eve!! If Chris Isaac, Buddy Holly and Buck Owens started a band, it might sound like these guys! The twangy country rock and roll sounds of this fun band, is fronted by SMAC favorite and crooner Ward Hayden (we love him!) A smooth, authentic honky tonk/early rock & roll vibe with some country-folk thrown in there too...it is hard to peg these guys....but that's a good thing! An eclectic blend of musical styles that's reminiscent of Johnny Cash one minute, CCR the next, the all-male quintet mixes catchy melodies with cowboy vocals and creative percussion, hurling grit (sometimes grits) and heart into every tune. Don't miss this whole lotta fun band!!! And bring your dancin' shoes, cause everyone dances to this band! Ya know, I feel like these guys are shooting stars...come see'em before they make it too big! Barn Burners are held in the Quisisana Barn..more casual, bar stays open, and usually there's some dancin' going' on! But as always an emphasis on listening to some great music!

Doors open at 9:30.
Show includes the countdown to Midnight with a champagne toast!
SMAC kitchen will be open at intermission for the late night munchies.
SMAC Memberships are not applicable for this barn burner show since no full dinner is served.
       
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February 9
(Thursday): The Stone Mountain Twilight Music Hour click for details
A Free Admission Music Series with special guests Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards
Hosted by owner and singer songwriter Carol Noonan, the Stone Mountain Twilight Hour is a night to showcase some new talent, and/or some old that you should know about but don't! The idea is for you to take risk and come see a new act without the burden of a ticket price... YOUR WELCOME!! !

It's a great way to try out Stone Mountain for the first time...the music is always good! The evening is also graced by the Stone Mountain House Band who will chip in their brand of old and new standards. And ya never know else who might sit in!!

* Admission is Free or pay what you can. We want to provide a concert for everyone ....and in the spirit of providing....

* The Stone Mountain Twilight Series is happy to provide support to the Harvest Hills Animal Shelter with your help! Please if possible, bring a physical in kind donation. They always need cat and dog food, bleach, paper towel, and other sundries. Check out their website for their "Wish List".

* The Stone Mountain Twilight Series will host tours by reservation each night, so make a reservation if you want to get a quick spin around the Arts Center and hear the story of the how we came to be.

About Laura and the Dance Cards:

You might know and love Laura..she has been here many times....Fiddler and singer songwriter Laura Cortese has a vision for her band's sound: bold and elegant, schooled in the lyrical rituals of folk music and backed by grooves that alternately inspire Cajun two-stepping and rock-n-roll hip swagger. It's appropriate then that the quartet, featuring Cortese, call themselves Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards. This is post-folk that seriously rocks. True to their adventurous spirit and wide-ranging influences, Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards tour internationally, communicating the depth and soul of American roots music, using their own uniquely modern voices.

February 10
(Friday): Paula Cole click for details
Simply one of the best female singers I have ever heard. Songs like "Where have all the Cowboys Gone" and "I Don't Want to Wait" put her on the list of chart busters. But the first time I heard her she was singing back up for Peter Gabriel. When he featured her, it was clear by the hush and then roar of the crowd that she was headed for bigger and better things. Of course her star rose quickly and now we are lucky to be able to present her in our humble hall. Just what we need to warm up the start of winter. The only cool, will be the styling of her emotionally charged voice singing her own songs of life, love and a philosophy that is all her own. Don't miss it.

February 16 ( Thursday): Bob Marley click for details
You know'em, you love'm...more than 15 years as a stand-up comic, Maine's own Bob Marley is one of the hottest and most sought after comedians in the country. He has raised more than $12,000 for the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital after setting a new world's record for longest continuous stand-up routine as recognized by the Guinness Book of Records. He has been featured in his own special on Comedy Central, and is one of the few comics to do the complete late night TV circuit: The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Craig Kilborn. But all those accolades aside, he is just one of us, and we can't get enough of him. Always a sell out.

March 4
(Saturday): Teada click for details
We just love this Irish trad band........they are good friends and we have been honored to continue to bring them here to us when they cross the ocean.. There are many Irish bands out there, but none that give the full and true Irish expereince like these six muscians. When they play you feel like you are in a Doolin Village pub on a Sunday afternoon, but at the same time you could be hearing them on a global stage somewhere around the world representing their country's music.The Irish Times lauded the band for "keeping the traditional flag flying at full mast," and Scotland's Edinburgh Evening News wrote, "If there is a better new band on the Emerald Isle, they must be very, very good." Continuing to grow in vision and popularity, Téada welcomed a sixth member to the line-up in legendary West Kerry singer and accordionist Séamus Begley, winner of 2013 TG4 Traditional Singer of the Year. He is ne of the most moving Irish soingers I have ever heard and the band is just joyous. Come to stomp your feet and close your eyes and be transcended by Teada. Take a minute to watch their video.

March 9
( Thursday): Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy click for details
Vision from Cape Breton and Beyond: A Celtic Family Celebration
Award winning Cape Breton musician, Natalie MacMaster, began her fiddling career at 16 releasing her debut album Four on the Floor. Her musical venture now spans over three decades, completing 11 albums, performing thousands of shows and collaborating with a multitude of world renowned artists Natalie’s family and work-life have been intertwined since marrying fellow fiddler Donnell Leahy in 2002. Her values are equally as important in her life as music. She believes incorporating family into her performances and music is the perfect way to maintain a healthy work-life balance. MacMaster and Leahy now have five beautiful children, the newest addition being born August of 2012. She maintains her devotion to family by having their children join her and her husband on tour. Natalie admits that becoming a mother has reinvigorated her love for the stage by giving her a chance to transform from Natalie The Mom into Natalie MacMaster The Entertainer. On a personal note, I cannot describe the elation and emotion when this family performs together...love is not a big enough word.

March 10 ( Friday): Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy click for details
Visions from Cape Breton and Beyond: A Celtic Family Celebration
Award winning Cape Breton musician, Natalie MacMaster, began her fiddling career at 16 releasing her debut album Four on the Floor. Her musical venture now spans over three decades, completing 11 albums, performing thousands of shows and collaborating with a multitude of world renowned artists Natalie’s family and work-life have been intertwined since marrying fellow fiddler Donnell Leahy in 2002. Her values are equally as important in her life as music. She believes incorporating family into her performances and music is the perfect way to maintain a healthy work-life balance. MacMaster and Leahy now have five beautiful children, the newest addition being born August of 2012. She maintains her devotion to family by having their children join her and her husband on tour. Natalie admits that becoming a mother has reinvigorated her love for the stage by giving her a chance to transform from Natalie The Mom into Natalie MacMaster The Entertainer. On a personal note, I cannot describe the elation and emotion when this family performs together...love is not a big enough word.

May 18 ( Thursday): Bob Marley click for details
You know'em, you love'm...more than 15 years as a stand-up comic, Maine's own Bob Marley is one of the hottest and most sought after comedians in the country. He has raised more than $12,000 for the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital after setting a new world's record for longest continuous stand-up routine as recognized by the Guinness Book of Records. He has been featured in his own special on Comedy Central, and is one of the few comics to do the complete late night TV circuit: The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Craig Kilborn. But all those accolades aside, he is just one of us, and we can't get enough of him. Always a sell out.

July 27 ( Thursday): Bob Marley click for details
You know'em, you love'm...more than 15 years as a stand-up comic, Maine's own Bob Marley is one of the hottest and most sought after comedians in the country. He has raised more than $12,000 for the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital after setting a new world's record for longest continuous stand-up routine as recognized by the Guinness Book of Records. He has been featured in his own special on Comedy Central, and is one of the few comics to do the complete late night TV circuit: The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Craig Kilborn. But all those accolades aside, he is just one of us, and we can't get enough of him. Always a sell out.

October 19 ( Thursday): Bob Marley click for details
You know'em, you love'm...more than 15 years as a stand-up comic, Maine's own Bob Marley is one of the hottest and most sought after comedians in the country. He has raised more than $12,000 for the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital after setting a new world's record for longest continuous stand-up routine as recognized by the Guinness Book of Records. He has been featured in his own special on Comedy Central, and is one of the few comics to do the complete late night TV circuit: The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Craig Kilborn. But all those accolades aside, he is just one of us, and we can't get enough of him. Always a sell out.
   
 
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