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Scheduled Performances for 2016:
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 : >). This is Jay's 70th birthday tour. Come celebrate!

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 26
(Saturday): Alejandro Escovedo click for details
We are so happy to have this legendery Texas singer songwriter and roots rocker.back....his last show was jaw dropping. From his days in the now legendary Punk/Alt-Country outfits The Nuns, Rank and File and his own True Believers, to his glowingly received solo gems including 2008's Real Animal, Escovedo has built a cult following among songwriting peers and critics, as only a trully original can. Hailing from the fire of a talented Mexican-American family that includes staples in Santana and the famed Sheila E. From punk to rock/alternative to the musician's songwriter that is the Escovedo of today he tells stories like no other.

I like this review of him from the Miami Times: "Escovedo proves he can do practically anything, and do it as well as anyone, from blazing power-chord assaults that reveal his love of the Stooges and the Stones to teary eyed ballads that could turn George Jones into a sobbing shell of a man."

Sounds right to me....

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 1
(Thursday): Amy Ray (of Indigo Girls) & Her Band and Chely Wright details
Indigo gal, Amy Ray can go country with the best of them, and her scenic-route detour was not as out of the way as some fans might think. The singer-songwriter, best known as half of the Grammy-winning Indigo Girls folk-rock duo, put out a solo album in 2014, Goodnight Tender, which is country music in the purest — and purist – sense of the word. Legendary country songwriter, Harlan Howard famously summed up country music as “three chords and the truth,” and Goodnight Tender offers the kind of stripped-down melodies; honest, hat-in-hand emotions; and keening pedal steel and old-time strings that once emanated from tear-stained, honky-tonk jukeboxes. In her take on the early Nashville Sound, she sings movingly about dogs, pills, Duane Allman, and heartache.For decades, Ray has performed with Emily Saliers in the Indigo Girls, and their ongoing success derives, in part, from intricate, ethereal harmonies, from the interplay of their distinct voices and sensibilities. Ray also has turned up the volume in her solo career as an ax-slinging rocker, producing six albums with punk edges and defiant, powerhouse vocals. In both capacities, she integrates the personal with the political, the dynamics of relationships with principles of progressive social justice.Ray enjoys plenty of opportunities to road-test these songs on her secluded, wooded property in north Georgia, where banjos and bluegrass still echo throughout the mountains. I think Hank Williams Sr. would tip his Stetson hat in approval and so will you.

Chely Wright - The opening chords of the first track, "Inside," on award-winning, singer-songwriter, author, and activist Chely Wright’s new record, I AM THE RAIN, are direct, purposeful, and intense – a sound that defines the brilliant album. After more than five years away from the spotlight, and through a heroic personal and creative journey, Wright has returned with the release of a long anticipated new CD. And as she begins to sing the lyrics of "Inside," her confidence, intelligence, and poetic ambition quickly come into focus. When it came time to record her new album, Chely knew it was going to be different from everything she had done in the past. Her recent songs were coming from a place of total openness and spoke to the kind of self-discovery that changes lives. On her new album, Wright finally realizes all those dreams of making music that comes from her deepest soul. She has arrived, and we are among the lucky beneficiaries. Her 2010 Random House memoir, LIKE ME, describes a life of dizzying heights as well as terrifying lows. The truth is told, no matter how painful it might be. As the artist wrote about her coming out as a lesbian, she also struggled with facing all the trauma and inner turmoil she had been through. Getting there for Wright has been a lifelong journey. In 1995, she was named Top New Female Vocalist by the Academy of Country Music, then scored her first Top 40 country hit in 1997 with “Shut Up and Drive,” from her third album LET ME IN. Two years later, Wright’s fourth album SINGLE WHITE FEMALE produced several hit singles, including the chart-topping Number 1 title track and her first gold album certification. In 2000, Wright and artist Brad Paisley co-wrote the duet “Hard to Be a Husband, Hard to Be a Wife,” performing it at the Grand Ole Opry’s 75th anniversary gala. An artist who has taken many roads and we are happy to be another one.

December 4
(Sunday): Stone Mountain Annual Christmas Craft Fair
Our Halls are "decked" alright!!

Two beautiful halls full of some of the areas finest artisans and crafters.These are the prettiest Christmas rooms in the Valley. We are proud to announce once again our annual Christmas Craft Fair. Santa will be here and the SMAC Box Offfice will be open for all kinds of gift ideas like concert tickets deals and gift certificates. The Bar will be open in the Quisisana Barn for some Christmas cheer and The SMAC Kitchen will have a nice menu available all day. C'mon by and get all yer shopping done! It's a Christmas Tradition!!

Admission: $5.00 at the door..kids under 12 free
Times: 10:00 to 3:00
For Vendor Info...contact Jen Kovatch jenkovachnh@gmail.com

December 9 (Friday): 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 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.

       
Scheduled Performances for 2017:  
February 3 (Friday): Tricky Britches click for details
Raised in Maine, cured on street corners and next to woodstoves, string-band Tricky Britches is a unique culmination of country, old timey, bluegrass, and rock. They've played festivals and concerts across the US, Europe, and Hawaii, always being shaped by those places, and using those experiences to shape their original music. The Portland Phoenix said it best, "In an age of auto-tune and manufactured music, Tricky Britches isn't just a throwback - they're a look forward " I could not agree more, and they just keep getting better. A great buncha guys..with a great buncha music.

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.

February 18 (Saturday): Local Favorites, Junco! click for details
Hailing from the hills of Fryeburg, Maine, Junco performs an original blend of folk and rock music. Friends since their years at Fryeburg Academy, Junco is made up of guitarist Jeremy Holden, drummer Alex Ouellette, singer/guitarist Bobby Sheehan, bassist Kelsey Sheehan, and oboist Dan Stackhouse. In May 2015, the band released their debut EP, Waking the Sleeping Giant. The EP’s leadoff song, “Baga Dada,” won them the 93.5 WMWV Local Song of the Year Contest in 2012. While channeling the sounds of Dave Matthews Band, David Gray, and Carbon Leaf, Junco's lively stage presence, improvisational approach, and upbeat themes all add up to a show not to be missed.

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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