Upcoming Concerts

May 21 – Fairtomiddlin

Fairtomiddlin is a local 6-piece string band featuring a mix of original and familiar tunes in the Americana, Bluegrass, Folk, and Old-Time tradition set to acoustic instruments and vocal harmonies. The group is comprised of Nick Hutson (Mandolin), Susan Johnson (Acoustic Guitar), John Krall (Violin), Lynn Spears (Banjo), Jim Suiter (Acoustic Guitar) and Matthew Velkey (Bass). This is this group’s first visit to Sacred Grounds and we are really excited to have them play for us.

May 28 – Robert Buxton

Jesse Ainslie (Guitar and Vocals) and Robert Buxton (Piano) will play a country music set, then a gospel set. Jesse has toured the country as a rock musician. He played with many stars, such as Willie Nelson. Robert is primarily a classical pianist but loves playing country and gospel – he has a PHD in piano from North Texas State and is extremely talented. This should be an awesome concert.


June 4 – Mike Poole

Mike is another of our multi-talented regulars that has been with us since we opened in 2002. He has the best repertoire of old country favorites that we’ve had on our stage and he’s also an accomplished Southern Gospel singer. Mike has also added 50s/60s songs (great fun for us older guys) and he often mixes genres – with his rapid-fire banter and funny stories and jokes he always entertains.

June 11 – The Hodnett Family Band

Jamie Hodnett stated: We are a family bluegrass and gospel band from central NC. Our 3rd and 4th generation music heritage draws us close as a family and close to our audience. We work together, play together and ‘life’ together.
Brooke on fiddle and vocals – she puts her heart in all she does! From her fiddlin’ to her biscuit makin’ we’re never disappointed! Greyson ‘Foggy’ on banjo – Hand him 3 picks and 5 strings and watch him roll! He loves Jesus, Mama and Earl Scruggs…in that order! Evan on Dobro and vocals – Our little guy with a big ole’ heart and merry ole’ soul. What he lacks in size he makes up for in personality! Jamie, dad, on guitar and vocals – and cook, and bus driver, and sound guy, and roadie, and the most blessed dad in the world to pick with these awesome kids! Melissa, mama – Last but certainly not least, she holds this whole thing together. Her love and devotion are our glue. You won’t find her picking or singing but we wouldn’t be who we are without her! We love you!

June 18 – Dackel

Dackel is a singer / songwriter duo. Walter Miller on guitar, mandolin, harmonica, and vocals; Phil Hatchett on vocals and guitar. Dackel plays Rockin’ Americana Blues after our major musical influences. “Dackel” (cute name for dachshund on German) was chosen in tribute to one of first songs written by Walter. The band has performed live on WCOM and WHUP radio stations, and at festivals and venues in the Triangle and surrounding areas. Dackel has played a mix of songs written by the band members and a variety of cover songs for the past eight years at Sacred Grounds.

June 25 – The Parsons

Jon and Caroline Parsons have shared the joys and trials of their lives together with audiences for 25 years. It’s all there – the love, the loss, the work, the celebration – and it’s the real thing. Their songs, stories and voices are built for audiences ready to embrace the humor, beauty and mystery of life They live in rural southeastern NC (Grays Creek), and are sometimes joined by their long-time musical partner and friend Jerome Hawkes.  Caroline is a gifted songwriter, singer and bassist, and Jon and Jerome will juggle guitars, banjo, and mandolins – in addition to doing their best to keep up with Caroline’s singing! This trio is seasoned by more than 20 years of playing and singing together – and it shows.

July 2 – Closed for the July 4th Holiday