June 23 – Kori Robins
Kori Robins on vocals and Robert Buxton on keyboards will present a night of Broadway tunes. Kori has been our pastor for the past 2 years and has been an integral part of our choir – this is her first performance at Sacred Grounds. Robert recently finished his dissertation for his doctorate in piano at North Texas State and has performed for us twice with his wife, Shoko Buxton, as the duo Four Paws. This will be a great night of music with very talented voice and keyboard performers. Please don’t miss this…
June 30 – Closed for July 4 Holiday
July 7 – Blake Addison and Savanna
Blake wrote “My music is about people, and their relationship with our Creator. God loves us so much, and wants to be a part of our daily routine & lives! All of the songs that I wrote on the “Unreachable” were God inspired and pulled right out of the Bible. I am giving back to Him what He has so freely given to me! The gift of music!!” Blake will be joined by daughter Savanna who will sing with Blake and some songs she composed – a very talented little lady. Please come out and see why they have become so popular at Sacred Grounds.
July 14 – Brien Barbour
Brien brings his huge range of music and humor – he’s trained formally as a vocalist and guitarist and cultivated an appealing performance style that blends easy listening, light rock and folk music, with a little bit of country and bluegrass tossed in just for fun. Brien is always a crowd favorite and has been a regular performer at Sacred Grounds since 2004 – come and be prepared to laugh at his whimsical jokes and enjoy his great music.
July 21 – City Folk
City Folk (Pete Smith and Jane Muldoon-Smith) is an acoustic folk group that plays music spanning contemporary folk and pop music to country-folk music. They are one of our long time favorites at Sacred Grounds – Pete is a fine singer and master on guitar and Jane has one of the purest voices you’ll hear on our stage. Their daughters Jessica (vocals) and Joanna (bass player) occasionally perform and add to this already great night of music.
July 28 – 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) – Caroline is a gifted songwriter, singer and bassist, and Jon will juggle guitars, banjo, and mandolins in addition to doing his best to keep up with Caroline’s singing! This couple is seasoned by more than 15 years of playing and singing together – and it shows
August 4 – Kent Dixon
Singer/songwriter Kent Dixon combines easy listening originals and Contemporary Christian songs with a country feel. Kent started out 12 years ago as a solo act and recorded a CD “A Good Foundation”. He then formed the band Kent Dixon and Higher Ground and recorded 2 more CDs. After moving to Durham he co-founded Gone Fishing which recorded the “Raging Sea” CD followed by Broken Rooster which was a great 70s/80s Rock band. Now Kent comes full circle as he performs as a solo act. He combines acoustic guitar and piano with clear, worshipful vocals. He has been performing at Sacred Grounds for at least 8 years and has always been a crowd favorite. Come out and join Kent as he returns to his musical roots.
August 11 – Dackel
Dackel is a duo consisting of singers / songwriters Walter Miller and Phil Hatchett. Phil comes from Norfolk, England and Walter was born in upstate New York. Dackel started performing in Raleigh in 2009. Dackel plays Rockin’ Americana Blues after our major musical influences. “Dackel” (German cute name for dachshund) was chosen in tribute to our song “Year of the Dog” In 2016 we played various festivals, including the Carrboro Music Festival, and Durham’s Festival for the Eno, and performed live on the “Pass The Hat” radio show on WHUP Hillsborough. For the past 3 years Dackel has performed their Christmas show in December – expect to see them again…
August 18 – Mike Poole
Mike is another of our favorite multi-talented regulars – 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. Please come for this entertaining evening.
August 25 – Charlie McNeill
Charlie was the first to perform at Sacred Grounds and has performed many times over the past 15 years. He has a wide genre of music, from Southern Gospel, Contemporary Gospel, Country, popular and folk songs. He was featured in four different shows at Raleigh Little Theater. Did I mention that Charlie grew up at St. Paul? He’s a home town talent and we’re very proud of him so please come and support his concert.
September 1 – Closed for Labor Day Weekend
September 8 – Todd Parrott
Todd is a Christian harmonica player, keyboardist and singer – if you haven’t heard a really good harmonica player perform you will be shocked at the great and varied sounds Todd can produce. His appearances are not merely “performances”, but are opportunities for those present to be blessed as they open their hearts through singing and music. Come and see why Todd is so highly thought of at Sacred Grounds.
September 15 – Java Jivers
April 2015, the Java Jivers were formed as a house band for the Common Grounds Coffee & Music House in Bunn, NC. Three of the musicians in the group were co-owners of the coffee house as well as seasoned musicians; Peggy Harris, Buck Harris and Tiger Faircloth. Peggy & Tiger have been fellow musicians and played together for years; while Peggy & Buck Harris had been musical partners for nearly 30 years. Upon the passing of Buck Harris in August 2016 and the closing of the coffee house, the Java Jivers live on thru Tiger and Peggy with a passion for music and love of people. Tiger’s amazing talent with the stand up bass (Dusty) give the group it’s thunder. Peggy’s wide vocal style and rhythm guitar bring up the front. In 2018 Java Jivers added a third member, Tokyo Rosenthal, a popular singer/author in the Triangle.
“Rosenthal can draw you into his lyrics much the same way that James Taylor and Don Henley can”. “Take Jackson Browne’s personal confessions and wrap them in Kris Kristofferson’s world weary tales of broken relationships and you have an idea of what to expect from Tokyo Rosenthal.” “This is Americana with real teeth in the lyrics”. This and more is what the critics are saying about Tokyo Rosenthal. Tokyo has opened for America, Stephen Still and other recording stars plus toured the US, Canada, Europe, Japan, Scotland, Netherlands , etc. To save room listing his accomplishments, please go to tokyorosenthal.com and see for yourself. The Java Jivers are a musical variety show filled with humor, fun and a richness in soulful melody. Performing traditional songs from the 1920’s and spanning across the years to modern day contemporary soft rock, country, folk, blues, gospel, bluegrass and jazz….the Java Jivers are filled with surprises and warmth, choosing songs they love and the audience loves back. Their performances often include many wonderful local popular guest performers who enrich their events. You never know what will happen at a Java Jivers’ concert. Join us for an awesome occasion in music and fun!
September 22 – String Peddlers
The String Peddlers is an acoustic band out of Raleigh, NC. composed of Stuart Gordon (sings and plays guitar, mandolin and harmonica), Bob Setzer (sings and plays harmonica, strumstick, mandolin and kalimba), Bill Olding (sings and plays electric and acoustic guitars) and Frank DeFillippi on electronic persussion. They play an eclectic mix that could range from blues to reggae, from calypso to folk. You might hear mandolins, harmonicas, strumsticks, and even the occasional kalimba. Without missing a beat it could go from Johnny Cash, to Jimmy Reed, to the Melodians. String Peddlers are regularly scheduled artists at Sacred Grounds and are always a lot of fun so please come hear for yourself.