Jun 22 Mountains
Burnsville Town Center, Burnsville
Cofounder of the Carolina Chocolate Drops and Grammy Award-winner Dom Flemons headlines this year's RiddleFest. The musical event takes place annually to honor Yancey County native Lesley Riddle whose work with A.P. Carter and The Carter Family helped form the foundation of country music. Flemons is known as “The American Songster” because his musical repertoire covers nearly 100 years of American folklore, ballads and tunes. Bill and the Belles and Griffith Chapel Singers open the evening. Tickets are $20, and the concert begins at 7 p.m. From 3-4 p.m., Flemons takes part in a free seminar titled "Old Songs, Fresh Voices."