Reevestock returns for the seventh year to Elkin this weekend with two days of music highlighting local artists as well as those who appeal to local tastes including bluegrass, folk, rock, country and Americana.
“I think Reevestock really shows folks what makes Elkin special,” said organizer Sam Tayloe of Time Sawyer, “our residents.”
That is part of why the opening the weekend festivities will be a free concert at Coley Hall in The Liberty where the community can gather to celebrate and enjoy the talents and people who help make Elkin impressive.
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with the music starting at about 7:30. This Downtown Get-Down will feature a Southern State of Mind theme with musicians scheduled for Friday playing tunes from such classic rockers as The Marshall Tucker Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Tom Petty and more.
Performing at the Downtown Get-Down will be musicians from Tyler Hatley and The Little Mountain Band, Late Night Special, Luke Mears Band and Swim In the Wild. The evening will be a southern fried super jam with what Tayloe called “some of the regions best musicians.”
This year’s festivities on Friday night will include food trucks with free parking on Main Street as well as The Liberty lot as part of Explore Elkin’s Food Truck Friday event.
Parking is also free for Saturday’s show at the Elkin First United Methodist Church located at 340 Hawthorne Road where a shuttle will transport guests to Elkin’s Hidden Amphitheater, which can be found at 357 Ivy Circle. When the church lot is full, signs will direct festival goers to additional parking at Chatham Park located at 600 E. Main St.
In addition to the bands playing at the Downtown Get-Down, Saturday’s show will include Reevestock founders Time Sawyer as well as Corey Hunt Band, David Childers & The Serpents, Town Mountain, William Wild, and The Marcus King Band, who was featured in Guitar Player Magazine.
General admission tickets for this all-day multi-band event are $20 and are available at the door or through http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2960055 until Friday.
Proceeds from the ticket sales will go to the Reevestock Scholarship Fund which benefits local students. “We try to choose applicants who have shown creative leadership in whatever they are passionate in at their high schools and that plan to attend some form of higher learning,” said Tayloe. Most recently two $750 scholarships were awarded with one an Elkin student and the other Starmount.
“We plan to continue to add to the schools we give to, amount we give, and number of scholarships in total as the festival grows,” continued Tayloe. “We really enjoy this being what we raise money for, as the more we can put into our community, the more we hope to grow as a town.
“We’re excited for our best year yet,” said Tayloe. “It’s a family-friendly environment with a musical line-up that will tickle any ear.”
Beanie Taylor can be reached at 336-258-4058 or on Twitter @TBeanieTaylor.