Come join an extravaganza of music, face painting, cake walks, a best beard contest and catered food from Yummi Cafe at Smokey Joe’s Birthday Blast on Friday, October 5th.
Doors open at the Town Center at 5:30, singer-songwriter Utah Green starts the evening’s music at 5:55, followed by the band Shantytown at 6:30. Then Smokey Joe and the South Toe Syndicate, with special guest Howie Johnson, take the stage from 7:20 until 9 pm. The evening closes with the band Redline playing from 9:15 until 11 pm.
Tickets for the entire evening are available at Maples Coffee Shop in Micaville, Yancey Graphics and the Burnsville Town Center, and can also be purchased online at BrownPaperTickets.com. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door.
The public is welcome. Part of the proceeds from this celebration will support the production of Smokey Joe’s new CD Half Way to Heaven.
Smokey Joe has been a singer-songwriter for over 34 years. His folksy, melodic voice and story-telling songs make him a fan favorite.
Smokey Joe and the South Toe Syndicate led by lead singer Smokey Joe Peoples offer an eclectic mix of Americana music including original songs and a few fan favorite cover tunes. The band always delights the crowd by being as much fun to listen to as to watch. Smokey Joe and the South Toe Syndicate love to have a great time entertaining their audience. The music has a timeless appeal and is the perfect fit for any event or festival.
2018 - Smokey Joe will be returning to the Frank Brown International Songwriters' Festival after a year that included performances at 2004-2017 ~ Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival– Featured Songwriter, Various Venues in Florida and Alabama
1989-2017 ~ Venues and Festivals throughout the Southeast
2016 ~ Soulshine Farm Music Festival, Mount Mitchell Crafts Fair, Rhododendron Festival, High Cove Music Festival, Dig In’s Empty Bowls Benefit
2008 ~ Winner – Charlotte Music Awards Country Showcase, Charlotte, NC
2008 ~ WETS 89.5 – Studio One Live - Featured Performers, Johnson City, TN
2003-2008 ~ Flat Rock Music Festival – Featured Performers, Flat Rock, NC
2007 ~ WNC Agricultural Center’s Rib Festival - Featured Performers, Asheville, NC
2007 ~ White Squirrel Festival, Featured Performers, Brevard, NC
2007 ~ Apple Festival, Featured Performers, Hendersonville, NC
2007 ~ WDVX 89.9 - Blue Plate Special Live – Featured Performers, Knoxville, TN
1992 ~ Florida Folk Festival – Featured Performers, Tallahassee, FL
1989-1992 ~ WUWF 88.1 - Radio Live in Pensacola, FL, House Band
1990-1991 ~ Nominated for String Band of the Year – SPBGMA Awards, Nashville, TN
1991 ~ City Lights Festival – Featured Performers, Nashville, TN