AN APPALACHIAN SUMMER FESTIVAL
Music - Dance - Theatre - Visual Arts - Film
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This special event co-hosted by Appalachian State University’s Energy Summit and An Appalachian Summer Festival showcases eTown, an exciting radio broadcast/podcast heard weekly across the country and worldwide, hosted by radio personalities Helen & Nick Forster (Nick is also known as founding member of the celebrated bluegrass band, Hot Rize). This special live radio show taping will feature a memorable evening of great music along with on-stage interviews with the artists and the presentation of the eChievement Award to an outstanding volunteer who’s made a real difference in their community and beyond. Special musical guests for this eTown live radio show are Josh Ritter and Mandolin Orange.
eTown is a nonprofit, nationally syndicated radio broadcast/podcast, multimedia and events production company, with a mission of creating high quality programs of diverse music and conversation in order to entertain, educate and engage a wide audience in appreciating and protecting our culture and natural resources. Since 1991, eTown has produced musical, social and environmental programming to uplift and inspire listeners around the world. The eTown community comes for the music, and stays for the message. The shows are recorded in front of a live audience, in our solar powered theater, eTown Hall, which also serves as a social and environmental hub for community events.
The 2018 Appalachian Energy Summit is the seventh-annual meeting of some of the world’s most brilliant minds in energy and sustainability policies and practices. This unique three-day event convenes academia, industry, and students in a transformational effort that delivers meaningful ecological, financial and social benefit.
Born and raised in Moscow, Idaho, new folk/alternative country rock singer-songwriter Josh Ritter is known for his distinctive Americana style and narrative lyrics. His ninth full-length album Gathering is informed by a sense of gathering storms, of laughing at the darkness. Ritter is widely regarded as one of America’s best, most candidly honest singer-songwriters, and has been featured on NPR’s World Café and on CBS This Morning.
Chapel Hill-based folk duo Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz, who form Mandolin Orange, draw from a mix of bluegrass, pop, folk and country music traditions. Their most recent album Blindfaller debuted #3 on Billboard’s Bluegrass Album Chart, was featured on NPR’s Heavy Rotation and made Rolling Stone’s “40 Best Country Albums of 2016.”
WNCW is a public radio station in western North Carolina that covers portions of five states, mixing a broad and deep range of roots, Americana, blues, country, indie-rock, world, jazz and much more from the better part of the last century to the present. It is a musical chameleon, using our collective musical heritage as its backdrop. WNCW is grassroots, listener-powered radio, always seeking to connect its listeners with their community and the larger world.