Creative minds are welcome to come show off their skills at Sautee Open Mic Nights!
Whether you're a singer, poet, musician, comedian, or performer of any type, we want to see your talent showcased on the stage. This is the place to show off your talents, or simply come out to watch your community members perform. Each performer will get 10 minutes to display their talents! Ages 18+ Only.
Where: Historic Gym
Dates: Fridays, October 27 & December 29
Time: Door Sign Ups begin at 7:30pm. Show Starts at 8:00pm
Cost: Pay What You Can
CANNON CLASSICAL MUSIC: Hiroya Tsukamoto
Sunday, October 22, 2023
4:00pm in the Center Theater
All Cannon Classical Music performances begin at 4pm in the Center Theater and are followed by a Q&A segment. Doors open at 3:30pm and complimentary beverages will be available. Tickets are $18 Member, $20 Non-Member, $10 Student. Tickets
Eclectic, immersive and mesmerizing; guitarist and songwriter Hiroya Tsukamoto embodies the notion that music has no language: Beautifully raw and cathartically emotional, Tsukamoto is a world-renowned, self-made musician. Hiroya Tsukamoto is a Japanese-born fingerstyle guitarist who moved to the United States in 2000 to attend the Berklee College of Music.
Needless to say, he's not only a dizzyingly agile fingerpicker, but a soulful and transcendent performer, with compositions that combine instrumental guitar work with lyrical performance and spoken stories from his life. Tsukamoto has been recognized for his talents on stages such as at Blue Note in New York City, Japanese National Television and United Nations, and by scoring second place two times at the International Fingerstyle Guitar Championship in 2018 and 2022.
Guitar Workshop by Hiroya Tsukamoto at noon. Workshop Info
LILIES OF THE VALLEY
NOV 18 7:00pm & NOV 19 2:00pm, Center Theater
The Lilies of the Valley bloom again! This longstanding group of talented local musicians and singers come together again for the performance of extraordinary music. These women all donate their time and talents in this annual fundraiser for SNC. This event is sure to sell out. Grab your tickets now!
OFF THE ROAD AGAIN
Historic Gym, November 24, 7:00pm
A night of music and stories with
Chris Unck, Chris Thacker and Issac Thacker.
Chris Unck, Chris Thacker, and Issac Thacker had the good fortune to be born and raised in the enchantingly beautiful landscape of North Georgia, and over the years have woven their roots deep into the community's rich musical fabric. From playing in local bands, to recording albums in the historic SNCA gym, to curating music festivals, these brothers have always had a deep-seeded and unwavering love for bringing community together through art.
Over the years they have had the chance to have eclectic and exhilarating journeys around the world together while navigating sold-out stadiums, directing production for music industry giants, and reveling in the backstage mystique of iconic venues like the Grand Ole Opry and Red Rocks.
- Chris Unck
- Now a resident of the Joshua Tree, CA, Chris Unck is a versatile singer, songwriter, producer, and engineer. With a career spanning two decades, Chris has crafted songs that have found their home in television, film, and on his three solo records: "Country Roads and Love", "Ridiculous! Ridiculous!", and "Southern Lights & Shadows". Chris's touring journey as a guitar player has intertwined with industry luminaries like Butch Walker, with whom he also wrote and recorded two albums, and Grammy-winning artist Lisa Loeb. Upon settling in Joshua Tree in 2015, Chris founded Hi-Lonesome recording studio, where he continues to hone his craft.
- Chris Thacker
- Chris Thacker is a veteran of the entertainment industry who specializes in crafting unforgettable live concert experiences. His love of music and his affinity for logistics have propelled him across the globe to work alongside renowned artists such as Courtney Love, Shovels & Rope, Butch Walker, and Dierks Bentley. Chris is a devoted guitar player, a vinyl record aficionado, and cherishes his family. He has made many memories in this wondrous Valley and looks forward to adding another magical night of music to the list.
- Isaac "Gravy" Thacker
- Issac has lived in and around Sautee Nacoochee for most of his life. His favorite color is dark teal (leaning more to the "blue" side of the teal spectrum, for the record). When he's not making music, he's traveling the globe helping others share theirs. He has no complaints, and is thrilled that the long strange trip has brought him once again to SNCA - a place his family has known and loved since the beginning of their Northeast Georgian timeline.