Bombadil, River Whyless Play Triple C Summer Folk Festival (Plus: The Weekday Roundup)

The Triple C Summer Folk Festival brings live music back to the brewery and celebrates the second anniversary of CLTure. Benefiting DrumsForCures, the Saturday event offers four folk acts, food trucks, art, raffles, and of course, beer. Like the spring event, the music mostly comes from North Carolina bands. 

Bombadil, the folk pop group from Durham, released its newest record last summer. Last fall, the Revue blog premiered a music video for “Have Me,” one of the album’s tracks. Check out the video below.


Asheville-based act River Whyless calls its stylings “baroque folk.” The band cites Wilco, Fleet Foxes, and Iron & Wine among its influences. Listen to a recent track from River Whyless below.

Sinners & Saints brings alt-country from the Queen City. The duo of Perry Fowler and Mark Baran released Love and Misery in February. The Triple C Summer Folk Festival begins a string of dates for the band that includes Virginia, DC, and their hometown of Charlotte.

Singer-songwriter Caroline Spence is from Charlottesville, Va., but she now calls Nashville home. She’s opened for Joshua James, Schuyler Fisk and Joshua Radin, and Lucy Kaplanksy. She was recently named as a winner in the Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Competition for Emerging Songwriters.

Admission runs $15, and the event kicks off at 4 p.m. Saturday. Tickets can be purchased here.

There are far too many bands to name for the 2014 Vans Warped Tour, but fans of punk, ska, emo, and metal should be pleased. Highlights include Saves the Day, Bayside, Cute Is What We Aim For, Yellowcard, providing choices for older and new fans of the genres.

The Dirty Heads blends hip-hop and ska into their reggae sound. They are joined by Pepper and Aer for this show. The Dirty Heads’ newest record, Sound of Change, was released earlier this month. Guest artists like B-Real and Ward 21 were also featured on the record. 

Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte presents the real-life story of The Mamas and The Papas. Denny Doherty, one of the original members, is a writer and producer behind the play. His perspective shines through in a narrative that explores the 1960s and the influence the folk rock group had on the world.

This 2010 documentary tackles the real-life mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope. Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, the film required IMAX cameras to travel with the crew into space. Discovery Place offers this selection until Aug. 14.

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