Blues Cheese Festival

Blues Cheese Festival
October 19, 3 to 7 pm

Dishing up A Plateful O' Blues
with the legendary
Mac  Arnold
and Featuring Some 

Mighty Fine Wine and Cheese
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Date:

Saturday, October 19th 
3 - 7 pm

One ticket (and a wristband) allows entry in and out of the facility. 

Advance tickets ($30) can be purchased at www.thecenterai.com or by calling the box office at  828-697-8547  

Tickets at the door are $35. 

Proceeds benefit the WNC Cheese Trail. 


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CAI Dishes up A Plateful O' Blues and Mighty Fine Wine and Cheese at the Blues Cheese Festival 

Downtown Hendersonville - 125 S. Main Street will be rocking when Mac Arnold & A Plateful O' Blues take to the main stage at The Center for Art & Inspiration for the 1st Annual Blues Cheese Festival, October 19 from 3 to 7 pm.

A benefit for the WNC Cheese Trail, the lobby will be a cheese taste-a-thon with homemade cheeses from member creameries including:

English Farmstead
Round Mountain Creamery
Yellow Branch Cheese and Pottery
Three Grace's Diary
Blue Ridge Mountain Creamery 

Guests are invited to taste these delicious local cheeses and make purchases to snack on during the festival or take home to enjoy later.

The WNC Cheese Trail was created in 2012 by a group of highly individualistic cheese makers located in Western North Carolina.  The goal was to:

-create a way to connect cheese lovers to cheese makers,
-build community, and
-encourage customers to buy directly from small, independent creameries and dairies.


Since creating the first map & brochure, the organization has nearly doubled in size by adding all the small, regional cheese makers of Western North Carolina to its membership, and by attracting the support of local businesses.  

Katie Moore, Executive Director of the WNC Cheese Trail, will be on hand to answer questions and pass out information on the trail.

Meanwhile the rockin' bluesman Mac Arnold and A Plateful O' Blues will be shaking the rafters with his Gas Can Guitar in the open door theatre.  The real deal, Mac Arnold has played with the big ones…Muddy Waters, B. B. King, John Lee Hooker and Eric Clapton.  His career reads like a page out of Who's Who of Blues/R&B Legends. 

After more than a year with Muddy Waters, Mac formed the Soul Invaders  which backed up many artists, including The Temptations and B. B. King. In the early 70’s, he moved to Los Angeles to work at ABC Television and LAFF RECORDS (Redd Foxx). This led to working on the set of Soul Train from 1971 to 1975 and then working with Bill Withers (“Lean On Me”) before moving back to South Carolina in the 80”s.

Mac now resides in Pelzer, SC, where at the age of ten he got his first taste of the blues when he learned to play his brother Leroy’s home-made guitar. Going back to his roots, Mac is serving up a mess of Blues with his own band, “Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues”. The band consists Austin Brashier on guitar and vocals, Max Hightower on keyboards, harmonica, guitar, bass, and vocals, Scotty Hawkins or Dizzy Dizzy on drums and vocals, and Mac Arnold on vocals, bass and Gas Can Guitars.

One ticket (and a wristband) allows entry in and out of the facility.  Advance tickets ($30) can be purchased at www.thecenterai.com or by calling the box office at 828-697-8547.  Tickets at the door are $35. 

Proceeds benefit the WNC Cheese Trail. 

 

FOR INTERVIEWS WITH MAC ARNOLD, PLEASE CALL 828-697-8547