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The Triangle’s only true listening room setting for local, regional and national musicians.

Our lower level features a live music venue, Magnolia Roots, where shows in the Wake Forest Listening Room series are presented. On weekend nights, you’ll hear original blues, bluegrass, rock, folk, singer/songwriter, Americana, jazz, world music and more. All in a setting where musicians can actually be heard and appreciated, without having to compete with TVs, conversations or other distractions. Come join us, slow down from the the world and really get into the music.
 

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August 2020

An Evening with Abigail Dowd, Jason Duff and Rebekah Todd

August 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sugar Magnolia Café, 219 South White Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587 United States
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Stories... the ones we tell ourselves, the ones we tell others... the ones we make up, the ones we live through... all these stories are our past and our present, our hopes and our fears, our sins and our salvation.…

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Sunday Sessions: Marti Jones & Don Dixon with Sus Long

August 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Sugar Magnolia Café, 219 South White Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587 United States
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$18
Marti Jones and Don Dixon performing

$18 advance on sale now. $20 door. Marti Jones & Don Dixon have been performing together, off and on, for over twenty years. This longtime partnership has resulted in an intimate stage rapport as well as the seamless blending of…

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September 2020

An Evening with the Robert Mabe Band

September 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sugar Magnolia Café, 219 South White Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587 United States
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Robert Mabe Band performing

Robert Mabe loves touring and performing. HIS PARENTS GAVE HIM A BANJO AT AGE 12... HE WAS SOON HOOKED. As a kid growing up in North Carolina, Robert was surrounded by many great bluegrass musicians. In fact, his grandfather was…

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October 2020

An Evening with the Backsliders

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sugar Magnolia Café, 219 South White Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587 United States
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$12
Backsliders performing

The Backsliders came to be in 1992 when Steve Howell and Chip Robinson began playing as a guitar-mandolin duet in Raleigh, NC. They soon found themselves wanting to amp up their sound in the spirit of the Flying Burrito Brothers…

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November 2020

An Evening with Madison Violet

November 5, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - November 5, 2021 @ 9:00 pm
Sugar Magnolia Café, 219 South White Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587 United States
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$12
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After 20 years together, Juno nominated singer-songwriting duo, Madison Violet, are as much wanderers as they are musicians. It is a career filled with endless roads stretching into the horizon, winding through changing landscapes, each kilometer traveled carrying with it…

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December 2020

An Evening with Lemon Sparks with Special Guest Peter Holsapple

December 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sugar Magnolia Café, 219 South White Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587 United States
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From Raleigh, North Carolina come Lemon Sparks, a modern rock band blending classic songwriting with sophisticated 60s psychedelia, 70s power pop, timeless folk, and jazz. The band has played regional clubs and festivals, as well as toured as support for…

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An Evening with Tea Cup Gin

December 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sugar Magnolia Café, 219 South White Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587 United States
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$12
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The members of Tea Cup Gin share a passion for crafting original indie-jazz cocktails under the influence of an eclectic blend of early 20th century musical genres (like deco era vocal jazz, tin pan classics, ragtime & delta blues, torch,…

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January 2021

An Evening with Sidecar Social Club

January 16, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sugar Magnolia Café, 219 South White Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587 United States
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$15
Sidecar Social Club performing

Spirited, stylish and engaging, Sidecar Social Club is a shot of whiskey hitting your veins. Soaring through numerous genres effortlessly, their energetic sets take you to colorful and surprising places. From the gritty, riotous underbelly of speakeasy jazz to the…

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An Evening with Malcolm Holcombe

January 16, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sugar Magnolia Café, 219 South White Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587 United States
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$17
Malcolm Holcombe performing

“Malcolm Holcombe is an artist of deep mystery and high art; he is who I listen to, and have for over 20 years,” says Darrell Scott, one of Nashville’s premier sessions instrumentalists and a nationally respected singer-songwriter. “All the goods…

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