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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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June 2020

An Evening with Drew Gibson (Duo)

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sugar Magnolia Café, 219 South White Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587 United States
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THIS IS DREW GIBSON Like romantic dust Drew Gibson's music draws on influence from the American days of country-blues and songwriters of the recent past. Since releasing his debut album “Letterbox” in 2007 the finger-style guitarist from Virginia has garnered…

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July 2020

An Evening with Aubrey Eisenman & The Clydes

July 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sugar Magnolia Café, 219 South White Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587 United States
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Aubrey Eisenman & The Clydes are an Asheville-based, Americana act featuring Aubrey Eisenman on the upright bass and vocals, Justin Eisenman on the guitar and vocals and John Duncan on the fiddle and Vocals. Aubrey’s songwriting has placed in national…

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An Evening with John Whelan

July 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sugar Magnolia Café, 219 South White Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587 United States
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$18
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Seven-time all-Ireland champion John Whelan is one of the world’s best living Irish button accordion players. John was raised in the vibrant London Irish music scene of the 1970s, and learned his craft from such legends as Lucy Farr, Roger…

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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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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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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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