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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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April 2020

An Evening with the Shoaldiggers

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sugar Magnolia Café, 219 South White Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587 United States
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The Shoaldiggers' nine pieces produce a one of a kind sound that is completely unique, yet familiar enough to embrace. From rolling seascapes to the hollers of the smokey mountains, Shoaldiggers shows are a swamp grass blast! shoaldiggers.com

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An Evening with Earleine (full band)

April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sugar Magnolia Café, 219 South White Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587 United States
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Earleine performing outdoors

Born in Clarksville, Tennessee, just 40 miles outside of Nashville, Earleine grew up immersed in musical culture. At 18 she picked up the guitar, and soon began writing her own songs. Earleine made her way to the Blue Ridge mountains…

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An Evening with Ellis Dyson & The Shambles

April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sugar Magnolia Café, 219 South White Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587 United States
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$15
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Ellis Dyson & the Shambles expertly blends old-time influences ranging from early New Orleans jazz to Piedmont murder ballads. The result: whiskey-soaked, foot-stompin’ original songs that bring party music of departed eras to crowds both young and old. The Shambles…

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An Evening With Marti Jones and Don Dixon With Special Guest Sus Long

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 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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An Evening with Jonathan Byrd & The Pickup Cowboys

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sugar Magnolia Café, 219 South White Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587 United States
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$15
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...a folk singer with the heart of a rock 'n' roll band.” — K. Oliver, Free Times Jonathan Byrd is a preacher's son, a Gulf War veteran, and an award-winning songwriter from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, known for literary, outsider…

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An Evening with The Gingersnaps

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sugar Magnolia Café, 219 South White Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587 United States
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Gingersnaps performing

The Gingersnaps is the folk/bluegrass/jazz collaboration of Billie Feather, Anna Rose Beck, and Waverly Leonard. Performing a sweet-and-salty mix of old-time folk and jazz standards, country classics, smooth Americana favorites, and heart-wrenching original songs, The Gingersnaps’ vocal harmonies and classic…

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An Evening with Striking Copper

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sugar Magnolia Café, 219 South White Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587 United States
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Raised by musically enlightened and ever encouraging parents, Striking Copper’s cradle was rocked by the hands of legends. The band believes music is a way in which to tell a story. It’s not just what the story is about, but…

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May 2020

An Evening with The Roman Spring

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sugar Magnolia Café, 219 South White Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587 United States
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The Roman Spring performing

The Roman Spring is a Triangle, NC based five piece, concocting dreamy, Americana tinged pop: think Band of Horses meets R.E.M., with a dash of Ryan Adams. After the demise of his rock outfit Colourslide, singer/songwriter Alex Lawhon decided to…

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Toney Rocks & the Rejects

May 9 @ 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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“Listening to Toney Rocks is like driving down a long desert highway”. After two years on the scene, Toney Rocks suddenly left Las Vegas for a round-the-clock commitment to the road. "For years I really tried to have the best…

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An Evening with Malcolm Holcombe

May 16 @ 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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An Evening with Shannon Baker & Sometime Soon

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sugar Magnolia Café, 219 South White Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587 United States
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$10
Shannon Baker and Sometime Soon performing

Shannon Baker - I was born in Wilson County, North Carolina. I've been singing in front of crowds since the age of five. From singing in church to doing the National Anthem at baseball games and tractor pulls, my love…

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An Evening with Will Easter & The Nomads

May 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sugar Magnolia Café, 219 South White Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587 United States
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Will Easter performing

Will Easter was born in the Sauratown Mountain Range of Western North Carolina. The Sauratown Mountains are sometimes called "the Mountains away from the Mountains” as they are an isolated range totally separate from the Appalachians formed by a massive…

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