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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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January 2020

An Evening with “Me & David Burney”

January 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sugar Magnolia Café, 219 South White Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587 United States
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Rebecca Newton David Burney performing

"Me and David Burney" (aka Rebecca Newton and David Burney) are bigger than life on and off the stage. Both have a large musical presence and equally large reputations in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Rebecca has a 30+…

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February 2020

An Evening with Sidecar Social Club

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sugar Magnolia Café, 219 South White Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587 United States
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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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Sunday Sessions with Jim Avett

February 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sugar Magnolia Café, 219 South White Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587 United States
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$20
Jim Avett performing

Jim Avett of Concord, North Carolina, is the son of a Methodist minister and a classical pianist who grew up in a home full of love and music, a home where he learned the importance of hard work and honest…

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An Evening with Hannah Kaminer (Trio)

February 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sugar Magnolia Café, 219 South White Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587 United States
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An Evening with Hannah Kaminer promo shot

“I was instantly drawn into the warmth and purity of Hannah’s music. Her songwriting lacks pretension. It is easy to hear the truth in it. Her voice is totally her own, there are no forced notes or false twang. The…

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An Evening with Jon Shain & FJ Ventre

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sugar Magnolia Café, 219 South White Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587 United States
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$12
Jon Shain FJ Ventre recording in studio

Jon Shain had the good fortune to learn directly from a number of NC's older blues players, and became a member of Big Boy Henry's backing band. He got his start playing his own music with old area favorite roots…

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An Evening with Aubrey Eisenman & The Clydes

February 22 @ 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 and The Clydes promo shot

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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March 2020

Sunday Sessions with Fallow Ground

March 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sugar Magnolia Café, 219 South White Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587 United States
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Fallow Ground promo shot

It’s an exhilarating feeling finding a new band or artist on SoundCloud to connect with. I could see Fallow Ground being of these ‘finds’ for many. They came to me with a plan to play together, live, and uncut. It’s…

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An Evening with The Bailsmen

March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sugar Magnolia Café, 219 South White Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587 United States
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$10
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Brooklyn’s The Bailsmen play vibrant Hot Jazz and Gypsy Swing. Their sound is straight from New York by way of New Orleans, nodding to Django Reinhardt, Sidney Bechet, Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. Classics and originals all enjoy a fresh…

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An Evening with Momma Molasses

March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sugar Magnolia Café, 219 South White Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587 United States
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Momma Molasses album cover

"Sweeter than honey, Momma Molasses sings like a quilt comforts." — Tom Netherland, Bristol Hearold Courier "Superbly haunting, a poignant anthems to loneliness, heartbreak, hope and the wistful intracacies of life's twists." — David Namerow "There is power in simplicity,…

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An Evening with Whiskey Foxtrot

March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sugar Magnolia Café, 219 South White Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587 United States
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$12
Whiskey Foxtrot playing live

Whiskey Foxtrot is an Americana band from Winston-Salem, NC founded by Seth Williams and Sam Foster in 2017. Both Seth and Sam had been performing as solo artists for several years around North Carolina, and on various occasions would perform…

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An Evening with Laura Rabell

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sugar Magnolia Café, 219 South White Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587 United States
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$10
Laura Rabell performing

Music has always been an innate catalyst for Laura Rabell. From singing at the top of her lungs in her ’96 Chevy Cavalier to the first time she recorded at Blackbird Studios, Rabell knew that music was meant to be…

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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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