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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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February 2020

An Evening with Psylo Joe

February 15 @ 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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Psylo Joe is a Psychedelic Rock Trio based out of Greenville, NC. The band has been touring for 5 years and has developed a loyal and congenial following. Psylo Joe provides a creative experience each show with alternating setlists and…

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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 the Brown Mountain Lightning Bugs

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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$10
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We are stoked to be playing at Magnolia Roots Music Lounge on February 22rd as part of the Wake Forest Listening Room series! Kendra and Zack Harding form The Brown Mountain Lightning Bugs, a folk(ish)/Americana group hailing from Winston-Salem, NC.…

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Chris Titchner CD Release Show

February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sugar Magnolia Café, 219 South White Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587 United States
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Chris Titchner singing

The Wake Forest Listening Room Presents: Chris Titchner's Official CD Release Show featuring Marcel Ardans on guitar, Mike Rosado on drums, and Tracy Feldman on violin. Suggested $10 Donation.

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An Evening with Anya Hinkle and Tellico

February 28 @ 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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With vivid storytelling, vibrant musicianship and arresting honesty, Anya Hinkle & Tellico explore the beauty of songcraft through the lens of the Appalachian stringband tradition. Tellico features the singing and songwriting of Anya Hinkle, originally from the mountains of Virginia,…

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An Evening with Poinsettia

February 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sugar Magnolia Café, 219 South White Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587 United States
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"The endearingly ramshackle riff rock of Raleigh's Poinsettia vacillates between the tongue-in-cheek slacker blues of "Motel Room" to the supercharged Archers-like nineties indie of "Necklace Vial", all rendered with the ebullient, off-the-cuff charm of the best sort of low-stakes enterprise.”…

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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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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 Bill and the Belles

March 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sugar Magnolia Café, 219 South White Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587 United States
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“Bill and the Belles showcase with their debut album, DreamSongs, Etc., what may be the most innovative modern interpretation of vintage roots music.” — No Depression “ is committed to helping early country music remain appreciated – not just replicated.”…

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An Evening with Jonathan Parker

March 7 @ 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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Jonathan Parker is an American, no apologies, country music artist from the moonshining swamps of Johnston County, North Carolina!

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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 Sarah Siskind

March 14 @ 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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Sarah Siskind is one of today's most respected and covered songwriters as well as a stand-out independent artist. Armed with a striking vocal style and solid guitar and piano work, she has toured with Bonnie Raitt, Paul Brady, Grammy winner…

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An Evening with Clem Snide

March 28 @ 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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“The last ten years have been a rollercoaster of deep despair and amazing opportunities that somehow present themselves at the last possible second,” says Eef Barzelay. “During that time, the band bottomed out, my marriage was crumbling, I lost my…

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