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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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December 2019

Lowland Hum: Songs for Christmas Time

December 15, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sugar Magnolia Café, 219 South White Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587 United States
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$15
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The band’s 2017 holiday collection (appropriately titled Songs for Christmas Time), resonated powerfully with fans and critics alike, achieving one of the highest ratings from the LA Times and making the Huffington Post top-five Christmas albums of the year. lowlandhum.com

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An Evening with the Chatham Rabbits

December 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sugar Magnolia Café, 219 South White Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587 United States
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$15
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“Their music is as mesmerizing as it is earnest, but a hard-earned matter-of-factness, and sometimes even a darkness, creeps in around the edges of the harmonies.” — STAR NEWS- WILMINGTON, NC chathamrabbits.com

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An Evening with Wes Collins & Friends

December 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sugar Magnolia Café, 219 South White Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587 United States
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Wes Collins playing in a studio

“His skill with the guitar makes the most of his imaginative arrangements and nuanced control of cadence and phrasing, underscoring the subtlety and bite of his lyrics. He credits many other singer/songwriters in his musical tent as inspiration, including Neil…

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Stuart McLamb (The Love Language) with Special Guest Reese McHenry

December 22, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sugar Magnolia Café, 219 South White Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587 United States
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$12
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Front man of The Love Language in a rare solo show with Reese McHenry.

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January 2020

An Evening with Stray Local

January 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sugar Magnolia Café, 219 South White Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587 United States
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Husband-and-wife songwriting duo of Hannah and Jamie Rowen, based in Wilmington, North Carolina. Indie rock/folk/pop. straylocal.com

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Brian’s Birthday Bash with Into The Fog

January 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sugar Magnolia Café, 219 South White Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587 United States
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So, I had been trying to figure out what to do for my birthday this upcoming Monday, and since Into The Fog had the day off Sunday we decided to do a last minute pop up show at Magnolia Roots…

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An Evening with the Gina Furtado Project

January 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sugar Magnolia Café, 219 South White Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587 United States
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Award-winning fiddler. Her album, “True Colors,” was released in September 2017 and debuted at #13 on Bluegrass Billboard charts, and had two #1 songs on Bluegrass Today charts! ginaclowesbanjo.com

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An Evening with Rod Abernethy

January 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sugar Magnolia Café, 219 South White Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587 United States
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$12
Rod Abernethy performing

Rod Abernethy’s new double album “The Man I’m Supposed To Be” has currently reached #9 on Folk Alliance International’s Folk DJ chart. He is an authentic southern folk troubadour, master acoustic guitarist and award-winning soundtrack composer for film, TV and…

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An Evening with the Gravy Boys

January 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sugar Magnolia Café, 219 South White Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587 United States
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$12
The Gravy Boys performing

The Gravy Boys hail from Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina and perform Acoustic Americana music that draws deep from the well of our country’s diverse musical heritage. Their high energy shows feature heartfelt vocal harmonies, boot-stomping rhythms, lively stage banter, and honest…

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An Evening with Katharine Whalen, Danny Grewen and Austin Riopel

January 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sugar Magnolia Café, 219 South White Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587 United States
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New project from the former frontwoman of Squirrel Nut Zippers.

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An Evening with The Eyebrows

January 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sugar Magnolia Café, 219 South White Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587 United States
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Charlotte-based band whose quirky lyrics — coupled with manic-fuzz guitar, beer-soaked bass and a retro backbeat — have brought comparisons to the Talking Heads and Pixies with a touch of The Stranglers and Modern Lovers. the-eyebrows.com

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An Evening with Tea Cup Gin

January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sugar Magnolia Café, 219 South White Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587 United States
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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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