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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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March 2020

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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"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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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 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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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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Into the Fog

June 26 @ 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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Brian Stephenson Vocals, Guitar Brian grew up in Wake Forest, North Carolina and moved to Wilmington in 2011 to study at UNCW. His first exposure to playing music was going to the Campbell Folk School and other folk music camps…

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