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23
Jun

Passerine in concert with Ken Hulme opening! Featured

June 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Passerine’s distinctive sound combines vocal harmonies, the crisp rhythms of an acoustic guitar, the haunting voices of the fiddle and dobro (resonator slide guitar), the resonant lows of an acoustic bass. With inventive vocal harmonies and song-writing, supported by the sounds of acoustic strings, Passerine offers a fresh take on traditional folk and bluegrass music as well as a repertoire of original songs that range from sweet ballads to the edgier side of contemporary Americana. www.passerinemusic.net Opening for Passerine! Ken…

30
Jun

ACMA 6th Anniversary Show Featured

June 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Passing the five-year mark and into our 6th year we can safely say we are here to stay. Keeping true to our mission of supporting original independent music, has been easy because it’s All About The Music. We will present a special night of music emceed by Dan Philgreen. The musician lineup is all Founding Songwriter members that joined the first year. Joe Virga, Ray Cerbone, Carlene Thissen, Roy Schneider, Bill Metts, Scott DozierDan Philgreen, Mike McMillan, Kim Mayfield, Houseboat…

21
Jul

Florida Music Food Initiative Benefit Concert Featured

July 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The ACMA is happy to host the Florida Music Food Initiative for a benefit concert/food drive. Please join us for a fun evening of music for a good cause. Performers Joe Virga Roy Schneider and Kim Mayfield Others Bear and Robert - Cindy Bear and Franc Robert (row-bear) Frankie J and the Chicken Parade James Hawkins Admission free with a food donation for a local food bank. More details to follow including musician line up, as we get the details…

28
Jul

Mean Mary at the ACMA. Millie Van Horn opens! Featured

July 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Multi-Instrumentalist "Mean" Mary James returns to the ACMA. Award-winning musician/writer and fan favorite (over 9 million views on her YouTube videos), Mean Mary, literally grew-up in music. She evolved from a child prodigy who played for tips on the streets of Nashville (“startling talent” said the Tennessean) to a seasoned performer and headliner of over 4000 festivals and concerts (“the voice of a ragged Angel combined with the banjo playing of the Devil” says No Depression). Deering Banjo’s named her…

04
Aug

Sally Barris in Concert, Dan Philgreen Opens Featured

August 4 @ 7:00 pm

Sally had so much fun at her last concert that she asked to come back again..and we are happy to have her! Sally Barris is an A-list Nashville songwriter who has had songs covered by such top-level artists as Kathy Mattea, Martina McBride, and Lee Ann Womack. Her song “Let The Wind Chase You”, recorded by Trisha Yearwood and Keith Urban, received a Grammy nomination for vocal collaboration in 2009.While her writing credits mightily impress, fans and peers are most…

11
Aug

Songwriters Circle Show ‘’All Faiths Thank You” Featured

August 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Join the ACMA in an evening of original songs benefitting All Faiths Unitarian Congregation. The show is a thank you for providing the ACMA’s Songwriters Circle a space every Sunday afternoon. All proceeds from the donation at the door will go to All Faiths. What is a Songwriters Circle?  The ACMA Circle is for Acoustic Songwriters of all levels. Songs and experiences are shared in a non-judgmental, casual atmosphere. All are welcome to come and play or just to listen. …

25
Aug

Dana Cooper in concert. Ross Jordan Opens Featured

August 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Out of the heartland of America, stomping grounds of Truman and Twain, “powerhouse” troubadour Dana Cooper dedicated himself to a life of music over 40 years ago. This song poet engages and inspires audiences around the world with his quick wit, insightful stories and commanding presence. He is the recipient of the 2014 Heritage Musician award from Pilgrim Center for the Arts in Kansas City, MO. He was also named the 2015 Spirit of Folk award winner by Folk Alliance…

01
Sep

The 502’s in concert! Opener TBA Featured

September 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The 502's were a smashing success when some of your ACMA buds saw them at Stringbreak Music Fest. This orlando based indie band promptly applied to play the ACMA and received 6 big thumbs up from your music committee. Fresh, young and energetic the 502's will bring you to your feet and leave you smiling. But..lest you think they are just a "party band", I'm here to tell you that their songs are thoughtful, well written and have meaning. After…

15
Sep

Cliff Eberhardt in concert with special guest Louise Mosrie Featured

September 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Special Donation pricing for this event. ACMA members $15/General public $20 "Eberhardt is better than ever, Steve McQueening his way into your heart at about ninety-eight miles an hour, kicking ass with fresh insight and new ways to lament old yearnings.” —Philly Rock Guide “One of the most talented musicians on the solo acoustic circuit... full of well-crafted songs and rich, emotional vocals.” —Seattle Post Intelligencer “In a field of sensitive, new-age guys, Eberhardt digs deeper into life’s complexities and…

06
Oct

Twin Kennedy return to ACMA. Gene Martin opens. Featured

October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The ACMA is happy to welcome The Twin Kennedy's back to our stage once again! It's like seeing double... Their musical bond is as strong as their small town roots – Twin Kennedy, comprised of West Coast sisters Carli and Julie Kennedy, have been making music together since they could talk. Born and raised in the small town of Powell River, BC, Twin Kennedy grew up perfecting their sibling harmonies and dynamic live performances, while making their name known throughout…

20
Oct

Aaron Burdett in concert. Opener Carolyn & David Stanley Featured

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Aaron Burdett Band-- Award Winning Songwriter from NC Aaron was just listed as one of the most important western NC musicians of the last couple decades by WNC Magazine, along with Doc Watson, The Avett Bros, and The Steep Canyon Rangers. Winning multiple songwriting awards, Aaron will be touring throughout 2017 in support of his upcoming album release, Refuge. Aaron will be bringing his Mandolin player along with him for this show. In October of 2012 Aaron’s song “Going Home…

27
Oct

Rebecca Folsom returns! Opener TBA Featured

October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Rebecca Folsom WOWED us with her concert last year. We are thrilled that she's chosen to grace our stage again! Rebecca Folsom’s music is about liberation. Her songs crack open hearts, inspire hope, and leave listeners with a deeper perspective. Rebecca’s world-class voice traverses a near-four-octave range. KUNC radio describes it as “knock-you-to-your-knees.” The Daily Camera describes her music as “shining…with lush harmonies,” and Westword Magazine says, “Her songs hit like little earthquakes!” While her range is impressive, it’s the…

03
Nov

Adam Burrows in concert. Opening TBA Featured

November 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Adam Burrows and The ACMA started our conversation about booking at the ACMA in February 2016! Due to changes in our ACMA life and changes in Adam's life the show date rambled and ran on until it's settled on Nov 3, 2018. As far as I can tell, Adam Burrows is the reason we have the ACMA. He doesn't have a lot of shows booked, he's not on TV or the radio. He's just quietly making independent original music and…

17
Nov

Ryanhood! Opener TBA Featured

November 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

From the folks that brought us Harpeth Rising! I've seen Ryanhood and can say that they are awesome and 100% vetted by the ACMA music committee, so we are very excited to present Ryanhood to you! Official stuff: Named ‘Best Group/Duo’ in the 2014 International Acoustic Music Awards, acoustic-duo Ryanhood got their first break more than a decade ago as street-performers at Boston’s Quincy Market. It was there that they were spotted by a college booking agent and thrust into…

01
Dec

Mare Wakefield and Nomad. Opening TBA Featured

December 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

As the music committe said unique talent rises to the top, a big yes! " and that's one reason why the ACMA is looking forward to Mare and Nomad's show to close out our 2018 season. “Daddy was a seeker,” says Mare Wakefield. “Eventually he became a Salvationist minister. Mama was a gypsy, loving nothing more than a long stretch of highway.” Born with wanderlust in her DNA, Mare lived in eight different places before she was ten. “It was…

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