Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road with Pickin’ Thistles

This event is SOLD OUT!

The Ghostlight Concerts featuring Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road with Pickin’ Thistles opening

Ghostlights are a tradition almost as old as theatre itself – they light the stages when there are no performers, keeping the spirit of the theatre alive. After six months of just our ghostlight, we are thrilled to replace it with live performances on the Carolina Theatre stage! Seating will be available, but will be limited to 25 guests for each show, per government mandates. All guests will be asked to sign a liability waiver, and wear a face covering unless seated in the Auditorium.

Tickets are $20 plus 6.75% NC Sales tax.
Tickets include one admission, one concessions item and one beverage.
Sorry, draft beer and popcorn not currently available.

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Think of a young Steep Canyon Rangers, Infamous Stringdusters, or Nickel Creek, then mix in the on-stage energy of Billy Strings and homespun rapport of Balsam Range — that’s Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road. Audiences love the band’s energetic performances on-stage and easy-going rapport meeting and greeting fans off-stage.

Rapidly rising on the bluegrass scene, these Billboard-charting artists perform internationally and stateside winning both industry awards and the hearts of fans who turn out to see them at some of the most iconic venues: MerleFest, FloydFest, Grey Fox, Wide Open Bluegrass, The Station Inn, Silver Dollar City, just to name a few of the hundreds of venues played over the past six years.

You’ve seen Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road on national TV on PBS three times, including this season featured on David Holt’s State of Music Show. The band’s first three albums resulted in 10 weeks on Billboard’s Bluegrass Albums Chart including a #2 spot right behind Billy Strings. The band recorded with Jim Lauderdale and will be featured on his next album.

Not only did they win the International Bluegrass Music Association’s 2019 Momentum Award for band-of-the-year, but the band and it’s players racked up 2 awards and 5 nominations from IBMA over the past two years, and a prestigious IBMA Ramble Band slot in 2017, as well as a Grey Fox Emerging Artist artist selection in 2018. The band returned to Grey Fox in 2019 to play the main stage twice, including a set with Billy Strings sitting in.

Growing up just down the road from Doc Watson, Liam Purcell leads Cane Mill Road as they rock the traditional bluegrass standards they were raised on, yet boldly write original music with roots in the fertile grounds of bluegrass, old-time, Americana, jazz, and blues.

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Pickin’ Thistles is a band of siblings playing their favorite Celtic, Old-Time, and other classic songs on fiddle, mandolin, banjo, and guitar.

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What you need to know before your visit to the Carolina Theatre

Please bring your mask/face covering as it is required to wear unless you are seated in the Auditorium.  We will have complimentary disposable masks available if needed.

The front doors will open 30 minutes prior to scheduled curtain time.  Please bring your email receipt for entry, and your Waiver of Liability with you.  This is not a public performance so only ticketed guests will be allowed in, and there will not be any walk-up sales. But don’t worry, we will have a list of those who have purchased tickets if you leave your email/receipt at home.

Staff will greet you inside the Lobby doors (with face coverings).  Temperatures may be taken at this time. You will be given a drink coupon (or coupons if you have pre-purchased additional beverages).  Our staff will assist you with your beverage and concessions selections.  We will have a variety of bottled beer, wine, soft drinks, tea and water, as well as an array of candy.  Unfortunately, popcorn will not be available.

Please maintain “social distancing” at all times.  This is a general admission show, and with only 25 tickets available and over 700 seats downstairs to choose from, we will not be blocking off seats, but we do require you to leave two empty rows and at least three empty seats between parties.  Staff will be available for any seating questions.

Remember to use one of the many hand sanitizing stations throughout the Theater. They are there for your safety and convenience.

This event is being videotaped for rebroadcast at a later date.  Your entry acknowledges your consent to use your image should it be captured on video during the performance.