Farewell Angelina

Country quartet Farewell Angelina will be performing at Lees-McRae College at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 15 as part of the school’s FORUM series.

BANNER ELK — Female country quartet Farewell Angelina will be coming to Hayes Auditorium in Banner Elk for a concert at 7 p.m. on July 15.

Named after a haunting Bob Dylan song, Farewell Angelina is an all-female country group with four vocalists, dynamic songwriters and multi-instrumentalists. Their blend of harmonies over double violins and guitars has earned praise from across the board. Roughstock calls them a “superstar act with killer songs.” Rolling Stone says they have “Wickedly smart songwriting delivered with a healthy dash of sass rolling into one sonic knockout punch.” The band is comprised of longtime friends Nicole Witt, Andrea Young, Lisa Torres and Ashley Gearing who met in Nashville. 

They are currently headlining their own “Women & Wine Tour” to packed crowds across the United States. The ladies closed out 2018 having played more than 75 shows. The band released its highly-anticipated "Women & Wine" EP in January 2019. For more information their website at www.farewellangelinamusic.com.

FORUM was organized in 1979 by a small group of summer residents for the purpose of bringing a stimulating series of cultural programs to the area. With the help of Lees-McRae College, one of the region's most important resources, FORUM has grown significantly and embarks on its fortieth year of providing both cultural enrichment and wholesome entertainment to the community.

The key to FORUM's success is the dedicated involvement and cooperation between seasonal residents, local residents and Lees-McRae College. The FORUM Board of Directors is made up of representatives from each of these groups.

The formula for the selection of programs is unique. Programs are selected as a result of personal contact with area residents and National Talent Agents.

Recommendations are made to the Program Selection Committee who finalizes the selections by contacting the artists or their agent for availability during our time frame, while staying within FORUM's limited budget. The Program Selection Committee attempts to balance its choices by providing presentations by vocalists, Big Band/brass, chamber ensembles, pianists, dance and drama. Each year, this committee, led by the FORUM Vice-President, considers more than 50 candidates, reviews performers and reduces the number of candidates to 16 possible programs. These are presented to the Board of Directors who in turn, selects the eight programs for the following year.

Expenses for FORUM programs are underwritten by contributors. In special cases, entire programs are underwritten by members of the community. FORUM plans each year's programs based on the previous year's contributions. The membership year is September 1 through August 31.

For more information, click to www.lmc.edu.

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