The Chatham County Arts Council presents

Pickin': A Celebration

sponsored by Weaver Street Realty

featuring The Bluegrass Experience
honoring their 42nd Anniversary!
Sunday, Oct. 27 at 4pm, Fearrington Village Barn 
House opens at 3pm

Tickets will be available at the door of the Fearrington Barn today for $25.

This year, we're celebrating in fine fashion as the Chatham County Arts Council once again brings together seven local bluegrass legends:  Mike Aldridge on mandolin, Stan Brown on banjo, Jimmy Cameron on mandolin, Tommy Edwards at the front, Leroy Savage on guitar, Thomas "Snuffy" Smith on bass fiddle, and Keith Thomas on fiddle.  Individually, these guys have musical accolades a mile long.  Together, they're known as The Bluegrass Experience, and this is their 42nd year making music together.

You don't play together for 42 years with that kind of talent without a few things happening for sure:  You get really dang good.  You learn a lot and teach a lot.  And you end up with some pretty hilarious stories.

Show up a little early to buy yourself a barbecue plate served up by Hilton Brothers BBQ, grab a beer or a soft drink, and hear young local-legends-to-be as the Chatham County Junior Appalachian Music Band starts the pickin' off with gusto.

Spend a Sunday afternoon at the Barn at Fearrington Village as The Bluegrass Experience shares the high lonesome sounds of their traditional musical genre to benefit ChathamArts.

Pickin': A Celebration is one of the Chatham County Arts Council's signature events, and we sure hope to see you there!

Tickets are no longer available for purchase at

Many thanks to these local businesses who served as our advance ticket sellers:
McIntyre's Fine Books 
• PITTSBORO:  Small B&B and Cafe, 219 East Street
• SILER CITY:  Courtyard Coffee and Soda Cafe, 223B N. Chatham Ave.

Many thanks to our sponsors!

• Lesley Landis Designs

• Jeff and Diane Pettus

• Nita and Larry Glickman

• Florence and Cliff Johnson

• Anonymous