August 31, 2015

Josh is the sole artist at Labor Day who does not hail from North Carolina.  When you experience his sublime voice and honest brand of pop/rock music you'll understand why we had to bring him here.  He will be joining us from Nashville and bringing with him a collectio...

August 29, 2015


Whether solo or with his band, Aaron Burdett is an artist not to miss. His songs will take you on a journey every time, and his voice will always lead you through those backroads and bring you home again.  Aaron Burdett serves up the finest song driven Americana the N...

August 29, 2015

There is really no beginning to Danielle's love for the fiddle and the music that she plays.  She was born surrounded by excellent musicians.She has played on stage at Merle Fest with the Kruger Brothers, Roland White, and Chris Thile.  She has performed with the Kruge...

August 27, 2015

Based out of Cullowhee, Mangas Colorado blends together Southern Appalachian front porch string music with the sharp edge of cosmopolitan folk and Americana swagger. Their new self-titled sophomore album is the watermark of a trio at a crossroads, one which puts their...

August 26, 2015

Soldier's Heart is a Southern Appalachian Folk/Roots band. Their own brand of what they call "Honest Porch and Soul" music brings the kind of down-home satisfaction to the ear that a fine homecooked meal does to the belly. This six piece seamlessly blends traditional m...

August 26, 2015


One of Western North Carolina's most trusted informants of cultural happenings made her plans for this Labor Day.  One tiny hint: they involve a visit to Canton.  Thanks for the props Susanna and for believing in what we're trying to do.  The 109th Labor Day Festival...

August 25, 2015

Morning Folks.  Each day until the big weekend we'll be featuring one of the many wonderful artists that will be guiding you through musical ectasy right in the heart of downtown Canton.  Most of the 109th Labor Day Festival line-up of twenty bands call WNC home.  Toda...

August 21, 2015

Batton down the hatches friends. Richard Hurley has graciously agreed to serve as the emcee for the PapertownBluegrass Jamboree on Sunday, September 6th at the Plus Laundry Stage at Sorrells Street Park.  Richard is a prolific songwriter who was born and raised in Cant...

August 21, 2015

Recognize this truck?  It delivers starchy white uniforms to the cooks at your favorite restaurant and squeakly clean floor mats to the doorways of your office building.  This truck comes from Plus Laundry in Canton, NC.  Started in the 1920's as "Canton Laundry & Ice...

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