Music by the Lake with Nicholas Edward Williams
June 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Each summer, Blue Ridge Community College offers summer concerts beside the College lake as a gift to the community. These free Sunday evening concerts are scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. and feature a wide range of musical and vocal groups. The public is invited to bring lawn chairs and picnics to enjoy the music by the lake.
On June 25, 2023 from 5 to 7 p.m. come join host of the roots music history podcast “American Songcatcher,” Nicholas Edward Williams is a multi-instrumentalist and storyteller who is dedicated to “playing it forward” by preserving the songs, stories, artists and styles that have shaped our country: ragtime, piedmont blues, early country, traditional folk and old-time. Williams has spent the last 15 years touring three continents, performing all around the US, as well as the UK, Western Europe and Australia, blending the roots music spectrum in his own style. Under his previous project, Whetherman, Williams independently released eight revered records from 2007-2018. Under his own name, his critically acclaimed sophomore release from late 2021, Folk Songs for Old Times’ Sake has been heralded by well-regarded figures of the roots community such as David Holt, who said “With tasteful guitar arrangements and a voice that draws you right in, Nicholas’ recordings roll along like a mountain stream.”
The series location will be on the east side of the lake behind the Technology, Education and Development Center.
In the event of inclement weather, the concert will take place in the Technology, Education & Development Center (TEDC) Building.