If you are a newbie to attending events hosted by The Garage, audience members typically sit on the hill facing the venue and toss a donation in a jar to support the performing musicians.
While the door is rolled up, wander inside The Garage to check out the current art exhibit on display: “A Visual Exploration of Texture, Tone, and Form” by Pia Donovan and Chad Van Pelt. The exhibit features paintings with vivid colors and lots of texture. The artists’ goal is to challenge the viewer to consider the foundations of painting with new eyes. Read on for the full schedule of concerts.
Tuesday, May 8th – 8:00pm – Kalispell
Kalispell is the songs of Shane Leonard, who lives in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. His music is influenced by the old song forms of Appalachia, timeless American songwriters, and contemporary minimalist composers alike. Members of local band The Hill and Wood will be opening the show at 8:00pm.
Friday, May 11th – Tom Tom Founders Festival Showcase
5:30-6:30pm // Ken’s Last Ever (Live, improvised sound collage experiment)
7:00-8:00pm // The Relatives (Brooklyn-based, mellow, melodious indie-jazz-folk)
8:30-9:30pm // The Due Diligence (NYC-based raucous, indie-classic-rock)
Saturday, May 12th – Tom Tom Founders Festival Showcase
5:00-6:00pm // The Spinning Leaves (Philly-based psychedelic-folk)
6:30-7:30pm // Hope For Agoldensummer (Athens-based, soothing and captivating)
8:00-9:00pm // Carl Anderson (a Charlottesville songwriter and live folk act)
Wednesday, May 16th – 8:00pm – Honey Watts with Jonny Miles
Philadelphia-based country-folk songstress Liz Fullerton not only has a voice that can stop your heart, she’s got the songs that can break it. Fellow-Philly songwriter Jonny Miles joins her for this show.
Tuesday, May 22nd – 8:00pm – River Whyless
River Whyless is based out of Asheville, North Carolina and has quickly become known throughout the southeast for their fresh sound and the energy of their live show. With a graduate of Appalachian State’s School of Music and a classically trained violinist, River Whyless combines technical skill with the creative gifts of the band’s co-songwriters Ryan O’Keefe and Halli Anderson to produce an unclassifiable sound.
Saturday, May 26th – 8:00pm – Now You See Them with The Judy Chops
Asheville-based indie-folk, Now You See Them will remind you of Rilo Kiley, Cake, Dr. Dog and The Violent Femmes. With strong harmonies, thoughtful lyrics and catchy instrumentation, the band is both smart and friendly. Local act The Judy Chops play their Garage debut as the openers, starting at 8:00pm.