Presents: Live At The Waterside Concert Series
Two American legends will come together on July 7th as Ralph Stanley brings his Clinch Mountain Boys to the historic Waterside Theatre, home of The Lost Colony. When music legends come to mind there is one star that shines above them all that is none other than the legendary icon Dr. Ralph Stanley. Over 6 decades of performing he has become one of the most influential artists of all time.
In 1946 along with his older brother Carter Stanley they formed the legendary Stanley Brothers duo. The Stanley Brothers and the Clinch Mountain Boys became one of the most popular brother acts in Country Music history. Some of Country and Bluegrass music’s biggest stars came from Ralph Stanley’s band, including Ricky Skaggs, Larry Sparks and the late Keith Whitley. In 1976 Ralph received an honorary doctorate of music from Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN. In 1984, he was the recipient of the National Heritage Award given by President Ronald Reagan. In 1992 Ralph was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall Of Honor. In 2000 he was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.
Although well-known and respected in music circles, it took a film to popularize his mournful voice with the mass public. O Brother, Where Art Thou? became one of the 50 most influential recordings of all time, according to NPR. The album went on to sell over 8 million copies and earned Dr. Stanley his first Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance. In 2000 He received the Living Legend award from the Library of Congress, and in 2006 was awarded the National Medal of Arts. A very limited number of VIP tickets are available in the first three rows of the theatre. VIP tickets include a limited edition poster and 2 drink tickets!
Molasses Creek’s high-energy performances and phenomenal songwriting bring the love of their coastal home to the stage. The band’s elegant harmonies and arrangements, blazing instrumentals, and quirky sense of humor have won loyal followers throughout the United States and around the world. Their inspiration arose amidst exotic fig trees and rich tidewater marshes of isolated Ocracoke Island, NC. Award winners from Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion, Molasses Creek has recorded 13 albums over the past 20 years. In April of 2012, Molasses Creek’s new release, An Island Out of Time reached the #4 spot on the National Folk Radio DJ Charts.
This is a rain or shine event and rain insurance is not offered.
The Ramada Plaza- Our Host Hotel
Located right on the beach in Kill Devil Hills, the Ramada Plaza Nags Head Hotel is ideal for your Outer Banks getaway. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner at our full-service Restaurant, Peppercorns. Our deck overlooks the ocean and surrounds our indoor heated pool and Jacuzzi, where you can have a swim or a soak any time of year. Work out in our fitness center, equipped with cardio machines, free weights and a weight station. We look forward to serving you before and after the concert!