For 16 years, Birdfest has been bringing music lovers and fun folks together to enjoy an unforgettable weekend of good times and great music. Birdfest continues to give back to the community by partnering with charities and non-profits. Attendees can come to Birdfest knowing that their good time directly improves the quality of life for our communities’ residents. This year's Birdfest offers a weekend of family fun and great times with two days of a variety of musical talent and activities for all. Check back often for updates on Birdfest 2019.

Birdfest 2019 Music Lineup!

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Lovers Leap

Standing on the precipice of a new and exciting venture, the band members of Lovers Leap decided to jump.  Although it was more of a soaring than a falling when they first played together under the shadow of the beautiful rock outcrop in Hot Springs, NC, for which their name was inspired.  At the heart of Lovers Leap is a lovely balance of lush harmonies and provocative solos, intwined in songs that span from old mountain murder ballads to original tunes, that are set to worldly rhythms and stratocaster daydreams.  As a show unfolds and boundaries dissolve, the nucleus of a performance is steadfast, tugging on the listeners’ heart strings, while also satiating one’s desires of instrumental virtuosity. Collectively the bandmates have presented their sound from the Kennedy Center to Bonnaroo, Merlefest to Telluride, Europe and China to Israel and India.  They each have taught workshops throughout the country and internationally on their respective instruments.

Standing on the precipice of a new and exciting venture, the band members of Lovers Leap decided to jump. Although it was more of a soaring than a falling when they first played together under the shadow of the beautiful rock outcrop in Hot Springs, NC, for which their name was inspired. At the heart of Lovers Leap is a lovely balance of lush harmonies and provocative solos, intwined in songs that span from old mountain murder ballads to original tunes, that are set to worldly rhythms and stratocaster daydreams. As a show unfolds and boundaries dissolve, the nucleus of a performance is steadfast, tugging on the listeners’ heart strings, while also satiating one’s desires of instrumental virtuosity. Collectively the bandmates have presented their sound from the Kennedy Center to Bonnaroo, Merlefest to Telluride, Europe and China to Israel and India. They each have taught workshops throughout the country and internationally on their respective instruments.

Seth Walker

Over the past 10 years, Seth Walker has become recognized as one of the most revered modern roots artists in the United States; a three dimensional talent comprised by a gift for combining melody and lyric alongside a rich, Gospel-drenched, Southern-inflected voice with a true blue knack for getting around on the guitar. His latest studio album, Gotta Get Back, produced by Jano Rix of The Wood Brothers, is yet another masterwork that further expands upon this reputation.   Growing up on a commune in rural North Carolina, the son of classically trained musicians, Seth Walker played cello long before discovering the six-string in his 20s. When his introduction to the blues came via his Uncle Landon Walker, who was both a musician and disc jockey, his fate was forever sealed. Instantaneously, Seth was looking to artists like T-Bone Walker, Snooks Eaglin, and B.B. King as a wellspring of endless inspiration. The rest is history. He's released seven albums between 1997 and 2015; breaking into the Top 20 of the Americana charts and receiving praise from NPR, American Songwriter, No Depression and Blues Revue, among others.

Over the past 10 years, Seth Walker has become recognized as one of the most revered modern roots artists in the United States; a three dimensional talent comprised by a gift for combining melody and lyric alongside a rich, Gospel-drenched, Southern-inflected voice with a true blue knack for getting around on the guitar. His latest studio album, Gotta Get Back, produced by Jano Rix of The Wood Brothers, is yet another masterwork that further expands upon this reputation. Growing up on a commune in rural North Carolina, the son of classically trained musicians, Seth Walker played cello long before discovering the six-string in his 20s. When his introduction to the blues came via his Uncle Landon Walker, who was both a musician and disc jockey, his fate was forever sealed. Instantaneously, Seth was looking to artists like T-Bone Walker, Snooks Eaglin, and B.B. King as a wellspring of endless inspiration. The rest is history. He's released seven albums between 1997 and 2015; breaking into the Top 20 of the Americana charts and receiving praise from NPR, American Songwriter, No Depression and Blues Revue, among others.

McKenzie Butler Band

McKenzie Butler began her love of music on a back porch in the same Mississippi town that launched Elvis. With a sultry voice that reminds you of a slow simmer on a hot Southern night, McKenzie now fronts the McKenzie Butler Band currently touring the Southeast. Her music swings from rock to blues but the MBB will keep fans on their feet! Click on her picture above to follow her on Facebook and take a look at her upcoming performance schedule.

McKenzie Butler began her love of music on a back porch in the same Mississippi town that launched Elvis. With a sultry voice that reminds you of a slow simmer on a hot Southern night, McKenzie now fronts the McKenzie Butler Band currently touring the Southeast. Her music swings from rock to blues but the MBB will keep fans on their feet! Click on her picture above to follow her on Facebook and take a look at her upcoming performance schedule.

David Myles

Nattily dressed in a suit and tie, wearing his trademark specs, he looks like Buddy Holly transposed to an after-hours supper club. But Myles’s music conveys a populist appeal that leaves no one lacking. – No Depression. Click David Myles’ picture above to get more information about his schedule.

Nattily dressed in a suit and tie, wearing his trademark specs, he looks like Buddy Holly transposed to an after-hours supper club. But Myles’s music conveys a populist appeal that leaves no one lacking. – No Depression. Click David Myles’ picture above to get more information about his schedule.