The following is a list of upcoming events hosted by Mill Mountain Coffee & Tea’s location at 4309 Starkey Road, submitted by Store Manager and Marketing Director Miranda Beck. You can view photos of the upcoming acts in the slideshow above, or in a gallery with captions here.
Friday, May 3
From 8:00 to 10:00 pm on Friday, May 3, The Deer Run Drifters, a stringed quintet from the Floyd, will perform at MMC&T Starkey. The group, all from former bands of different genres, came together mid-2012 to play a more folk/bluegrass/Americana sound. They are currently working on their first album. With the influence of the mountains and the moonshine, this band is not one to miss!
Monday, May 6
From 7:00 to 9:00 pm on Monday, May 6, Flaky Biscuits, an eclectic septet, will perform at MMC&T Starkey. Flaky Biscuits plays an assortment of Celtic, old time, bluegrass, and gospel tunes, plus some songs that don’t fit comfortably into any genre. Featuring Carolyn Day, Jeff Phillips, Luke Poore, Mark Poore, Hannah Robbins and Amy Rockhill on the mandolin, guitar, hammered dulcimer, clawhammer banjo, upright bass, and fiddle.
For more on their music, visit their website at www.flakybiscuits.info.
Friday, May 10
From 7:00 to 9:00 pm on Friday, May 10, acoustic guitarist and singer/songwriter Mike Franke will perform at MMC&T Starkey. Join him for coffee, music, and fun!
Thursday, May 16
From 7:00 to 9:00 pm on Thursday, May 16, the Poorhouse Pepsteppers will perform bluegrass and old-time music at MMC&T Starkey. The Poorhouse Pepsteppers – Russ Harbaugh, Gary Holmgren, and Kevin Roberts on mandolin, banjo, fiddle, and guitar - are a musical trio inspired by the singing and dance tunes of Appalachia.
While primarily a fiddle, banjo, guitar trio, they also play other instruments in various combinations, and feature both individual and harmony vocals. For more on the Poorhouse Pepsteppers or to hear samples of their music, visit www.reverbnation.com/PoorhousePepsteppers. They regularly play on the third Thursday of the month at MMC&T Starkey and also at our Daleville store for the weekly Wednesday night bluegrass jam from 6:30 to 9:00 pm
Friday, May 17
From 8:00 to 10:00 pm on Friday, May 17, KateEvanMusic, duo Jared Minnix and Brittany MacPherson, will perform at MMC&T Starkey. Their sound ranges from violins to acoustic folk. Growing up in Roanoke, VA, they had an instant connection with music that is for sure seen in their live performances
For more about their music, visit www.facebook.com/KateEvanMusic
Thursday, May 23
From 6:30 to 9:30 pm on Thursday, May 23, MMC&T Starkey will host its second-ever Open Mic Night for music, poetry, shadow-dancing, or whatever your (mostly appropriate for everyone) talent is – come and share! Sign-ups will begin at 6:15 pm, and there will be 10-minute time slots open.
For more information on MMC&T events, visit our Facebook Events page at www.facebook.com/MillMountainCoffeeStarkey/events or call the store at (540) 989-5282.