Winter is here and it’s not going anywhere for a while. The excitement of the holidays has come and gone. The holiday hangover may be hanging over you, but do know, it doesn’t have to. The winter months may seem dark and drab at times, but it’s nothing that a little musical medicine can’t fix.
Enter Music at the Depot – a new music series brought to you by the same folks who bring you the Blues Out Back Summer Concert Series. However this time, the good folks at the Gaston County Museum are bringing that great acoustic music inside. This time instead of listening to great music on the Museum’s back lawn, they are going to let you experience the music in a more intimate manner – in their newly renovated (train) Depot.
The Depot, built in 1903, was originally the Carolina and Northwestern Train Depot located in Dallas on Main Street, a few blocks south of the museum. It was moved to its current location at 205 West Main Street in 1977 where it was used as an art center. Later, it became the museum’s exhibit design shop and has recently been renovated and renamed the Anne Biggers Furr Learning Station. In addition to music events, The Depot will also host art exhibits, programs, and other museum functions.
But for me, it’s exciting to see music being played in the old train depot. After all, music and trains have always gone hand in hand. Trains have inspired musicians and their music whether it be bluegrass, blues, folk, or country music. Musicians of all styles and sounds have paid homage to the train, and beginning this winter, the Gaston County Museum will return the favor by paying homage to some of the areas most talented musicians by hosting them in this unique venue.
According to Merriam-Webster’s, a train depot is a building for railroad passengers or freight. This winter, the Depot will be open again for business. But this time, it will not be a building for railroad passengers or freight. It will be a building for music lovers who are looking for a one-way ticket to curing their winter blues.
WANT TO GO?
Music at the Depot: The Winter Acoustic Series will take place January through March on the second Friday of each month from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. featuring the following performers:
January 8, 2010 – Scoot Pittman
February 12, 2010 – Chris Cook
March 12, 2010 – Rebecca Rippy
Tickets can be bought in advance for $10 or purchased the day of the show for $13. Purchasing tickets in advance is strongly encouraged since seating is limited. Advance ticket information is available by contacting Jeff Pruett 704.922.7681×105 or by email at email@example.com.
Music at the Depot: Winter Acoustic Series