Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s J.E. Broyhill Civic Center will present the 21st annual Traditional Musicians Showcase on Saturday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. The theme for this year’s event is “From the Hollows to the Honky-Tonks.”

Designed to highlight the achievements of local musicians, the series has presented more than 200 musicians since it’s first show in 1998.

Local band Strictly Clean and Decent featuring Patrick Crouch, Kay Crouch and Ron Shuffler will once again host the event. According to Patrick Crouch, the goal of the showcase is to “increase awareness of live music as an important cultural resource.”

Performers of all ages, representing an array of musical styles, will be performing at this year’s showcase including Blackberry Jam, Will Knight, Home Brewed, Opal Moon, JJ Hipps, Andy Trivette and Hannah Grace.


Nancy Posey returns from Nashville to serve as emcee for the showcase. A poet, blogger, and songwriter, she is a great supporter live music and musicians.

The Civic Center will also host a “Dinner and a Show” in conjunction with the showcase. Entrée choices include roast pork loin and NC trout. The meal will be served at 5:30 p.m. at the Civic Center, prior to the 7:30 p.m. show. Cost for the dinner is $15 per person. (Price includes tax.)

Single tickets for the Traditional Musicians Showcase are $11 and tax is included. Child/student tickets are also available.

For tickets, call the Civic Center box office at (828) 726-2407 or visit