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Arts & Entertainment Old time music on the square in downtown Franklin

The Brevard-based Hogtown Squealers Band will present a concert of traditional string band music and more on Sunday, May 22, at 4 p.m., on Franklin’s Town Square Gazebo.

Over their 20-year collaboration, the Squealers have incorporated honky-tonk, ragtime, and other traditions into their lively music, sharing an approach to their craft reminiscent of the early Red Clay Ramblers and other greats of recorded Southern string band music.

Band members are fiddler Tom Anderson, guitarist Rob Olrech, accordionist John Von Stein, mandolinist Gary Wells, and a guest bassist.

Attendees should bring a lawn chair. The gazebo is on the corner of Main and Iotla Streets, across from the Macon County Courthouse in downtown Franklin.

In case of rain, the program will be held in Tartan Hall at First Presbyterian Church, one block from Town Square.

This event is sponsored by the Arts Council of Macon County, with support from the Grassroots Arts Program of the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources. It is the first of a series of Sundays on the Square.

On Sunday afternoon, June 5, Anne and Rob Lough will perform a program of American folk songs and Appalachian music.

For more information contact the Arts Council, www.artscouncilofmacon.org or (828)524-7683.


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