Cradle of Forestry kicks off summer series

Laura Boosinger will begin the 2011 Songcatchers Music series at the Cradle of Forestry at 6 p.m. on July 3. Also performing will be the local old-time music trio Galloway, Gordon and Hudson.

Boosinger’s music focuses on the interpretation of traditional music from the southern mountains. She plays banjo, guitar, dulcimer and autoharp.

The Songcatchers Music Series continues with the Crooked Pine Band on July 10, Sparky and Rhonda on July 17, Josh Goforth on July 24 and Don Pedi and Bruce Greene on July 31. Admission for all shows is $6 ages 16 and older, and $3 for 15 and under and America the Beautiful and Golden Age pass holders. The Cradle of Forestry is located on U.S. 276 in the Pisgah National Forest, six miles north of Looking Glass Falls and four miles south of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Attendees can bring picnics, chairs, and blankets for use on the grass. Concert-goers can arrive early and view indoor and outdoor exhibits, two interpretive trails and the Cradle of Forestry’s gift shop

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