Experience three days of bluegrass, Americana and folk music at the 18th annual Florence Winter Music Festival, "The Coast's Best Music and Arts Festival." In addition to music, the festival has local food, libations and workshops for the musically inclined. The Florence Winter Music Festival is held in conjunction with the Florence Regional Arts Alliance's Winter Arts Festival, an annual event that brings local and regional artists to the Florence Events Center to show off their latest creations.
The festival kicks off with a bluegrass lineup on Friday night, where John Reischman and the Jaybirds will open, followed by headliners the Kathy Kallick Band. Circus No. 9 will play a community concert.
Saturday is Americana day featuring festival headliner Livingston Taylor, who for over 50 years has blended genres including folk, pop, gospel and jazz, performing everything from "upbeat storytelling and touching ballads to full orchestra performances." Afternoon performers on Saturday are Mr & Mrs Something, Jim Hurst and the Greg Blake Band. Circus No. 9 will again perform at 7 p.m. before Taylor takes the stage at 8:30 p.m.
Friday is focuses on folk music, which showcases singer-songwriter Tyler Stenson and the True North Duo.