- $12 for one ticket to Sounds on Steele (up to $20 value)
- When: Saturday, Septmber 12, at 10 a.m.
- Where: Performances will take place on two outdoor stages in downtown Sanford.
- General admission. Lawn chairs and blankets welcome.
- Door time: 10 a.m.
Sounds on Steele
- Rodney Dillard & the Dillards: If the Dillards look familiar, there’s a reason. Fronted by two-time Grammy nominee Rodney Dillard, the whole clan is beloved to classic-TV fans as The Darlings, the bluegrass band from The Andy Griffith Show. If that’s not enough, Dillard was a pioneer of the electrified bluegrass sound, setting the stage for little-known artists such as the Eagles and The Byrds.
- Sweet Potato Pie: this all-female band—sometimes called ‘the sweethearts of bluegrass’—is known for their traditional instrumentation and drum-tight harmonies
- Tommy Edwards & the Bluegrass Experience: Edwards, the host of Life 103.1’s Bluegrass Saturday Night, doesn’t only use his pipes on the radio. As the frontman for the Bluegrass Experience, he also sings and plays lead guitar.
- Also appearing: Samantha Casey & the Bluegrass Jam | Sideline | Three Jack Jenny | Faith Bardill & the Black Row Saints | Josh Phillips | Britton Buchanan | Nakia Latrelle & Track VII | Gary Mitchell: Music with a Message | Rob Matthews | Sarah Kaboom | Sevryn Schaller.
Built in 1925, the Temple Theatre first served as a vaudeville venue, later becoming a host for road shows, burlesque, and movies. However, the theatre closed in 1965, and would be subjected to disrepair, vandalism, and skeleton xylophone recitals for more than 15 years. A 1981 restoration project returned the theatre to its former glory. Today, seated under the gilded chandelier and wooden trim, theatergoers lose themselves in the thoughtful dramas enacted upon the stage.