September Music at the SO

Entertainment at Saluda Outfitters’ free outdoor music venue continues through September from 4-7 p.m. each Saturday.

  • Sept. 2 | The Basement Bunch from Tryon is new to the SO stage. The Basement Bunch is an eight-piece band that plays what they call “substantial rock ’n’ roll” that includes classic rock from the 50s, 60s and 70s, plus a few surprises thrown in. Bring your dancing shoes.
  • Sept. 9 | The duo of Bill Loftus and Ellen Trnka will perform some foot tapping blues, Americana and rock. Both veteran performers, Trnka is a talented vocalist who spent most of her career in NYC before moving to WNC in 2002. Loftus, on guitar and harmonica, hails from Chicago and resides in Flat Rock after moving back to the area from Atlanta about a year ago.
  • Sept. 16 | The Basement Bunch from Tryon will return with its exceptional group of musicians to bring some energetic dance music to the show.
  • Sept. 23 | Second Souls will return to the SO stage with its revolving group of area musicians. Headed by Steve Prickelmyer of Greenville, S.C., the group includes Saluda percussionist Mark Lauer, guitarist Bill Loftus of Flat Rock and other regional musicians.
  • Sept. 30 | Padenrich Station brings some great Indie Folk and Americana music to the stage featuring recording artists Marie Diffee Wright and Jamie Hill of Anderson, S.C. The duo switches between guitar, mandolin, and trumpet, to bring a “mellow vibe and intimacy to their live shows that relax the souls of their audience.”

Craft beers that now include the popular Sierra Nevada brand, red and white wines, organic snacks and sandwiches are available at each music event where patrons can enjoy relaxing at a picnic table or bring their own foldup chair. There is never a cover charge at these child and dog friendly outdoor events.


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