Yee-Haw Brewing Company presents a Full Moon Pickin' Party: a family-friendly bluegrass concert under a full moon, live from the Museum of Appalachia outdoor stage. In addition to live music, the event will feature food trucks, demonstrations from Appalachian artisans, and more.
Friday, September 29 - Authentic Unlimited and Matt Foster
6:00 p.m. - Doors Open
6:30 p.m. - Matt Foster
7:30 p.m. - Authentic Unlimited
*This is an all-ages show. Adults 21 and older must show a valid I.D. to purchase beer.
Please bring your own chairs. Coolers are not allowed. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the event.
Being one of the hottest and freshest additions to American Bluegrass, Authentic Unlimited Band offers a powerful and energetic approach to every performance, complete with a combination of crafted skill, talent and years of experience. Each time AU hits the stage, they give a genuine East Tennessee feel to this beloved musical genre. Jerry Cole, Eli Johnston and Stephen Burwell were members of Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver until Lawson announced his retirement. With Lawson’s blessing and guidance, the three decided to pick up the torch and carry it forward. The roster was made complete with the addition of sensational vocalist, John Meador and mandolin extraordinaire, Jesse Brock.
Bragging several IBMA awards, Authentic Unlimited is unique in the fact that the members write, record and produce their own music, which makes each performance crisp, professional and entertaining.
Knoxville-based banjo and guitar songster, Matt A. Foster brings audiences Appalachian-tinged renditions of various songs and ballads in between country blues-fused originals. He is an entertainer for both the young and old.
His debut album, "Hills of Mexico", is like a porch visit with someone who makes you smile while lamenting the death of his friends. It’s four timeless American songs plaited with seven originals that nod to the tradition of dance tunes with serious subjects. Foster plays a fretless mountain banjo, harmonica, and the sole of his boot. It's live, simple, and earnest.