Hughes and Gleaves Take Stage at Summer Sertoma Series
- Tyler Hughes and Sam Gleaves bring a mix of old time country and newly-written songs of the Appalachian Mountains to second summer Sertoma Series concert.
- This is the duo’s first appearance in Cary.
- Concert is free and takes place at Fred G. Bond Metro Park’s Sertoma Amphitheatre.
Cary, N.C. – On June 10, Tyler Hughes and Sam Gleaves take center stage for the second of four offerings in the Summer Sertoma Series, a free, seasonal concert series held every second Saturday through August. Hughes and Gleaves boast a set list featuring old time country music and newly-written songs from the Appalachian Mountains. The concert begins at 7 p.m. and is located at the Sertoma Amphitheatre at Bond Park, 801 High House Road.
“For the second Sertoma Series concert, we’ve once again picked a high-caliber newcomer to the Town of Cary. Tyler Hughes and Sam Gleaves bring a slice of Appalachia to the Town to put on a show that will delight all ages,” said Ryan O’Quinn, program specialist for outdoor arts events.
Their programs feature fiddle and banjo hoedowns, close mountain harmonies, stories of all kind, Carter Family-inspired autoharp and guitar, country gospel songs, lonesome ballads and flatfoot dancing. As a duo, Gleaves and Hughes also perform contemporary songs that tell stories from today’s Appalachia. The duo’s first album, produced by respected folk musician Cathy Fink, is scheduled for release June 16. Gleaves’ solo album, Ain’t We Brothers, was featured on NPR, No Depression and The Bluegrass Situation.
Upcoming Sertoma Series concerts include:
Al Strong, July 8
Trumpet player Al Strong is well known in the Triangle's growing jazz scene. He is a gifted musician who released his debut album, LoveStrong Vol. 1, last year. Strong has had the pleasure of performing for artists such as Brandford Marsalis, Aretha Franklin, Clay Aiken, and Linda Eder.
Jonathan Byrd & The Pickup Cowboy, Aug. 12
Jonathan Byrd & The Pickup Cowboy are musical gunslingers, vaudevillian hucksters, and old-fashioned tent revivalists. Between heartbreaking ballads and rousing sing-alongs, the Cowboys entertain and get audiences involved in the show.
The Town welcomes picnics without alcohol, leashed pets, and chairs and blankets. Parking is available at the Kiwanis Shelter and boathouse parking lots. All Sertoma Series shows occur rain or shine; in the event of rain, the concerts move to the Kiwanis Shelter also in Bond Park. Concert goers can visit www.townofcary.org/rainout for the latest programming information.
The summer Sertoma Series is co-sponsored by Pinecone, the Piedmont Council of Traditional Music. For more, visit Recreation and Enjoyment at www.townofcary.org or call (919) 469-4061. And for more fun in Cary, follow the Town on Twitter @TOC_Fun and search our calendar at www.townofcary.org
Ryan O’Quinn, Program Specialist - Outdoor Arts Events, (919) 319-4560
Carrie Roman, Public Information Specialist, (919) 481-5091
Deanna Hawkes, Deputy Public Information Officer, (919) 380-4240