Weymouth Center’s popular music event returns this spring with The Best of the Pines, a family-friendly concert on the lawn featuring four of the most popular local musical acts, food trucks, beverage vendors and new this year, pop-up shopping.
After a year hiatus, this popular fundraiser is back by popular demand. Sponsored by the Weymouth Young Affiliates, the concert is Sunday, March 25 from 4-8: 30 pm and celebrates the talents of the local community.
“Sounds on the Grounds is an exciting family-friendly musical event that helps raise funds for the historic grounds and home, supports the local community, and brings a melting pot of demographics to Weymouth Center,” shares Morgan Hawk the event chair.
Hawk believes the public is excited because “it gives a sense of community. Coming together to have fun and support our town feels good!” Held on the lawn at Weymouth, the beautiful grounds offer the perfect setting for people to enjoy the music on blankets and in lounge chairs, children to play, people to dance and to purchase dinner and drinks. This year local shops and artisans will offer merchandise for sale as well.
The 4pm-8:30 pm event includes Momma Molasses playing with James Villone and Evan Campfield, 80’s Unplugged, Whiskey Pines and Becca Rae as the musical entertainment. Food and beverage vendors include Kona Ice, Wildfire Pizza, Swank Coffee Camper, The Market Place, Southern Pines Brewery, One Nine Drive and Weymouth Center. Pop-up shopping is offered by Kataphora Boutique, Swank, Retro Salon and Wine Bar, Bonita’s Silks and Level and Plumb Photography. This event is sponsored in part by Ward Productions.
Kasey Dixon, a Young Affiliate working on the fundraiser shares, “I am excited for Sounds on the Grounds, not only because it is a such a fun event, but also because it helps support the Weymouth Center. It is always great to have fun for a cause. It is such a beautiful property, who wouldn’t want to enjoy good music and food while enjoying the scenery?”
The historic Weymouth property is a not-for-profit which opens its grounds to the public and is used by many as a park. The Boyd House is on the National Historic Register and the Friends of Weymouth, Inc. offer a broad variety of programs within the arts and humanities, musical concerts and special events throughout the year.
Hawk stresses, “this is FUNdraiser! This special property is expensive to maintain, and we do not receive support through the state. So, come out, have fun and know it is all for a great cause!”
Tickets are available at the gate, $10 members, $15 nonmembers, children under 10 are free with adult admission. Coolers are not allowed.
For more information call 910.692.6261 and look on www.weymouthcenter.org and social media. Located at 555 East Connecticut Avenue, Southern Pines, Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and home to the NC Literary Hall of Fame.
March Sounds on the Grounds Featuring the Best of The Pines!
Sunday, March 25 4pm-8:30pm
Family-friendly fundraiser supporting the beautiful grounds, historic buildings, and wonderful community programs of Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities non-profit!
- Momma Molasses playing with James Villone and Evan Campfield on Bass
- 80’s Unplugged
- Whiskey Pines
- Becca Rae
Food and Beverage:
- Kona Ice
- Wildfire Wood Fired Pizza
- Swank Coffee Camper
- Southern Pines Brewery
- Wine (through Weymouth)
Tickets: $10 members $15 non-members at the gate
Children under 10 free when accompanied by adult
Hosted by Weymouth Young Affiliates