Emerging Artist Series

Emerging Artists Series

The Emerging Artists Series was born out of a need for the Randolph Arts Guild to highlight and showcase local talent.  We at the RAG want to support local artists in any shape possible to help them gain exposure and popularity.  Emerging Artists concerts will be held one Monday a month at the Sunset Theatre from 6-8 pm.  Advanced tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Randolph Arts Guild, Brightside Gallery or at the door.  Please come out and enjoy the talents of our local musicians!


The Brown Mountain Lightning Bugs

Thursday, April 11th From 7-8 pm
Doors open at 6pm for a meet and greet with the band.
Sunset Theater
234 Sunset Ave Asheboro, NC

Advanced Tickets on sale at Morings Fine Crafts and Brightside Gallery

The Brown Mountain Lightning Bugs are a folk(ish)/Americana group hailing from Winston-Salem, NC. Comprised of Zack and Kendra Harding, and Ryan Packett, the band often collaborates with other musicians including Wayne Redden (Log Noggins), and Trevor Walker (Wintervals). Their influences range from Neil Young to Regina Spektor. Blending their unique musical sensibilities, the band seeks to craft an entertaining experience that has a little something for everyone.
Photography: https://www.facebook.com/ChristineRucker.Photography/

Kendra Bragg Harding- vocals, guitar, mandolin, melodica
Kendra began playing guitar and writing songs as a teenager, and cites Jon Foreman and Regina Spektor as two of her biggest influences. She later joined choir and theatre programs at her high school and went on to pursue a bachelor’s degree in music business from Gardner-Webb University and a master’s degree in composition from the UNC School of the Arts.
Kendra believes in the power of music to bring hope, healing, and change and has served her community through AmeriCorps’ ArtistCorps program and as a teaching artist for the Lullaby Project (an outreach program of Carnegie Hall). When she’s not playing or writing music, she can be found making jewelry, playing video games, or hiking the mountains of North Carolina with her husband
Zack and their dogs, Joni and Moon Moon.

Zack Harding- vocals, guitar, mandolin, banjo, harmonica
Zack hails from the mountains of Western North Carolina, began playing music as a teenager, and has played in a variety of bands since. He’s spent countless hours learning instruments, and is a master of switching things up during performance. His influences range from Neil Young and Joni Mitchell, to books he loves, to his personal adventures across the globe.
He also has experience in musical theatre, and worked with Anam Cara Theatre in Asheville, NC from 2013-2014. Zack performed in the Goblin Market musical, acted and performed in the Rope Burn production, and performed in their adaptation of The Baltimore Waltz.
Zack is a writer of everything from speculative fiction to non-fiction, with which he often fills his free time. He’s also an avid gamer and lover of the outdoors and of dogs. Especially dogs.


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Mightier Than Me

Thursday, May 9th From 7-8 pm
Doors open at 6pm for a meet and greet with the band.
Sunset Theater
234 Sunset Ave Asheboro, NC

Advanced Tickets on sale at Morings Fine Crafts and Brightside Gallery

Randy Williams – Lead Vocals/ Rythm Guitar
Wes Frank Norman – Lead Guitar
Abigail Jones – Bass/ Backing Vocals
Charlie Fuson – Drums

Sarah Barker – Keyboard/ Backing VocalsGreensboro band, Mightier Than Me, are coming off of a big 2018. While making a name for themselves in the NC Triad area, the high-energy alternative rock band has built a reputation for catchy songs laced with lush vocals, searing guitar riffs, raw power, and real emotion. Add to that the work ethic of a veteran band, and it suddenly becomes clear why they earned Rock Band of the Year honors at the Carolina Music Awards in 2017.

Randy Williams, Wes Frank Norman, Sarah Barker and Robert Justin Seawell met on the first day of class at Guilford Technical Community College. After the school’s Ensemble audition, the four immediately realized they were on the same musical page and started working on music. They approached drummer Charlie Fuson to finish their lineup. After a couple of writing sessions, they knew that forming a band was the way to go.

Mightier Than Me has caught the attention of media the world over. The band has been featured in entertainment publications such as Yes! Weekly and Everything Music, have performed on Record Greensboro, Jared & Katie in the Morning on WKZL radio, and Time Warner Cable News, and have taken part in dozens of interviews, podcasts, and other multimedia outlets.

The self-titled debut EP of Mightier Than Me has been played internationally, earning two top 5 singles on indie radio stations in Australia and the United Kingdom, as well as regular airplay on stations in the region. “O.L.E.” and “To Be Determined” are set to be classics. Of the latter, Rebecca Cullen of Stereo Stickman says, “This one in particular could easily create a wave through an array of audiences…a definite highlight of the whole release.” Of the EP itself, she writes, “This new project by Mightier Than Me is one that presents listeners with high levels of physical and emotional energy, as well as impressive musical skills, and brilliant songwriting.” Their EP release show, a highly anticipated event, was the first show to ever sell out the concert space at GTCC’s Center for Creative and Performing Arts in High Point. Seats were removed to make room for the crowd of over 200 spectators.

In November 2018, MTM released the music video for “Big As Life,” the first single from the upcoming LP “Information Age”. The pro wrestling themed video, shot at Fire Star Pro Wrestling and featuring NWA Champion The Boogie Woogie Man, was immediately met with thousands of views from every corner of the globe. The second single, “All That’s Left” (release date: March 1, 2019), is the most collaborative song in their growing catalogue.
“Information Age” will hit major music distributors in April 18, 2019.

Keep up to date on all things Mightier Than Me at www.mightierthanme.com.