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Forty Acres is a celebration of roots music. We are a non-profit tax-exempt organization located in the Triangle (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill) area of North Carolina. We sponsor house concerts and other small venue concerts featuring up and coming artists and artists with a growing following. We also sponsor music/dance events.

You can find directions to our usual venues here.

If you love unique music in intimate settings and would like to be alerted to our upcoming shows and events, please join the Forty Acres e-mail list.

Past shows include Carolina Chocolate Drops , Chris Smither, David Olney, Stacey Earle & Mark Stuart, Jim Lauderdale, John Cowan, Mollie O'Brien & Richard Moore, Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion, Slaid Cleaves, The Waybacks, Tony Williamson, Tift Merritt and many other fine artists and bands.

A listing of our upcoming concerts and other events is below. For more information, click on the artist name or picture. Tickets for events are available on a first come, first served basis.

We use an email reservation system and take money at the door. Please leave us a message at: tickets@fortyacres.org letting us know what concert you need tickets for and how many you need. 

 

 

Chris Smither

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

Five Oaks Clubhouse

8 pm

Tickets:
$25 advance
$25 at the door On Sale Now!

Chris Smither 

On Sunday, November 9th, at 8 p.m., Forty Acres is pleased to present another show with Chris Smither.

Chris is an acclaimed acoustic roots singer-songwriter whose career spans four decades, thirteen albums, and three DVDs. His most recent CD is Still on the Levee. His songs have appeared in various movies and television shows and have been covered by Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris and Diana Krall, among others.

He has two other recent releases, the live compilation Lost and Found, and the EP of rock and roll classics What I Learned in School, that are only available online and at his live shows.

How do you describe brilliance? Let's start here: "Chris Smither's Still On The Levee is one of the most beautiful records you will hear this year (and possibly even next year, too). The songwriting is near-perfect, the performances stellar, the musicianship without peer. The stories will touch your heart (when they're not stimulating other parts of your body). The groove will make you want to dance (when it doesn't make you want to sit down and cry)."
The Blues Situation

Tickets are $25 in advance or at the door, but this show always sells out, so go ahead reserve your seats now.

Tickets are also on sale for:
Saturday, November 15 - Underhill Rose

Doors open at 7:30 and the show will start at 8 PM.

You may wish to bring a cooler with your favorite beverage and lots of cash to load up on great CDs.

Be sure to reserve your seats soon, $25 per person, by visiting our Brown Paper Tickets page.

To purchase tickets in advance:
please visit our Brown Paper Tickets page for this event.

Five Oaks Clubhouse is located midway between Durham and Chapel Hill.

Underhill Rose 

Underhill Rose

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Five Oaks Clubhouse

8 pm

Tickets:
$15 advance
$20 at the door On Sale Now!

“One of the most promising rootsy women artists in the Americana scene.”
–No Depression

On Saturday, November 15, Forty Acres is pleased to welcome Underhill Rose to the Five Oaks stage.

Harmonies. Soul-touching lyrics. Eye-catching stage presence. Underhill Rose has put its talents to work to become synonymous with beautiful music, charming personalities and, recently, increased momentum.

With Eleanor playing her distinctive claw-hammer style on a Deering banjo along with harmonica, Molly Rose on guitar and Salley plucking the upright bass, the trio has carved out a place in the Americana scene with songs that run the gamut from heart wrenching to sassy and playful to thought-provoking. Eleanor’s salty blues-inspired voice and Molly Rose’s soaring range lead the group in tandem with Salley’s country twang to create three-part harmony music that is real and inspired, and rooted in everything life has thrown at Asheville, North Carolina’s pre-eminent female trinity.

Check out this recent video.

If you enjoyed our shows with Tres Chicas or, more recently, the Honeycutters, you will love the sweet, soulful sound of Underhill Rose. Show start at 8 pm. Advance tickets are $15, $20 at the door, plus tax.

To purchase tickets in advance:
please visit our Brown Paper Tickets page for this event.

Five Oaks Clubhouse is located midway between Durham and Chapel Hill.

Send your request to tickets@fortyacres.org, and we will respond with pre-payment instructions, directions, and all else that you need to know.