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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. 



The Honeycutters

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

Five Oaks Clubhouse

8 pm

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

The Honeycutters 

On Saturday, May 10, Forty Acres at the Five Oaks Clubhouse is pleased to present The Honeycutters, fresh from Merlefest, where they have won awards as talented emerging artists.

The Honeycutters are an original country roots band from Asheville, North Carolina. Since 2007 when the group formed, they have been playing music that is consistently as catchy as it is heartfelt. In 2011, 2012, and 2013 they were voted WNC's favorite Americana band in the Mountain Xpress reader's poll. Organically grown around the songs of lead singer Amanda Anne Platt, the band has gained an audience that has stretched far beyond their mountain home to include all corners of the United States.

Amanda Anne Platt has been hailed as "one of the best songwriters coming out of WNC (Western North Carolina) these days" by WNCW music director Martin Anderson; and her voice has been described as "perfectly unadorned" and "recklessly beautiful." In both her simple composition and honest delivery it's easy to hear the inspiration of country legends such as Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, or Loretta Lynn.

The band is frequently mentioned along with the movement to "take country music back to its roots." The Honeycutters are just doing what they know how to do: make music that feels as good to hear as it does to play. Their original brand of Americana has proven equally appealing to both the musician and the music lover; in the country and in the city; and to this generation and to older generations.

Check out their fresh, energetic sounds here

Show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $15, $20 at the door. Hope to see you there!

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.