Upcoming Events

BCTMA is based at the historic Turnage Theater at 150 West Main Street, Washington, NC. Most events below will be held there. Check back at this page for other details and upcoming events, and feel free to contact us and get added to the mailing list.


Dave Reynolds & Low Tide String Band

Regional Concert Series

Thursday, September 21, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Free Admission: Donations Accepted

"Amazing Guitars, from Renaissance to Rock" 7:00pm - 7:45pm

Get up close and personal with Dave Reynolds as he performs on an extensive collection of guitars beginning with the renaissance period up through the digital guitars of our 21st century. Dave will also include fun, interesting, and informative facts, and anecdotes that will pleasantly surprise you about the history of the guitar, its performers, builders, patrons, and roles in society.

Low Tide String Band 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Low Tide String Band features Karen Modlin on Banjo, Sam Weatherly on Guitar, and Brad Brechtelsbauer on bass. This acoustic trio plays a lively selection of folk, Americana, and traditional tunes. Their voices and instruments blend together to surely please their audience with some of their favorite songs.


Richie & Rosie

Regional Concert Series

Thursday, September 28, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Free Admission: Donations Accepted

Richie Stearns and Rosie Newton are a dynamic duo performing music rooted in the Americana tradition. Over the past four years they have collaborated in various projects and formed the duo after hours of jamming in Stearns' kitchen, experimenting with traditional and original songs. Richie Stearns and Rosie Newton take the fiddle, banjo combination to new levels as they continue to expand the boundaries of this tradition.  

Richie Stearns is a legendary banjo player and singer, and has led bands including The Horse Flies, and Donna the Buffalo. He has also played with countless others, and tours with Natalie Merchant. He is steeped in the traditions of American old-time music, Appalachian folk, blues, African, rock, and country music.  Rosie Newton is a talented fiddler and singer. She has toured with The Duhks, Louisiana legend Preston Frank, Red Dog RunThe Evil City Stringband, Home Remedy,  The Pearly Snaps and occasionally celtic all-star band Ferintosh. She has also made a career in teaching at various music camps across the country.



Weekly Jams @ The TurnageBCTMA jam
Thursday Nights
Featuring the Thursday Night Jam Group
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday Mornings
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free Admission

We are now holding our Thursday Night (6:30-8:30) and Saturday Morning (10:00-1:00) Jam Sessions at the Turnage Theater, 150 W. Main Street, Washington. Stop by to play or listen. These jams are great fun, free, and open to musicians of all skill levels.

Check the BCTMA Events calendar for specific dates and locations.