Live performances during two-day festival Oct. 12 & 13

BELMONT, N.C. – Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden’s Lost Hollow Music Fest Fall 2019 on Oct. 12 & 13 will feature six bluegrass inspired performances by musicians including Darin & Brooke Aldridge, David Holt & Josh Goforth, Chatham Rabbits, Stepside Deluxe and more. The event is an annual celebration of music that brings together local, regional and national artists in the most unique performance venue around.

The festival will kick off on Saturday, Oct. 12 with Province of Thieves at 12 p.m. followed by Stepside Deluxe at 2 p.m. and headliners David Holt & Josh Goforth at 4 p.m. The festival continues on Sunday, Oct. 13 with Tom Eure & Amelia Osborne at 12 p.m., Chatham Rabbits at 2 p.m. and Darin & Brooke Aldridge at 4 p.m. In addition to this fantastic lineup of top-notch performers and family fun, enjoy a bite from food trucks, beverages in the Beer Garden, the Garden scenery and more.

The Garden is also hosting a Fall Plant Sale on Oct. 12 where visitors can discover plants for their own home gardens. Horticulture staff will be available to answer questions and help guests make the best selections.

The Garden is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The festival is free with general Garden admission. In celebration of the Garden’s 20th anniversary in October, we offering “retro” admission pricing October 5th through 13th at $8/adult, $7/senior and $4/child 2 through 12. Members continue to receive free daytime admission. Tickets are available in advance online at or at the door. Amphitheater seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Lawn seating is also available and guests are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket. Lost Hollow Music Fest Fall 2019 is sponsored by WNCW 88.7 and Our State Magazine. Learn more and purchase tickets at

Entertainment Featured During Lost Hollow Music Fest Fall 2019

Saturday, Oct. 12 at 12 p.m. – Province of Thieves

The 2018 winner of the Carolina Music Award for Bluegrass and Folk hails from Indian Trail. Province of Thieves is an all-acoustic quartet featuring guitar, mandolin, ukulele, upright bass and percussion. But what really sets these guys apart are their powerful vocal harmonies, reminiscent of Crosby Still and Nash or the Eagles with influences spanning folk rock, bluegrass, beach music and 80’s pop.

Saturday, Oct. 12 at 2 p.m. – Stepside Deluxe

Stepside Deluxe has forged a creative path in music stemming from their influences of Roots, Rockabilly and the Honky-Tonk twang of Bakersfield, California, also known as Nashville West. Comprised of frontman Bil Jones, bassist Jim Potter and guitarist Tony Rogers these musicians are at the core of the talented band of brothers who are dedicated to the traditions of honest country music.

Saturday, Oct. 12 at 4 p.m. – David Holt & Josh Goforth

Recognized as the host of the State of Music and other PBS shows, David Holt and acoustic music star Josh Goforth join together to bring the joy and spirit of old time mountain music and stories to life. They combine the virtuosic sounds of guitar, banjo, fiddle, slide guitar and mandolin with a world of exciting rhythm instruments. Josh is descended from many of the old-timers David learned from in the late 1960s in Lonesome Mountain, NC.

Sunday, Oct. 13 at 12 p.m. – Tom Eure & Amelia Osborne

Tom Eure is a singer/songwriter offering up a robust, heartfelt fusion of Folk, Celtic, and Appalachian influences. He has performed at top venues including The Blue Bird Cafe in Nashville and CBGB’s Gallery in New York City, as well as theaters, festivals and Highland Games throughout the United States. Now he brings his act to the Lost Hollow Theatre with his new partner, Amelia Osborne.

Sunday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. – Chatham Rabbits

Husband and wife team Sarah and Austin McCombie are taking the NC music scene by storm since leaving their corporate careers to perform full time, Sarah on banjo and Austin playing guitar. Together they create an inspirational performance you won’t want to miss.

Sunday, Oct. 13 at 4 p.m. – Darin & Brooke Aldridge

Husband and wife duo Darin & Brooke Aldridge draw on the traditions of their native North Carolina, the savvy of a young, gifted band and their own dedication to ingenuity to create an incredible live performance. The duo has placed several tracks at the top of the charts on Americana/Roots, SiriusXM, Bluegrass and Gospel charts. They have received multiple nominations from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) where Brooke is the reigning Female Vocalist of the Year, the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPGBMA) and Inspirational Country Music (ICM).