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BECOME A SPONSOR

We’re so excited to see you at the second annual Murphy Spring Festival! We’ll share sponsorship forms in the coming months. Until then, feel free to get in touch by clicking the button below.

MAY 4, 2019

Join us on Saturday, rain or shine, from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm.

DOWNTOWN MURPHY

Tennessee Street will be closed during the day for the fun!

FREE ADMISSION

Including free parking and transportation services.

BEER GARDEN

Featuring local and regional brewers and winemakers.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Come on out and enjoy the warm spring air while you listen to live on-stage performances by our amazing local talent. While you tap your feet to the beat, come browse our beer garden – you’ll find many unique craft brews in our roped-off area close to the stage. Peruse beautiful handcrafted artwork and browse our car show while enjoying our local cuisine, restaurants throughout downtown Murphy will be joining in the celebration.

LIVE MUSIC

The Murphy Spring Festival is proud to host several local artists performing on a professional stage. With performances featuring music genres such as Americana, Blues, Country, Rock, Reggae, there’s sure to be something for everyone to enjoy.

LOCAL ARTISTS

This coming year the Murphy Spring Festival will be in conjunction with the First Friday of Art Walk, which will be held the night before the festival. Many local and regional artists will be showcasing their art both on Friday night and Saturday, during the festival.

FAMILY FUN

There will be plenty of family-friendly activities, including educational booths, art murals, and even an afternoon car show! CarQuest of Murphy will be presenting awards for best in show.

Note to Car Show Participants: Please register at the Command Station (Airstream) at the entryway from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on May 5. There will be no admittance after 10:30 a.m.

WHO’S TAKING THE MAIN STAGE?

Enjoy live on-stage performances by local musicians playing several different genres from Americana, Country, Rock, Reggae, and Blues. This past year’s lineup is well known for writing their own songs, performing with a range of instruments from acoustic instruments to a full electric band. Music sets will be playing back to back throughout the day, with Wyatt Espalin & Friends headlining.

WYATT ESPALIN & FRIENDS

Entertaining audiences in his hometown of Hiawassee, Georgia as early as age eleven, Wyatt’s passion for music was obvious, even from the barn room stage built by his grandfather. While working as a raft guide and caring for his ailing grandfather, Wyatt began writing the songs for his debut album The Pardon. His music combines electric guitar with traditionally bluegrass roots, leading to a noticeably unique sound.

Proudly sponsored by Interstate Welding & Steel Supply, Inc. for the 2018 Murphy Spring Festival.

SCOTT STAMBAUGH & THE FRIENDLIES

Either on stage with his backing band The Friendlies, or performing solo in a more intimate setting, Scott James Stambaugh will leave a mark. For some it’s the good-natured humor he brings to every performance, and for others it’s the heartache and beauty of his more serious-minded material that sticks. Few who listen, however, will leave untouched. Having always had great fortune in collaborators, Stambaugh is honored to be joined by Colby Beck (percussion), Tom Pelczynski (keyboards), and Hal Roddy (bass), collectively known as The Friendlies.

GNARLY FINGERS

Gnarly Fingers is a five piece acoustic band that specializes in three part harmony. “The Gnarlies,” as they’re known to their fans, have been pleasing audiences in North Georgia and western North Carolina for almost ten years. They cover The Eagles, Tom Waits, and Butch Hancock, in addition to their original music.

DOTTIE

The band is named after the tame deer that lives near their recording studio and serves as their mascot.

Proudly sponsored by Blue Moon Elise for the 2018 Murphy Spring Festival.

ANDREW CHASTAIN

Growing up in the small town of Murphy, located in the Appalachian mountains of Western North Carolina, Andrew developed an interest in music at an early age. He would later go on to sing on the local radio station, WKRK, during Sunday morning preaching. After the release of their first EP in April 2016, the band kept momentum going by playing gigs in North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and touring in Florida.  The band is currently working on new material and gearing up for new stages and new songs!

Proudly sponsored by Stricker Law Firm for the 2018 Murphy Spring Festival.

HEIDI HOLTON

Holton began young, leaving western North Carolina to play in rock bands in Athens, GA and New Orleans, before the blues called and she answered. Having studied under the great Jorma Kaukonen and then disappearing to Alaska’s arctic interior to perfect her craft, her blues chops have come honestly: She is no poser. She is no tourist. Heidi Holton is the real deal, delivering traditional finger-style blues with a twist, blending the old and new into a saucy gumbo that is as riveting as it is charming.

Proudly sponsored by Movie Time Murphy for the 2018 Murphy Spring Festival.

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE…

While enjoying our local musical talent, stop by our roped-off Beer Garden and sample small batch craft brews from local and regional breweries. As you stroll down Tennessee Street, be sure to look out for live demonstrations from local artists and vendors. When you get hungry, try out one of Red Brick Deli‘s famous overstuffed sandwiches, grab a delicious slice of pizza from Downtown Pizza, a mouthwatering appetizer from Bistro 29, pretzels and from-scratch beer cheese from The Parson’s Pub, a local brew from Valley River Brewery, or grab a coffee (or wine!) from The Daily Grind and Wine.

LOCAL EATS

delicious dishes and desserts

LOCAL CRAFT BREWS

small batch and handmade

ARTIST DEMOS

in person hand crafting

THANK YOU TO OUR 2018 SPONSORS!

MAIN STAGE

Erlanger Murphy Medical Center

Red Brick Deli, Downtown Pizza, Valley River Brewery, Bistro 29, The Daily Grind and Wine, and The Parson’s Pub

MUSICIANS

Wyatt Espalin & Friends sponsored by Interstate Welding & Steel Supply, Inc.

DOTTIE sponsored by Blue Moon Elise

Andrew Chastain sponsored by Stricker Law Firm

Heidi Holton sponsored by Movie Time Murphy

VOLUNTEER TEAM

T-shirts provided by Peachtree Dental, Moment Imagery LLC, Wilson’s Supply, Charlie Spence, Gould Painting, and Clearly Clean NC

Special thanks to our events committee and coordinators, as well as our entire volunteer team

RECYCLABLE SHOPPING BAGS

United Community Bank

Pinch!, Entegra Bank, Peachtree Dental, In With the Old, Black and White Market, and Dex Hubbard Sr. Realty

WATER BOTTLES

Nantahala Bank

RESTROOMS

ReMax The Poltrock Team, The Counter Collective, ROTOR Consulting, and Green Paws

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