Saturday, May 7, 2022 from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Live Music Vendors Beer Garden Food Trucks Kids Activities
INVITE YOUR FRIENDS
Are you as excited as we are for a street festival, craft brew beer garden, and live music from regional artists? RSVP to our event on Facebook and invite your friends for this awesome WNC event!
BECOME A SPONSOR
We’re so grateful for your support of the second annual Murphy Spring Festival! Click the button below to find out more about our sponsorship opportunities for this year’s event.
GET YOUR CRAFT BREW ON IN WNC
Stop by our Beer Garden beside the main stage and enjoy locally and regionally produced small batch craft brews and wines. Several breweries joining us are classified as WNC “microbreweries”, meaning they only produce blends in one or a few barrels at a time. We thank McNabb Properties for their continued Sponsorship of the Beer Garden!
WHO’S TAKING THE MAIN STAGE?
Enjoy live on-stage performances by local musicians playing several different genres from Americana, Country, Rock, 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 Rob Leines headlining.
Long before he paid tribute to the touring lifestyle with albums like 2021’s Blood Sweat and Beers, Leines crisscrossed the country as a child. The son of a military man, he was born in Georgia and spent time in both Utah and California before returning to the motherland, where he graduated high school and began working as a whitewater raft guide. Leines loved the South — its waterways, mountains, and great outdoors — and although he’d eventually move back to California, those southern roots would always play a role in his music.
“A lot of these songs are about blue-collar pride,” he says. “They’re about the workingman’s experience. I’m trying paint a picture of what it’s like on the road, and what it’s like in the South. My roots are still very much tied to the area, and you can hear that in the sound.”
Steven Phillips & Midnight Express
Steven Phillips and the Midnight Express is a group of musicians that have come together and formed one of the best country/southern rock bands you’ve heard in a long time featuring a wide variety of original songs including “Lightning Road” and “Brayton Mountain” which are getting high ratings.
They have worked with Shooter Jennings and opened for Edwin McCain, Aaron Tippin, Paul Thorn, Kentucky Head Hunters , Love and Theft, Waymore’s Outlaws, Diamond Rio, Confederate Railroad, Lee Greenwood, Matt Stillwell and many more.
Troy Underwood is a local favorite. Bringing Soul and Blues to the stage with a voice that makes you stop and listen. A regular traveling troubador Troy has performed far in wide to audiences of all sizes and still manages to make the crowd feel intimate when he takes the stage.
The High Strangeness is an eclectic fusion of music genres, with roots in Folk Rock, Punk and Metal. Based out of Murphy, NC, The High Strangeness and their sound have developed and grown in popularity since 2021. Influenced by the community, culture, and sounds of their hometown, they perform music that speaks to fans across the musical spectrum. Their signature style has become synonymous with a diverse collection of melodies and compositions. The High Strangeness is on the rise, and nothing can stop them from achieving the success they work so hard for.
We are a High energy Soul, R&B & Blues band.
In 1959, the good Lord graced the land when in Wicksburg, Alabama, a soul was born… a soul as Sweet as a sugah cube! Fast Forward: the year is 2019. That same soul is alive and well gracing us all with a fiery brand of smoky, sweet, music!
We can be found in Cherokee located deep in the Great Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina; home of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.
Dottie is a Rock/Reggae band from Brasstown NC. The band is named after the tame deer that lives near their recording studio and serves as their mascot. This group of local boys brings rare talent and crowd pleasing entertainment to the stage.
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE…
While enjoying our local musical talent, stop by our 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, stop by one of the many locally owned independent restaurants along Tennessee Street, Valley River Avenue, and the surrounding areas.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
This year’s event will be teeming with interesting and unique vendors, food trucks, kid’s activities! Come on out and enjoy the warm spring air while you listen to live on-stage performances by our amazing artists. While you tap your feet to the beat, come browse our beer garden – where you’ll find many regional craft brews close to the stage. Peruse beautiful handcrafted artwork while enjoying our local cuisine, shops, and hometown hospitality.
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, Soul, R&B, Country, and Rock. There’s sure to be something for everyone to enjoy.
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 on Friday night kicking off the Murphy Art Walk for the season.
There will be plenty of family-friendly activities, vendors, food trucks, and popular music.
This free community event is proudly hosted by the Murphy Business Association, a local nonprofit working to cultivate a vibrant business community by providing opportunities for economic growth and prosperity through collaboration. If you would like to be a part of the work we’re doing, please consider becoming a member of our organization.