Cooleemee Music Scene

The Piedmont section of North Carolina is home to a variety of live music traditions that date back before the Civil War, even to frontier days.

Here old-time string bands, bluegrass, and gospel traditions dominate. Our local musicians are a great cultural asset.

They often play at community events but are also available for private parties and gatherings.

Feel free to contact any of these bands to find out when and where they’ll be playing…

Mona Jo Canupp – outstanding banjo picker. She plays with “Carolina Rose & the Bluegrass Girls” on the road. Locally she performs with “MJ & Friends” band as well as “Third Creek Station” which plays in Cleveland, NC on Tuesdays nights at CJ’s BBQ off Hwy 70 behind the Freightliner plant. Contact her by phone at (336) 284-2959 or email her at

Selenea Barker – Renowned local gospel soloist plays many church and community events, stirring them with her amazing, soulful voice. She sings with the Refuge Community Church choir. Contact her at (336) 624-7034 in the evenings after work hours.

Sheffield Music Hall – Saturday nights bluegrass, gospel and old-time music at 7:30 pm. Located on Sheffield Road north of Mocksville, NC. Call Joanne Renegar for more info: (336) 546-3099