The weather is sure to be turning colder, but that won’t be slowing down the January events and activities in the Rock Hill area. These two concerts and one very special event will keep you occupied as winter comes on strong. You’ll have plenty of time to collect yourself after the hectic bustle of the holiday season before you start back up again. Just be sure to stay stocked up on Coca-Cola products to sustain you through the month.
Sierra Hull Concert
As part of the 2017 Southern Sound Series at the McCelvey Center, mandolin virtuoso Sierra Hull will play a concert on January 7th from 7:30 to 9:30. The International Bluegrass Music Association nominated Hull’s album Weighted Mind for 2016 Album of the Year. That album features the song “Black River,” which was nominated for Song of the Year.
UPDATE: The Sierra Hull concert has been rescheduled to take place on January 15th at 6:30.
Jeff Little Trio Concert
On January 10th at 8:00 p.m., the Jeff Little Trio will play the Clover School District Auditorium as part of the Clover School District Performing Arts Series. This show will have a little of everything, blending bluegrass, rockabilly, country, and blues, all driven by Jeff Little’s masterful piano playing. Little will be backed up by Josh Scott on the upright bass and Steve Lewis on guitar and banjo.
Hog Butchering Day
Historic Brattonsville will demonstrate the importance of this tradition on January 14th from 10:00-4:00. Interpreters in period dress will show how the hogs were butchered and processed and will explain why this practice was crucial for the survival of 18th Century colonists in the region. Watching the full process, then seeing how the food would have been prepared using backcountry cooking methods will make you appreciate modern cooking methods even more. Check back to this blog to learn how easy it can be to make pulled pork in a slow cooker using Dr Pepper.