PILOT MOUNTAIN — Pilot Mountain native Lacy Green will be returning to her hometown on Sept. 26 with a concert performance to benefit the Armfield Civic and Recreation Center.
“Lacy is a great local talent,” noted Armfield Center board member Harry Wilson, “and we’re excited about having her come back for a concert. She has strong roots here and she has continued to be very supportive of this community. We’re hoping for a really good turnout, with people coming out to support her and enjoy her music.”
The outdoor concert will take place at the civic center’s amphitheater beginning at 6:30 p.m. and will feature Green and her five-person band. Advance tickets are available for $15 while day-of-show admission will be $20. Children younger than the age of 12 who are accompanied by a paying adult will be admitted free.
The concert will be held rain or shine and food and drinks will be available for purchase. Seating is on a first come-first serve basis and a blanket or lawn chair is recommended for comfort.
Green has already found success as a Nashville singer and songwriter, using her affinity for varied musical styles to draw the attention of an ever-expanding following.in concerts, she notes, fans might hear traditional gospel or bluegrass tunes alongside country or blues songs or possibly a Motown cover performed with banjo or fiddle.
She is the daughter of longtime Pilot Mountain residents Johnny and Paige Green, who now reside in Lexington.
After growing up in Pilot Mountain, Green now traces her passion for music to those childhood days.
“Music was always a staple in my house,” she recalls on her web site bio. “I can’t remember a time someone wasn’t singing, banging away on an instrument or turning the radio up too loud and getting yelled at by Mom. We danced in the living room to Otis Redding, cooked in the kitchen to the Eagles and drove to church listening to Alison Krauss and Union Station.”
“When I was 13,” she continued, “I asked my dad if he could teach me how to play ‘Blackbird’ on the guitar and it took me awhile to learn it, but afterwards I had sufficiently caught the bug. Once I knew a few chords, I started writing my own songs…”
By the time she graduated East Surry High School in 2007, Green was playing shows and had her sights set on a career in music. She went on to graduate from the University of North Carolina in 2011 and moved to Nashville.
“Now I get up every morning and write songs for a living and on weekends I travel to different little map dots playing those songs…It is a gift I don’t take for granted.”
According to Wilson, Green’s concert will raise much-needed funds for the center.
“We’re not getting the help from the county that we have in the past,” Wilson explained, “and we’re struggling a little bit. The good news is our membership is growing. But we need to continue to raise funds to keep things going. That’s just a fact of life.”
Additional concert details, along with a link to purchase advance tickets, can be found at www.armfieldevents.com/lacy-green.html.
Dean Palmer may be reached at 336-351-4131 or email@example.com.