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Rising Appalachia A Celebration of Sun at Treebones Resort in Big Sur

Rising Appalachia

Rising Appalachia is an internationally touring Americana and world folk ensemble steeped in the soul of the South. It is the brainchild of Atlanta-raised sisters Leah Song and Chloe Smith, rooted in the traditional folk music of their family, storytelling, songcatching, grassroots activism, lyrical prowess, and a multi-instrumental tapestry of their melodic ensemble. 

Rising Appalachia's music is a reflection of their times, blending folk traditions with contemporary themes, lyrics, and poetry. The band's unique sound is shaped by Leah and Chloe's soulful vocals, simple instrumentation, and seamless harmonies, unique to siblings raised in folk traditions. They are joined by a host of talented musicians who bring their own cultural influences, enriching the blend of folk, world, and urban music that defines the smooth sound of Rising Appalachia. Featuring full-time members David Brown (upright bass, baritone guitar), Duncan Wickle (fiddle, cello), and Biko Casini (drums and world percussion), plus a host of special guests, expect to be swooned into a tapestry of silky sounds. 

Their journey has taken them around the world, from sailboat tours across British Columbia to street theater festivals in Southern Italy, a busking career in New Orleans, and traditional song studies in Ireland, Bulgaria, Latin America, and beyond. They have also engaged in immersive cultural exchange programs and music gatherings everywhere that they go. Their dedication for nearly two decades to their craft has led them to acclaimed appearances (Telluride and Bluegrass Festival, Preservation Jazz Hall, Bob Bilen's Tiny Desk, Red Rocks, and more) and sold-out concerts at venues across the country. 

Through their music, Rising Appalachia bridges cultures and stories, creating connections that resonate deeply with their audiences of all ages, shapes, and sizes. Expect a boot-stomping banjo tune alongside an eerie ballad of beats and blues all mashed up with a piece of breathtaking cello, fiddle, and bowed bass. 

Eschewing established industry norms, Leah, Chloe, and their team have followed the invitation to intuitively and independently forge their own path. Fifteen years and seven studio albums into an ambitious adventure that has already taken these medicine women around the world, Rising Appalachia continues spreading musical catharsis with an iridescent elixir of global soul. Come join the songs and make them your own.


General Terms

All items are non-refundable, all sales are final.

Refund Policy

All items are non-refundable under any circumstances.

Miscellaneous Policies

- Gates opening at 5pm. Ticket holders will not be allowed into the venue prior. The event ends upon the finish of Rising Appalachia's performance & at that time ticket holders will be asked to leave.
- No dogs permitted, this will be firmly enforced.
- No cell service or wifi at concert bowl - payphone available onsite.
- Bring warm clothes, picnic blankets & low back lawn chairs. Be advised the concert bowl is a "sloped" venue.
- The resort grounds and facilities (restrooms/showers, pool accommodations) are off limits to concert goers. However our retail store will be open to shop.
- Portable restrooms will be available onsite.
- Food & Drinks will be available for purchase with options for GF, DFO, & VG. We accept Cash, Visa, MC, Amex & Apple Pay. 
- Outside coolers with food & alcoholic beverages prohibited. 
- Local vendors & Treebones merchandise to shop onsite.
- Upon arrival, please see the parking attendant in a green vest just north of Treebones entrance in the big pull-out and they will direct you where to park.
   Parking is limited, grab a friend & carpool if you can! 
- At this time, Highway 1 is currently closed to the North of Treebones & we are only accessible from the South. Please follow google maps or reach out for most up to date road conditions.