Wanda Jackson’s show at Bele Chere was great! If you’ve never seen her, you need to go! We have a fun interview with her that will be appearing in our Rockabilly episode coming soon….
Once again we are headed to Asheville, NC to cover the Bele Chere festival – one of our favorite events of the year! This will be the fourth time covering Bele Chere and this time will be bittersweet. The city of Asheville has decided to no longer fund Bele Chere – so this year, the 35th year, appears to be the last ever!
The Pennie Tour YouTube Channel just passed over a half million views! Thanks everybody! And keep watching for new episodes coming soon!
July 28, 2012 – ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
Bele Chere 2012 – The Pennie Tour returned to Asheville North Carolina for another visit to North Carolina’s largest street partyl! Over 30,000 people attended the 34th annual festival in downtown Asheville. The Pennie Tour visited the festival once again and found lots of fun people, interesting sites, and some great bands!
Since we’ve visited the festival many times before we thought that this time we would focus on people’s extraordinary footwear! Most everyone wears boots…all types of boots: cowboy boots, combat boots, moccasins (if they’re considered boots). Watch this episode and see what we mean!
Be advised. There’s some naughty words and songs in this one!
The Pennie Tour visited Myrtle Beach, South Carolina during Memorial Day weekend 2012. Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States. Named after the locally abundant shrub, the Southern Wax Myrtle, Myrtle Beach is a top beach destination!
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is situated on the center of a long stretch of beach known as the Grand Strand. It’s a major tourist destination, attracting an estimated 14 million visitors each summer. Pennie Tour visited Myrtle Beach to up that number to1 4 million and 1!
Pennie Tour was excited to spend Memorial Day Weekend listening to music by Sunny Ledford at TheBoathouse Bar and Grill. The Boathouse is located right on the Intracoastal Waterway and offers a fantastic summer concert series. You can drive your boat up and listen to live music!
Black Bike Week, founded in 1980, takes place around Memorial Day Weekend and is the largest African American motorcycle rally in the US and attracts as many as 400,000 visitors. The event was created in response to a history of discrimination against African-American visitors and riders.
Myrtle Beach has been called the “Golf Capital of the World” but there are lots of other attractions from shopping, music, amusement parks, seafood and of course … the beach!
All new episodes of The Pennie Tour are coming soon!
A whole new series of episodes will be coming soon…starting with our Memorial Day episode from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina!
The Pennie Tour attended Wine Over Water in Chattanooga, TN in October 2011. Wine Over Water is a wine tasting on the Walnut Street Bridge – over the Tennessee River! The scenery is unbelievable as the sun set while walking down the bridge and drinking some fantastic wines!
We’ve been to other wine tastings, but none have the quality of wine that WOW has. To top it off, there is music such as Blue Mother Tupelo performing along the way. It’s an unbelievable evening of wine, food, and fun.
And it’s all for a good cause. Proceeds go to Cornerstones, Inc – Chattanooga’s only non-profit historic preservation organization.
October 2011 – CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE
Who likes bluegrass ??? If you’re a bluegrass music fan, then you have to attend the 3 Sisters Bluegrass festival in Chattanooga.
We attended the festival in October 2011 and heard some fantastic bluegrass music from The Dismembered Tennesseans, The Travelin’ McCourys, and Peter Rowan! Everyone who attended had a great time watching the bands and enjoying the local cocktails. The best part of the festival is that it’s free! Just show up and enjoy some great music.
The Pennie Tour was lucky enough to catch a backstage interview with bluegrass legend, Peter Rowan. Check it out!
Can you dance to bluegrass ? Watch this episode of The Pennie Tour to see if anyone does interpretive bluegrass dancing.
Cover the kiddies’ ears for this one…there’s a bit of naughty language!
October means Halloween and the best way to kick it off in Atlanta is with the Little 5 Points Halloween Festival & Parade. This free celebration is one of the biggest in the southeast and one of the top ten Halloween events in the country!
The 11th annual Little 5 Points Halloween Celebration is a festival and parade located in the L5P community along Moreland and Euclid Avenues. Along with the parade, several stages are set up throughout the community with music from local bands…… and of course drinks and food are also available to keep the party festive!
Little 5 Points is well-known for being an eccentric and diverse neighborhood. The whole community comes together to experience counter culture, mainstream and obscure costumes, scary, funny, the unexpected – but always memorable!
Not sure which is more fun to watch – the parade OR the people attending the parade. What do you think??
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The Pennie Tour attended The Little 5 Points Halloween Parade and met so many interesting people! In order to show it before Halloween it’s leapfrogging all others currently in production and will be available online tomorrow! Look for it! It’s going to be slightly NSFW for a little bit of language…but don’t be scared, it’s like no other parade you’ve ever seen.