Tryon’s Summer Tracks concerts kick off June 7 with tribute to Nina Simone

Published 3:36 pm Friday, May 31, 2013

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Summer Tracks is produced by the Town of Tryon in affiliation with Peter Eisenbrown of Blockparty Productions. The well-attended series attracts people from all over the region.  Last year, the concerts drew an estimated 2,000 people to downtown Tryon.

For more information about Summer Tracks and the performers, contact Polk County Travel and Tourism at 800-440-7848 or 828-894-2324 and visit

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Schedule for 2013 Summer Tracks 

June 7—Peggy Ratusz Band

Featuring a tribute of the music of Nina Simone Sponsored by Tryon Downtown Development Association (TDDA)

June 21—Bayou Diesel 

Zydeco & Cajun music. Fresh from 3 sets at the Dance Tent at Merlefest. Sponsored by Terry Ackermann

July 5—The Work

Funky, horn-drive, rock & soul band from Greenville, S.C.

July 19—Gigi Dover & The Big Love

Soulful Americana. Gigi’s bringing the full 5-piece band. Sponsored by The Purple Onion & Heartwood Gallery

August 9—Nikki Tally, Letters To Abigail

Singer-songwriter, Americana. Sponsored by Jerry Steele

August 23—The Honeycutters

This rocking Americana from Asheville. Sponsored by Tryon Fine Arts Center