March - December 2014 Public Engagements
Mar 1

Statesville, NC

NC Thumbpickers Convention
Mitchell Community College
Shearer Hall Auditorium
Statesville, NC

Other artists include:
Clay Lunsford and Friends
Wayne Henderson
The Harris Brothers
Rick Allred
Rockie Lynne
Danny Wicker
Laura Boosinger

10 AM to 10 PM
The Cockman Brothers will host a workshop from 3:30 to 4:00, and the Cockman Family will perform at 6:45 PM.

Contact the Iredell Arts Council at 704-873-6100
or email Jodi at

Mar 2

Claremont, NC

St. Marks Lutheran Church
3216 W Main St
Claremont, NC

4:00 PM
Pancake breakfast after the concert
Contact the church at: (828) 459-2161

Mar 15

Claremont, NC

Smoky D's Resturant
3165 NC Hwy 10 E.
Claremont, NC

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Contact: Rebecca Scott at 828-464-1450

Mar 22

Sherrills Ford, NC

Sherrills Ford Optimist Club
Molly's Backbone Road
Sherrills Ford, NC

Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Celebration
BBQ & Soft Ball Tournament
Cockman Family to perform from 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Cockman Brothers to perform from 5:30 PMto 6:30 PM

Mar 29

Newton, NC

Abernathy Laurels Retirement Community

2:00 PM

Mar 30

Maiden, NC

Mayes Chapel United Methodist Church
1707 Mayes Chapel Church Road
Maiden, NC

10:30 AM
Covered dish lunch afterwards
Contact Mayes Chapel at 828-428-2416

Apr. 5

Kannapolis, NC

Gospel Concert
Law Enforcement Benefit
Kannapolis Performing Arts Building
Formally: A.L. Brown High School
7 PM

Apr. 12

Sherrills Ford, NC

Lions Club Scholarship Dinner
Concord Methodist Church
Tickets are $15 for this very good cause.
Call Tom Edwards at 828-478-9378

Click here for the flyer:
lions club ad

Apr. 13

Whitset, NC

Whitset First Baptist Church
7006 Burlington Rd
Whitsett, NC
10:00 am

Apr. 25-26

Wilkesboro, NC

Merlefest, Plaza Stage
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM on the 25th
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM on the 26th

May 2

Denton, NC

May 2nd
Salvation Army Mens' Retreat
Camp Walter Johnson
6:00 PM
918 Walter Johnson Rd, Denton
Contact: (336) 859-2105

May 3

Huntersville, NC

Benefit Concert and meal
Independence Hill Baptist Church
10220 Independence Hill Road
Huntersville, NC

Meal: 4-6 pm
Bake sale and live auction: 6:30 PM
Concert: 7:00 pm

The benefit is for the pastor. He and his wife adopted a little girl in November 2012, She has many medical issues. She has had her first of many surgeries

May 10

Lowesville, NC

Living Word Ministries
1065 Hwy. 16
Lowesville, NC

6:00 PM
Contact: Carrol Cooke @704-618-9762

May 11

Boone, NC

Butterpats Only
Advent Christian Church
220 West King Street
Boone, NC

10:45 PM
Contact: 828-264-1414

May 16

Granite Falls, NC

Butterpats Only
Caldwell Counter Senior Citizens "Celebration of Life" tradeshow and luncheon sponsored by the Caldwell DSS.
Mountain Grove Baptist Church
Granite Falls, NC

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

May 23-25

Union Grove, NC

Fiddler's Grove
All three days. The Cockmans will perform Friday and Saturday nights, and the Butterpats will perform Sunday morning.

May 25

Elk Park, NC

"The Butterpats"
Fall Creek Baptist Church
4241 Beech Mountain Rd, Elk Park, NC 28622

6:00 PM
Contact: 828-898-3877

June 1

Benson, NC

Big Oak Christian Church
3627 Bensalem Church Road
Benson, NC
10:45 AM
Memorial Service
Meal afterwards
Contact: Joe Parsons at 910-220-7615

June 1

Lincolnton, NC

Boger City Baptist Church
2201 E. Main Street
Lincolnton, NC

Time: 6:00 PM
Phone: 704-735-5642

June 22

Linville, NC

90th Annual Singing on the Mountain
Grandfather Mt., NC
Starts around 8:30 AM goes all day

June 28

Private event

June 29

Private event

July 5

Blowing Rock, NC

Blowing Rock Parade
Down town Blowing Rock, NC
1:00 PM Buck Haggard
2:00 PM Parade
3:00 PM Cockman Family
Concert just after parade in center park area

July 5

West Jefferson, NC

Christmas in July
Down town West Jefferson
6pm - 7pm

July 12

Sugar Grove, NC

Doc & Rosa Watson MusicFest 'n Sugar Grove
Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver
The Snyder Family Band
Willie Watson
Spirit Fiddle
And many others

Sugar Grove, NC
Cockman Family concert at 12:15 PM

July 13

Beech Mountain, NC

Fred's Mercantile
501 Beech Mountain Parkway
Summer concert series
Under the outdoor gazebo
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
No admission fee
Contact: Store at (828) 387-4838

Aug 2

Asheville, NC

Bascom Lamar Lunsford Mt. Folk & Dance Festival
Diana Wortham Theatre-Pack Place
2 S Pack Square
7:00 PM

Aug 9

Denver, NC

Rock Springs Camp Meeting

Aug 15

Catawba, NC

Balls Creek Camp Meeting

Aug 16

Taylorsville, NC

Cowboy Church
Indoor arina
533 Ned Herman Road
Taylorsville, NC
5:00 PM
Contact: Ken Herman at 828-312-5310

Aug 17

Altapass, NC

Altapass Apple Orchard
Along the Blue Ridge Parkway, at Milepost 328.3

1:00 - 2:00 The Butterpats and friends
2:15 - 3:15 The Cockman Brothers
3:30 - 4:30 The Cockman Family

Aug 22

Catawba, NC

Balls Creek Camp Meeting
Youth concert with students of the Cockman Brothers

Aug 24

Harmony, NC

Clarksbury United Methodist Church
924 East Memorial Highway
Harmony, NC 28634
Homecoming Service with meal afterwards
11:00 AM
Contact: 704-546-2473

Aug 29-30

Lake Junaluska, NC

Smoky Mt. Folk Festival
Lake Junaluska, NC
7:00 PM until each night

Sept. 6

Private event

Sept. 13

Charlotte, NC

Bluegrass Concert
Sponsored by the United Methodist Men
Hickory Grove United Methodist Church
6401 Hickory Grove Road
Charlotte, NC

6:00 PM
Other groups performing
Amantha Mill Bluegrass Band
Deeper Shade Of Blue Bluegrass Band

Food available starting at 6:00 PM & during the concert
Admission: $14.00
12 & under: $7.00
Advanced rate: $13.00
Contact: John Dobbins at (704) 537-4637

Sept 14

Hickory, NC

St. Stevens Lutheran Church
Hickory, NC
Covered Dish Lunch

10:30 AM

Sept 27-28

Catawba, NC

Murray's Mill Harvest Festival
Catawba, NC

Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Bluegrass on the porch of the old grist mill

Sept 20-21

Winfield, KS

National Guitar/Banjo Championship at Walnut Valley Festival

Oct. 2

Raleigh, NC

Bluegrass Ramble concert at the Longview Center
9:00 - 10:00 PM

Oct. 5

Garner, NC

First Baptist Church
601 Saint Marys St.
Garner, NC

10:30 AM
Sing several songs during Worship Service
Concert during Homecoming meal afterwards

Oct 11

Dallas, NC

Cotton Ginning Days!
We perform at the big house at 12:00 and 2:00

Gaston Parks Web Site

Oct 12

Statesville, NC

Montecello Baptist Church
3603 Taylorsville Hwy (Old Hwy 90)
Statesville, NC

6:00 PM
Contact: Dean Lilly at 704-872-0676

Oct 19

Statesville, NC

Carolina Balloon Fest
Iredell County Airport
First one hour set: 10:30 AM
Second one hour set: 3:30-ish (Exact time will be determined soon)

Oct 26

Shelby, NC

200 East Marion Street
Shelby, NC
Across the street from the new Earl Scuggs Memorial Museum

10:00 AM
Contact: Joe Collins at 336-972-0168

Nov 1

Catawba, NC

Republican Fish Fry at Bandys High School

Nov 9

Maiden, NC

Wayne Taylor Gospel Bluegrass Festival
Maiden High School
600 West Main Street
Maiden, NC

1:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Nov 23

Maiden, NC

10:30 AM
Friendly Chapel Baptist Church
6815 E. Hwy. 150
Maiden, NC
Contact: D.L. Turbyfill at 828-310-2569

Dec 13

Lake Junaluska, NC

Friday evening, the Lake Junaluska Singers will delight with classic Christmas carols.

On Saturday, enjoy Lake Junaluska's traditional Craft Fair, followed by a special Christmas performance at 2:00 PM The Cockman Family. Saturday evening, the festivities will conclude with an awe-inspiring performance of Handel’s Messiah.

Concert tickets sold separately, or two and three night packages available starting at just $151 per person. Lodging, meals, and concert tickets included. To reserve, call 1-800-222-4930, or visit: