We are pleased to announce that we are hosting our very own music festival to be held in the old Courthouse Square September 25-26, 2015 in Wilkesboro, N.C.

As you likely know, we are Germans who grew up in Switzerland and made a life for ourselves making music. When we moved to North Carolina, bassist Joel Landsberg came too, and we discovered a beautiful and diverse culture of music, food and dance. The purpose of Carolina in the Fall is to celebrate this rich heritage of western North Carolina with friends and strangers alike.

Carolina in the Fall will provide the best of folk, bluegrass and Americana roots music, including The Kruger Brothers, Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, Balsam Range, The Secret Sisters, Mipso, The Barefoot Movement and many more.

A special opportunity is also available to purchase VIP tickets to attend an intimate, once-in-a-lifetime band jam experience, scheduled to begin at 10:00 p.m. each evening and concluding at midnight.

Carolina in the Fall will also host a Contra dance each day. The Kruger Brothers and Kontras Quartet will be joined by fiddler Bob Kogut and caller Roberta Kogut.

There will also be:

  • A food truck championship
  • Beverages made available by local vineyards and craft breweries
  • Camping

The name, “Carolina in the Fall”, gives a respectful nod to the original festival of the same name, hosted by Robert and Brenda Shepherd on their North Wilkesboro farm. The festival, held from 2003-2010, introduced our music to the people of Wilkes County. “We are hosting this festival to give back a small portion of the love and kindness we have received from the people of this region”, said musician and composer, Jens Kruger.

The name of the festival came from the song Uwe Kruger wrote about the Kruger Brothers’ experience of coming to the region.

From the hills of Carolina
Folks have opened up the door
For the first time in my life
I’m not a stranger anymore

“We invite people to come to experience and celebrate the North Carolina way of life,” –Jens Kruger.

Early bird tickets for the two-day festival are available for $20 until July 31. Beginning August 1, two-day tickets will be $25. Single day tickets will be $15. VIP passes are $60 and include regular admission to the festival. Tickets may be purchased at

Carolina in the Fall is made possible through the partnership of Heart of Folk, LLC, Wilkes Communications, the Kruger Brothers, the Town of Wilkesboro, the Wilkes Heritage Museum and the Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame.

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Carolina in the Fall and Carolina Jam are registered trademarks of Heart of Folk, LLC.