Cockman Family to Perform Holiday Concert at Abernethy Laurels

November 15, 2017

The Cockman Family is scheduled to perform a holiday-themed concert at Abernethy Laurels on Saturday, November 18 at 2pm. The concert, which will be held in the Community Center, is free and open to the public.

Since launching their performing career in February of 1988, the Cockman Family has developed the classic family harmonies and youthful flair that is the Cockman Family trademark. Their unique bluegrass gospel style, original songs and original arrangements of the old gospel songs have been immensely popular with their audiences.

UNC-TV has featured The Cockman Family on seven one-hour "The Arthur Smith Show: Now & Then" public television specials, "Carolina Christmas," and "George Beverly Shea & Friends." The Cockman Family also starred in an hour-long holiday program entitled "A Cockman Family Christmas: Maker of the Stars." The holiday program was included on the national programming of the American Public Television.

The family performed many shows during three summers at Opryland and Dollywood. In 2011 The Cockman family was awarded the North Carolina Community Traditions Award, given by the North Carolina Folklore Society. This award recognizes contributions and appreciation of state folk life.

To make a reservation for the performance, contact Rob Hartsell at 828-465-8519.