Valdese, NC – Bluegrass at the Rock continues with a special night featuring Darin & Brooke Aldridge this Saturday, January 11th, 2020 at 7:30pm. The husband and wife duo have been honored numerous times by the International Bluegrass Music Association. Most recently, Darin for 2017 IBMA Mentor of the Year and Brooke for 2017, 2018 and 2019 Female Vocalist of the Year.

Darin & Brooke Aldridge draw on the traditions of their native North Carolina, the savvy of a young, gifted band and their own dedication to ingenuity to create the most adventurous album of their career with their latest critically acclaimed release, Inner Journey.

The duo has placed several tracks at the top of the charts on Roots, SiriusXM, Bluegrass and Gospel charts. They have received multiple nominations from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) and Inspirational Country Music (ICM). Their music videos “Wildflower” and “Tennessee Flat Top Box” and most recently “Every Time You Leave” were heavily featured on outlets including CMT, CMT Edge, GAC, Bluegrass Ridge TV and The Bluegrass Situation. TV appearances include PBS, Great American Gospel, The Bluegrass Road, RFD-TV, Blue Highways TV, Songs of the Mountain, Woodsongs, Larry’s Country Diner and Music City Roots.

Both highly acclaimed vocalists in their own right (Brooke is the 3-time reigning IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year), Darin and Brooke combine rich harmonies with impeccable musicianship to create the unmistakable sound that has made them one of the hottest young acts in acoustic music and they’ve surrounded themselves with a band of equally amazing pickers. Darin spent 6 years as a member of the acclaimed County Gentleman and is a highly sought-after multi-instrumentalist. Brooke has been lauded for having one of the most powerful voices in music of any genre. Darin was named the IBMA’s Momentum Mentor of the Year in 2017 for his efforts at teaching and mentoring youth on guitar and mandolin and for giving unselfishly of his time and talents at public events at places like the Earl Scruggs Center in Shelby, NC.

“In the summer of 2019 we conducted a survey to see who Bluegrass at the Rock fans wanted to see for the 2019-2020 season,” states Morrissa Angi Community Affairs Director for the Town of Valdese. “Darin and Brooke were at the top of the list and we are thrilled to have them join us this season,” Angi continues.

Doors will open at 6:30pm and tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Discounts for Veterans and children are available by calling 828-879-2129 to purchase. Tickets are also available online at

The Old Rock School is located at 400 Main Street West, Valdese, NC 28690.