Sipe Center is pleased to announce the addition of two local performers to our upcoming live performance schedule! Note-Oriety, an outstanding a cappella group, and The Fly Birds, a bluegrass trio will be on our stage soon.
Join us on Sunday, May 7 at 2:00 p.m. for Note-Oriety! Note-oriety is James Madison University’s premier award winning upper voices a cappella group, founded in 1998 by Kelly Myer-Femenella & Bonnie Estes. You can find Note-oriety performing all around the JMU campus and at various events up and down the east coast. They are a sisterhood bound by a love for music and lifelong friendship.
Note-oriety is a nationally recognized group, consistently ranked as one of the top upper voices a cappella groups in the country. They have been recognized and praised by many prominent figures in the music industry, including Lake Street Dive, Kelly Clarkson, TLC, and Nicki Minaj. College Magazine named them one of “The 10 Female Groups Running the A Cappella World” in February of 2018. They have also been recognized with several prestigious awards. In 2019, they competed in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella and placed 3rd in the region. They also earned a 2016 CARA win for “Best Female Collegiate Song” for “Bang Bang” off of our self-titled album “Note-oriety” (2015). The song was also chosen as one of the Recorded A Cappella Review Board’s Song of the Year, while “Note-Oriety” was named their 2016 Album of the Year.
Bluegrass fans don’t want to miss The Fly Birds on Friday, June 2 at 7:30 p.m. The Fly Birds are an award winning musical embodiment of Alternative Bluegrass & Appalachia based out of Winchester, Virginia. They’ve migrated the music industry for 6 years, their voices and melodies soaring to new heights together. This unique and original band is comprised of Elizabeth Baker on banjo, Mary Dunlap on bass, Sarah Twigg on guitar and Crystal Shipley on fiddle. They released their first full length original album “The Band is Causing Problems” in 2020 and just released their second album “The Band is Causing Problems” in 2023. Together they make a memorable sound certain to make you tap your feet and sing along! The Fly Birds are being featured at this year’s Red Wing Roots Music Festival.
Tickets are $12 and seating is general admission for these local events. Tickets can be purchased online, over the phone, or in person at the Sipe Center Box Office.