- January 17, 2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Reno Sharpe's store is located between Goldston and Pittsboro NC. at the corner of Reno Sharpe Store Rd. and Goldston-Pittsboro Rd. Check in on foursquare. Find Sharpe's Store Music on Facebook!
Reno's store was for years, the focal point of the community where you could buy your groceries, trade goods, cash your paycheck, or just hang out and take in the latest news and gossip.
The store was built in the 1880s and moved to its current location in 1920. Reno's grandfather, R.C. Sharpe owned and operated the store until Reno and his late brother Raymond took it over in the 40s. Reno continued to operate the store until its official closing in April, 2003. Since that time, Reno and his family have opened the store twice a month for the music.
The music began at the store at the request of one of the former senior patron's, the late Wilson Poe Sr. He had regularly attended the music on Friday nights at Charlie's Music Barn and asked some of the musicians there if they might come out to Reno's some Saturday morning and play.
Twice a month, year-round, first and third Saturday mornings folks come from far and wide to take in the Gospel and Bluegrass, respectively. Local residents take the opportunity to come out and relive just "being" at the store. On Bluegrass Saturdays, we try to have food, which is usually catered, and is available for all for a donation. The money is used to keep the facilities clean and in working order. All donations are put back into the music, in order to keep the tradition alive.
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- Address: 5889 Pittsboro Goldston Rd Bear Creek, NC 27207-9530
- Mailing Address: Bear Creek, NC 27207-9530