About the Coda Music Festival

The 2024 CODA Music Festival celebrates the heart of Appalachia with music and stories rooted in the Blue Ridge Mountains. We will have the pleasure of hearing American folk singer-songwriter, David Wilcox. We’d love to see you join us Saturday, March 23 for Coda 2024!

2024 Artist

This year’s featured artist is David Wilcox. 

Andrew Finn Magill

David Wilcox is an American folk singer-songwriter. He is widely known for his exquisite storytelling through his music. Born in Ohio, Wilcox got his start in North Carolina, releasing his first album, “The Nightshift Watchman,” in 1987. As a result of this album, he won the Kerrville Folk Festival in 1988, leading to a signing with A&M Records in 1989. His lifelong career in music has enabled him to win numerous songwriting honors. We are eager to host Wilcox on the beautiful Montreat College campus.

To learn more about David Wilcox, visit his website, www.davidwilcox.com.

Schedule and Details

Saturday, March 23
Gates open at 6 p.m.
Concert begins at p.m.


Montreat College
310 Gaither Circle
Montreat, NC 28757
Gaither Commons/ Gaither Chapel (rain or shine)

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    All Montreat students allowed free-entry upon showing their student I.D. at the gate.

    Discounted tickets available for purchase at the Black Mountain and Swannanoa Ingles locations from March 29-April 14.

    What to Bring

    • Chairs
    • Blankets/ Towels
    • Tickets if applicable
    • Sunscreen


    Coda Music Festival is held at Montreat College’s Black Mountain Campus, 191 Vance Avenue, Black Mountain, NC 28711.

    General Inquiries: Riley Livernois (rlivernois@montreat.edu)


    What if it rains?

    This is a rain or shine event. In the event of rain, the CODA Music Festival will be held in Gaither Hall on the Montreat College campus.

    Can I Bring Food?

    While we are not prohibiting guests from bringing food, we highly recommend guests to eat at our vendor, Blessed Soul Food!

    Is the festival suitable for kids?

    Kids are welcome to our family friendly event!

    Can I bring alcohol or will there be alcohol sold?

    Montreat College is an alcohol free campus.

    Refund policy

    There are no refunds.