• Kanuga Conference Center (map)
  • 130 Kanuga Chapel Drive
  • Hendersonville, NC, 28739
  • United States

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Here’s the link: https://askingforafriend.typeform.com/to/TFV2SS

And you can visit the Wilcox Weekend Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/WilcoxWeekend/

Announcing our special guests for Wilcox Weekend 9:
Beth Nielsen Chapman and Jean Rohe!





Twice Grammy-nominated Nashville based, Beth Nielsen Chapman has released thirteen solo albums and written seven #1 hits and songs recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Bette Midler, Elton John, Neil Diamond, Michael McDonald, Keb Mo’, Roberta Flack, Waylon Jennings, Indigo Girls, & Faith Hill’s Mega-hit This Kiss,ASCAP'S 1999 Song Of The Year. Her songs have been featured in film and TV and as an artist Beth’s work has been diverse, from singing in nine different languages on Prism(2007) to The Mighty Sky(2012) Grammy-nominated astronomy CD for kids of all ages in addition to her deeply moving body of work as a singer-songwriter throughout her other releases. 2014’s UnCovered in which she reclaims her hits, features legendary guests from Vince Gill to Duane Eddy.Sand & Water (1997), written in the wake of her husband’s death, was performed by EltonJohn to honor the memory of PrincessDiana. In the fall of 2016, Beth, along with Olivia Newton-John & Amy Sky created and toured behind an inspiring project called Liv On - A New Album to Aid & Comfort Those Experiencing Grief & Loss While Using the Power of Music To Heal. 

Recently inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, Beth is also a breast cancer survivor and environmentalist and considers herself a creativity midwife, passionate about inspiring others to fully blossom into their creative life.

Throughout her career, Beth has been in demand as a keynote speaker and teacher of workshops on creativity, songwriting, grief, and healing through art, using a unique inspiring approach to tapping into the creative process. She has also taught at Universities internationally including the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama, The Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, and the Berklee School of Music among others.

Hearts Of Glass,Beth’s newest album, riveting and sparse, is a powerful collection of songs that reach into the place within us where vulnerability meets strength which is often where Beth’s songswill take you, right into the center of the full beautiful dance of contradictions that inhabit love and life.

Jean Rohe writes one-of-a-kind narrative songs, concerned as much with the internal world as with the external. Her latest record as a bandleader, Sisterly, produced by longtime collaborator Liam Robinson, is a collection of songs about communication and missed connections, and tackles topics from love, lust, and longing to prisons, police violence, and migration.

She is perhaps best known for her much-covered 2012 video single, “National Anthem: Arise! Arise!” an aspirational alternative national anthem performed with choir and brass ensemble. Her award-winning 2013 release Jean Rohe & The End of the World Show was hailed by an Elmore Magazine reviewer as “enchanting” and “remarkable in so many ways I can think of no comparison.”

Jean tours regularly with Robinson & Rohe, her rootsy songwriting duo with Liam Robinson, and continues work on a performance memoir, The Odysseus Agreement, for which she's received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project, and others.  She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

For the ninth time, we are entering the spontaneous bliss portal that is Wilcox Weekend! We will gather at the beautiful Kanuga Conference Center in Hendersonville, NC on May 9-12, 2019 (with an optional Bonus Day on May 8th). Come join us!

“What's this event about?  It's a gathering of musicians and non-musicians alike, brought together by a love of music and a desire to live with an open heart.  There are workshops related to music, mindful living, and many other topics.  But when it comes down to it, this is an event about two things: creativity and community.  

Congregating at the beautiful, wooded Kanuga Conference Center, attendees get a chance to unwind from the speed and pressure of the day-to-day world, hear some great music, connect with old friends, and find friends they just haven't met yet.  

NOTE - Optional extra day on Wednesday May 8th. 

Here's the full scoop from WCQS-FM (Asheville's NPR Station) in their Report about Wilcox Weekend 8

As is the case with any group that is #totallynotacult, it can be difficult for an outsider to fully comprehend what the Weekend is all about.  That being said, here’s what folks gleaned from spending some time with us at WW8.  DISCLAIMER: while some of us danced West Coast Swing to Dave’s music, no Square Dancing occurred.  AND while we can be a motley crew, no actual dogs (or chickens) were present or are allowed at Kanuga.  Children and all manner of silly games and songs gave balance to the heart-centered seriousness we share.  David Wilcox formed the foundation for a long Weekend of great music.  David was joined by Grammy-winning guitarist Al Petteway.  The two teamed up for “The Art and Craft of Guitar Accompaniment” which featured some fantastic music and insight into some of the thinking of two renowned musicians.  Another excellent musician – Andy Gullahorn - was also a key component of Wilcox Weekend 8 too.  Besides his own workshop – Andy also teamed with David for “Your Guitar May Be Used As a personal Flotation Device”.  The two discussed how your instrument might also be considered a life-saving device (for themselves, and I think for others).  We threw in waterfall hikes, added some canoeing and Frisbee, and stirred.  What resulted (as usual) was more than the sum of the parts.  Close friends and memorable experiences were created.  We’d love to include you in next year’s Weekend!

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Here's what the schedule was for Wilcox Weekend 8