Goose in the Round: Saturday

Sat 6 PM | Main Stage

Terry Gonda and Kirsti Reeve (hosts)

Now a festival tradition, this year GITR will kick off the evening mainstage program. We again present a showcase of some of the finest singer-songwriters the Goose has to offer this year in an in-the-round setting. Two different artists hosted by Terry Gonda and Kirsti Reeve will take turns sharing their songs and the stories behind them. Who knows what Wild Goose magic will happen when these talented performers take the stage together as community?

Terry Gonda and Kirsti Reeve

Terry and Kirsti have been making music together since they met in 1994. The Wild Goose has become their home over the years, and they are responsible for the music programming and stage management. They are honored to host Goose in the Round and highlight the singer-songwriters of the Goose.

327 Goose in the Round: Friday
328 Goose in the Round: Saturday

Andy Buckner

Blending honky-tonk bravado and gritty seclusion, Andy Buckner’s music embodies a balance of party anthems and instantly relatable heartache healers. The 24-year-old’s grainy, soulful voice embraces his North Carolina roots and shares authentic songs inspired by his upbringing. After making a name for himself on Season 9 of “The Voice,” Buckner opened up for artists such as Dierks Bentley, Zac Brown Band, and Jason Isbell, and also began work on a debut EP. Buckner’s debut EP, featuring “My Kinda People” and the “Ones that Do,” was produced by country hitmakers Derek George and Julian King, and is expected to be released in early 2018.

364 Musical Performance: Andy Bucker
328 Goose in the Round: Saturday

Heather McKoy, Greg Hathaway & Jimmy Paschke

2007 winner of Charlotte’s Idol, and lead singer for several prominent bands in the greater Charlotte Metro, Heather McKoy is currently an elementary school music teacher and professional vocalist. Heather graduated in 2001 from UNCG with a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance. She recently set out to form her own band to develop her own original music. The Heather McKoy Band is a trio of friends from Gastonia, NC. Before combining and harmonizing with Heather, Guitarist/vocalist Greg Hathaway spent time in regional Charlotte bands including Enter Landscapes, Phlux, and The Process Notes. Greg is the Assistant Director of Spiritual Care at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte (NC’s largest hospital) where he works as a nationally certified Spiritual Educator. Drummer Jimmy Paschke enjoys life and feels there is no better connection for him than sharing his love for music with others.

243 Musical Performance: The Heather McKoy Band
328 Goose in the Round: Saturday

Session #328