Events is the overall category for all activities hosted by the Sunrise Theater, such as movies - classic and new releases are two examples, high definition (HD) broadcasts of the Bolsho Ballet, the National Theater and the Metropolitan Opera and "special" events such as First Friday, local live plays and other special events..

An Evening of Bluegrass - Po' Ramblin Boys

Sponsored by Burney Hardware

Born in the shadow of the Great Smoky Mountains, springing to life with all the zest and zeal you’d expect from a 1940s-style Tennessee bluegrass band, The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys have rambled far from home, touring throughout the United States and Europe.

 Yet, these four friends – C.J. Lewandowski (Vocals, Mandolin), Jereme Brown (Vocals, Banjo), Josh ‘Jug’ Rinkel (Vocals, Guitar) and Jasper Lorentzen (Bass) – remain close to their musical roots by cranking out some of the tightest and hardest-driving traditional bluegrass you’ll find anywhere.

 “We want to be known for keeping the old music alive, and making some new music that’s still close to the roots,” says Lewandowski, a native Missourian who is the group’s eldest member as well as its lead singer and mandolin player. “A tree can’t stand without its roots. So we are just trying to keep those roots alive. We want to complement and not take away.”

 “We want to take the best from all the bluegrass pioneers,” added Brown, the band’s youngest member and a fourth-generation banjo player whose own roots include a grandmother raised just a stone’s throw from Bill Monroe’s hometown of Rosine, Ky. “That’s why C.J. plays the Monroe-style mandolin, and I play a Ralph Stanley-style banjo. It all ties together. It works.”

 It works, all right. It works like a Missouri mule. Just ask the band’s fast-growing legion of fans. Whether they’re playing a standard by bluegrass giants Bill Monroe or Ralph Stanley or a new heartbreaker penned by rhythm guitarist Rinkel, there’s an unmistakable energy to it. The hard-driving bass pounds like a jackhammer as it keeps time; the melodic rhythm hooks you deep with the first note and doesn’t let go until the last playful note of the banjo.

“We are all on the same musical footing,” says Lewandowski. “We’re all big into rhythm and timing, so we build off of that.”

 Signed to Randm Records in 2015, The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys are coming out of the gate strong with their debut album, “Back To The Mountains”, released worldwide on February 5th, 2016


From our debut album, "Back To The Mountains", out now on Randm Records.


2018 Summer Classic Series is back!

Who will see them all this summer?

Classic Films are $6 and tickets are available at the door, on out website or at

Doors open 1 hour prior to showtime. Please arrive early and allow time for parking and concessions!

See you at the Sunrise!!!!

Sunrise Theater presents First Friday Southern Pines 2018

Sunrise Theater is a 501c-3 Non-Profit Organization.

TIPS for a attending:

Admission is FREE

All proceeds go to further the Free Live Concert Series to the Community year after year.

Rain or Shine! The show will always go on!

Bring your ID if you want to partake in adult beverages.

ONE Drink per person per trip for BEER & WINE (it's the law per our permit and yes! ALE will be here)

Parking is always FREE

There will be food trucks!Beer ticket sales end at 7:30pm

Please leave your fur babies at home. This event can get extremely crowded and asphalt temps sky rocket in the warmer months.