Part of the Mill Music Sessions at Rocky Mount Mills!
By Blurt Staff
Earlier this year, WUNC-FM formed a partnership with BLURT’s sister business Schoolkids Records (of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, NC) on a new, free concert series at Rocky Mount Mills. In the tradition of WUNC’s Back Porch Music on the Lawn Series these concerts are designed to both celebrate North Carolina’s rich musical heritage and provide families a fun night out, and to date we’ve had shows by Hiss Golden Messenger in April, Southern Culture on the Skids in May, and Chatham County Line in June.
Up next week is a longtime Schoolkids-BLURT fave, a band we’ve hosted and hung out with in the past on several occasions: Drivin’ N’ Cryin’, who will be kicking out the jams on Friday, July 14. We certainly hope you’ll come out if you are in the area – check the link above for Rocky Mount Mills in Rocky Mount, NC. The free show is open to the public and family friendly. These are free, outdoor concerts so bring lawn chair, pick up dinner from one of the local restaurants or bring a picnic and join us for an evening of music and fun.
“Rocky Mount Mills is fast becoming one of Eastern North Carolina’s premier live-work-play destinations,” said Evan Covington Chavez from Rocky Mount Mills. “This concert series, along with the restaurants and breweries, enhances the playful environment on campus and will appeal to anyone who enjoys good music.”
Coming next month, on August 11, will be Dom Flemons (Carolina Chocolate Drops). And in late September or early October there will be a very special performance for the series finale, starring…. Sorry, can’t reveal this just yet. Stay tuned, punters…