June 26. And before you ask, yes, we have covered quite a few of the artists who will be performing. Blurt is based in NC as well. So consider this a blanket endorsement.
By Blurt Staff
As they did on May 15 at the Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw (near Chapel Hill), a host of seriously concerned citizens – who also happen to be prominent musicians from the Tarheel State – are about to kick out the jams in protest of the notorious North Carolina “bathroom bill.” It happens this Sunday, June 25, in Winston-Salem at the Millennium Center: North Carolina Musicians United For EqualityNC.
The event starts at noon and will run all day and into the evening. Oh, and yes, thanks for asking: there are indeed some musicians you may have heard of putting their time and sweat into the cause. The lineup:
Noon – Welcome
12:05 – Orlando Parker Jr.
12:25 – Henbrain
12:50 – OG Merge
1:10 – Dan River Girls
1:25 – Bruce Piephoff & Scott Sawyer
1:50 – Gate City Divas
2:10 – David Burney & Steve Eisenstadt
2:30 – Rod Abernethy
2:50 – Robert Kirkland
3:15 – Near Strangers
3:35 – Chris Stamey
4:00 – Peter Holsapple and the Forryst Bruthers
4:30 – John Howie Jr.
4:55 – Laurelyn Dossett and Friends
5:20 – Sarah Shook
5:40 – Kenny Roby
6:00 – Tres Chicas
6:20 – Someone’s Sister
6:40 – Jessica Mashburn and Evan Olson
7:00 – Lemon Sparks with Michael Slawter
7:25 – Jon Lindsay
7:50 – Little Diesel
8:20 – The Luxuriant Sedans
8:50 – Jeffrey Dean Foster and the Birds of Prey
9:20 – Bus Stop with Mark Kano
9:45 – Molly McGinn and Quilla
10:10 – The Camel City Collective
10:30 – Tange Lomax
10:55 – Totally Slow
11:15 – Doug Davis and Solid Citizens
11:45 – Foxture
12:10 – Spirit System
From the organization’s Facebook page details:
On June 26th at the Millennium Center in Winston-Salem, we’re having a great concert. North Carolina musicians will raise their voices against HB2 and in support of EqualityNC and QORDS. In fact, 100% of ticket sales will go to these important organizations to help their fight against this harmful and hateful law and their direct work with queer youth and music.
We need you. To attend. To speak. To cheer. To protest. And to spread the word. The time is now, while this issue is front and center!
Tickets $15 advance, $20 day of show. Children 12 and under FREE!