Last Fridays: Blues on the Burwell Lawn
Friday May 31, 2013, 6:00pm
June 28, July 26, August 30 2013
The Burwell School Historic Site and Music Maker Relief Foundation bring you Blues at Burwell summer concert series during Hillsborough Arts Council’s Last Fridays events. Join us for these can’t miss performances May 31, June 28, July 26 and August 30. We’ll kick off the summer series with Ironing Board Sam on Friday May 31 at 6pm. Join us on the front lawn of the Burwell School to enjoy an evening of classic blues and R&B tunes! Please bring your own seating, blankets, and dancing shoes. We will supply the punch! No alcoholic beverages are permitted at this event. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 919.732.7451.
Music Maker Roots and Leaves Series: Celebrating the Legacy of Elizabeth Cotton
June 7 – 28, 2013 – Chapel Hill, NC
This program includes four performances in Chapel Hill during June, and each evening will highlight a specific genre of Southern music, including at least one band or artist that plays in a strictly traditional style, and at least one band or artist who is evolving the genre. These aspects of Southern music shaped the style of Carrboro blues legend Libba Cotten, and this event is inspired by her melding of traditional Southern music and her unique style of guitar picking. Roots and Leaves showcases a diverse group of Southern musical traditions, engaging viewers with the history of the local area. Presenting partners include Market Street at Southern Village, Strowd Roses, and the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation.
Capitol Blues Night
Join us for our bi-annual fundraising events hosted by Clyde’s of Gallery Place in Washington, D.C. The $100 tickets include an intimate evening of performances by Music Maker artists, hors d’oeuvres, and beer and wine. Only 100 tickets are sold, and it is always a great night of music and fun. The next Capitol Blues Night is TBD, stay tuned for details!
Music Maker Jubilee: Celebrating Piedmont Strings
This educational performance program takes place each fall in Durham, North Carolina. It is a celebration of the local musical heritage of the Piedmont region, showcasing the common roots and rich complexity of contemporary String Band music. The program includes two visits to schools and after-school programs, accented by classroom performances and illuminating historical context. The program culminates in an evening performance at the Old Murphy School in Durham on a Saturday, with a great string-band and traditional lineup that will delight all ages!
Southern Mississippi Roots Festival – Music Maker Stage
Music Maker will partner with the University of Southern Mississippi to produce the Music Maker Stage at the Southern Mississippi Roots Festival on October 13th. The outdoor event will include traditional artists from Mississippi and around the South, capturing a broad view of Southern music.