Tift Merritt to Perform LIVE with NC Symphony at WRAL’s Pops in the Park

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WRAL-TV logo Tift Merritt to Perform LIVE with NC Symphony at WRAL’s Pops in the Park

FREE Concert Sunday, September 2 at 7pm
WRAL-TV Broadcast on Monday, September 3 at 7pm
UNC-TV Broadcast on Thursday, September 20 at 10pm

Music lovers are invited to join WRAL-TV and the North Carolina Symphony for an evening of live entertainment and fun for the whole family!   WRAL’s 28th Annual Pops in the Park will be held at Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre, Sunday, September 2 at 7pm.  Gates open at 4:30pm for this free event.

Pops in the Park logoGrammy-nominated, local artist Tift Merritt takes the stage with the Symphony this year.  Several of Merritt’s songs are being arranged for the orchestra, including “Stray Paper” and “I Am Your Tambourine.”  During the evening, Merritt will also debut the title song from her upcoming CD, “Another Country.”  As always, the concert ends with Tchaikovsky’s stirring 1812 Overture, complete with fireworks launched over Symphony Lake in Regency Park.  WRAL News anchor and reporter Cullen Browder hosts the concert. 

Patrons who arrive early can pick a prime spot from which to watch the concert, and also enjoy some bonus entertainment and activities.  The venue will rock with Capitol Broadcasting Co.’s own band, “Transmit This!” beginning at 5:00pm.  WRAL Traffic reporter and “Transmit This!” drummer, Mark Roberts, hosts the afternoon entertainment.  While the stage rocks, United Arts of Wake County and Visual Art Exchange will turn the sidewalks into art!  Chalk pastels will be available for people of all ages to create an art display for all to enjoy, along with family games and prizes.

Concert-goers are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs and a picnic.  Food will also be available at the Amphitheatre, as for all events.  Pets are not allowed.

WRAL-TV will broadcast Pops in the Park on Monday, September 3 at 7pm.  UNC-TV will broadcast the program on Thursday, September 20 at 10pm. 

WRAL’s Pops in the Park is sponsored in part by Carolina Ford, Chick-fil-A, Johnson Automotive, Geico, Mercedes, Sara Lee, Subaru and SunCom.

About the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County
United Arts is the official arts agency for Wake County, bringing the arts to everyone from Apex to Zebulon.  United Arts provides funding in the community for festivals, performances, exhibitions, and of course, the artists in the schools program.  United Arts reached over 85,000 students last year alone.


POSTED: August 23, 2007

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