Summer Music Series at ATC Moves Inside for August 15th Performance

ATC logo Summer Music Series at ATC Moves Inside for August 15th Performance

Music on the Lawn logo American Tobacco’s Music On The Lawn series is in full swing, and next on deck is a line-up of talent worthy of the North Carolina Public Radio WUNC Back Porch Music series. John Dee Holeman and Cool John Ferguson with Dana and Susan Robinson will hit downtown Durham with a blues and folk music slate sure to delight.

The top-notch line-up will play indoors, a change in the orginal schedule. This next Music on the Lawn performance will take place on Friday, August 15, 2008 at 7pm in American Tobacco’s Bay 7. Tickets for this events are $15 and are available at

More about the Entertainers:

John Dee HolemanJohn Dee Holeman
A storyteller, dancer and a blues artist playing with musicians who had learned directly from Blind Boy Fuller. A recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage fellowship and a North Carolina Folk Heritage award, John Dee has toured the U.S, Europe and Asia.

Cool John FergusonCool John Ferguson
The legendary entertainer Taj Mahal says, “Cool John is among the five greatest guitarists I have heard in my career.” He commands the rare ability to develop a theme on the fly, incorporating every element of the situation along the way and somehow summing them all up neatly when he feels the end coming. LISTEN

Dana & Susan RobinsonDana and Susan Robinson
“…Many songwriters, such as Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp, have been heralded as modern-day Woody Guthries or keepers of the American rural spirit, but that mantle might be better entrusted to musicians like Dana Robinson who embody both the heart and the soul of folk music.”    –Dirty Linen

Here’s the rest of the 2008 Music on the Lawn line-up. The dates following the Aug 15th concert are all FREE and on the lawn.

2008 American Tobacco Music on the Lawn Series
Fri, Aug 15
John Dee Holeman & Cool John Ferguson
Dana & Susan Robinson
(A North Carolina Public Radio WUNC Back Porch Music Concert)
In Bay 7
Thurs, Aug 28
John Brown & The Groove Shop Band
Fri, Sept 5
Steep Canyon Rangers
(A North Carolina Public Radio WUNC Back Porch Music Concert)
Fri, Sept 26
Beverly “Guitar” Watkins, Featuring Albert White
Fri, Oct 3
  Polecat Creek
(A North Carolina Public Radio WUNC Back Porch Music Concert)
The Venue
The American Tobacco Campus is arguably one of the top venues in the Triangle for enjoying an outdoor concert in an intimate and family-friendly atmosphere.  Ample parking and five fine eateries surround the lawn: Tyler’s Taproom, Symposium Café, Café Zen, Mellow Mushroom and Starbucks.  Outdoor seating  abounds and some restaurants  take their grills to the sidewalk, so food and beverages are only steps away.  Kids are welcome on the lawn where families can enjoy the Ole Bull River that runs through the middle of the campus.  As a courtesy to your neighbors, no dogs or coolers please.

Most concerts are free with the exception of July 25th and Aug. 15th when both concerts will be moved indoors to Bay 7 to escape the summer heat.  Seating is limited to 400, and a modest admission fee will be charged to manage production logistics.

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