American Tobacco To Kick Off Music on the Lawn FREE Concert Series on May 7th

ATC logo American Tobacco To Kick Off Music on the Lawn FREE Concert Series on May 7th

Music on the Lawn logo Top-notch local and regional talent populate the 2009 Music On The Lawn schedule, giving other free concert venues a run for their money. The annual series from American Tobacco and North Carolina Public Radio WUNC opens on Thursday, May 7th with Mel Melton and the Wicked Mojos.

Mel Melton, dubbed “The Zydeco Chef” by a friend and former bandmate, is an award-winning Cajun-cooking chef and has created his own special blend of music. The band plays a mixture of zydeco, Cajun, blues, New Orleans jazz and funk, what Melton likes to call “Mojo Music.”

Of his performances Melton says, “When people leave one of our shows I want them to feel like they’ve been down in the swamp at a big party and they’ve had a great time. That’s what it’s all about.”

2009 American Tobacco Music on the Lawn Series
Thurs, May 7
6-8pm
 
Mel Melton and the Wicked Mojos
Fri, May 29
6-8pm
 
The Kari Sickenberger Band with Natalya Weinstein & John Miller
(A North Carolina Public Radio WUNC Back Porch Music Concert)
Thurs, June 11
6-8pm
 
Beverly “Guitar” Watkins
Fri, June 19
6-8pm
 
The Grass Cats
(A North Carolina Public Radio WUNC Back Porch Music Concert)
Sun, June 21
2-5pm
 
Durham Jazz and Durham Community Concert Band
Sun, June 26
6-8pm
 
Big Medicine
(A North Carolina Public Radio WUNC Back Porch Music Concert)
Sat, July 4
5:30-7:30pm
 
John Brown and the Groove Shop Band
Thurs, July 30
6-8pm
 
Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band
Thurs, Aug 27
6-8pm
 
Carolina Chocolate Drops
Fri, Sept 4
6-8pm
 
John Shain Trio
(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, Café Zen, Mellow Mushroom, Starbucks, and in spring 2009, Cuban Revolution.

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.

For concert details visit www.AmericanTobaccoCampus.com

Schedule Highlights
North Carolina Public Radio WUNC sponsors the concert series and brings to the venue the best talent of their Back Porch Music series, broadcast Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 8pm.  It’s an eclectic top tier selection of bluegrass, folk and blues artists.

 

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