The Grass Cats To Bring Bluegrass to American Tobacco Outdoor Music Series

ATC logo The Grass Cats To Bring Bluegrass to American Tobacco Outdoor Music Series
Durham Jazz Performance To Follow on Sunday

Music on the Lawn logo Bluegrass fan favorite The Grass Cats are the next up for the 2009 Music On The Lawn schedule. The American Tobacco and North Carolina Public Radio WUNC sponsored Back Porch Music concert kicks off at 6pm on Thursday, June 19th, on the lawn under the water tower at American Tobacco.

The Grass CatsWith a mix of original bluegrass music and down home humor, the quintet mixes banjo, fiddle, mandolin, bass, guitar and a blend of tight harmonies. The music ranges from lively foot-stomping tunes to a capella gospel classics.

“The Grass Cats are one of the best bluegrass bands in North Carolina,” said Carol and Anita Tyndall of the Kinston Winter Bluegrass Festival. “Their smooth harmony and excellent picking make for good entertainment.”

The Durham Jazz and Durham Community Concert Band will offer a special concert on Sunday, June 21st at 2pm. Comprised of members of all ages and abilities, the group performs in the Durham area. The community-based band will provide the perfect relaxing backdrop for a hopefully sunny Sunday afternoon.

2009 American Tobacco Music on the Lawn Series
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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