Carolina Chocolate Drops Get Set for FREE American Tobacco Gig

ATC logo Carolina Chocolate Drops Get Set for FREE American Tobacco Gig

Music on the Lawn logo Free entertainment returns to American Tobacco this Thursday, August 26th, when a popular North Carolina trio takes the stage at 6pm as part of the 2009 Music On The Lawn series. The annual concerts from American Tobacco and North Carolina Public Radio WUNC continue great music with the Carolina Chocolate Drops.

Carolina Chocolate DropsThe young African-American stringband musicians play the rich tradition of fiddle and banjo music arising from the Carolinas’ piedmont. Native North Carolinians Rhiannon Giddens and Justin Robinson are joined by Dom Flemons.

Last summer the News & Observer described the Chocolate Drops saying, “Taking their cue from such modern masters as Mebane fiddler Joe Thompson, the Chocolate Drops play the tunes and sing the ballads once heard at frolics, corn shuckings, and square dances in the Carolina Piedmont and beyond.”

2009 American Tobacco Music on the Lawn Series
Thurs, Aug 27
Carolina Chocolate Drops
Fri, Sept 4
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

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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