American Tobacco Ends FREE Concert Summer Series for 2009 with Jon Shain

ATC logo American Tobacco Ends FREE Concert Summer Series for 2009 with Jon Shain

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American Tobacco will end its 2009 free Music on the Lawn concert series with a WUNC Back Porch Music Concert on Friday, September 4th.   The Jon Shain Trio will get the Labor Day weekend off to a good start as they take the stage under the water tower from 6-8pm.

Jon ShainA veteran singer-songwriter known for his Piedmont-style guitar picking, Shain is joined by FJ Ventre on upright bass and John Currie on dobro and guitar.  The group combines “improvised piedmont blues with bluegrass, swing and ragtime.”

“Shain is a blues guitar guy with terriffic Piedmont style finger picking chops, but here he proves that he’s a songwriter, too,” wrote Jamie Anderson of Sing Out! magazine. “The clean production makes each arrangement shine and his band is top notch…”

2009 American Tobacco Music on the Lawn Series
Fri, Sept 4
Jon 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.

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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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