Thad Cockrell Set to Take the Stage in FREE Concert Series at American Tobacco

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Music on the Lawn logo American Tobacco and FOX 50 continue their team up with WUNC-FM and its popular Back Porch Music series to deliver ten great shows, all FREE, at American Tobacco’s amphitheater this Friday.

North Carolina country music singer-songwriter Thad Cockrell will take the stage this Friday, August 20th, at 6pm. His recent release “To Be Loved” is garnering rave revues. “There’s no ‘alt’ in my country,” says Cockrell, who stays true to the twanging type of country music that prevailed before country was cool.

Thad Cockrell

The series wraps up October 8 with an All-Star Blues showcase. Full schedule listed below and here.

This year’s schedule marks the first time Back Porch Music has booked all the acts for Music on the Lawn, lending the annual event a sharp focus on authentic, danceable roots music. Also for the first time, Whole Foods Market, presenting sponsor of the music series, will offer a fine selection of natural and organic food during each concert.

So, grab your blanket, friends and family and make sure to mark your calendar for every night of this great series!

2010 American Tobacco Back Porch Music on the Lawn Series
Fri, Aug 20
Thad Cockrell
Fri, Sept 10
The Gravy Boys
Fri, Sept 17
Paul Brown & the Mostly Mountain Boys
Fri, Oct 8
Music Maker Relief Foundation Showcase

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: Cuban Revolution, Tyler’s Taproom, Mellow Mushroom and Saladelia.

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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