American Tobacco’s On the Lawn Series Back for Another Great Season with Even More Offerings

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Watch Movies, Hear Great Music, Do a Little Dancing…

On the Lawn The lawn of American Tobacco is about to get very busy with the Triangle’s premiere spring and summer entertainment series. On the Lawn Presented by University Ford & Kia and Bull City Bucks kicks off with a concert on Friday, April 27, 2012. Over the next five months the popular series will include some old favorites and some new features sure to be a hit among Triangle citizens and beyond.

Stretching from April 27 to October 5, the free series includes:

  • Back Porch Music on the Lawn, sponsored by WUNC-FM, now in its sixth year
  • Movies on the Lawn, a series of music-themed documentaries selected by the Full Frame Film Festival
  • Other hot happenings, including Pops for Pops on Father’s Day; and two new features, a Jazz on the Lawn two-concert series, and Dance on the Lawn with the American Dance Festival
  • A Web site — — rounding up all the facts to fuel your fun
  • And still, all free!

On the Lawn’s upcoming jam-packed schedule is as follows:   

Music on the LawnBack Porch Music on the Lawn
(all shows begin at 6 p.m. unless otherwise posted)

  • Friday, April 27 – Erynn Marshall & Carl Jones
  • Friday, May 11 – Music Maker Relief Foundation Blues Review
  • Friday, May 18 – The Tony Rice Unit
  • Friday, June 15 – Adam Hurt, Stephanie Coleman and Beth Williams Hartness
  • Friday, June 22 – Lizzy Ross Band
  • Friday, July 27 – Justin Robinson and the Mary Annettes
  • Friday, August 10 – John Howie Jr and the Rosewood Bluff
  • Friday, August 17 – Bill & Libby Hicks
  • Friday, August 24 – The Old Ceremony
  • Pops for Pops
    Dance on the Lawn
    Movies on the Lawn
    Jazz on the Lawn

    Friday, September 7 – The Red Clay Ramblers

Special Concerts

  • Sunday, June 17 – Pops for Pops Concert featuring The Durham Community Concert Band & Durham Jazz Orchestra (5:00-7:00p.m.)
  • Fri, July 13th – Dance on the Lawn featuring the American Dance Festival (6:00pm) – New This Year!

Movies on the Lawn

  • Friday, June 1, July 6, August 3, September 28, October 5 – Movies start at 9 p.m.

Jazz on the LawnNew This Year!
(both shows begin at 6 p.m.)

  • Friday, May 4 – NCCU Jazz Ensemble
  • Wed, July 4 – John Brown and the Groovy Shop Band

For more details, sneak peek listens and more, visit the On the Lawn Web portal:  On the Lawn’s complete roster of sponsors also includes American Tobacco, FOX 50, Full Frame,, WUNC-FM 91.5 and WNCU 90.7.


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