Southern Village presents 2013 Summer Music Series

Apr. 11, 2013 @ 03:04 PM

The businesses and management of Southern Village are pleased to announce the 2013 Summer Music Series, featuring the following musical happenings:
“Sundays at Six” Series, SUNDAYS AT 6PM, APRIL 28-OCT. 13:  starting on April 28, with 24 concerts running every Sunday evening through Oct. 13 (NOTE: No concert on Sept. 29.)   The opening concert will feature “Great Guitar Music” from local guitar legends Danny Gotham and Armand Lenchek, along with special guest Wes Collins, winner of the 2012 N.C. Singer-Songwriter Co-op Competition.
All performances are free, and will be held on the stage at the Village Green in Southern Village. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating, and bring a picnic or purchase food from any of the Southern Village food establishments.
The music will range from rock to blues to jazz to bluegrass to Klezmer to Grateful Dead tributes, plus more.  
In addition to the Sunday night series, Southern Village be presenting the following additional music dates:
Shakedown Street, May 11, 6-9 p.m.:  Third Annual Culbreth Middle School Booster Club Fundraiser, featuring live Grateful Dead-cover music.  Free admission; donations accepted.
North Carolina Symphony, May 31, 7:30p.m.:  The highlight of the outdoor music season each year is the annual free performance by the North Carolina Symphony.  This will be the 14th year Southern Village has hosted an evening under the stars with the N.C. Symphony.   This year’s performance, featuring “Music from the Movies,” will be conducted by Music Director Grant Llewellyn in only his second-ever Southern Village appearance.  This concert is free and the public is invited.
Music Maker Roots and Leaves Series, Fridays, June 7-28, at 6 p.m.:  We’re pleased to also announce the return of the Music Maker Roots and Leaves “Music Before the Movies” series, taking place at 6 p.m. on four Friday nights in June.  The series is presented by Music Maker Relief Organization, whose mission is to keep alive the many genres of traditional Southern music.  They’re able to bring this series free of charge to the public through generous grants from the Strowd Roses Foundation, the Mary Biddle Duke Foundation, and Bryan Properties. 
-- June 7:  “From the Delta to the Bayou” with Ben Payton and Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen
-- June 14: “Carolina Blues and Gospel” with Boo Hanks and The Branchettes
-- June 21 and 28: TBA  
Go to www.musicmaker.org for more information about this organization, the performers, and the concert series, or to www.southernvillage.com for schedule updates.