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Siler City band Nu-Blu to release new album THE BLU DISC on August 9Siler City band Nu-Blu to release new album THE BLU DISC on August 9
[Aug. 8, 2011] Pinecastle Records is proud to announce the August 9, 2011 album release of THE BLU DISC by Nu-Blu. The band includes the talents of: Carolyn Routh (lead & harmony vocals, bass); Daniel Routh (lead & harmony vocals, guitar); Levi Austin (banjo); and Austin Koener (mandolin). Nu-Blu will host two CD Release Parties including Siler City, NC (Aug 12) at Comprades Mexican Restaurant and Asheville, NC (August 13) at The Grey Eagle.
 
5th Annual Hoppin' John Fiddlers' Convention coming in September5th Annual Hoppin' John Fiddlers' Convention coming in September
[Jul. 27, 2011] Shakori Hills Community Arts Center presents The Hoppin' John Old-Time & Bluegrass Fiddlers' Convention, now in its fifth year. Hoppin' John is a three-day event for musicians, dancers and music-lovers to come together and celebrate the traditions of old-time and bluegrass music. There are dance, instrument and band contests for all ages, square dances, a cook-off, and many unscheduled special musical moments. By Sara Waters
 
West African sounds of Kairaba! will fill the air around the Bynum Stage on Friday night
[Jun. 22, 2011] Grab your kids, family, friends and neighbors for a night filled with the infectious West African sounds of *Kairaba!* Friday night at the Bynum General Store starting at 7 pm. Kairaba! is composed of Senegalese griot musician Diali Keba Cissokho, with North Carolinians John Westmoreland, Jonathan Henderson, Austin McCall and Will Ridenour.
 
2011 Carolina Music Awards nominations include Siler City bluegrass band Nu-Blu2011 Carolina Music Awards nominations include Siler City bluegrass band Nu-Blu
[Jun. 3, 2011] The 2011 Carolina Music Awards announce nominations for bluegrass artists Nu-Blu (Country / Bluegrass / Americana Group of the Year), Donna Hughes (Female Mocalist of the Year), and Lonesome River Band (Country / Bluegrass / Americana Group of the Year). The 4th year of the Carolina Music Awards continues to the shine light on artists in the Carolinas in Rock, Hip Hop, Country, Bluegrass, Americana and Rhythm & Blues.
 
New Direction bluegrass band to play free concert
[May 11, 2011] New Direction, a bluegrass band featuring musicians from Siler City, Liberty and Durham, will play a free public concert on May 15 as part of the "third sundays @ rocky river" performance series. All concerts in the series begin at 6 p.m. and are held at the Rocky River Baptist Church Fellowship Building, located behind the main facility on Siler City-Snow Camp Road. Casual attire is welcome.
 
Warmer weather means Friday Night Music at the Bynum General Store
[May 3, 2011] Dust off your chairs and head on down to the Bynum General Store on Friday night for the kick-off concert of the Bynum Front Porch Friday Night Music Series featuring Boys From Carolina! Series veterans, this band is known nationwide for their award-winning vocal harmonies, tight sound, and hard and fast traditional picking. The Bynum General Store is also celebrating its 75th anniversary.
Also: Bynum Front Porch Music
 
Bynum Front Porch seeks donations for auction
[Apr. 22, 2011] Dogwoods are in bloom, gardens are turned and ready for seed, and spring cleaning has begun. As you clean and consider letting items find another home, remember that gently used items can be donated for *Bynum Front Porch's* fall fundraising concert & auction coming this year. Bynum Front Porch is seeking donations from businesses
 
Bynum Front Porch Friday Night Music Series begins May 6 With Boys From Carolina
[Apr. 21, 2011] Bynum Front Porch, a non-profit community organization, begins this year’s Friday Night Music Series on May 6th with the bluegrass sounds of Boys From Carolina. Known nationwide for their award-winning vocal harmonies and fast traditional picking, Boys From Carolina repeatedly deliver some of the series best bluegrass music. In addition to bluegrass music, other genres represented during the season include old time music, rhythm and blues, swing, roots, gospel, West African traditional music, folk, Americana, world music, rock, country and honky tonk.
 
Shakori Hills is going even greener this earth dayShakori Hills is going even greener this earth day
[Apr. 12, 2011] The Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance, held April 21-24, has a new project. It may seem small, but they are hoping to make a big impact. Every festival, without much thought, thousands of people buy water in plastic bottles. Some of them get recycled, some get re-used, and some just get thrown away.
 
Shakori Hills Community Arts Center presents "A Carolina Luau"Shakori Hills Community Arts Center presents "A Carolina Luau"
[Feb. 14, 2011] On March 26, the Shakori Hills Community Arts Center will be holding A Carolina Luau on its property in Silk Hope,
NC. The luau is the second big fundraising event the SHCAC has held in their efforts to raise the down payment to buy the land on which the Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance is held twice a year.
 
Tenth Pittsboro community dance jam comingTenth Pittsboro community dance jam coming
[Jan. 5, 2011] The tenth Pittsboro Community Dance Jam is coming to the Pittsboro Community House on 65 Thompson street on the evening of Saturday, January 22.
 
Fourth annual Hoppin' John Old-Time & Bluegrass Fiddlers' conventionFourth annual Hoppin' John Old-Time & Bluegrass Fiddlers' convention
[Aug. 8, 2010] Shakori Hills Community Arts Center presents The Hoppin' John Old-Time & Bluegrass Fiddlers' Convention, September 17-19. Hoppin' John is a three-day event for musicians, dancers and music lovers to come together to celebrate the traditions of bluegrass and old-time music. There are dance, instrument and band contests, square dances, a cook-off, and many unscheduled special musical moments. By Sara Waters
 
North Carolina Symphony to perform at the Village Green at Southern VillageNorth Carolina Symphony to perform at the Village Green at Southern Village
[Jun. 21, 2010] Can't make it to Summerfest in Cary? No problem: the North Carolina Symphony has your summer live music experience covered with four free performances throughout the state, June 20-25. Resident Conductor William Henry Curry leads the orchestra in a concert of fan favorites, including Mendelssohn’s Wedding March, selections from Porgy and Bess, Robert Wendel’s patriotic From Sea To Shining Sea and more.
 
Shakori Hills music festival will celebrate Earth DayShakori Hills music festival will celebrate Earth Day
[Apr. 11, 2010] This April 22 marks the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day! To celebrate, the Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance will be doing its part to reduce its footprint, to put the earth first, and to educate all festival attendees about how easy and fun it is to protect and care for our planet. By Sara Waters
 
Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival to unveil new dance tent
[Oct. 8, 2009] Drive out into the country, past Pittsboro on Henderson Tanyard Road, as you pass a nice horse pasture and just before you start seeing signs that say "festival" with arrows pointing down the drive, something else stands out just beyond those trees. Through the branches of the trees that line the back of the pasture, a large white and yellow thing emerges. By Sara Waters

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