FREE Concert Series - Open to the Public
--Parking - $6.00 per car
--Dogs, picnics and children are welcome
--No Glass, please
--For your safety, no standing or wading in the river
--American Tobacco’s restaurants will be open and preparing quick grab items for concertgoers to enjoy picnic style
--Beer and wine are available for purchase
Presented by: Mercedes-Benz of Durham
Sponsored by: American Tobacco, WUNC Radio (91.5), Fox 50, Bull Durham Beer Company, DPAC, GoTriangle and WRAL's Out and About.
…and don’t forget to share all the fun you are having on social media using #ATCBackPorch.
Headliner - Front Country
An acoustic band born in the land of tech innovation, Front Country was never going to be accepted as an authentic American roots band out of the gate. Cutting their teeth in progressive bluegrass jams in San Francisco’s Mission District and rehearsing in the East Bay, they learned to play roots music their own way, with the tools they had on hand. A mandolinist with a degree in composition and classical guitar. A guitarist trained in rock and world music. A bassist equally versed in jazz and bluegrass. A violinist with technique that could seamlessly hop between honky tonk and electropop. A female lead singer with grit and soul that was also a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter.
Opener - Demolition String Band
With a truly memorable and unique collection of songs, Elena Skye and Boo Reiners and their Demolition String Band have steadily built their reputation one gig at a time. They love nothing more than thrilling a sweaty dance floor with dangerous Telecaster work atop a nimble rhythm section, or pickin’ and singing old-school around a single microphone, juggling banjo, mandolin and guitars while weaving rustic, taut harmony vocals with tall tales and truth, joy and heartbreak, despair and redemption.
Front Country w/Demolition String Band
Presented by Mercedes-Benz of Durham
Thursday, May 11, 2017
American Tobacco Amphitheater