Summer is my favorite month. July especially for its impromptu front porch choirs and illegal fireworks—“the most loosely enforced law in the country,” said my friend Ed, as we watched folks with bags full of sparklers and screamers light up a backyard party last night.
This month also kicks off a special “In The Round” series that brings the Triangle and Triad music communities together. Four great songwriters trading songs, stories, and guitar licks.
Friday, July 10—Triad Meets the Triangle In the Round, Greensboro
Sam Frazier, Jon Shain, Wes Collins and myself. Music at the Big Purple—outdoor house concert in historic Fisher Park. BYOB, lawn chairs, friends and snacks. No invitation necessary.
Gates at 7, show at 8 pm
812 Olive Street, Greensboro, NC
Suggested donation, $10
Thursday, July 16—Triangle Meets the Triad In the Round, Carrboro, NC
Sam Frazier, Jon Shain, Melissa Swingle and myself. Cat’s Cradle, Back Room—a listening-room style venue at the Cradle’s growing facility.
Doors at 7, show at 8 pm
300 E. Main Street, Carrboro, NC
Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the order
Tickets available online
Saturday, July 18—Wurlitzer Prize at the Muddy Creek Cafe Music Hall, Bethania, NC
Set your clock back about 253 years for this town. Bethania is one of the oldest Moravian farming communities in Forsyth county, and true to town’s preservation work, the venue is set inside an old mill building.
Doors at 8, show at 9 pm
5455 Bethania Road, Bethania, NC
Tuesday, July 28—Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen, Greensboro, NC
I highly recommend the Okra Popcorn with buttermilk herb dressing. Ya. Music in the bar.
Music 6 to 9 pm
1421 Westover Terrace, Greensboro, NC