MONDAY, NOV. 26, 2018 at 5:30 PM | RALEIGH
The Oxford American will host a reception with readings and music, to be followed by a full 90-minute concert at Fletcher Opera Theater. Entry is limited via Ticketmaster.com as part of a VIP admission to the Fletcher Opera Theater concert that evening.
MONDAY, NOV. 26, 2018 at 7:30 PM | RALEIGH
Presented in partnership with Bob Nocek Presents, join us for a Statewide Singing Circle featuring Tift Merritt, Shirlette Ammons, Stephen Anderson, Chatham County Line, Phil Cook, Alice Gerrard, Brian Horton, Big Ron Hunter, H.C. McEntire, ASM (Alexandra Sauser-Monnig of Mountain Man), Sister Lena Mae Perry of the Branchettes, Chris Stamey, Mary Dobbin Williams, and other surprise guests.
*Note that VIP tickets include entry to the pre-concert reception at the Governor’s Mansion*
TUESDAY, NOV. 27, 2018 at 6:30 PM | DURHAM
Presented in partnership with The Pinhook and Letters Bookshop, join us for stories from the issue featuring Dasan Ahanu, Sarah Bryan, Benjamin Hedin, Jill McCorkle, Mark Powell, and Tom Rankin, and musical guests Tift Merritt and Phil Cook.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 2018 at 7:00 PM | CHARLOTTE
Presented in partnership with Free Range Brewing, join us for stories from the issue featuring Rebecca Bengal, Lina María Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas, Lauren Du Graf, Jon Kirby, John Thomason, and Dave Tompkins, and musical guest Tift Merritt.
THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2018 at 7:30 PM | CHARLOTTE
Presented in partnership with Maxx Music, join us for a Statewide Singing Circle featuring Tift Merritt, Chócala, Phil Cook, David Childers, writer Lina María Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas, Benji Hughes, Stephanie Morgan, Bill Noonan, Thomas Rhyant, and other surprise guests.
FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2018 at 8:30 PM | ASHEVILLE
Presented in partnership with Isis Music Hall, join us for a Statewide Singing Circle featuring Tift Merritt, poet Nickole Brown, Pat Mother Blues Cohen, Mike Guggino, Amanda Anne Platt, Woody Platt, Jimmy Landry, Michael Libramento, Tyler Ramsey, Graham Sharp, Sarah Siskind, Shannon Whitworth, and other surprise guests.
SATURDAY, DEC. 1, 2018 at 3:00 PM | ASHEVILLE
Presented in partnership with Malaprop’s Bookstore & Café, join us for stories from the issue featuring Nickole Brown, Wiley Cash, David Joy, Jon Kirby, Malinda Maynor Lowery, and C.L. White, and musical guest Tift Merritt.
SATURDAY, MAR. 2 & SUNDAY, MAR. 3, 2019 at 8:00 PM | LITTLE ROCK
A reprise performance of the No Tears Suite with expanded symphonic arrangements written by and featuring Rufus Reid (bass); Brian Blade (drums), and an Arkansas Symphony Orchestra chamber ensemble.
The No Tears Suite was written in honor of unity on the 60th anniversary of the Little Rock Central High School Crisis.
THURSDAY, MAR. 7, 2019 at 8:00 PM | LITTLE ROCK
“Mark Mullins and Craig Klein . . . together they created the core sound of Bonerama—reminiscent of street-tromping brass bands, avenues of jazz clubs and heavy-pulsing rock. It feels like a force of nature, and as such, it threatens to sweep away everything in its path.”
THURSDAY, MAR. 14, 2019 at 8:00 PM | LITTLE ROCK
“This is a killer organ trio barrage that’s deep in the pocket. Bernstein, Goldings and Stewart have a natural feel for this music, laying down a groove that lets each soloist float across the tunes.”
THURSDAY, APR. 11, 2019 at 8:00 PM | LITTLE ROCK
“We've so rarely seen sibling artists mine their common musical roots in southern pop, country and soul traditions while fashioning utterly distinct identities for themselves, Lynne an embodiment of tough-minded sensuality, Moorer a model of introspective elegance.”
—NPR's First Listen
THURSDAY, APR. 18, 2019 at 8:00 PM | LITTLE ROCK
“[Purdy] evokes the emotion and fragility that make him a great songwriter . . . . In the end, you are left with wanting to hear more.”