WUNC has formed a partnership with Schoolkids Records on a new, free concert series at Rocky Mount Mills. In the tradition of the Back Porch Music on the Lawn Series these concerts are designed to both celebrate North Carolina’s rich musical heritage and provide families a fun night out.
“Rocky Mount Mills is fast becoming one of Eastern North Carolina’s premier live-work-play destinations,” said Evan Covington Chavez from Rocky Mount Mills. “This concert series, along with the restaurants and breweries, enhances the playful environment on campus and will appeal to anyone who enjoys good music.”
The Mill Music Sessions will open with Hiss Golden Messenger on April 29. “They’re a band we’ve been playing a lot on our HD2 channel WUNC Music,” said WUNC Program Director David Brower. “Great songs, infectious musicianship, it’s a perfect start to the concert season.”
The complete season is as follows:
- April 29 - Hiss Golden Messenger
- May 18 - Southern Culture on the Skids
- June 16 - Chatham County Line
- July 14 - Drivin’ N’ Cryin’
- August 11 - Dom Flemons
- October 6 – The Connells
The WUNC Mill Music Sessions in Rocky Mount is open to the public and family friendly. These are free, outdoor concerts so bring lawn chair, pick up dinner from one of the local restaurants or bring a picnic and join us for an evening of music and fun.