DURHAM, N.C. – The popular Back Porch Music on the Lawn concert series returns to the American Tobacco Campus for eight free concerts starting May 12.
The Thursday evening concerts, which begin around 6 p.m., will once again take place on the historic campus’ interior quad. The first concert features returning favorite The Old Ceremony, a North Carolina folk-rock band that plays at venues from Atlanta to Toronto.
The series concludes Sept. 8 with Dom Flemons, who is a co-founder of the Carolina Chocolate Drops.
American Tobacco’s restaurants will be open and preparing quick grab items for concertgoers to enjoy picnic style as they take in the shows. Beer and wine are available for purchase. Picnics, coolers and well-behaved dogs are welcome. No glass or exotic animals.
The full line-up follows:
• May 12 – The Old Ceremony (Opener: The Backsliders)
• June 2 – Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen (Opener: The Josh Daniel/Mark Schimick Project)
• June 16 – Billy Strings (Opener: Town Mountain)
• June 30 – Balsam Range (Opener: Longleaf Pine Nuts)
• July 28 – The Stray Birds (Opener: Sarah Shook & The Disarmers)
• August 11 – The Black Lillies (Opener: Jon Stickley Trio)
• August 25 – The Gibson Brothers (Opener: Hank, Pattie & The Current)
• September 8 – Dom Flemons Duo (Opener: The South Carolina Broadcasters)
All concerts are a joint production of the American Tobacco Campus and WUNC-FM 91.5.