Back Porch Music on the Lawn Lineup Returns to Durham!

 Eight Free Concerts Welcome Returning Favorites and New Sensations to AmericanTobacco Campus

(Research Triangle) – March 29 – Pickers, rockers, groovers and all cool cats are invited to the return of American Tobacco’s legendary Back Porch Music on the Lawn concert series, May 11 – September 14. The eight free Thursday evening concerts will once again take place on the historic campus’ interior quad. The popular series is a joint production of the American Tobacco Campus and WUNC-FM 91.5.

Signing on as Music on the Lawn’s co-sponsors are Mercedes-Benz of Durham, GoTriangle, WRAL’s Out & About and Fox 50.

American Tobacco’s beloved restaurants will be open and preparing quick grab items for concertgoers to enjoy picnic style as they take in the shows. This year, fans can sample new neighbors Wedgie’s sandwich shop and The Bullpen, featuring Heavenly Buffaloes wings.

Beer and wine are available for purchase at the concerts. Picnics, coolers and well-behaved dogs are welcome. Please no glass.

The all-star line-up — with each free concert starting at around 6pm — is as follows:

  • May 11 – Front Country (Opener: Demolition String Band)
  • May 25 – Tellico (Opener: Skylar Gudasz)
  • June 15 – Jim Lauderdale (Opener: Fireside Collective)
  • June 29 – Alice Gerrard & Melody Makers (Opener: Onyx Club Boys)
  • August 3 – Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley (Opener: Acoustic Manner)
  • August 17 – Acoustic Syndicate (Two sets)
  • August 31 – Seldom Scene (Opener: Cicadia Rhythm)
  • September 14 – Billy Strings (Opener: Whiskey Shivers)

About American Tobacco Campus

American Tobacco offers one million square feet of premium office space in a historic factory setting bustling with restaurants and businesses as well as the Durham Performing Arts Center and Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Featured in US News & World Report as the national model for urban revitalization, the campus serves as a bridge from Durham’s past as one of the Tobacco capitals of the world to its present and future as a knowledge, science and medical capital.

ATC owner Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. is a diversified communications company which owns and/or operates WRAL-TV, WRAL Digital, WRAZ-TV, WRAZ Digital, WRAL-FM, WRAL-HD2, WCMC-FM, WCMC-HD1, WDNC-AM, WCMC-HD2, WCMC-HD3, WCLY-AM, WCMC-HD4, Microspace, CBC New Media Group and Wolfpack Sports Properties (a joint venture with Learfield Sports) in Raleigh, NC; WILM-TV, WILT-LD and Sunrise Broadcasting in Wilmington, NC; The Durham Bulls Baseball Club in Durham, NC; and real estate interests including the American Tobacco Project and Diamond View office buildings in Durham, NC.

About North Carolina Public Radio WUNC

North Carolina Public Radio WUNC is one of the early tenants of the American Tobacco Campus. The station is one of the most successful public radio stations in the country. It serves listeners from Greensboro to the Outer Banks with NPR News and Information during the week and Back Porch Music on the Weekend.

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