June 17, 2012

Performances '12

Besides swimming and catching lightning bugs, the best part of summer is the free performances. Here's our list of when and where you can see homegrown talent for free:

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Downtown Sanford NC offers two options for free concerts: the Function at the Junction summer concert series and music on Charlie Watson Lane during Third Thursdays.
Function at the Junction happens every Thursday night at 7pm in Depot Park in downtown Sanford. The event is free and open to the public. The lineup is:
  • Tuesday Night Music Club (country/classic rock) on June 7
  • Heart of Carolina (jazz) on June 14
  • The Gospel Echoes (gospel) on June 21
  • Deep River Bluegrass Band (bluegrass) on June 28
  • Blender (oldies, R&B, country) on July 5
  • Heart of Carolina (jazz) on July 12
  • The HomeWreckers (classic rock) on July 19
  • Tommy Edwards & Carolina Lightning (bluegrass) on July 26
  • The FOG Blues Band (blues/classic rock) on August 2
  • Heart of Carolina (jazz) on August 9
  • RN5P (solid gold, oldies, beach music) on August 16
  • Tim Hair and the AKM Band (country, classic rock) on August 23
  • Roger Hester & The High Country Men (bluegrass) on August 30
  • Transistor Days (folk rock) on September 6
  • Heart of Carolina (jazz) on September 13
Third Thursdays run from March through October from 5-7pm. The music selection will be announced via Facebook.
  • Robert Watson on June 21

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▶ The Lee County Library is offering three free performances at the Lee County Arts and Community Center (507 N. Steele Street, Sanford):
  • Scooter Hayes aka Melvil Dewey International Library Hip Hop Superstar on June 29 (1pm)
  • Magetsi 4H Club of Lee County on July 13 (1pm)
  • Flow Circus on July 20 (10am)

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▶ The Temple Theatre's summer youth conservatory is bringing Treasure Island to our local audience. Tickets will be $12 for adults, $6 for children (under age 13). There will be two sets of performances:
  • Conservatory 1: June 29-30 (7pm), June 30 and July 1 (2pm)
  • Conservatory 2: July 27-28 (7pm), July 28-29 (2pm)

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▶ The Chatham Community Library (197 Highway 87 N, Pittsboro NC) invites everyone to these free performances:
  • Puppeteer Hobey Ford on June 19 (7pm)
  • Rockstar Magic of Chris and Neal on June 29 (1pm)
  • Bright Star Theater Performing Aesop's Fables on July 13 (1pm)
  • Flow Circus on July 20 (1pm)
  • Sharon Clarke, Storyteller/Musician on July 24 (7pm)
  • Level3 with opening band Dilly Dilly on July 31 (7pm)
  • Rags to Riches on August 3 (1pm)

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▶ The Harnett County Public Library (601 S. Main Street, Lillington NC) invites everyone to these free performances:
  • The Amazing Mark Lippard on June 19 (6pm)
  • Rags to Riches on June 20 (2pm)
  • The RockStar Magic of Chris and Neal on June 21 (2pm)
  • Family Game Show Mania with Bill Grimsley on June 26 (6pm)
  • The Celtic Cloggers of North Harnett Elementary School on June 27 (2pm)
  • Dare to Dream with Steve Somers aka the Amazing Teacher on June 28 (2pm)
  • Night Life of Raven Rock on July 5 (2pm)
  • Criss Cross Mangosauce on July 10 (6pm)
  • Bright Star Children's Theatre on July 17 (6pm)
  • Sharon Clarke, Storyteller/Musician on July 19 (2pm)
  • Bedtime Stories and Treasure Hunt on July 24 (6pm)
  • Bright Star Children's Theatre on July 26 (2pm)
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▶ The Oak City Seven summer concert series happens every other Saturday on Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh (5:30-9:30pm).
  • The Dune Dogs, Dark Water Rising, I Was Totally Destroying It on June 28
  • The Broadcast, Chris Hendricks Band, Crooked Fingers on July 12
  • Lila, Once and Future Kings, Annuals on July 26
  • Archbishops of Blount Street, Jack The Radio, Hobex on August 9
  • Paleface, Debonzo Brothers, Big Daddy Love on August 23

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