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Previous events


Woodstock and Beyond: Songs of Love and Protest by The Quadrivium Project

Lincoln Theatre, 126 E Cabarrus St, , Raleigh, NC

Featuring Jim on percussion Quadrivium: the four subjects of a medieval university curriculum, comprised of arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, and music. The mission of The Quadrivium Project is to engage faculty and students in a collaborative model based on creative destruction and renewal. TQP’s primary directive illustrates the arts’ (music in this case) potential on campus to catalyze disparate disciplines through synchronic intellectual and creative action. More simply put, The Quadrivium Project is NC State University’s faculty rock band. It’s also a research project (Quadrivium Project) for the group members and their students, fully embracing NC State’s brand theme of Think and Do. Looking at the music, artistry, history, culture, fashion, physical and emotional well-being, and technology of the artists whose music TQP plays, as well as the logistics of performing a professional rock show with state-of-the-art lighting, design, projections and sound, this research not only informs the performances but also provides students with entrepreneurial opportunities. While the Quadrivium Project band’s performances are the public face of the project, and, let’s be honest – a really engaging and fun time for the members! – it’s the research and resulting student projects that will be prove to be the longest lasting and most meaningful contributions. Current and former student projects, emanating from students in a wide variety of majors, are moving from thinking and into doing and will allow other live music groups to benefit from new items which are aimed at making live contemporary music performances more easily successful.


Concert w Jon Shain/Craicdown/FJ Ventre

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Willow Oak Pavilion, 326 Vickers Rd., Chapel Hill

On Saturday, June 15 at 7:00 pm, Craicdown and Jon Shain with FJ Ventre are presenting a concert by the lake at the Willow Oak Pavilion just outside of Chapel Hill. Jon Shain is the 2019 International Blues champion and presents a show of blues and songs with great passion and genuineness. FJ Ventre is one the areas premiere bass players who has toured with Jon since childhood. Together they present music with a new originality and reverence for old musical forms. Great songwriting and performance!

Craicdown plays World Acousticana - inspired by world traditions with a rootsy and contemporary panache! The Craicers showcase such instruments as accordion, cittern, Irish flute, fiddle and a plethora of world and American percussion. David DiGiuseppe, Rob Sharer and Jim Roberts create a pallet of rich musical gumbo and play with possessed inspired passion! There will be 4 new songs presented this month - don't miss them~!

There is a recommended donation of $20 with children under 12 free. We will have 40 chairs available but you may want to bring your own just to be safe.

The Willow Oak Pavilion is located at 632 Vickers Rd, off of 15-510 south towards Pittsboro. Vickers Rd is opposite of the Briar Chapel community. Free parking.


Will the Circle Be Unbroken 11

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The Arts Center, 300-G E Main St, , Carrboro, NC 27510

The ArtsCenter’s annual Songs from the Circle shows are a celebration of the best in classic American Folk and Bluegrass.

In spring 2012 local guitarist Danny Gotham organized a memorable benefit concert involving a live presentation of songs from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s iconic album of 40 years prior, Will the Circle Be Unbroken. Danny and his colleagues have made this a tradition at The ArtsCenter, and Songs from the Circle returns for its 11th incarnation this year on June 14th. This event builds on the material of the album, paying homage in a more general sense to the classics, with an occasional original that stays in the spirit of classic country and bluegrass.

Tickets $15. The Circle Crew for this event includes Jim Watson, Rebecca Newton, Danny Gotham, Hank and Pattie, Mike Babyak, Jan Johansson, FJ Ventre, Isabel Taylor, Larry Nixon, Stan Lewis, Jim Roberts, Scott McBride, Tommy Goldsmith, and Barry Gray.