Downloadable Festival Guide

Thursday, August 21
Gala Dinner and Benefit Concert

Proceeds benefit the Southern Folklife Collection

Louis Round Wilson Library, UNC-Chapel Hill
5:45 p.m. – 9 p.m.

An intimate concert with Tift Merritt (UNC ’00)

An evening  celebrating the nation’s foremost archives of Southern culture with a reception, concert and dinner.

Information: Liza Terll, (919) 548-1203 or liza_terll@unc.edu

Table sponsorships available!

Friday, August 22
New Orleans Brass Band Symposium, Parade, and Concert

Featuring Rebirth Brass Band and Dumpstaphunk

Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Assembly Room

Lecture by Matt Sakakeeny, author of Roll With It: Brass Bands in the Streets of New Orleans

  • 5 p. m.  :  Reception
  • 6 p. m.  :  Symposium
  • 7:30 p. m.  :  Second Line Parade
  • 8 p. m. :   Concert

Tickets: https://www.carolinaperformingarts.org/

Big Star #1 Record and Third/Sister Lovers

Orchestrated full-album performances of Big Star’s #1 Record (1972) and Third/Sister Lovers (recorded in 1974-75, released in 1978).

Cat’s Cradle, 300 E. Main St. Carrboro, NC.

  • 8 p. m. :  Doors
  • 9 p. m. : Concert

Saturday, August 23
Southern Folklife Festival

Featuring performances by Sierra Hull, Dex Romweber Duo and Flaco Jimenez with Los Texmaniacs

Lectures by authors Peter Guralnick and Holly George-Warren (UNC ’78)

Cat’s Cradle, 300 E. Main St. Carrboro, NC.

Back Room 

  • 10 a.m. -10:30 a.m. : Roundtable on the history of the Cat’s Cradle
  • 10:45 a.m. -11:30 a.m. : Holly George-Warren
  • 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p. m. : Peter Guralnick (Keynote)

Main Stage

  • 1 – 1:45 p.m. : Dex Romweber Duo
  • 2 – 2:45 p.m. : Flaco Jimenez with Los Texmaniacs
  • 3 – 4 p.m. : Sierra Hull

Free and open to the public, tickets are required

Tickets: http://www.catscradle.com

Merle Haggard and Tift Merritt, in concert

Country Music Hall of Famer Merle Haggard performs with UNC’s own Tift Merritt opening.

Memorial Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill

  • 8 p.m.

Concert tickets: https://www.carolinaperformingarts.org/