The Friends of the Library cordially invite you to celebrate the
25th anniversary of the
Southern Folklife Collection
with a benefit concert and dinner in the historic
Louis Round Wilson Library, UNC-Chapel Hill
Thursday, August 21, 2014
5:45 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Intimate concert with
Tift Merritt (UNC ’00)
Signature cocktails from Top of the Hill Distillery
Menu crafted by James Beard Award winners
Ben and Karen Barker, Ashley Christensen, Andrea Reusing, and Bill Smith
$250 per person ($125 tax deductible)
All proceeds benefit the Southern Folklife Collection
Table sponsorships available

Cocktail attire

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L-R, Karen and Ben Barker, Ashley Christensen, Andrea Reusing and Bill Smith

To purchase individual tickets contact:
Liza Terll
(919) 548-1203 or

Table Sponsorships

Sponsors are invited to put together a table of 12. The $5,000 sponsorship includes ($3,200 tax deductible contribution):

  • 12 tickets for dinner on Thursday, August 21, 5:45 p.m., in Louis Round Wilson Library, and recognition in the evening’s program
  • 2 tickets to the New Orleans brass band concert featuring Rebirth Brass Band and Dumpstaphunk on Friday, August 22, 8 p.m., at Memorial Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • 2 tickets to the Southern Folklife Festival featuring performances by Sierra Hull, Dex Romweber Duo and Flaco Jimenez with Los Texmaniacs, and lectures by authors Peter Guralnick and Holly George-Warren (UNC ’78), on Saturday, August 23, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. at Cats Cradle, Carrboro
  • 2 tickets to a private cocktail party prior to the Merle Haggard concert
  • 2 tickets to the Merle Haggard concert with Tift Merritt opening, on Saturday, August 23, 8 p.m. at Memorial Hall, UNC

For more information, contact: Liza Terll, (919) 548-1203 or


Tift Merritt, (UNC ’00)