Steve Earle (Laurelyn Dossett opening), Catherine Russell, Dave McCracken & Friends (benefiting the IRC), Tom Principato (Logie Meachum opening), and Jane Monheit will all be playing Greensboro during 17DAYS (running Sept. 19 – Oct. 5)Tickets available now
"17DAYS Festival announced today that it will present five concerts during the 2014 festival, running September 19 through October 5. Entering its fourth year, 17DAYS, hosted by ArtsGreensboro, has become the state’s largest collaborative arts and culture festival, featuring more than 100 events, exhibitions, and performances produced by more than 70 organizations, artists, and venues.
“These concerts will appeal to a wide range of music-lovers,” said ArtsGreensboro President and CEO Tom Philion. “17DAYS is about engaging as many members of our community as possible in the local arts scene. Everyone who enjoys live music will want to attend at least one of these events.”
The concerts include:
Steve Earle: Alone and Acoustic: 7 pm on Sunday, September 21, at the Carolina Theatre; Laurelyn Dossett opening. A protégé of legendary songwriters Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, Earle has written songs recorded by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, Travis Tritt, The Pretenders, Joan Baez and countless others. Earle visits Greensboro for the first time in six years, playing solo for a unique evening of story and song. Sponsored by Wells Fargo. Tickets available at the Carolina Theatre Box Office, 310 South Green Street, from noon to 5 pm weekdays at 336-333-2605, or anytime at CarolinaTheatre.com.
Dave McCracken & Friends: A Benefit for the Interactive Resource Center: 8 pm on Thursday, September 25, at the Blind Tiger; Healing Blues Project opening. This benefit concert features Donna The Buffalo keyboard player Dave McCracken, his DTB bandmates Kyle Spark and Mark Raudabaugh, Sam Frazier (Tornado), Jason Blalock and Shane Lee (Folkswaggin'), Casey Cranford (Big Something), and other special guests. Sponsored by Campus Crossing Apartment Homes. Tickets available at theblindtiger.com/tickets.htm or at The Blind Tiger, 1819 Spring Garden Street, Greensboro.
Catherine Russell and Her Trio: Lady Sings the Blues: 8 pm on Friday, September 26, at the Crown at the Carolina Theatre. A 2012 Grammy®-winner for her appearance as a featured artist on the Boardwalk Empire soundtrack, Catherine Russell dropped her fifth album, Bring It Back, in 2014. A genuine jazz and blues singer who can sing virtually anything—Catherine will perform her own songs as well as beloved standards by Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Bessie Smith, and Dinah Washington. Sponsored by The Fresh Market. Tickets available at the Carolina Theatre Box Office, 310 South Green Street, from noon to 5 pm weekdays at 336-333-2605, or anytime at CarolinaTheatre.com.
Tom Principato: 9 pm on Friday, September 26, at the Blind Tiger; Logie Meachum opening. Tom Principato has spent more than 40 years as a Washington, DC-based electric blues and blues-rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He has recorded more than 20 albums, with his 2013 release, Robert Johnson Told Me So, featuring keyboard work by Chuck Leavell. Tom has received more than 20 Washington Area Music Awards (“Wammys”). Sponsored by Campus Crossing Apartments. Tickets available at theblindtiger.com/tickets.htm or at The Blind Tiger, 1819 Spring Garden Street, Greensboro.
Jane Monheit Celebrates the Jazz of Judy Garland: 7 pm on Sunday, October 5, at the Carolina Theatre. Just in time for Community Theatre of Greensboro’s 20th anniversary season of The Wizard of Oz, this two-time Grammy® nominee will celebrate what we all loved about Judy Garland. “Judy did so much more than break hearts,” says Monheit. “She put them back together again, and that’s what we’re going to be about with this show!” Sponsored by Lincoln Financial. Tickets available at the Carolina Theatre Box Office, 310 South Green Street, from noon to 5 pm weekdays at 336-333-2605, or anytime at CarolinaTheatre.com.
17DAYS Festival is a public-service, collaborative listing of fall arts and cultural events produced by dozens of independent organizations, artists, and presenters in Greensboro, North Carolina. Now entering its fourth year, 17DAYS has become the state’s largest collaborative festival, featuring more than 100 events, exhibitions, and performances each year. The 2014 Festival will take place from September 19 through October 5. For more information, visit 17DAYSGreensboro.org or call Kaitlin Smith at 336-373-7523, x246.
With an annual budget of nearly $1.8 million, ArtsGreensboro is a catalyst for innovation to build recognition and support for the arts. Through the 17 DAYS Arts& Culture Festival, power2give, and other opportunities like the National Folk Festival, ArtsGreensboro is driving the health and vitality of our community through support for arts education, celebrating the diversity of Greensboro, and supporting economic impact through excellence in arts programming."
- A Press Release