The Hillsborough Street Community Service Corporation today announced a campaign to feature 16 days of bluegrass on the organization’s social media channels. The campaign is in support of Live and Local: Bluegrass on Hillsborough Street taking place Sunday, September 28.
“With 16 bands spread out on four stages, we felt featuring just one or two acts was not doing justice to the variety of local talent we have involved in this festival. Our hope is this campaign will show our community just how rich the local bluegrass scene is and inspire families to come support these performers live,” said David Dean, director of programs for the Hillsborough Street Community Service Corporation.
Live and Local: Bluegrass on Hillsborough Street is a free family-friendly event with three day stages and one evening stage. Programming on the day stages, located at Logan Court, Horne Street and Compiegne Park, starts at 2:00 p.m. and ends at 7:00 p.m. Gates open at Raleigh Little Theatre’s Stephenson Amphitheater at 6:30 p.m. for an evening concert featuring Tommy Edwards’ Bluegrass Experience, featuring Leroy Savage, and the Josh Daniel and Mark Schimick Project and special guests.
Dean continued, “At this point we can not announce the special guests who will sit in with Josh and Mark at the amphitheater, but with the Rose Garden as a backdrop, and IBMA starting on Monday, there is no telling who will show up. Bringing music back to that beautiful spot is something a lot of people want to be a part of.”
The event, sponsored in part by Raleigh Brewing Company, will feature a beer zone, more than 30 vendors, classic cars, bouncy houses, face painting and the list goes on and on.
Visit www.hillsboroughstreet.org for more information, including the full band schedule. The event hashtag is #LiveLocalBluegrass.