22 September, 2017Print
Yep Roc 20 Comes Home: Mandolin Orange, Jim Lauderdale, Tony Joe White + More To Perform A Free, Outdoor Show In The Storied Independent Label's Hometown Of Hillsborough, NC (October 21)Yep Roc Records Will Collaborate With A Dozen Local Businesses On The Event, Including YR20-Branded Beer From Mystery Brewing Co
Yep Roc Records is proud to welcome past and present label artists Mandolin Orange, Jim Lauderdale, Tony Joe White, The Stray Birds and Kim Richey to its hometown of Hillsborough, North Carolina on Saturday October 21, as part of the storied indie’s 20th anniversary celebrations. The free, outdoor show in Hillsborough’s River Park is the most recent addition to the Yep Roc 20 festivities, which will also include performances from Nick Lowe, Tift Merritt, Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin and many more at the Cat’s Cradle in neighboring Carrboro throughout the weekend.
The Hillsborough show builds on Yep Roc’s deep dedication to its local community, a pillar of the label’s mission since moving to the town in 2012. Yep Roc has come together with an array of locally owned businesses to bring the Hillsborough show to fruition, marking the event as a true celebration of the community and their bountiful emerging arts scene. Yep Roc’s partners will include Mystery Brewing Co, who have created a specially-branded Yep Roc 20 beer for the event, over a half-dozen local food vendors and North Carolina public radio stations WHUP and WUNC.
"We’re looking forward to celebrating Yep Roc’s 20th with such incredible artists performing here in town," says Hillsborough Mayor Tom Stevens. "I’m delighted Yep Roc chose Hillsborough to make its home.”
A video invitation to the show from Yep Roc Records: http://bit.ly/2xqjw0r
Mandolin Orange join the Yep Roc 20 bill following high-profile appearances at the Newport Folk Festival, Austin City Limits and Pickathon. The North Carolina-bred duo released their third album on Yep Roc Records last year, ‘Blindfaller,’ hailed as one of the 40 Best Country Albums of 2016 by Rolling Stone and deemed “angelic” by NPR’s Weekend Edition. Mandolin Orange will be joined by a pair of living legends: 2016 Americana Lifetime Achievement honoree Jim Lauderdale, whose 2007 Yep Roc release 'The Bluegrass Diaries' was a GRAMMY winner, and Tony Joe White, whose work has been recorded by everyone from Elvis to Ray Charles to Tina Turner. Pennsylvania folk trio The Stray Birds and GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter Kim Richey open the show, which begins at 12 P.M. on Saturday October 21 in River Park (288 S Churton St, Hillsborough, NC, 27278).
For free tickets to Yep Roc 20's outdoor Hillsborough show, please visit: http://bit.ly/2yg9k8p
For more information on Yep Roc 20, including a full schedule and travel accommodations, please visit: http://bit.ly/2rKIwdR