20 May, 2019Print
Mandolin Orange to Perform at North Carolina Governor's Mansion on May 28, Presented by Come Hear NC and The Americana Music AssociationTHE LATEST FROM NORTH CAROLINA’S “MUSIC AT THE MANSION” SERIES, HOSTED BY NC FIRST LADY KRISTIN COOPER
The North Carolina Arts Council’s Come Hear NC initiative has announced a partnership with the Americana Music Association®. The collaboration between the two organizations will officially kick off May 28 with a special celebration at the North Carolina Executive Mansion in Raleigh - running through the association’s 20th annual AMERICANAFEST® in Nashville this September. The Executive Mansion concert on May 28 will feature a special performance from Chapel Hill, NC natives Mandolin Orange, whose most recent album Tides Of A Teardrop debuted at #1 on four Billboard charts - Heatseekers, Folk/Americana, Current Country Albums and Bluegrass – after its February release on Hillsborough, NC-based Yep Roc Records.
At the Executive Mansion event, North Carolina Arts Council Executive Director Wayne Martin and Americana Music Association Executive Director Jed Hilly will detail Come Hear NC’s presence at AMERICANAFEST 2019, which will include music showcases and educational panels throughout the week of September 10-15 in Music City. First Lady of North Carolina Kristin Cooper will host the “Music at the Mansion” event, featuring a reception, this special announcement from Come Hear NC and Americana, and an intimate Mandolin Orange performance.
Music At The Mansion 2019: Mandolin Orange
A Special Evening with Come Hear NC and the Americana Music Association
Tuesday, May 28, 5:30-7:00PM ET
North Carolina Executive Mansion, Raleigh, NC
The association’s spotlight on Come Hear NC at AMERICANAFEST continues an ongoing series that highlights American music influences from several U.S. regions, and the musical hotbed of North Carolina is no exception.
About Come Hear NC:
Come Hear NC is a year-long mission designed to celebrate, support, and sustain North Carolinians’ groundbreaking contributions to American music. From banjo and guitar innovators Earl Scruggs and Doc Watson, to Nina Simone, George Clinton, Etta Baker, James Taylor, J. Cole, the Avett Brothers, and everywhere in between, North Carolina musicians have made an impact on audiences across the globe. Over 40,000 North Carolinians work in the music industry today. You can learn more about the state’s musical history and thriving presence on the Come Hear NC website with daily posts highlighting these achievements on the “365 Days of Music” blog at www.ComeHearNC.com
About the Americana Music Association:
The Americana Music Association® is a professional not-for-profit trade organization whose mission is to advocate for the authentic voice of American roots music around the world. The Association produces events throughout the year; including AMERICANAFEST® and the critically acclaimed Americana Honors & Awards program. The Americana Music Association receives enormous support from the Tennessee Department of Tourism, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp, ASCAP, BMI, SESAC.
The 20th annual AMERICANAFEST® will take place September 10-15, 2019 in Nashville, Tenn. The event brings together fans and music industry professionals alike, offering six days of celebration through seminars, panels and networking opportunities by day and raw, battery recharging showcases each night. The Americana Honors & Awards Show is the featured performance of the festivities, taking place at the historic Ryman Auditorium. For more information, please visit www.americanamusic.org.