Two different festivals highlight Memorial Day weekend across North Carolina…
The Outlaw Music Festival makes its way across North Carolina this weekend along with Gears and Guitars (May 25-28) in Winston-Salem. Both are jam packed with solid lineups and should provide plenty of entertainment for everyone who attends.
If your preference this Memorial Day weekend is for a more intimate setting, there’s opportunity for that as well. A variety of other shows are taking place as the unofficial start to summer begins!
Get out and enjoy a show!
FRIDAY – MAY 25, 2018
Outlaw Music Festival – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek, Raleigh
Shane Smith and the Saints – Motorco Music Hall, Durham
From their home base in Austin through performances across the country (17 states) and abroad (Ireland), these five gentlemen have not just stuck stubbornly to their musical and lyrical convictions. They’ve defied audience expectations by delivering incendiary shows, each one ignited by the band’s ability to unleash, feed from and feed back the energy of the crowd — in spite of the fact that they don’t fit easily into any musical category.
Corey Hunt Band – Motorco Music Hall, Durham
“Hunt’s songwriting ranges from sincere romanticism to outlaw rebellion, and their do-it-yourself approach to booking, recording, and gigging has given them the freedom to explore and expand their music as they grow. With room to grow and momentum on their side, their crowd-pleasing and relatable take on modern roots music is poised for bigger and better things every time they hit the stage or the studio.”
Jamie McLean Band – The Blue Note Grill, Durham
Jamie McLean is a triple threat. His blue eyed southern soul vocals ooze raw emotion and his top line songwriting chops tie everything together. With hundreds of original compositions to his name McLean creates a musical gumbo that incorporates New Orleans soul, Delta blues, middle America roots and New York City swagger.
SATURDAY – MAY 26, 2018
Outlaw Music Festival – PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte
Chris Stalcup – 185 King St., Brevard
In a just world, Stalcup’s name should be included amongst the new breed of artists including Isbell, Simpson and Stapleton who are marrying tradition and truth. ~ Eric Risch / Pop Matters
SUNDAY – MAY 27, 2018
Gears and Guitars – Bailey Park, Winston-Salem
See the full four-day festival lineup here.
Look for us out on the road this weekend and enjoy the shows! Don’t forget, keep spreading the love, one song at a time…