Summer is in full swing and Music on the Lawn at American Tobacco Campus continues! These are free outdoor shows in downtown Durham.
It is highly recommended to bring your camping/beach style chair or a blanket (it's called music on the lawn for a reason). Sometimes it gets very crowded, so get there as soon as you can, by 530 if possible. I won't be able to hold space for a bunch of us if it's very crowded.
The music starts at about 6pm, but come when you can after work, bring your own veg picnic dinner and drinks or buy something there.
There is usually free parking very near the event (garage above and below ATC and also at Main and Corcoran), but if there is a ballgame or DPAC event that night, parking may be $2-4.
Holy Ghost Tent Revival:
Characterized as "explosively intoxicating," Greensboro, North Carolina's Holy Ghost Tent Revival cannot be pigeonholed into any popular genre. Melding brass with banjo, guitar, bass, drums and keys, this six-piece ensemble boasts an eclectic mash of instruments and styles -- a musical alchemy all their own.
The air of their creation breathes a sense of celebration and salvation, of a raucous party where everyone is welcome and the most stoic find their toes tapping and a smile breaking free. In the same spirit as the blues greats that traveled the highways of the American psyche before, their music is not to lament living's hardships but rather to celebrate in life itself -- in all its pleasure and pain.
It is this transcendent energy that continuously propels Holy Ghost Tent Revival to play the heart and soul of a North Carolina-born, genre-defying new groove. With a penchant for crafting thoughtfully playful lyrics and graced with exceptional musical skills, there are seemingly no boundaries for this group as they travel the country spreading the magic of their heart-throbbing, foot-stomping, good-time music.