This year’s headliners include the legendary Mavis Staples, GRAMMY award-winning reggae star Kabaka Pyramid, widely-followed Donna the Buffalo, and genre-defying Daniel Donato’s Cosmic Country. The four-day festival is packed with musical talent to light up multiple stages.
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A highlight of this year’s Hoppin’ John will be performances by esteemed guest artists, Phil Wiggins and Hubby Jenkins.
“So many people immediately dismiss opera when they’ve never actually seen one,” says Rachel Stenbuck, performer and educator with the North Carolina Opera. “I’ve found with my students through the years of teaching, that it very much depended on how it was presented.”
When Howie and his country band The Rosewood Bluff returned to the General Store on May 26 for his latest Bynum Front Porch Friday Night Music Series performance, the Hillsborough-based songwriter found the vibe alive and well. “It still very much feels like the country, and honestly in a way that where I grew up kind of doesn’t anymore,” he says.
Chatham County stands out among the crowd by choosing to make the transformative power of Black art and culture the centerpiece for celebrations. This year’s festival promises to be a dazzling showcase of talent, resilience, and Black excellence.
Paleface is currently on tour as a high-energy, full-sound, acoustic-electric duo, with his darling Puerto Rican partner “Mo,” in support of their new release “Beyond the Bells.”