Back Porch Music on the Lawn Returns with Eight Free Concerts

Back Porch Music on the Lawn Returns with Eight Free Concerts

(Research Triangle) - March 18 - The legendary Back Porch Music on the Lawn series returns to American Tobacco’s beloved quad, May 14-September 10. The eight free Thursday evening concerts are a joint production of the American Tobacco Campus and NC Public Radio WUNC-FM 91.5.

Signing on as Back Porch Music’s co-sponsors are Frontier Communications, Coastal Federal Credit Union, Triangle Transit, WUNC 91.5, Fox 50 and DPAC.

Feast on hamburgers, corn dogs or a sandwich at one of American Tobacco's restaurants or food carts. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Picnics and coolers are welcome -- just please don’t bring glass.

The all-star line-up -- with each free concert starting at around 6pm -- is as follows:


“Back Porch Music on the Lawn has become part of the Triangle’s summertime DNA,” says Michael Goodmon, vice president of real estate, Capitol Broadcasting Company. “We’re excited to be bringing back crowd favorites like Chatham County Line and the Gravy Boys as well as new acts for 2015 like American Aquarium and Scythian.”

"It’s a fun scene out on the lawn with a great summertime vibe," says David Brower, program director at North Carolina Public Radio WUNC. "We’re very proud to be partners in this series. It’s a natural extension of what happens on the radio every weekend with WUNC’s Back Porch Music." American Tobacco has much to celebrate. In late 2014, Basan opened its doors in Diamond View III serving world class sushi and later this year the new Aloft hotel will welcome guests to stay on campus while visiting Durham!  For more information, please contact Greg Behr (919.272.5621) or Billy Warden (919.412.0630).

About American Tobacco Campus

American Tobacco offers one million square feet of premium office space in a historic factory setting bustling with restaurants and businesses as well as the Durham Performing Arts Center and Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Featured in US News & World Report as the national model for urban revitalization, the campus serves as a bridge from Durham’s past as one of the Tobacco capitals of the world to its present and future as a knowledge, science and medical capital.

ATC owner Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. is a diversified communications company which owns and/or operates WRAL-TV, WRAL Digital, WRAZ-TV, WRAZ Digital, WRAL-FM, WRAL-HD2, WCMC-FM, WCMC-HD1, WDNC-AM, WCMC-HD2, WCMC-HD3, WCLY-AM, WCMC-HD4, Microspace, CBC New Media Group and Wolfpack Sports Properties (a joint venture with Learfield Sports) in Raleigh, NC; WILM-TV and Sunrise Broadcasting in Wilmington, NC and The Durham Bulls Baseball Club in Durham, NC.

About North Carolina Public Radio WUNC

North Carolina Public Radio WUNC is one of the early tenants of the American Tobacco Campus. The station is one of the most successful public radio stations in the country. It serves listeners from Greensboro to the Outer Banks with NPR News and Information during the week and Back Porch Music on the Weekend.

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