June 12--RALEIGH -- Celebrate eastern North Carolina's gospel, blues, R&B, jazz and funk this month at four music events in four counties that spotlight the region's impact on American music.
A tribute to the musical heritage in eastern North Carolina has been planned for African American Music Appreciation Month including a gospel concert, an evening of jazz and performances featuring Wilson's Bill Myers, who recently was recognized with a North Carolina Heritage Award.
Several of the events include readings and book signings from the authors of "African American Music Trails of Eastern North Carolina."
Friday at 7 p.m., free
The Winston Band and African American Music Trails
reading and signing
Arts Council of Nash County
100 E. Washington St., Nashville, 459-4734
For more information, visit www.nasharts.org.
Friday, 7 p.m., $20
The Jones County Arts Council presents "A Gospel Stop on the African American Music Trails"
Jones County Civic Center
832 Highway 58, South, Trenton, 448-5111
Tuesday, 7 p.m., free
Concert in the Courtyard featuring The Monitors
Greene County Museum
107 N.W. Third St., Snow Hill
The Concert in the Courtyard is a 90-minute musical performance with an intermission for refreshment. Lawn chairs can be set-up in the street or the parking lot at First Citizens Bank. The concert is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted.
Friday, June 20, 7 p.m., free
Jazz Showcase and African American Music Trails of Eastern N.C. reading and signing
Arts Council of Wayne County, Main Gallery
102 N. John St., Goldsboro
For more information, visit www.artsinwayne.org.
To find out more about the music project, visit www.AfricanAmericanMusicNC.com. To purchase a copy of "African American Music Trails," visit UNC Press.
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