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Celebrate African-American music this month

June 12, 2014

The Wilson Daily Times, N.C.

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

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

To find out more about the music project, visit To purchase a copy of "African American Music Trails," visit UNC Press.


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