365 Days of Music

Jaki Shelton Green

In November of 2019, North Carolina's Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green added the music of her poetry to the Oxford American’s North Carolina Song Circle at Fletcher Music Hall in downtown Raleigh.

Thirty-seven years ago today, we lost one of the most important music maker's the world has ever seen. Join us in celebrating the life of Rocky Mount's native son, Thelonious Monk.

Lauchlin Shaw was a Harnett County-based fiddler whose family was a part of the 18th and 19th century wave of Scottish immigration to North Carolina.

A handful of songs about North Carolina can rightfully be described as iconic. It’s fair to say that in 2017, G Yamazawa’s “North Cack” ascended to the pantheon of North Carolina anthems.

Happy Birthday to Maceo Parker! 


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Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center presents We Insist! Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22 and 23, Asheville, N.C.

Hosted by the Surry Arts Council with support from the N.C. Department of Natural & Cultural Resources the event is held in conjunction with the Tommy Jarrell Festival. Feb. 28, 2019 to Mar. 2, 2019.

Award-winning old-time and bluegrass musicians from the area who participate in the Blue Ridge Music Trails will lead the workshops at the Old Time Fiddlers’ Convention. June 6, 2019 at 2:00pm.