Under One Roof: Livestream Concert April 24–26 to Benefit North Carolina Artists

Under One Roof - roofline with sunset in the background

Performances and Appearances by Anthony Hamilton, 9th Wonder, Ben Folds, The Hamiltones, Jim Lauderdale, Tift Merritt, Steep Canyon Rangers, Chatham County Line, Joe Troop of Che Apalache, Petey Pablo and More

Come Hear North Carolina and CLTure announce “Under One Roof,” a livestream benefit concert for North Carolina artists, to be presented in one-hour segments on the evenings of Friday April 24 through Sunday, April 26.

Organized by the Charlotte-based entertainment publication CLTure as part of the Come Hear NC initiative of the North Carolina Arts Council and the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, the weekend event brings together some of North Carolina music’s biggest names to aid their community in these unprecedented times.

“It’s important to inspire, instill and give back to home. Home is where you first learn the value of trust. It’s important to be there for our own,” says Grammy Award-winning Anthony Hamilton on his motivation for participating. “Our artists deserve to be heard and appreciated. Carolina has some awesome talent.”

“Under One Roof” viewers are encouraged to donate to the North Carolina Arts Foundation, a nonprofit established in 2013 to promote the growth and sustainability of the N.C. Arts Council. The foundation will send all proceeds raised from “Under One Roof” to nonprofit arts organizations in the state that have established relief funds for artists in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Under One Roof” will be broadcast live on Twitch and Facebook from 8 p.m.–9 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 24; Saturday, April 25; and Sunday, April 26. Find details about tuning in here: https://bit.ly/3adDyeP

The North Carolina artists joining “Under One Roof” span genres and generations: Anthony Hamilton (Charlotte), 9th Wonder,  Ben Folds (Winston-Salem), The Hamiltones (Morrisville, Charlotte, Greensboro), Petey Pablo (Greenville),  Tift Merritt (Raleigh), Jim Lauderdale (Troutman), Steep Canyon Rangers (Asheville), Chatham County Line (Raleigh), Joe Troop of Che Apalache (Winston-Salem),  and The Harvey Cummings Project (Charlotte).

These musicians will perform original songs and covers, share archival performances, and offer messages of encouragement to artists and viewers. Announcements of additional artists and a full schedule of performances will be posted on the official Facebook event in the coming days.

“Under One Roof: A Benefit for North Carolina Artists” is the latest project from Come Hear North Carolina. Come Hear NC’s mission is to support the state’s arts community and celebrate its diverse musical traditions. Come Hear NC has sponsored the “Music at The Mansion” concert series (filmed at the North Carolina Executive Mansion) and a “Nina Simone Weekend,” which raised money to preserve the singer’s childhood home, in Tryon, N.C. Other projects are the In The Water live-session series, featuring North Carolina musicians Rhiannon Giddens and the Mountain Goats, and the commissioning of a two-part documentary on the seminal Durham hip-hop group Little Brother. Learn more about Come Hear North Carolina here: www.ComeHearNC.com.

A captioned video of the event will be available at a later date. For additional questions regarding accessibility, or to obtain a copy of the transcript upon completion of this event, please contact Kathleen Collier at kathleen.collier@ncdcr.gov.