Local Greensboro Music Scene
Greensboro is part of the Piedmont Triad that includes Winston-Salem and High Point. According to the 2010 census the triad has a population over one and a half million. Campuses include the University of Nprth Carolina at Greensboro, Bennet College, Greensboro College and North Carolina A&T University. The history of the Greensboro music scene has included rock band Athenaeum and country artist Billy "Crash" Craddock. The local music scene is covered by GoTriadScene.com.
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Greensboro Local Music Scene History
Expansion plans for Rhythm Works, a large facility that rents creative space to artists, were announced in February 2020, prior to the shutdowns from the coronavirus pandemic. Local music scene expert Mike Hooks was named Executive Director, according to local developer Andy Zimmerman, as reported by Yes! Weekly. Artist spaces have been set up for practice, recording and performance. Located at the corner of Washington Street and Pastor Anderson Way, the facility planned its opening for late summer 2020.
Vanessa Ferguson, who was a finalist on the NBC TV series The Voice, headlined the opening show for the Cool Carolina Concert Series on March 31, 2018. The Greensboro native shared the bill with other local artists such as R'Mone Entonio and SunQueen Kelcey and Cayenne the Lion King. The spring series, held at the Greensboro Cultural Center, was organized by ArtsGreensboro and local poet/artist Ken "Mr. Rozzi" Fuller.
The "Songs of Hope & Justice" concert on Sept. 10, 2015 opened the National Folk Festival with 17 Days of arts and culture. The free concert featuring local acts at The Railyard was hosted by local singer Laurelyn Dossett. Singer-songwriters addressed social issues and sang folk songs by legends such as Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie. Local performers included Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Bhi Bhimon, Alice Gerrard, Molly McGinn and Django Haskins.
The 17 Days Festival runs from September 20 through October 6, 2013. It's a mix of music, art, theatre and more, featuring over 100 events throughout Greensboro. Last year's festival attracted over 75,000 people as Branford Marsalis and Mamadou Diabate helped generate excitement. This year the concert line-up includes Joan Osborne and Kathy Matteam aksibg with Hal Holbrook in Mark Twain Tonight. Cellist Matt Haimovitz with perform classical music and there will be a stage production of Wait Until Dark. Other events include Zoosical! A Children's Concert, The Red Jumpsuit Aparatus and the son of blues legend Muddy Waters, Bill Morganfield.
Lowland Hum is a husband and wife team from Greenboro consisting of Daniel Levi and Lauren Plank Goans. Their song "War Is Over" is an anthem for peace, which can be heard on SoundCloud. It's a well produced song that blends acoustic guitar and orchestral music. It comes from the couple's debut album called Native Air. The alubm was released on August 6, 2013. They performed at ArtsCenter in Carrboro on August 10. Listen to their music here.
Tate Street is an important part of the Greensboro music scene. It's surrounded by campuses such as UNCG, Greensboro College and AT&T University. It's one of the city's most historic areas with roots in the 19th century. Gate City Noise is one of the region's favorite venues for local music. Tate Street Coffee House is another well known place for checking out local music.