The first-ever Carolina Bluegrass Summit will bring the sound of mandolins and fiddles to the UNC campus on Nov. 11 and 12.
The summit, a collaboration between the Southern Folklife Collection (SFC) in Wilson Library and the UNC Department of Music, will feature workshops, lectures, panels, and a concert by the Grammy Award-winning Steep Canyon Rangers.
The SFC blog features the full schedule of activities.
The event is free and open to the public, with the exception of the Steep Canyon Rangers concert at 8 p.m. on Nov. 11 at Memorial Hall. Concert tickets can be purchased on the Carolina Performing Arts website.
Steve Weiss, director of the SFC, said the summit will focus attention on an iconic form of Southern music. He expects musicians, scholars, music industry leaders, and bluegrass fans to take part. The SFC holds extensive studio and field recordings of bluegrass performers, along with programs, photographs, and memorabilia.
“Bluegrass music is an art form and cultural force, both regionally and internationally,” said Weiss. “The summit is a celebration of Southern music, art, and culture.”
The summit also celebrates the UNC Bluegrass Initiative, which the Department of Music launched earlier this year.
Carolina Bluegrass Summit
Nov. 11-12, 2016
Free and open to the public with exception of Steep Canyon Rangers concert