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Gillian Welch, David Rawlings to perform at Crossroads @ SECCA on Aug. 25, tickets on sale June 13

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From the good folks over at The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA):

SECCA is proud to announce that Gillian Welch will headline its concert series Crossroads @ SECCA for an outdoor concert at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25. Tickets are $30 – $40 and go on sale 11 a.m. June 13 at All tickets are general admission, lawn seating and outdoors, rain or shine.

“When the Crossroads series started more than five years ago, we put together a list of artists we’d like to present if the series was a success,” said Andy Tennille, SECCA Foundation board member and the concert series’ curator. “Gillian Welch was atop that list. We are thrilled and honored to host her and her partner-in-crime David Rawlings for what will be another special night of music at SECCA…this time under the stars!”

Welch first appeared on the folk scene in 1996 with her stunning debut, “Revival,” produced by the legendary T-Bone Burnett after Burnett saw Welch open for Peter Rowan at the Station Inn in Nashville. The album would earn Welch her first Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Folk Album. Welch followed up the success of “Revival” with 1998’s “Hell Among Yearlings” and partnered once again with Burnett as associate producer and performer on the film soundtrack to “O Brother, Where Art Thou?,” which won the Grammy for Album of the Year in 2002.

For her 2001 release “Time (The Revelator),” Welch had long-time partner and guitar player David Rawlings produce the album, which was issued on Welch’s own independent record label, Acony Records, and once again received a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Folk Album. Her 2003 album, “Soul Journey,” introduced electric guitar and drums to her body of work. After a gap of eight years, she released her fifth studio album, “The Harrow & The Harvest,” in 2011, which was also nominated for a Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album.

SECCA’s gates will open at 6 p.m. and concert begins at 8 p.m. Food trucks and beer from Foothills Brewing will be available for purchase. Supporting sponsor Great Outdoor Provision Company will be on site providing games and activities on the SECCA campus.

No coolers, outside food or drinks, tents or pets are allowed at the concert. Blankets are allowed and chairs will be permitted in restricted areas. Children younger than five are welcome and will be granted free admission. Shuttle parking lots will be available.

About Crossroads @ SECCA

Launched in 2011, the Crossroads @ SECCA concert series aims to provide attendees with an extraordinary evening of music, art, food and drink featuring world-class musicians in an intimate concert environment. To date, the series has hosted Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Leon Russell, Jim White, The South Memphis String Band, David Grisman & Del McCoury, Charles Walker & the Dynamites, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Justin Townes Earle, Phil Cook, Caleb Caudle, Dean &Britta, William Tyler, Patterson Hood, Hiss Golden Messenger, Odyssey 5, Love Language, Estrangers, Chris Stamey and the Blind Boys of Alabama.

The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, N.C. seeks to enhance
perspectives, inspire community and ignite new ideas at the intersection of art and its visitors.

Located at 750 Marguerite Drive, the museum is open Tuesday through Sunday. For hours,
please visit SECCA is an affiliate of the North Carolina Museum of Art, a division of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. SECCA receives operational funding from The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. Additional funding is provided by the James G. Hanes Memorial Fund.

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