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YEP ROC 20: Storied record label celebrates 20th anniversary with three nights of music in North Carolina on Oct. 19-21

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From the good folks over at Yep Roc Records: 
The artist-driven label that proudly refuses to be labeled, will celebrate its 20th anniversary with Yep Roc 20, a three-night concert blowout to be held October 19, 20 and 21, in Carrboro, North Carolina, and its new hometown of Hillsborough, North Carolina.

Over 20 years, the label has released albums from North Carolina and international artists, including Dave Alvin, Robyn Hitchcock, Los Straitjackets, Nick Lowe, Tift Merritt, Aoife O’Donovan, Mandolin Orange, Chatham County Line and many others.
The stellar, genre-and-generation-spanning initial Yep Roc 20 line-up includes labelmates Nick Lowe, Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin with the Guilty Ones, Tony Joe White, Los Straitjackets and The Stray Birds with many more artists and special events to be announced soon.
Yep Roc 20 tickets are on sale now. Ticketing options include one, two and three night passes, plus an early bird VIP Premium Package which features exclusive access to all three nights of music; an artists reception and dinner to be held on October 20; Yep Roc 20 gear including T-shirt, enamel pin and festival blanket; and additional VIP events to be announced soon.
For more information, including travel and accommodations, visit:
Night One, October 19, will feature a Yep Roc 20 Kick-Off Party at a to-be-announced intimate venue with Nick Lowe and special guests. Night Two and Three,October 20 and 21, will feature performances by a cavalcade of Yep Roc stars at the Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro.
Yep Roc 20 follows the historic success of Yep Roc 15, which was held in 2012 and attracted over 20 label artists and 5000 attendees from across the country and the globe. Yep Roc 15 spawned artist collaborations and Yep Roc’s Completist Program, the label’s wildly successful fan-focused subscription service.
Founded by Glenn Dicker and Tor Hansen in 1997, Yep Roc Records is based in Hillsborough, NC and calls itself “the artist-driven label that refuses to be labeled” for good reason. With a strong belief in the vision of each of its artists, Yep Roc Records strives to serve each project based on its unique characteristics. The label is exclusively distributed by Redeye.
Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin with the Guilty Ones
Los Straitjackets
Nick Lowe
The Stray Birds
Tony Joe White
+ more TBA

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