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SECCA to host David Holt with special guest Amythyst Kiah on May 20

Don’t miss this opportunity to see four-time Grammy award winner David Holt and his band along with special guest Amythyst Kiah at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem
The concert, which is a Crossroads @ SECCA event, is co-sponsored by the Blue Ridge Music Center.

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SECCA opens ‘SoundSeen: Remix Exhibit’ with free performance by jazz artist Anthony Braxton

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

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (March 6, 2017) — Legendary jazz artist and MacArthur Fellow Anthony Braxton highlights the opening night of SECCA’s SoundSeen:Remix with a live performance at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 16, in the McChesney Scott Dunn Auditorium.

This is one of only two scheduled performances in the U.S. this year by Braxton, who has released more than 100 albums in his  40-plus year career. Performance and exhibit admission are free.

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On Huffington Post: MerleFest fans in for a treat when Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings perform under the stars at SECCA on Thursday, Aug. 25

This post also appears on The Huffington Post here.

The first time I heard folk, alt-country Americana singer-songwriter Gillian Welch perform live was at MerleFest in 2004 on the heels of the popularity of the Grammy-award winning movie soundtrack for “O Brother, Where Art Thou?,”  on which she was an associate producer with the illustrious T-Bone Burnett and performed on two songs. It’s a performance that has stayed with me through the years.

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

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 secca.org/crossroads. All tickets are general admission, lawn seating and outdoors, rain or shine.

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Hiss Golden Messenger to headline Flow Honda’s ‘Sunset Thursdays’ free show on Thursday, Aug. 13, at Bailey Park in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter

Building on the success of the inaugural concert event in June, Flow Honda and Phuzz Phest will present the second volume of “Sunset Thursdays,” its free community concert series on Thursday, Aug. 13, at Bailey Park in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The June event drew more than 600 attendees, according to organizers.

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