Schoolkids Records and WUNC Help Develop Lineup Aimed to Celebrate
NC’s Music Roots
(ROCKY MOUNT, NC) – MARCH 20, 2017 – Rocky Mount Mills announces a free outdoor concert series to celebrate the music genres that have influenced North Carolina’s musical DNA.
The Mills is partnering with Schoolkids Records and WUNC to book the debut lineup. Dubbed the SchoolKids Records presents the WUNC Mill Music Sessions offers something for everyone. This year’s roster celebrates stars of the national indie scene like Hiss Golden Messenger and Dom Flemons as well as perennial favorites like Southern Culture on the Skids, Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ and Chatham County Line.
The concert experience will be open to the public and family friendly. Concerts will take place on the Mills’ scenic lawn — the better to enjoy the campus and historic sights. Bring a lawn chair, pick up dinner from one of the restaurants on campus or bring a picnic and join us for an evening of music and fun.
April 29 – Hiss Golden Messenger
May 18 – Southern Culture on the Skids
June 16 – Chatham County Line
July 14 – Drivin’ N’ Cryin’
August 11 – Dom Flemons
September 8 – Surprise Finale!
“We are very honored to be a part of the launching of the Mills Music Sessions along with our partners WUNC and Rocky Mount Mills. I was born and raised in Rocky Mount so being a part of this event and the entire Rocky Mount Mills project is personally gratifying. I have a tremendous amount of pride and passion poured into this and I know everyone at Schoolkids is looking forward to making this event a tradition for years to come, helping bring great talent to my hometown.”
Stephen Judge, owner, Schoolkids Records
“Rocky Mount Mills is fast becoming one of Eastern North Carolina’s premier live-work-play destinations. This concert series, along with our restaurants and breweries, enhance the playful environment on campus and will appeal to anyone who enjoys good music.
Evan Covington Chavez, development manager, Rocky Mount Mills
“It’s such a cool scene that’s developing down at Rocky Mount Mills. We’re thrilled to help put this concert series together. It’s going to be fun.”
David Brower, program director, North Carolina Public Radio WUNC