Come Hear North Carolina and CLTure announce Under One Roof, a livestream benefit concert for North Carolina artists, to be presented in one-hour segments on the evenings of April 24-26, 2020.
Organized by the Charlotte-based entertainment publication CLTure as part of the Come Hear NC initiative of the North Carolina Arts Council and the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, the weekend event brings together some of the state’s biggest names in music to aid their community in these unprecedented times.
Says Grammy Award-winning Anthony Hamilton on his motivation for participating: “It’s important to inspire, instill and give back to home. Home is where you first learn the value of trust. It’s important to be there for our own. Our artists deserve to be heard and appreciated. Carolina has some awesome talent.”
Under One Roof viewers are encouraged to donate to the North Carolina Arts Foundation, a nonprofit established in 2013 to promote the growth and sustainability of the NC Arts Council. The foundation will send all proceeds raised from the livestream concert to NC nonprofit arts organizations that have established relief funds for artists in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The North Carolina artists joining “Under One Roof” span genres and generations:
- Anthony Hamilton (Charlotte, NC)
- 9th Wonder, Ben Folds (Winston-Salem)
- The Hamiltones (Morrisville, Charlotte, Greensboro)
- Petey Pablo (Greenville)
- Tift Merritt (Raleigh)
- Jim Lauderdale (Troutman)
- Steep Canyon Rangers (Asheville)
- Chatham County Line (Raleigh)
- Joe Troop of Che Apalache (Winston-Salem)
- The Harvey Cummings Project (Charlotte)
These musicians will perform original songs and covers, share archival performances, and offer messages of encouragement to artists and viewers. Announcements of additional artists and a full schedule of performances will be posted on the official Facebook event in the coming days.
Under One Roof will be broadcast live on Twitch and Facebook — 8pm-9pm on Friday, April 24; Saturday, April 25; and Sunday, April 26, 2020.
“Under One Roof: A Benefit for North Carolina Artists” is the latest project from Come Hear North Carolina. Come Hear NC’s mission is to support the state’s arts community and celebrate its diverse musical traditions. Learn more at www.ComeHearNC.com.