CSAS is pleased to co-sponsor ConvergeNC 2014! Back for a second year, the festival features a variety of musical acts from campus and the local area as well as points north, south, east, and west.
Thursday, April 3rd, Clockwork Kids will play from their new album Rememory with a light show at the Morehead Planetarium. Élève will open. Tickets are $10, including a copy of Rememory. Doors at 7:00, show at 7:38.
Friday, April 4th, Mipso will headline at the Cat’s Cradle, with the Punch Brothers’ Chris Eldridge supporting. Tickets are $12 presale, $15 day of. Doors at 8:00, show at 9:00. Later that night, ConvergeNC will present a North Carolina hip-hop showcase in the Cat’s Cradle Back Room.
Saturday, April 5th, legendary old-time singer Alice Gerrard and Hiss Golden Messenger’s Mike Taylor will discuss authenticity in Southern Music at UNC’s Gerrard Hall. Doors at 12:30, discussion at 1:00. Beginning at 3:30, ConvergeNC 2014 will present the following artists at UNC’s Bell Tower Amphitheater: Floating Action, Rome Fortune, Ryan Gustafson, Dark Water Rising, T0w3rs, Ghostt Bllonde, and Myrna and Claudia Lopez Bascunan.
ConvergeNC is sponsored by Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation, UNC Student Congress, the Carolina Union Activities Board, the Orange County Arts Commission, the North Carolina Humanities Council, Mills Rentals, the Center for the Study of the American South, Hickory Tavern, the Center for Global Initiatives, the UNC American Studies and Music Departments, Whole Foods, Carrboro Coffee Roasters, Townsend Bertram, the ArtsCenter, and Steel String Brewery.
ALL SATURDAY EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, WITH FREE PUBLIC PARKING AT THE BELL TOWER PARKING DECK.
View some highlights from last year’s festival here.