On April 6th, 2013, artists, fans, students, faculty and others will
gather for the first annual ConvergeNC Southern Music Festival.
ConvergeNC seeks to enrich and complicate our ideas about Southern
music and identity through a group of performances that draw on
traditional roots but also push in new directions. The festival will be
held at the new outdoor Bell Tower Amphitheater (located between the
Stone Center and Genome Sciences Building) and is free to all.
ConvergeNC will feature performances by Mipso, Virgins Family
Band, Kaze, Hiss Golden Messenger, Ben Payton, Boo Hanks, Ironing
Board Sam, Some Army, and TURCHI. These acts range from Mississippi
Blues to Americana to Psych Rock to Hip Hop, and more. In exploring
this wide range of music we seek to foster an inclusive understanding of
Southern identity and the region’s past, present, and future.
ConvergeNC will also feature food trucks. Old North State BBQ,
Baguetteaboutit, and American Meltdown will be serving up tasty
dinner and late night snacks.
Bring a blanket or some chairs, a couple of friends, and join us on
April 6th at 3:30 PM in the Bell Tower Amphitheater for music, food, and
more at ConvergeNC Music Festival.
ConvergeNC is sponsored by Student Congress, CUAB, The Center for
the Study of the American South, The Center for Global Initiatives, UNC’s
Music Department, the ArtsCenter, Suttons, City Kitchen Chapel Hill,
Carolina Creates Music, and Resound Magazine.