Photo courtesy of Heather LaGarde
It's hard to beat a summertime Saturday spent in Saxapahaw. The small town's quiet charm makes it a great place to get away for an afternoon or a full day. On top of it all, the annual Saturdays in Saxapahaw concert series offers easy-going—and free—early-evening escapes.
Today, Heather LaGarde rolled out the tradition's May-to-August lineup. As with previous iterations, this summer's lineup focuses on local roots-oriented acts. This year's slate includes Kamara Thomas, Skylar Gudasz, Josh Moore, Sarah Shook, and more. You can check out the full schedule below.
Along with the announcement comes the beginning of a crowdfunding campaign
to raise $10,000 to fund the series and staff, pay for sound upgrades, and drive Culture Mill's Trust the Bus art installation series
, which debuted last year.
May 7: Village Band of Chapel Hill, Zambamboogie, Diali Cissokho, Luis Del Rio
May 14: Shiloh Hill
May 21: Mason Via Band
May 28: Blue Cactus
June 4: Kamara Thomas & the Night Drivers
June 11: Curtis Eller's American Circus
June 18: Josh Moore
June 25: Django Haskins
July 2: Skylar Gudasz
July 9: The Forryst Bruthers
July 16: Lizzy Ross
July 23: Gasoline Stove
July 30: Dynamite Brothers
August 6: John Howie Jr.
August 13: Sarah Shook
August 20: Jonathan Byrd
August 27: Piedmont Regulators