Wow, just when you thought the last big festival was over and things had settled down a bit music-fest-wise, here comes another one, and it’s big. Come Out and Show Them
is a large-scale anti-HB 2 benefit that will involve thirty-two musical acts at five venues in Raleigh on October 7 and 8.
It brings together an all-star slate of Triangle’s finest—Sylvan Esso
, Mount Moriah
, Tift Merritt
, Mac MacCaugha
n, Tres Chicas
—uniting forces for a two-night event that aims to raise funds to not only defeat the state's absurd bathroom bill but to take back the state itself. The proceeds will go to Democracy NC
, Common Cause NC
, Southerners on New Ground
, and Tina and Grayson Haver Currin's Come Out & Show Them nonprofit.
The forces behind this impressively packed bill, the Haver Currins, have honed their social justice skills in events such as Saturday Chores
, the antics of the Air Horn Orchestra
, and recent mural display
at Hopscotch, and they've marshaled a deeply diverse roster talent for the event.
Night one features the groovy beats of Sylvan Esso, fresh from the headlining spot at Hopscotch, and the electro-hip-hop of Oak City Slums, while the next night features various packed bills featuring The Veldt
, Brett Harris
, and Al Riggs
, plus Raleigh rapper King Mez
. Demon Eye will be on hand to bring the requisite dose of heavy metal thunder. That's a lot of reasons to come out (and show them).