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NCMA Announces First Confirmed Summer Concerts

The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) is pleased to announce the first confirmed concerts in its 2016 summer outdoor concert series. More concerts will be announced as they are confirmed. Information on each concert is below and online for your consideration in editorial features and calendar listings.

Tickets for these two concerts will go on sale to Museum members on Friday, February 19, and on sale to the public on Tuesday, February 23.

Snarky Puppy
Sunday, May 1, 6:30 pm (Doors open at 5 pm)
$35 ($30 Members) Reserved
$24 ($19 Members) General admission

Presented with Cat’s Cradle
The eclectic, unclassifiable, genre-defying jazz/funk/global collective known as Snarky Puppy makes its first NCMA appearance in an early start to the 2016 summer concert season. Formed in 2004 at the University of North Texas, the band has toured and recorded with Justin Timberlake and Snoop Dogg, while performing over 300 shows on its own over the past two years on four continents.

Snarky Puppy was voted Best Jazz Group in Downbeat’s 2015 reader poll and Best Electric/Jazz-Rock Artist in Jazz Time’s 2014 reader poll. Hailed far and wide, from the BBC to the Los Angeles Times, the band is revered for its mix of sophisticated composition, harmony, and improvisation. The ensemble’s new album Family Dinner, Volume 2, recorded in New Orleans, features assists by musical stars including Susana Baca, Terence Blanchard, Charlie Hunter, Ivan Neville, Salif Keita, and David Crosby.

Lake Street Dive
Friday, June 10, 8 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)
$40 ($35 Members) Reserved
$25 ($20 Members) General admission

Presented with Cat’s Cradle

It’s nearly unprecedented for the NCMA to present a band in consecutive seasons, but we were so enthralled by last summer’s performance of Lake Street Dive we jumped at the chance to have them back. The quartet has just released a wonderful new album called Side Pony, which exemplifies their irresistible cross-generational blend of R&B, pop, ‘60s-era rock, and soul music.

The band members met at Boston’s New England Conservatory of Music. They studied jazz, but it was their love of classic 1960s pop and rock music—Beatles, Beach Boys, Dusty Springfield—that brought them together as musical soul mates. A YouTube video made in 2012 went viral, and the band has not looked back. Lake Street Dive is fronted by powerhouse vocalist Rachael Price with Mike Olson on trumpet and guitar, Bridget Kearney on upright bass, and Mike Calabrese on drums.

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