Local musicians to perform in The Courthouse Sessions

Published 6:36 am Tuesday, May 5, 2020

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Dare County Arts Council is presenting The Courthouse Sessions (Home Edition), a compilation of virtual performances featuring Outer Banks musicians.

“A huge part of our mission is to advocate for the arts and to provide opportunities for artists while engaging with our community,” said Dare County Arts Council’s executive director Chris Sawin.

“As we witnessed the loss of income for artists caused by the COVID-19 crisis, we realized that this was the perfect time to launch something we’ve been working toward for years, The Courthouse Sessions. The arts are essential to getting us through these uncertain times, and we are promoting this series to showcase the important role the arts play in all of our lives,” continued Sawin. “We hope you will support our local musicians by tuning in to watch them on our Facebook page and tipping them to show your appreciation. We look forward to the day when the crisis subsides and we are able to bring this series back to our home at the Historic Manteo Courthouse.”

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The performances will be broadcast on Dare County Arts Council’s Facebook page as a series of Facebook Live events, with one concert every Tuesday and Thursday at 8 p.m.

Scheduled performances include:

– Tuesday, May 5: Ruth Wyand & The Tribe Of One

– Thursday, May 7: Birddog- Dan & Laura Martier

– Tuesday, May 12: Joseph Bell Tyson

– Thursday, May 14: Graham Outten

– Tuesday, May 19: Kim Kalman

– Thursday, May 21: Angelo Sonnesso

– Tuesday, May 26: Bobby Soto

– Thursday, May 28: Scott Sechman

The series kicked off with a Thursday, April 30 performance by Bill Rea & Family.

“Music and art have always been important to our family,” said Bill Rea. “We are happy to share this with our friends and neighbors and hope that it lifts spirits and brings joy to all.”

While sharing their talents, most of the musicians will include virtual ways you can tip them during their performance.

Email Sawin at DareArtsInfo@gmail.com with any questions.

For more information, visit DareArts.org/courthousesessions.

Dare County Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization dedicated to encouraging the arts in Dare County through advocacy, enrichment and opportunity.



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