Tar Heel Troubadours, a new concert series at the North Carolina Museum of History, kicks off this fall


Tar Heel Troubadours, a new concert series at the North Carolina Museum of History, kicks off this fall

  • Rachel Leslie

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Tar Heel Troubadours, a new concert series at the North Carolina Museum of History, kicks off this fall

The series brings accessible Americana, roots, bluegrass and more to the community.

Music is deeply ingrained into North Carolina’s identity just as much as the peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the rolling fields of the Piedmont or the waves crashing along the coastline. The North Carolina Museum of History is proud to announce a new concert series, Tar Heel Troubadours, as a celebration of North Carolina’s musical heritage. Experience Americana, roots, bluegrass, and traditional music performed by artists from or living and working in North Carolina in an intimate venue with accessible ticket prices.

With nine concerts in total, visitors will have the opportunity to experience live music from a variety of artists including:

  • Jim Lauderdale—Date to be Announced
  • The Blue Ridge Girls—Fri., Oct. 6
  • Dawn Landes— Sat., Nov. 4
  • Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road—Sat., Feb. 17
  • Blue Cactus—Sat., Mar. 23
  • Fireside Collective—Sat., Apr. 20
  • Paige King Johnson—Sat., May 18
  • More artists being announced soon

A concert at the North Carolina Museum of History is a unique experience, unlike any other in the Triangle area. When you join us for a Tar Heel Troubadours performance, you will be able to connect with both the music and the artist in an intimate venue in a truly special way. With 300 seats, every guest has a fantastic view with sound quality that transports and enthralls. The museum’s downtown location, within walking distance of top-rated restaurants, is perfect for a night out. In addition, each concert includes a cash bar with a special beer from Fullsteam Brewery plus wine.

“For years, North Carolinians have used music to express the story of who they are, where they come from and to create community,” said Kara Leinfelder, creative director at the North Carolina Museum of History. “Our goal is to provide a space for the community to experience the magic of storytelling through music firsthand in an intimate and affordable venue. Music should be accessible to all, and Tar Heel Troubadours makes that possible.”

With an intimate venue, affordable ticket prices and a variety of artists, Tar Heel Troubadours connects communities to the music that is quintessentially North Carolinian. To learn more about the series and artists and to buy your tickets, visit the museum’s website. Tar Heel Troubadours is presented in partnership with Come Hear NC, the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and That Station.

About the N.C. Museum of History


The North Carolina Museum of History, a Smithsonian Affiliate, fosters a passion for North Carolina history. This museum collects and preserves artifacts of state history and educates the public on the history of the state and the nation through exhibits and educational programs. Admission is free. In 2022, more than 274,000 people visited the museum to see some of the 150,000 artifacts in the museum collection. The Museum of History, within the Division of State History Museums, is part of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

About the Smithsonian Affiliations Network

Since 2006, the North Carolina Museum of History has been a Smithsonian Affiliate, part of a select group of museums and cultural, educational and arts organizations that share Smithsonian resources with the nation. The Smithsonian Affiliations network is a national outreach program that develops long-term collaborative partnerships with museums and other educational and cultural organizations to enrich communities with Smithsonian resources. More information is available at affiliations.si.edu.

About the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) manages, promotes, and enhances the things that people love about North Carolina – its diverse arts and culture, rich history, and spectacular natural areas. Through its programs, the department enhances education, stimulates economic development, improves public health, expands accessibility, and strengthens community resiliency.

The department manages over 100 locations across the state, including 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, five science museums, four aquariums, 35 state parks, four recreation areas, dozens of state trails and natural areas, the N.C. Zoo, the N.C. Symphony, the State Library, the State Archives, the N.C. Arts Council, the African American Heritage Commission, the American Indian Heritage Commission, the State Historic Preservation Office, the Office of State Archaeology, the Highway Historical Markers program, the N.C. Land and Water Fund, and the Natural Heritage Program. For more information, please visit www.dncr.nc.gov.