American Idol finalist and UNC-Chapel Hill alum Anoop Desai is among the musical guests for the 2009 N.C. State Fair. Desai is set to perform on Oct. 22, and it is only $5 to get in, so go support your favorite American Idol and former Clef Hanger this year at the N.C. State Fair! All musical performances will be at 7:30 p.m. in Dorton Arena.
Other musical guests this year include:
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- Oct. 15: Jason Michael Carroll ($5)
- Oct. 16: Third Day ($15)
- Oct. 17: Kelly Pickler ($10)
- Oct. 18: Nat and Ale Wolff ($10)
- Oct. 19: Jamey Johnson ($5)
- Oct. 20: The Temptations featuring Dennis Edwards ($10)
- Oct. 21: Julianne Hough ($5)
- Oct. 22: Anoop Desai ($5)
- Oct. 23: Jeremy Camp with Tenth Avenue North ($10)
- Oct. 24: Blake Shelton ($10)
- Oct. 25: Eric Church ($10)
In case this is your first time, the State Fair is located in Raleigh and runs from Oct. 15-Oct. 25. You can get maps and directions as well as transportation and parking info at the N.C. State Fair website http://www.ncstatefair.org/2009/.
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New York’s dominant Afro-Puerto Rican bomba and plena group Los Plenores dela 21 (LP21) is coming to UNC-Chapel Hill this weekend to perform in Memorial Hall’s Beasley-Curtis Auditorium on Friday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m.
The group’s album Para Todos Ustedes was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2006.
LP21’s music is a combination of the bomba and plena genres that date back to the 17th and 20th centuries respectively. The group consists of intergenerational Puerto Rican folk masters and musicians, and the group’s music often combines tribal hand-held drum rhythms and African tribal dances with jazz, salsa, rock and rap tones.
The performance is free, and tickets are available at the Memorial Hall box office, so come check it out!
Need a brain break from school? I highly recommend you relax to the sounds of Colin Hay on October 4 at Cat’s Cradle. On Main Street in Carrboro, Cat’s Cradle is a super convenient location even for you on-campus kids and it’s relaxing feel and large space will be just what the doctored ordered for some pre-weekday downtime. Former frontman for Men at Work (famous for hits like “Down Under” and “Who Can It Be Now?”), Hay is an extraordinarily talented and experienced musician that caters to just about every taste in music. With just a guitar and an incredibly soothing voice, Hay’s music is primarily folksy with clear inspirations from rock, country and international sounds. Check him out this Sunday night!