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All things worth their salt, require patience -- a well-tended, bountiful potato harvest, the perfect song, new projects. All of these things require a wild patience. Time has a charming way of helping us realize new rings in trees, the recurrence of one's favorite perennials and new energies in our different endeavors. A little over four years after returning to North Carolina from Chicago, IL, and almost 10 years after the last iteration of the Transmissions Festival (in its time, "the most cutting edge, experimental music festival in North America"), Keenan McDonald is riding a new horse and the music is back on stage.
At the end of Johnny Burke Road in Pittsboro, right out past the oak trees and just above the duck ponds, the Taproot Music Series will be providing the Triangle with a special combination of farm fresh dinners and quality live music. Duck Run Farm is offering their bountiful meats and veggies, while musicians and bands from across North Carolina will get together at the outdoor meadow stage for evening concerts. The folks cultivating Taproot have put together a diverse schedule of North Carolina bands for these monthly Sunday evening shows. Along with these music events, Duck Run will offer unique seasonal dinners before the music, to be enjoyed in all the farm's summer splendor.
The Taproot Music Series takes place right on farm, and is put together Duck Run & Friends. This farm, run by Keenan McDonald, is a project that is approaching the permaculture idea in a unique fashion. Duck Run has found a new location, on gorgeous land owned by Mark & Carol Hewitt. Keenan has brought together a team of truly amazing people to operate a farm that provides not just organic produce, eggs and meat through markets and CSA, but will also offer a wood-fired bakery and canning operation as well as hosting the Taproot Music Series. The process becomes a multi-faceted local food, art and business project that shows a fresh side to sustainability.
The series began June 27 and continues:
Sunday July 25 will be an evening with Greensboro’s Songs of Water.
Sunday August 22 Wilmington’s Big Al and his Marching Rams with Chapel Hill’s Birds and Arrows will be performing.
Sunday September 26 Boone’s Naked God’s will meet Chatham County’s Jack Maverick and his Wild Rebels.
And we’ll host you for All Hallows Eve on Sunday October 31st with music that is to be gleefully announced. Come on, feel the noise, and touch the soil & sound! Tickets are $30 for the dinners, and $10 for just the music, with a drink ticket included.
For more information contact Keenan McDonald – email@example.com 919.428.4653 or Chris Jude firstname.lastname@example.org 919.704.0549. www.duckrunfarm.com.