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OUR MISSION


The Music Maker Relief Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit, was founded to preserve the musical traditions of the South by directly supporting the musicians who make it, ensuring their voices will not be silenced by poverty and time.

Music Maker will give future generations access to their heritage through documentation and performance programs that build knowledge and appreciation of America’s musical traditions.

PROGRAMS


CULTURAL ACCESS

Live Performances + Exhibitions + Documentation + Education

MUSICAL DEVELOPMENT

A&R + Instruments + Tour Support + Promotion

MUSICIAN SUSTENANCE

Emergency Aid + Monthly Stipends + Social Services

What We’ve Accomplished


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Performances

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Artists Supported

Meet the Music Makers

HEAR THE MUSIC MAKERS

“We are the Music Makers” showcases the work we’ve done over our 20-year history. From the most ardent music lover to newcomers to the MMRF mission, this 2-cd album has something for everyone.

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Blog

Music Maker Introduces Discovery Artist Bob Stephens

Bob Stephens is a “road warrior.” Forty-eight years of performing and countless...

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The Alliance for Historic Hillsborough & Music Maker Present Picnic in the Park!

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Tour Schedule

24 Jun 2017

Thomas Rhyant’s Sam Cooke Soul Revue

at the The Bullpen in Durham, NC
Time: 8:30 pm Price: FREE

27 Jun 2017

Americana Night: Kristen Marion / Allie Capo

at the The Bullpen in Durham, NC
Time: 7:00 pm Price: FREE

29 Jun 2017

The Tan and Sober Gentlemen

at the The Bullpen in Durham, NC
Time: 7:00 pm Price: FREE

30 Jun 2017

Eric Deaton (Hill Country Blues)

at the The Bullpen in Durham, NC
Time: 8:30 pm Price: FREE

01 Jul 2017

Russ Varnell & His Too Country Band

at the The Bullpen in Durham, NC
Time: 8:30 pm Price: FREE

02 Jul 2017

Picnic in the Park

at the Eno River Farmers Market Pavilion in Hillsborough, NC
Time: 11:00 am Price: FREE

04 Jul 2017

Diane Carter Band

at the The Bullpen in Durham, NC
Time: 8:30 pm Price: FREE

06 Jul 2017

Harvey Dalton Arnold

at the The Bullpen in Durham, NC
Time: 8:30 pm Price: FREE

07 Jul 2017

Gringo Star

at the The Bullpen in Durham, NC
Time: 8:30 pm Price: FREE

08 Jul 2017

Thelma and the Sleaze

at the The Bullpen in Durham, NC
Time: 8:30 pm Price: FREE

09 Jul 2017

Live Band Karaoke with Bob Stephens

at the The Bullpen in Durham, NC
Time: 5:30 pm Price: FREE

11 Jul 2017

Americana Night: Abe Reid & The Spikedrivers

at the The Bullpen in Durham, NC
Time: 7:00 pm Price: FREE

13 Jul 2017

Gospel Night with the Glorifying Vines Sisters

at the The Bullpen in Durham, NC
Time: 7:00 pm Price: FREE

14 Jul 2017

Thomas Rhyant’s Sam Cooke Soul Revue

at the The Bullpen in Durham, NC
Time: 8:30 pm Price: FREE

15 Jul 2017

Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen

at the The Bullpen in Durham, NC
Time: 8:30 pm Price: FREE

18 Jul 2017

The Ginger Snaps

at the The Bullpen in Durham, NC
Time: 8:30 pm Price: FREE

20 Jul 2017

Kaycie Satterfield

at the The Bullpen in Durham, NC
Time: 8:30 pm Price: FREE

21 Jul 2017

Pat Wilder

at the The Bullpen in Durham, NC
Time: 8:30 pm Price: FREE

22 Jul 2017

David Childers

at the The Bullpen in Durham, NC
Time: 8:30 pm Price: FREE

24 Jul 2017

Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen

at the The Bullpen in Durham, NC
Time: 7:00 pm Price: FREE

25 Jul 2017

Aubrey Grant

at the The Bullpen in Durham, NC
Time: 7:00 pm Price: FREE

27 Jul 2017

Harvey Dalton Arnold

at the The Bullpen in Durham, NC
Time: 7:00 pm Price: FREE

28 Jul 2017

Joe Troop

at the The Bullpen in Durham, NC
Time: 8:30 pm Price: FREE

29 Jul 2017

ZOOCRÜ

at the The Bullpen in Durham, NC
Time: 8:30 pm Price: FREE

08 Aug 2017

Chris Watts

at the The Bullpen in Durham, NC
Time: 8:30 pm Price: FREE

10 Aug 2017

Alexa Rose

at the The Bullpen in Durham, NC
Time: 8:30 pm Price: FREE

12 Aug 2017

Abe Reid & The Spikedrivers

at the The Bullpen in Durham, NC
Time: 8:30 pm Price: FREE

26 Aug 2017

NC Stars in the Round: Big Ron Hunter

at the Shakori Hills in Pittsboro, NC
Time: Price: $12 in advance / $17 at gate (kids 12 and under free)

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SHOP MUSIC MAKER

Captain Luke T-Shirt

$20.00

Etta Baker – Railroad Bill 12” Vinyl

$18.00

Ironing Board Sam: Super Spirit

$14.00

We are the Music Makers! 2-CD Set

$15.00

What is worth keeping is worth passing on,

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