Celebrate 30! Full Schedule

Music Maker Foundation is turning 30 – and you’re invited to the party! Join us in Durham and Fountain, NC from October 10-12, 2024 for three days of music, dancing, food, and fellowship as we celebrate 30 years of Music Maker.

 

VIP WEEKEND PACKAGE & ANGEL SPONSORSHIPS Coming Soon!

General admission tickets go on sale in June.

 

Thursday, October 10, 2024

Taj Mahal, Dom Flemons, and Jackson Browne Celebrate Music Maker!

7:30 PM at Page Auditorium (Duke University)
402 Chapel Dr, Durham, NC 27708

We kick off big with a concert presented in partnership with Duke Arts. This concert opens with Music Maker next generation stars Faith & Harmony, Gail Ceasar, Lakota John Locklear, and Martha Spencer! Taj Mahal, Dom Flemons, Jackson Browne, and Terry “Harmonica” Bean will close the evening with a tribute to the roots of American music.

General admission tickets on sale in June through Duke Arts. Get access to priority VIP seating and exclusive Artist After Party with a VIP Weekend Package – coming soon!

*VIP exclusive* artist after party

Time/Venue TBA

For VIP ticketholders only! Keep the good times rollin’ at this exclusive after party, where you’ll get the chance to meet artists from the evening’s concert and celebrate with fellow music lovers. You never know who will show up…!

VIP Weekend Packages coming soon.

 


 

Friday, October 11, 2024

Song Keepers: A Music Maker Foundation Anthology Book Talk

12:00 PM at Letters Bookshop
116 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

The festivities continue with a lunchtime book talk on our 30th anniversary collection with author Georgann Eubanks and special musical guests. Free! Seating is first come, first served.

Music Maker Homecoming

5:00 PM at Old Murphey School
3717 Murphy School Rd, Durham, NC 27705

Break out your dancing shoes at the historic Old Murphey School! From 5 PM until the music stops, we’ll catch up with old and new friends to the sounds of the Legendary Singing Stars and the Music Maker Blues Revue, featuring Albert White, Fred Thomas, Aretta Woodruff, and Ardie Dean.

Dinner and drinks included in your ticket price! VIP tickets coming soon. General admission tickets available in June from musicmaker.org.

 


 

Saturday, October 12, 2024

Master class with Earle Pughe

10 AM-12 PM at Hilton Garden Inn
2102 West Main Street, Durham, NC 27705

Bring your guitar and learn insider techniques and blues classics from Earle Pughe, the master teacher who transcribed the compositions of Deep in the South: A Music Maker Songbook!

Free, but you must reserve your spot. Register by emailing taylor@musicmaker.org. Registration opens July 1st.

Music Maker Studios Dedication

3-7 PM at Music Maker Studios (Fountain, NC)
6740-6744 E. Wilson St. Fountain, NC 27829

We look to the future of Music Maker with the dedication of Music Maker Studios in Fountain, NC. Join us for a field trip to Fountain to help us officially dedicate our new production studios, where Music Maker artists will have access to state-of-the-art recording and photography facilities as well as an Artist-in-Residence workshop.

After touring the new studios, we’ll gather at local gem R.A. Fountain General Store for dinner and one final concert before heading back to Durham.

Studio dedication, dinner, and concert included in your ticket price! Note that charter transportation to/from Fountain, NC is only available for VIP ticketholders. General admission tickets available in July at musicmaker.org. VIP Weekend Package coming soon!

 


 

Join us!

VIP Weekend Package

Let Music Maker give you the star treatment this weekend! Our VIP Weekend Package is coming soon and includes:

  • Access to exclusive Artist After Party on October 10
  • All-inclusive ticket to the Music Maker Homecoming on October 11
  • Priority registration for the Earle Pughe masterclass on October 12
  • Round-trip charter transportation from Durham to Fountain on October 12
  • All-inclusive ticket to the Studio Dedication on October 12, including dinner and concert
  • Commemorative t-shirt and tote bag
  • $500 tax-deductible contribution

VIP Angel Sponsor

Our VIP Angel Sponsorship is coming soon and includes:

  • Admission for 2 to all VIP events
  • Optional Named Sponsorship at Artist Afterparty, Homecoming or Studio Dedication
  • Access for two to exclusive Artist After Party on October 10
  • Admission for two to Music Maker Homecoming Oct. 11th; Includes dinner and drinks
  • Priority registration for the Earle Pughe masterclass on October 12
  • Round-trip charter transportation from Durham to Fountain on October 12
  • All-inclusive ticket to the Studio Dedication on October 12, including dinner and concert
  • Commemorative t-shirt and tote bag
  • $4500 tax-deductible contribution

 

General Admission tickets

Tickets for the October 10 concert will go on sale through Duke Arts in June.

Tickets for the Music Maker Homecoming (Oct 11th) and Studio Dedication (Oct 12th) will go on sale at musicmaker.org in June.

Please note that general admission tickets for the Studio Dedication (October 12th) do not include transportation to/from Fountain, NC.

Travel and Accommodations

If you are traveling by air, we recommend flying into the Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU).

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn (2102 West Main Street, Durham, NC 27705) for Music Maker supporters and artists. Book through this link to get our special discounted rate of $169/night. Reserve now – these rooms are fully cancellable until October 8th!

 


 

As a dedicated member of our family of music lovers, your support is the reason why Music Maker can continue tending the roots of American music. We hope you’ll join us this October to celebrate everything we’ve accomplished together – and raise a glass to the next 30 years!

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