Golden Belt Concert Series
This Friday! July 19th, 6pm-9pm
Golden Belt Concert Series: Justin Johnson & Skinny Bag of Sugar!
Please join us this July Third Friday from 6-9 PM for a special celebration which will include great food from Pie Pushers, Chirba Chirba Dumplings, CJ’s Street Food and Blend Cafe, drinks by The Cotton Room and free live music in back-to-back performances by local artists Justin Johnson and Skinny Bag of Sugar. In case of rain, we’ll move the event to Belt Line Station so come out rain or shine, bring friends and help us mark this special occasion!
For the July Third Friday anniverary date, we’re excited to announce two bands, Justin Johnson & Skinny Bag of Sugar.
Justin Johnson (from his reverbnation page): Hailed by Guitar World as a must see act and dubbed “The Wizard” for his mastery of stringed instruments, Justin Johnson has earned many accolades including a 1st place win in the Slidestock International Slide Guitar Competition. His outstanding virtuosity has earned him endorsements from multiple guitar builders, including East Virginia Guitars, Madurobob’s Luthiery, Cigtone Cigar Box Guitars, Nickel Cigar Box Guitars, Saner Cigar Box Guitars, Cap’n Ron’s Lobos, MadCap Instruments, and Mojobone Works Guitar Slides. Justin is also one of a select few guitarists that have been hand-picked to perform for the Woodstock International Luthiers’ Showcase, highlighting the work of many of the finest acoustic guitar builders in the world.
Skinny bag of Sugar is high dose of fun, funk, pop-rock filled adrenaline. This 4 piece band, fronted by Hugh Swaso, will have you out of your seat and moving as they rip through the hits of the 70′s to the 2010′s. From Prince to Lady GaGa there is nothing they can’t do.http://vimeo.com/43416891 to hear them interview and play on WCOM 103.5FM and for more information and updates, follow them on their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/skinnybagofsugar.
Information about the concert series:
Concerts start at 6PM and will be held in Golden Belt’s front parking lot, 807 East Main Street, Durham. Free parking is available in the back parking lot (please park only in unmarked spaces). Golden Belt is stop 16 on the Bull City Connector, the fare-free bus that connects Ninth Street, Duke University and downtown, to Golden Belt. NCCU students and faculty can ride Durham Area Transit Authority (DATA) Route 5 buses to downtown, for free, by showing valid university I.D.
LabourLove Gallery Join the Collective & Third Friday events!
Everyone is Welcome! Artists, Designers, Builders, and Makers of Fine Handmade Goods
Interested? We are currently accepting new members to join the collective. Read the Post. If this sounds like your thing, apply now!
Give artists, designers, and crafters space for a reasonable monthly price, and let them keep 90% of the retail sale.
Everyone in the collective takes an active role in promoting the gallery and its events through their existing Email lists, Facebook friends, Twitter followers, Etsy fans, etc.
The efforts of a large group of artists spending just a few minutes per month reaching their personal networks can equal thousands of potential customers for everyone to share.
We all have fun playing a role in the growing art scene in downtown Durham.
Artists keep 90% of the retail sale from all items. LabourLove will use the other 10% to cover credit card processing and basic business expenses related to gallery operations including accounting and marketing costs.
LabourLove supplies clothing racks, shelving units, and wall space for the display of the artwork and goods. The artists supply the inventory and rent the space required to display their works. This is YOUR space to display your work as you wish. After functioning as a collective for the past we know that the most active participants in the collective tend to sell the most product. Art is just like any other business, if you come to the events and promote the gallery to your network, you are more likely to sell your work.
Third Friday July 19th: Come out to LabourLove this coming third Friday and enjoy a glass of wine, light snacks and meet the artists! All events during third Friday are Free and Open to the Public from 6pm-9pm. For more information about events going on around Golden Belt check here under Upcoming Events: http://goldenbeltarts.com/