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Music at the Museum
Music at the Museum featuring Violet Bell (Sold Out)
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Joseph M. Bryan, Jr., Theater in the Museum Park; Doors open: 8 pm
Join us as Violet Bell performs virtually from the North Carolina Museum of Art!
Two ways to watch:
• Join a public viewing of the concert in real time, livestreamed on our Museum Park Theater screen. Reserve your free ticket on the right.
• Stream free on YouTube starting at 9 pm on May 11.
Please note that if you reserve a ticket for the Museum Park Theater viewing:
• Social distancing is required.
• No alcohol is permitted.
• Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets.
• Screening canceled in the event of rain.
Blending pop sensibilities with classical chops and folk traditions, “Violet Bell puts an avant-garde twist on traditional roots music” (INDY Week) . . . Singer-songwriter Lizzy Ross “channels the spirit of Eva Cassidy,” while multi-instrumentalist Omar Ruiz-Lopez’s violin performance is “chocolate,” resulting in an undeniable onstage chemistry that captivates audiences of all ages (Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Show).
Performing as a duo or quintet, Violet Bell is equally at home in a performing arts center or an intimate listening space. The group has mesmerized audiences with its “fiery live performances” (The Boot), offering “a mashup of classical, soul, bluegrass, jazz, old-time, and blues that floats effortlessly” (Greensboro News and Record). This unique blend of skill, innovation, and joy has not gone unnoticed. In their young career, Ross and Ruiz-Lopez have been featured at festivals and events across the country, including Americanafest 2018, Rooster Walk Music and Arts Festival, GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance, and the Charleston Bluegrass Festival.
We’re going offstage and into the galleries with Music at the Museum! This series showcases a diversity of North Carolina bands that represent our state’s rich musical landscape. Presented with Come Hear North Carolina, this free livestreamed concert series kicked off September 1, 2020, and is coming back for season two on April 13, 2021. Check out the livestream event pages below and keep your eye out for the TV re-edit, which will be broadcast on PBS NC in the coming months.