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The NCMA and Cat’s Cradle present American Aquarium

For nearly two decades, American Aquarium has pushed toward that rare form of rock ’n’ roll that’s revelatory in every sense. “For us the sweet spot is when you’ve got a rock band that makes you scream along to every word, and it’s not until you’re coming down at 3 am that you realize those words are saying something real about your life,” says frontman BJ Barham. “That’s what made us fall in love with music in the first place, and that’s the goal in everything we do.”

On their new album, The Fear of Standing Still, the North Carolina–bred band embodies that dynamic with more intensity than ever before, endlessly matching their gritty breed of country-rock with Barham’s bravest and most incisive songwriting to date. As he reflects on matters both personal and sociocultural—e.g., the complexity of Southern identity, the intersection of generational trauma and the dismantling of reproductive rights—American Aquarium instills every moment of The Fear of Standing Still with equal parts unbridled spirit and illuminating empathy.

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No flash or professional photography allowed. No video or audio recording of any kind allowed.

No smoking allowed inside venue gates.

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The NCMA offers various types of accessibility accommodations for all types of programming, tours, and events. To request an accommodation or find out what is available, please contact Accessibility and Inclusion Coordinator Molly Hull at mailto:mhull@ncartmuseum.org. Please note that requests require a minimum of two weeks’ notice.

Photo: Courtesy of American Aquarium

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Date

Aug 29, 2024

Time

7:30 PM

Cost

Ticket prices before taxes/fees: Premium reserved: $45 Members, $50 Nonmembers; Reserved: $40 Members, $44 Nonmembers; Lawn/General admission: $30 Members, $33 Nonmembers (Ticket limit per purchase: 8)

Location

Joseph M. Bryan, Jr., Theater in the Museum Park

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Ticket Information:
Tickets go on sale May 16 at 10 am for Members and May 17 at 10 am for Nonmembers.
Special Instructions:
Gates open at 6 pm.
For More Information:
(919) 715-5923
Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm
Ticket Information:
Tickets go on sale May 16 at 10 am for Members and May 17 at 10 am for Nonmembers.
Special Instructions:
Gates open at 6 pm.
For More Information:
(919) 715-5923
Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm
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