The NCMA and Come Hear NC present Music at the Museum Festival

The Music at the Museum series started during the pandemic to showcase diverse North Carolina bands that represent our state’s rich musical landscape. Recorded in the Museum galleries and presented with Come Hear North Carolina, this virtual concert series kicked off September 1, 2020, and premiered on PBS North Carolina in April 2021.

This October we welcome back five artists from the Museum’s free livestreamed and PBS—broadcasted Music at the Museum series, this time to the Park Theater stage: Chatham County Line, Rissi Palmer, Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba, Lakota John, and ¡Tumbao!

Can’t catch it in person? There will also be livestreamed components for access from home! Stay tuned for more details soon.

Chatham County Line

Embracing the heart-worn songwriting and rough-hewn voice of leader Dave Wilson, Chatham County Line has graced stages all across the US as well as Europe, Scandinavia, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. The band includes Wilson (acoustic and electric guitars, harmonica), John Teer (mandolin, fiddle), Greg Readling (standup bass, pedal steel), and North Carolina staple Dan Hall (drums).

Rissi Palmer

Rissi Palmer‘s gift lies in reaching across all musical boundaries. While she’s made her mark in country, she is equally at home in R&B, bringing the entire spectrum of popular music to bear on what she calls “Southern Soul.” She has toured extensively across the country, sharing stages with Taylor Swift, the Eagles, Chris Young, Charley Crockett, and many more.

Lakota John

Lakota John is a musician, songwriter, and producer from southeastern North Carolina who has toured nationally and internationally. Influenced by his father’s music collection, he picked up the guitar at the age of seven. Lakota John continues to blend elements of folk, jazz, rock, and blues to create his unique sound while continuing to learn alongside mentors.

Photo © MarkZelinski.com

Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba

Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba ecstatically explore the spiritual songs, stories, and rhythms of Senegal’s Mandé culture. Cissokho comes from a long line of prominent griots who are entrusted to maintain a West African village’s genealogies and important ceremonial affairs through song. He and his band, Kaira Ba, effortlessly integrate the traditional sounds of the kora with a modern rush of electric guitar and an exuberant rhythm section.


¡Tumbao! is a high-energy Latin-fusion band formed by seven seasoned musicians from various genres and backgrounds that creates a sound reflecting the many flavors of Latin America. ¡Tumbao! offers a taste of salsa, bossa, funk, cumbia, Latin rock, R&B, jazz, and brass.

Performance Schedule:
4:30—5:15 pm ¡Tumbao!
5:45—6:30 pm Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba
7—7:45 pm Lakota John
8:15—9:15 pm Rissi Palmer
9:45—11 pm Chatham County Line

Musician Photo and Recording Policy:
No photography or video or audio recording of any kind allowed.

No smoking allowed inside venue gates.

Do you or a family member need a general accommodation for your visit? Contact the membership and visitor experience team at help@ncmuseum.org.

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Picnic in the Park

Preorder picnic baskets for NCMA outdoor films and Park Theater events. Picnics for two or four, filled with sandwiches, salads, sides, and drinks. Members save 10% with code MEMBER.

No time to order? No worries! We have a full concession menu on-site featuring a variety of hot and cold items and family packs. Cold drinks, beer, wine, snacks, and popcorn are also available.

Baskets will be ready for pickup on-site when gates open for the concerts and movies.



Oct 08, 2022


4:30 PM


Free; registration required


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

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Special Instructions:
Doors open 3:30 pm.
For More Information:
(919) 715-5923
Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm
Special Instructions:
Doors open 3:30 pm.
For More Information:
(919) 715-5923
Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm
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