The show, called the “Robeson Edition,” will begin at 7 p.m. and feature four local bands, as well as an interview with Mary Locklear, the Lumbee medicine keeper.
“It will be showcasing what are considered the treasures of the region,” said Richard Sceiford, the executive director of the Carolina Civic Center Foundation.
Tickets will be $7 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. They can be purchased at the Carolina Civic Center or by telephone by calling (910) 738-4339. The theater lobby box office will open for ticket sales at 6 p.m. on Saturday.
The featured bands include Borderland, Baptist and Methodist Choir of Red Springs, The Blue Grass Misfits, and Dark Water Rising. The bands will perform a wide array of genres, including gospel, blue grass, alternative rock and
During her interview with emcee Mac Legerton, Locklear will be talking about what she does as a medicine healer and soap making.
“It will be during scene changes when everyone is working back stage,” Sceiford said. “There will be a lamp and two chairs. It will be really informal.”
Also planned is an interview with Mickey Gregory, the executive director at the Lumberton Visitors Bureau, about the Lumber River’s recent
recognition as one of North Carolina’s top 10 natural landmarks.
The two-hour show is modeled after the live radio show format of National Public Radio’s “Prairie Home Companion.”
“It fits in well with our plan of producing more original programming to the theater,” Sceiford said.
Sceiford said he hopes to eventually have the shows rebroadcast by WFSS public radio in Fayetteville.
The series is presented and sponsored by the Carolina Civic Center with support from a grant from the North Carolina Arts Council.
If you go
Tickets will be $7 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. They can be purchased at the Carolina Civic Center or by telephone by calling (910) 738-4339.