Bad weather has forced the postponement of the first-ever Literacy Rocks! live music and food truck event that had been scheduled for Saturday, September 26, in Pittsboro. We will set a new date soon and hope you will join us then.
Please visit this website or “like” Chatham Literacy on Facebook for updates on the re-scheduled event.
In the meantime, please read on for information about this family-friendly event, which will feature a variety of area musicians and food vendors, an improvisational artist, and a clown who’ll add a little magic to the afternoon. The purpose is to raise awareness about the importance of literacy in Chatham County – and to have some fun!
When: Noon to 7 p.m., rescheduled date TBA
Cost: Admission is just $5 per person – but anyone younger than 18 and anyone wearing an official 2015 Literacy Matters T-shirt will get in for free.
Feel free to bring lawn chairs or blankets so you can relax while you eat and listen to the music! All proceeds from admission fees and from vendors, who will donate a portion of their sales, will benefit Chatham Literacy programming.
- 12:30 p.m. – Stan Malette on sax, playing modern country to get everyone in the mood to enjoy the day
- 2:15 p.m. – TammyGun, presenting cover and original classic rock and Americana-influenced rock
- 4:00 p.m. – Muningu Jazz Band, originally from the Republic of Congo, combining the flavor of traditional Congolese music with elements of rock, pop, Latin, jazz, R&B, and world music
- 6:00 p.m. – Elizabeth Haddix and Friends, playing all original, alternative post-punk folk, with Harlem Renaissance jazz and old-time influence
- Bear Creek Brews – fresh beer made from fresh ingredients by “North Carolina’s smallest nano-brewery”
- Chatham BBQ – “new fashioned barbeque”
- Kona Ice – one-of-a-kind gourmet shaved ice and ice cream
- NC Fresh Catch – low country shrimp boil, fried fish bites, and seasonal veggies, made with NC local fish, sausage, and vegetables.
- Papa John’s Pizza – classic pizza
If you love original art, you’ll want to be on hand for Marcelle Harwell Pachnowski’s improvisational painting during Muningu’s performance at 4:00 p.m. Marcelle interprets music intuitively and visually through the use of mixed media – acrylics applied with a palette knife, pastels, conte crayons, and colored pencils – on boards. Her work will be auctioned during the event.
And if you’re a kid – or a kid at heart – you won’t want to miss Doc the Clown, who will be mingling with the crowd and performing magic tricks. Doc, aka Lee Werley, has been pleasing North Carolina audiences for more than 25 years.
Literacy Rocks! is the first in a series of annual celebrations of literacy in Chatham County.