Sugar Hill Launches Roots Festival
Venerable roots music label Sugar Hill Records has hatched plans for a two-day festival in Durham, N.C.'s American Tobacco Historic District.Venerable roots music label Sugar Hill Records has hatched plans for a two-day festival in Durham, N.C.'s American Tobacco Historic District. The May 20-21 SugarFest event will showcase the likes of Sonny Landreth, Guy Clark, Sam Bush and Maura O’Connell.
"It was time for us to celebrate our beginnings, and the tremendous success we have had over the past 25 years," label GM Bev Paul says.
The event will be held at the American Tobacco Amphitheater, which sits in the midst of Durham's revitalized industrial district near the Durham Bulls Triple A baseball park. The main stage is situated under the city's famous Lucky Strike water tower.
The May 20 concert is a scheduled four-hour affair kicking off at 8 p.m., with Landreth and Clark to be joined by Tim O’Brien and Scott Miller & the Commonwealth. The next day's show opens at 4 p.m. with Bush, O'Connell, Reckless Kelly, Greg Trooper and the Duhks on the bill.
Tickets priced at $60 for both shows, or $30 for May 20 and $40 for May 21, are on sale the Durham Bulls box office (919-956-2855 or www.durhambulls.com.