2013 Performances

5 Points Stage

Saturday

  • 11:00 AM - Joanne Anderson
  • 12:00 PM - Nina's School of Dance
  • 1:00 PM - Mr. Rainbow the Clown
  • Sunday

  • 1:00 PM - Mr. Rainbow the Clown
  • The Herald-Sun Stage at the Food and Beer Garden

    Saturday

  • 10:00 AM - TURCHI
  • 11:00 AM - Jasme Kelly
  • 12:00 PM - Adia Ledbetter Quartet
  • 1:00 PM - Emily Musolino
  • 2:00 PM - JazzTones
  • 3:00 PM - Steph Stewart and the Boyfriends
  • 4:05 PM - Bevel Summers
  • 5:10 PM - Wigsnatchers
  • 6:15 PM - Black Dog Syndrome
  • 7:15 PM - Individually Twisted
  • 8:15 PM - Willie Painter Band
  • Sunday

  • 11:00 AM - Durham Ukulele Orchestra
  • 11:45 AM - TROSA Band
  • 12:40 PM - Polka Plus Band
  • 1:35 PM - Bruce Piephoff
  • 2:30 PM - Jo Gore and the Alternative
  • 3:25 PM - Thelonious
  • 4:20 PM - Laurece West
  • Downtown Durham Inc. Dance Stage at CCB Plaza

    Saturday

  • 10:00 AM - Sunny Performing Arts Group
  • 11:00 AM - Elite Dance of Durham Cheer Hip Hop
  • 12:00 PM - NC Arts in Action's LEAP Team
  • 1:00 PM - Triangle Youth Ballet -- Circus Dance
  • 2:20 PM - Footnotes Tap Ensemble
  • 3:50 PM - Bouncing Bulldogs
  • 4:50 PM - World of Dance Performing Arts Company and Aloha Makana
  • Sunday

  • 11:00 AM - North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble
  • 12:00 PM - Natyarpana School of Dance and Music
  • 1:00 PM - Bulltown Strutters
  • 2:25 PM - Little River Cloggers
  • 3:35 PM - Taekwondo 2XCELL
  • Fox50, Mix 101.5, WRAL-FM Main Music Stage at CCB Plaza

    Saturday

  • 10:20 AM - La Fe/Faith Baptist Church
  • 11:20 AM - Pinkerton Raid
  • 12:20 PM - North Carolina Jazz Ensemble
  • 1:20 PM - Durham Community Concert Band
  • 2:50 PM - Ricardo Diquez
  • 4:10 PM - Freylach Time! Klezmer Band
  • 5:10 PM - Toon & The Real Laww (with Lucky Island in the Middle East)
  • Sunday

  • 11:20 AM - Durham Jazz Orchestra
  • 12:20 PM - Rod Iron Black
  • 1:25 PM - Mutual Admiration Social Klub
  • 2:50 PM - Eric and the DiMarzios
  • 4:00 PM - Chris Keller & Aurora Jazz
  • Children's Stage at the South Bank Parking Lot

    Saturday

  • 11:00 AM - Constellation
  • 12:00 PM - Cultural Presents on India
  • 1:00 PM - James Oden
  • 2:00 PM - Shaun Jay Magic
  • 3:00 PM - Durham Street Piano Player
  • Sunday

  • 12:00 PM - Ken Cleary
  • 1:00 PM - Mary Rocap
  • 2:00 PM - John Claude Bemis
  • North Carolina Songwriter's Co-Op Stage at the Ninth Street Bakery Patio

    Saturday

  • 10:00 AM - David Bultman
  • 10:55 AM - Mark Knox
  • 11:50 AM - Russ Thompson
  • 12:45 PM - Isabel Taylor
  • 1:40 PM - Tom V
  • 2:35 PM - Rafael Green
  • 3:30 PM - Ace & T-Bone
  • 4:25 PM - Rebekah Todd
  • 5:15 PM - Michael Daughtry
  • Sunday

  • 11:00 AM - Frank Princiotta
  • 11:50 AM - Mark "Hammock" Holland
  • 12:40 PM - Dean Driver
  • 1:30 PM - Chuck Champion
  • 2:20 PM - Pete Leary
  • 3:10 PM - Joe Woodson
  • 4:00 PM - Dackel

  • Saturday

    The Herald-Sun Stage at the Food and Beer Garden

    TURCHI

    • Performance: Saturday, 10:00 AM on the The Herald-Sun Stage at the Food and Beer Garden
    • Website: http://www.theturchi.com

    Boogie/Americana Music.

    Downtown Durham Inc. Dance Stage at CCB Plaza

    Sunny Performing Arts Group

    Sunny Performing Arts Group comprises a group of volunteering performing artists living in the Triangle area of North Carolina, who love and devote themselves to the performing arts of the world, especially the colorful and diverse Chinese communal folk dance, which is known for its 5,000-year tradition and ever-renewing dynamic energy.

    North Carolina Songwriter's Co-Op Stage at the Ninth Street Bakery Patio

    David Bultman

    David Bultman, Singer/Songwriter.

    Fox50, Mix 101.5, WRAL-FM Main Music Stage at CCB Plaza

    La Fe/Faith Baptist Church

    • Performance: Saturday, 10:20 AM on the Fox50, Mix 101.5, WRAL-FM Main Music Stage at CCB Plaza
    • Website: iglesiabautistalafe.com

    Child-focused, folk, gospel music.

    North Carolina Songwriter's Co-Op Stage at the Ninth Street Bakery Patio

    Mark Knox

    • Performance: Saturday, 10:55 AM on the North Carolina Songwriter's Co-Op Stage at the Ninth Street Bakery Patio

    Mark Knox is a singer and songwriter.

    5 Points Stage

    Joanne Anderson

    • Performance: Saturday, 11:00 AM on the 5 Points Stage

    Instrumental folk music and original melodies on a hammer dulcimer.

    The Herald-Sun Stage at the Food and Beer Garden

    Jasme Kelly

    • Performance: Saturday, 11:00 AM on the The Herald-Sun Stage at the Food and Beer Garden
    • Website: http://cdbaby.com/jasme

    Jasme Kelly is a solo singer performing acoustic soul music.

    Downtown Durham Inc. Dance Stage at CCB Plaza

    Elite Dance of Durham Cheer Hip Hop

    Energetic and spirited entertainment.

    Children's Stage at the South Bank Parking Lot

    Constellation

    Eclectic acoustic folk, both original and traditional.

    Fox50, Mix 101.5, WRAL-FM Main Music Stage at CCB Plaza

    Pinkerton Raid

    Atmospheric Americana music with pop grooves.

    North Carolina Songwriter's Co-Op Stage at the Ninth Street Bakery Patio

    Russ Thompson

    • Performance: Saturday, 11:50 AM on the North Carolina Songwriter's Co-Op Stage at the Ninth Street Bakery Patio

    Russ Thompson is a solo artist who performers folk-rock music.

    5 Points Stage

    Nina's School of Dance

    • Performance: Saturday, 12:00 PM on the 5 Points Stage

    Entertaining young dancers with jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, and hip-hop moves!

    The Herald-Sun Stage at the Food and Beer Garden

    Adia Ledbetter Quartet

    The Adia Ledbetter Quartet
    • Performance: Saturday, 12:00 PM on the The Herald-Sun Stage at the Food and Beer Garden
    • Website: http://www.jazzijua.com

    Adia was born in Durham, NC, and started singing in elementary school and church. She eventually took voice lessons in high school and after getting a degree in a separate field, deciding to quit her job and go full force towards becoming a jazz musician. She eventually got another degree in Jazz Studies and Music Education. As a musician she has performed and opened for many accomplished jazz musicians including Brady Tate and Branford Marsalis. She is dedicated to the preservation of jazz music and hopes to continue her successful career as a jazz musician and educator.

    Downtown Durham Inc. Dance Stage at CCB Plaza

    NC Arts in Action's LEAP Team

    Athletic, musical theater.

    Children's Stage at the South Bank Parking Lot

    Cultural Presents on India

    This performance will be participative and teach Indian Dance while interacting with the audience.

    Fox50, Mix 101.5, WRAL-FM Main Music Stage at CCB Plaza

    North Carolina Jazz Ensemble

    Blues, dance, jazz, R&B, swing, traditional.

    North Carolina Songwriter's Co-Op Stage at the Ninth Street Bakery Patio

    Isabel Taylor

    Isabel Taylor is a vocalist performing sons from acoustic folk and country traditions.

    5 Points Stage

    Mr. Rainbow the Clown

    Mr. Rainbow the Clown will be performing walk around clown comedy both days of the festival.

    The Herald-Sun Stage at the Food and Beer Garden

    Emily Musolino

    Emily Musolino is a songwriter, vocalist and performer from Durham, North Carolina. Her music is an eclectic mix of smoky jazz and acoustic blues from an old soul. The raw passion in her sound resonates across all genres, straight into the heart of the listener. Armed with a degree from the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Emily is also a talented producer, engineer. and owner/entrepreneur at Blue Moose Recording Studios, using state of the art technology and a remarkable ear to produce world class recordings of all styles of music.

    Downtown Durham Inc. Dance Stage at CCB Plaza

    Triangle Youth Ballet -- Circus Dance

    The Triangle Youth Ballet at the Durham Arts Council presents its dancers and dances. Come see a sampling of the pre-ballet, ballet, ballet, and jazz that is offered at the Durham Arts Council this fall and winter. This exhibition should delight children of all ages. Have fun with dance at the DAC this year.

    Children's Stage at the South Bank Parking Lot

    James Oden

    Celtic and Americana Music.

    Fox50, Mix 101.5, WRAL-FM Main Music Stage at CCB Plaza

    Durham Community Concert Band

    • Performance: Saturday, 1:20 PM on the Fox50, Mix 101.5, WRAL-FM Main Music Stage at CCB Plaza
    • Website: http://www.durhamband.org

    The Durham Community Concert Band was established in 1984 and is made up of members of all ages and levels of musical talent. The band performs in Durham, North Carolina and the surrounding area at fairs, celebrations, hospitals, malls, sporting events, churches, parks and retirement centers. Our repertoire includes marches, classical, semi-classical, Broadway and other popular literature. DCCB’s mission is to provide an opportunity for amateur musicians to practice and perform a wide variety of music available to concert bands, and to provide free music to the Durham community.

    North Carolina Songwriter's Co-Op Stage at the Ninth Street Bakery Patio

    Tom V

    • Performance: Saturday, 1:40 PM on the North Carolina Songwriter's Co-Op Stage at the Ninth Street Bakery Patio

    Singer/Songwriter

    The Herald-Sun Stage at the Food and Beer Garden

    JazzTones

    A sextet performing 50s and 60s-style jazz and Latin jazz.

    Children's Stage at the South Bank Parking Lot

    Shaun Jay Magic

    A professional magician working full-time as a family entertainer with a unique brand of magic. With his swift hands and a fast-paced show he fascinates crowds of all ages. As seen on Fox’s Masterchef Season 4. Raleigh NC Contestant this year!

    Downtown Durham Inc. Dance Stage at CCB Plaza

    Footnotes Tap Ensemble

    Footnotes Tap Ensemble is a non-profit professional tap company that was founded in July 2002. The Ensemble’s mission is to promote, educate, and perform this truly unique American dance art through annual ensemble concerts, community concerts for the underserved, and dance workshops. Footnotes is an all-adult dance company fueled by dancers who love to tap and push themselves both physically and artistically through dance. The Ensemble is the only professional, non-profit, repertory adult tap dance company in North Carolina.

    North Carolina Songwriter's Co-Op Stage at the Ninth Street Bakery Patio

    Rafael Green

    • Performance: Saturday, 2:35 PM on the North Carolina Songwriter's Co-Op Stage at the Ninth Street Bakery Patio
    • Website: http://www.rafaelgreen.com

    Alternative folk music.

    Fox50, Mix 101.5, WRAL-FM Main Music Stage at CCB Plaza

    Ricardo Diquez

    Caribbean tropical music.

    The Herald-Sun Stage at the Food and Beer Garden

    Steph Stewart and the Boyfriends

    Folk and Americana.

    Children's Stage at the South Bank Parking Lot

    Durham Street Piano Player

    Street busking piano boogie-woogie fun.

    North Carolina Songwriter's Co-Op Stage at the Ninth Street Bakery Patio

    Ace & T-Bone

    A duo of original acoustic blues, jazz, and folk. Members of the North Carolina Songwriters’ Co-op.

    Downtown Durham Inc. Dance Stage at CCB Plaza

    Bouncing Bulldogs

    The Herald-Sun Stage at the Food and Beer Garden

    Bevel Summers

    Lyrically forward rock with four voice harmony.

    Fox50, Mix 101.5, WRAL-FM Main Music Stage at CCB Plaza

    Freylach Time! Klezmer Band

    Freylach Time! Is one of the most popular Klezmer bands in NC. The instrumental trio includes Riki Friedman (clarinets), Mike McQuown (accordion), and Hal Schnee (string bass) and often joined by Cantor Karen Kumin on vocals. This group plays a traditional Klezmer style with lively dances, inspiring instruments and favorite songs from the Yiddish theatre.http://centerfest.durhamarts.org/textpattern/index.php?event=list

    North Carolina Songwriter's Co-Op Stage at the Ninth Street Bakery Patio

    Rebekah Todd

    Rebekah Todd will be performing as a solosit, singing folk, blues, and indie type music.

    Downtown Durham Inc. Dance Stage at CCB Plaza

    World of Dance Performing Arts Company and Aloha Makana

    Polynesian and South Pacific Traditional Dance.

    The Herald-Sun Stage at the Food and Beer Garden

    Wigsnatchers

    • Performance: Saturday, 5:10 PM on the The Herald-Sun Stage at the Food and Beer Garden

    High energy jazz and swing.

    Fox50, Mix 101.5, WRAL-FM Main Music Stage at CCB Plaza

    Toon & The Real Laww (with Lucky Island in the Middle East)

    • Performance: Saturday, 5:10 PM on the Fox50, Mix 101.5, WRAL-FM Main Music Stage at CCB Plaza
    • Website: http://www.thereallaww.com

    Hip-hop/rap.

    North Carolina Songwriter's Co-Op Stage at the Ninth Street Bakery Patio

    Michael Daughtry

    Michael is a singer and songwriter from NC who picked up the bass and guitar at age 17. He currently teaches songwriting, guitar and piano at Dunn School of Music in Dunn, NC.

    The Herald-Sun Stage at the Food and Beer Garden

    Black Dog Syndrome

    Dance-provoking original blues, rock, and swing.

    Individually Twisted

    A family band performing fun classic rock and blues.

    Willie Painter Band

    Blues, rock, and swing.

    Sunday

    Durham Ukulele Orchestra

    The Durham Ukulele Orchestra is a five-piece band playing variety of genres, all on ukuleles! Come out and have some fun with this funky music.

    Downtown Durham Inc. Dance Stage at CCB Plaza

    North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble

    • Performance: Sunday, 11:00 AM on the Downtown Durham Inc. Dance Stage at CCB Plaza
    • Website: http://www.ncyte.org

    The North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble performs traditional rhythm tap and cutting-edge choreography. This performing group of about 20 tap dancers will delight audiences of all ages.

    North Carolina Songwriter's Co-Op Stage at the Ninth Street Bakery Patio

    Frank Princiotta

    Frank Princiotta is a songwriter and singer with thought-provoking lyrics and strong rhythms.

    Fox50, Mix 101.5, WRAL-FM Main Music Stage at CCB Plaza

    Durham Jazz Orchestra

    • Performance: Sunday, 11:20 AM on the Fox50, Mix 101.5, WRAL-FM Main Music Stage at CCB Plaza
    • Website: http://www.durhamjazz.org

    Durham Jazz is a full eighteen-piece band plus a male and female vocalist. It is made up of musicians from many walks of life, students, teachers, scientists, businessmen, professionals, retirees, etc. Membership in the band is open to any musician who shares the love of jazz and plays one of the needed instruments. Durham Jazz performs for community events such as concerts in the park, community festivals and street fairs. It also participates in community outreach with concerts at senior centers and other venues designed to reach a diverse audience.

    The Herald-Sun Stage at the Food and Beer Garden

    TROSA Band

    • Performance: Sunday, 11:45 AM on the The Herald-Sun Stage at the Food and Beer Garden
    • Website: http://www.trosainc.org

    The TROSA Band consists of staff and residents of the Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers program. TROSA is a non-profit two-year program. The band has been playing community oriented even4ts in the Triangle for over 10 years.

    North Carolina Songwriter's Co-Op Stage at the Ninth Street Bakery Patio

    Mark "Hammock" Holland

    Electric blues and roots and folk.

    Downtown Durham Inc. Dance Stage at CCB Plaza

    Natyarpana School of Dance and Music

    The Natyarpana School of Dance & Music was founded by Ramya Kapadia to add to the rich cultural environment of Durham, NC. The parent school, the Natyarpana Dance Company in Madison and Brookfield, WI, was founded in 2003 by Guru Kripa Baskaran. “Natyarpana”, the institution, aims to promote the rich cultural heritage of India through classical music and dance.

    Children's Stage at the South Bank Parking Lot

    Ken Cleary

    Ken Cleary is a singer and songwriter who performs roots folk music.

    Fox50, Mix 101.5, WRAL-FM Main Music Stage at CCB Plaza

    Rod Iron Black

    A six piece band bringing classic rock and roll back on the music scene.

    The Herald-Sun Stage at the Food and Beer Garden

    Polka Plus Band

    • Performance: Sunday, 12:40 PM on the The Herald-Sun Stage at the Food and Beer Garden

    Polka Plus Band was formed in 1991 and includes musicians from all walks of life who have a love of polka music. The Band plays a variety of music from polka/waltz, rock & roll, swing, and ballads, what ever listeners want to hear. All members of the band sing. Members grew up hearing and playing polka music, which is what drew the group together.

    North Carolina Songwriter's Co-Op Stage at the Ninth Street Bakery Patio

    Dean Driver

    Dean Driver, Sing/Songwriter

    5 Points Stage

    Mr. Rainbow the Clown

    Mr. Rainbow the Clown will be performing walk around clown comedy both days of the festival.

    Downtown Durham Inc. Dance Stage at CCB Plaza

    Bulltown Strutters

    Experience a little New Orleans feel at the Bulltown Strutters perform New Orleans style brass band. 12-15 performers will march and entertain you at the same time.

    Children's Stage at the South Bank Parking Lot

    Mary Rocap

    Mary Rocap performs songs influenced by folk streams of southern gospel, traditional ballads and the blues.

    Fox50, Mix 101.5, WRAL-FM Main Music Stage at CCB Plaza

    Mutual Admiration Social Klub

    Blues, hip-hop, rap, jazz, New Orleans.

    North Carolina Songwriter's Co-Op Stage at the Ninth Street Bakery Patio

    Chuck Champion

    Chuck Champion is a singer and songwriter who performers Americana, blues, and roots rock.

    The Herald-Sun Stage at the Food and Beer Garden

    Bruce Piephoff

    Bruce on acoustic guitar, harmonica and vocals. Fans of Townes van Zandt, Elizabeth Cotton, the blues, roots music, the beat poets, jazz and more are urged to check out this rare collection!

    Children's Stage at the South Bank Parking Lot

    John Claude Bemis

    Storytelling by John Claude Bemis, the 2013 Piedmont Laureate.

    North Carolina Songwriter's Co-Op Stage at the Ninth Street Bakery Patio

    Pete Leary

    • Performance: Sunday, 2:20 PM on the North Carolina Songwriter's Co-Op Stage at the Ninth Street Bakery Patio

    Pete Leary is the thinking person’s entertainer with nuance and wit in his lyrics. He also combines Yodeling and Scatting to form what he calls “Scodeling”. His songs about aging, household objects, and humor in relationships, stick with you.

    Downtown Durham Inc. Dance Stage at CCB Plaza

    Little River Cloggers

    The Little River Cloggers of Bahama, North Carolina formed in 1995. The group specializes in the traditional dance forms of the Southern Appalachian Mountains as well as exploring more contemporary trends in clog dancing. The group participates in fundraising events such as Angels Among Us Walk for Brain Tumor Research as well as dancing competitively.

    The Herald-Sun Stage at the Food and Beer Garden

    Jo Gore and the Alternative

    • Performance: Sunday, 2:30 PM on the The Herald-Sun Stage at the Food and Beer Garden
    • Website: http://www.jogore.com

    The music of the band can be labeled anywhere from folk to blues to rock. Deemed “Rock and Roll with Acoustic Soul”, every song is full of spirit. Jo Gore spent a good portion of her childhood singing at Spring Hill Baptist, located in Columbus County, North Carolina. Her heavy vibrato, improvisation, and interpretation of melody is quite reminiscent of the great vocal jazz and gospel stylists of the 50s and 60s. Some describe the music as Rosette Thorpe meets John Lennon.

    Fox50, Mix 101.5, WRAL-FM Main Music Stage at CCB Plaza

    Eric and the DiMarzios

    Eric and the DiMarzios is a folk rock band out of Chapel Hill, NC. Their sound offers a blend of bluegrass rhythms, rock arrangements and folk melodies that has attracted fans of all ages. Since forming in 2010, the band has been named UNC’s Favorite Local Band.

    North Carolina Songwriter's Co-Op Stage at the Ninth Street Bakery Patio

    Joe Woodson

    • Performance: Sunday, 3:10 PM on the North Carolina Songwriter's Co-Op Stage at the Ninth Street Bakery Patio

    This band plays Americana music with original selections and fitting covers. They perform shows that the entire family will love and have fans of all ages.

    The Herald-Sun Stage at the Food and Beer Garden

    Thelonious

    Eclectic acapella.

    Downtown Durham Inc. Dance Stage at CCB Plaza

    Taekwondo 2XCELL

    Taekwondo demonstration.

    Fox50, Mix 101.5, WRAL-FM Main Music Stage at CCB Plaza

    Chris Keller & Aurora Jazz

    Straight-ahead jazz with world focus.

    North Carolina Songwriter's Co-Op Stage at the Ninth Street Bakery Patio

    Dackel

    A duo performing a variety of cover and original rock songs.

    The Herald-Sun Stage at the Food and Beer Garden

    Laurece West

    Folk/Jazz singer songwriter