2019: North Carolina’s Year of Music
Discover the sounds of North Carolina.
On November 27, 2018 Governor Roy Cooper announced from the Governor’s mansion in Raleigh, North Carolina that 2019 will be the year of music in the state of North Carolina.
This should come to no surprise. The State of North Carolina has been the birthplace to many regional, national and international musicians who called The Tar Heel State home. Musicians such as John Coltrane, Link Wray, Anthony Hamilton, Randy Travis, The Avett Brothers and Charlie Daniels have made their voice and sounds reverberate throughout the music scene.
The North Carolina Arts Council, along with the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, have created a new campaign for 2019 called Come Hear North Carolina. During the year of 2019 Come Hear North Carolina will celebrate the composers, musicians, venues, studios, record stores, and executives who help create, support and sustain music from North Carolina.
During 2019 we at the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame will collaborate with Come Hear NC, The North Carolina Arts Council, The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and many county and city arts organizations throughout the state to celebrate 2019 being the year of music in North Carolina.
Link to Governor Roy Cooper’s Proclamation
Click on the link to read Gov. Roy Cooper’s Proclamation: https://files.nc.gov/governor/documents/files/Year%20of%20Music.pdf
About Come Hear NC
The new campaign from the NC Arts Council and the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Come Hear NC highlights musicians, singers, composers, music executives, music promoters and record store owners who help contribute, promote and sustain music from North Carolina.
Click on the link to go to the Come Hear NC website: www.ComeHearNC.com
About the NC Arts Council
The North Carolina Arts Council builds on our state’s long-standing love of the arts, leading the way to a more vibrant future. The Arts Council is an economic catalyst, fueling a thriving nonprofit creative sector that generates $2.12 billion in annual direct economic activity. The Arts Council also sustains diverse arts expression and traditions while investing in innovative approaches to art-making. The North Carolina Arts Council has proven to be a champion for youth by cultivating tomorrow’s creative citizens through arts education.
Click on the link to go to the NC Arts Council website: www.NCArts.org