MITS returns tonight

Published 1:31 am Friday, May 17, 2013

Music in the Streets returns to downtown Washington tonight — weather permitting.

The street festival begins at 6 p.m. and concludes at 9 p.m.

Scheduled to perform are The Southerners Band, which plays classic rock; the Tarheel Troubadour (Paul Bailey); Kara Carlson, alternative rock; The Both, a progressive folk rock band; Men of Faith, Christian music; Joey Brinn and Southern Accent, rock ‘n’ roll and Chuck Phillips and CAPS, a mix of old and new songs.

Paul Bailey — the Tarheel Troubadour — is a retired truck driver, part-time musician and a former Marine. Kara Carlson is a Music in the Streets veteran who has a following in the region. The Both includes Craig Newton, who has several Washington connections.

Down East Rods & Classic Cars members will display several of their vehicles.

Several organizations are scheduled to conduct raffles, including Daughters for Dads and Angels ‘n’ Camo. Other organizations will have a presence at the festival.

Funnel cakes will be sold during Music in the Streets, according to an email from the Washington Harbor District Alliance, organizer of the street festival.

Music in the Streets is held the third Friday of each month from April through October.

About Mike Voss

Mike Voss is the contributing editor at the Washington Daily News. He has a daughter and four grandchildren. Except for nearly six years he worked at the Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg, Va., in the early to mid-1990s, he has been at the Daily News since April 1986.
Journalism awards:
• Pulitzer Prize for Meritorious Public Service, 1990.
• Society of Professional Journalists: Sigma Delta Chi Award, Bronze Medallion.
• Associated Press Managing Editors’ Public Service Award.
• Investigative Reporters & Editors’ Award.
• North Carolina Press Association, First Place, Public Service Award, 1989.
• North Carolina Press Association, Second Place, Investigative Reporting, 1990.
All those were for the articles he and Betty Gray wrote about the city’s contaminated water system in 1989-1990.
• North Carolina Press Association, First Place, Investigative Reporting, 1991.
• North Carolina Press Association, Third Place, General News Reporting, 2005.
• North Carolina Press Association, Second Place, Lighter Columns, 2006.
Recently learned he will receive another award.
• North Carolina Press Association, First Place, Lighter Columns, 2010.
4. Lectured at or served on seminar panels at journalism schools at UNC-Chapel Hill, University of Maryland, Columbia University, Mary Washington University and Francis Marion University.

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