Arts of the Pamlico to sponsor summer music series

Published 5:15 pm Thursday, June 10, 2021

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Arts of the Pamlico is partnering with several local businesses over the next few months to bring live performances to the people of Beaufort County. 

“We are supporting performers providing summer outdoor concerts and fall indoor concerts across the County as a way to increase access to the arts,” said Debra Torrence, director of Arts of the Pamlico.

The first of these events, Music on the Deck, will have two different performances that will be free and open to the public. 

“Music on the Deck is a collaboration with Elizabeth Boyd of the Quarterdeck in Bath. AOP is paying for the performers,” Torrence said. 

Music on the Deck’s first performance will be on Saturday, June 19 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and will feature music from Dave Raducha. The second performance will be on July 10 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a performance by Nannette Garrett Duo. Both performances will occur on the upper deck of the Quarterdeck. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase during the performance from Quarterdeck.

AOP is also sponsoring Macha Music in partnership with the Belhaven Chamber of Commerce. These performances will be held once a month through September and will feature Ruth Wyand and the Tribe of One on June 26, the Wylwood String Band on July 24, Pamela and JB on Aug. 28 and Squier Red and the Blues Band on Sep. 18. All four performances will take place at the Belhaven Town Dock at Wynn’s Gut from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. All Macha Music performances are free and open to the public. 

In addition to these two concert series, AOP is also partnering with the Beaufort County Traditional Music Association. The group will be performing along the waterfront in the Washington harbor district throughout the summer. If weather conditions worsen at any time, the group will move indoors and perform at the Turnage Theatre. 

The final summer performance will be part of BathFest, an event cosponsored by AOP. The Pitt Community College Orchestra will perform on the lawn of the historic Bonner House in Bath on Sep. 18. 

For more information about AOP’s summer series, visit their website at