EASTERN MUSIC FESTIVAL GETS DOWNTOWN FOR JUNE 15 CHAMBER CRAWL
GREENSBORO, N.C. (June 4, 2019) – Eastern Music Festival (EMF), a nationally recognized music festival and summer educational program based in the heart of North Carolina, announces its fifth annual Chamber Crawl, an afternoon of free local music in downtown Greensboro at the beginning of EMF’s 2019 season of performances. Audiences are encouraged to stroll along, enjoy the music, have a leisurely lunch and beverage, and enjoy the summer afternoon across downtown Greensboro.
Annual event of free performances of local ensembles in Greensboro
This year’s Chamber Crawl features a variety of musical local talent including: Totally Slow (melodic DIY punk music), the Railyard String Quartet (classical for the masses), Wally Wallace and the Sononauts (postmodern meets Tin Pan Alley), the Sirocco Reed Quintet (contemporary roots and beautiful melodies), and the Zinc Kings (old-time traditional music).
The Chamber Crawl will begin at 1:00 p.m. at Blue Denim Restaurant with Wally Wallace and the Sononauts, continuing with different bands at various venues throughout the afternoon. The Fun Finale with all five ensembles is at 5:15 p.m. at The Bearded Goat.
EMF is again partnering with nine downtown venues, including Blue Denim, Triad Stage, Scuppernong Books, Cheesecakes by Alex, Jerusalem Market, Fainting Goat Spirits, Ambleside Art Gallery, Elsewhere, and the Bearded Goat.
This year’s Chamber Crawl is made possible by the generous support of the Cemala Foundation, Yamaha, Steinway Piano Gallery, Moore Music Company, ArtsGreensboro, Guilford College, Lincoln Financial Foundation, and O.Henry Hotel. In 2018, over 1,000 people enjoyed the fun and free music during the EMF’s Chamber Crawl.
2019 Chamber Crawl Schedule
- Wally Wallace and the Sononauts 1:00 PM at Blue Denim (217 S. Elm St.)
- Railyard String Quartet 1:25 PM at Triad Stage (232 S. Elm St.)
- Totally Slow 1:50 PM at Scuppernong Books (304 S. Elm St.)
- Zinc Kings 2:15 PM at Cheesecakes by Alex (315 S. Elm St.)
- Wally Wallace and the Sononauts 2:35 PM at Jerusalem Market on Elm (310 S. Elm St.
- Sirocco Reed Quintet 2:55 PM at Scuppernong Books (304 S. Elm St.)
- Railyard String Quartet 3:20 PM at Ambleside Art Gallery (528 S. Elm St.)
- Zinc Kings 3:40 PM at Fainting Goat Spirits (115 W. Lewis St.)
- Totally Slow 4:05 PM at Ambleside Art Gallery (528 S. Elm St.)
- Sirocco Reed Quintet 4:30 PM at Elsewhere (606 S. Elm St.)
- Fun Finale at The Bearded Goat 5:15 PM (116 E. Lewis St.)
The 2019 Festival returns June 22 with student arrivals. Performances being Monday, June 24, and through Saturday, July 27. EMF’s 58th season features over 65 performances by three symphonies, multiple chamber ensembles, and signature guest artists performances at its home location at Guilford College and other locations in Greensboro, the Triad, and Boone, North Carolina. Tickets available online at eastermusicfestival.org or by calling the Triad Stage Box Office at 336-272-0161.
About Eastern Music Festival:
For almost six decades, Eastern Music Festival (EMF) has been produced each summer on the campus of Guilford College, UNCG, and other venues in the Greensboro area. EMF is distinguished by its accomplished faculty, exhilarating repertoire, and world-renowned visiting artists. A powerful teaching institution, EMF provides encouragement and guidance to over 260 young musicians from across the country and around the globe as they take their first steps towards careers in the performing arts. During EMF’s five-week annual season (June 22 – July 27, 2019), the Festival presents more than 65 concerts under the artistic direction of Gerard Schwarz. In addition, 30-plus outreach performances are performed throughout the region. For more information, visit easternmusicfestival.org.
Eastern Music Festival’s mission is to promote musical enrichment, excellence, professional collaboration, innovation and diversity through a nationally recognized teaching program, music festival, concerts and other programs which will enhance the quality of life, health and vitality of our region.