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Concerts for a Cause to Benefit Pickards Mountain Eco-institute!

May 3, 2015 @ 5:00 am - 9:00 pm


May 3, 5-9 PM

Bring your blanket and join us on the lawn at the Plant in Pittsboro for an outdoor family-friendly event to benefit Pickards Mountain Eco-Institute!

Get your tickets in advance here for $20, or at the gate for $25. This is the first concert in a full Summer Concert Series! Check out all the upcoming shows listed below.

See you soon!

The bands.


LA Weekly calls Mike+Ruthy Band, “Some of the best songwriting of their generation”, while the New York Times calls their new album, “Pristine”. Right on the heels of successful 2014 dates with Milk Carton Kids, Elephant Revival and Lake Street Dive, Mike + Ruthy are poised to blaze their own trail as festival favorites in 2015. With a scorching new record that showcases an arsenal of some of the best, road-tested material on tour today, Mike + Ruthy Band is hitting the ground running.

Overstuffed with iconic Americana idioms ranging from Motown to Bluegrass, Old-time to Indie-folk; fiddles fly in jubilation, banjos skip with dexterity, ukuleles plunk with sass and the stories of the songs resonate as never before. Supported deftly by a veteran band of comrades, Mike + Ruthy’s hallmark harmony singing and top-tier songwriting that fans have come to expect from the duo is now bolstered by a rock solid bed of drums, bass, pedal steel and vintage horns.




Matt Phillips is a soulful artist that strives to make music people can get behind. Based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, this young performer and songwriter pens songs with folk and soul roots as deep as the cracks in his weathered acoustic. Whether he’s leading a 7-piece band with a huge, sly-jazzy sound or just flying solo with nothing more than his voice, guitar and the occasional harmonica solo – you can’t help but bob your head. With nearly 300 shows already under his belt and two releases paving the way, Matt is proving himself a confident and unique young performer with a very bright future ahead.





The benefit. 

Pickards Mountain Eco-Institute (PMEI) is dedicated to healing the Human-Earth relationship through Earth Literacy and Local Economy. A local, Abundance NC fiscally-sponsored non-profit providing workshops on their beautiful land, ranging from beekeeping to permaculture to earthen building, they have created a space where people of all ages can come to re-discover ways to live in harmony with our earth.

The venue.

Outdoor and family friendly. Bring your blanket and stretch out on the lawn (but we bet you’ll be dancing the night away!) There will be a cash bar and children’s activities provided by Willow Oak Montessori, and NC Fresh Catch will be cooking up delicious local grub. All ages are welcome, under 12 is free.



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Lineup of Upcoming Summer “Concerts for a Cause” to be held at the Plant – See you there! 

  • June 7 – Hiss Golden Messenger (solo) with Justin Fedor opening

            benefiting Abundance NC

  • July 12 – Town Mountain with Big Fat Gap opening

            benefiting Haw River Assembly

  • August 2  – Megan Jean and the KFB with The Dye Wells opening

            benefiting SEEDS

  • September 13 – Tom Maxwell and the Minor Drag with Grand Shell Game opening

            benefiting Musical Empowerment

  • October 18 – TO BE ANNOUNCED! Go ahead and get tickets, we promise this is gonna be a FUN SHOW!

            benefiting Family Violence and Rape Crisis Services


May 3, 2015
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
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