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Downtown Raleigh Alliance celebrates Women’s History Month with Busker Series at March First Friday
RALEIGH, NC (March 3, 2020) – Downtown Raleigh Alliance (DRA) announces a new activation during March First Friday in honor of Women’s History Month. This Friday, March 6, four female performers will be stationed along Glenwood Avenue outside First Friday member venues as part of the monthly First Friday celebration of Downtown Raleigh’s art and culture.
Following community feedback for more live performances and connections between venues, DRA Placemaking and Activations Manager David Moore developed a special events program for First Friday to better activate the street and keep attendees engaged as they walk throughout the district.
“Activations can be a fun and unexpected way to bring the celebration of art and culture out of the venues and into the wider community,” Moore said. “For this activation, we wanted to use First Friday as an opportunity to better showcase and celebrate the talented regional female artists and musicians.”
About the Artists
Durham native Emily Musolino will play live music outside The Raleigh Wine Shop from 5pm-7pm. The Berklee College of Music graduate mixes soulful vocals with shredding blues and rock guitar riffs. Musolino has opened for and collaborated with artists like Ani DiFranco, Shana Tucker, Eric Hirsh, and others.
Painter Britt Flood will be live painting near Vidrio at 510 Glenwood Ave from 6:15pm-8:15pm. Her work focuses on visualizing themes of growth, intimacy, and the feminine perspective, with a goal to provide moments of awe and wonder to the viewer. A recipient of the 2019-2020 Ella Pratt Emerging Artist Grant from Durham Arts Council, Flood has collaborated with North Carolina Museum of Art, Flint Public Art, Mural Durham, and more.
Sarah Summers will be performing live music from 6pm-7pm at a location to be announced. A North Carolina native, Summers’ style is often described as acoustic soul and compared to the sounds of India Arie. Her live performances are both captivating and sincere, delighting audiences throughout the Triangle at festivals like Downtown Raleigh’s Hopscotch and Durham’s Art of Cool.
Performer Nicole from Imagine Circus will be roaming between The Carter Building and Tin Roof from 7pm-8pm with her LED hoops. Her performances lend a magic to the evening that’s hard to describe until you’ve seen it in person.
About First Friday Raleigh
A program of Downtown Raleigh Alliance, First Friday celebrates the vibrant art and creative community of Downtown Raleigh in over 75 venues around the city. On the first Friday of every month from 6pm-9pm, Downtown Raleigh opens up with local art exhibits, live music performances, and specials at restaurants, retailers, and other exhibitors.
This free event is a great opportunity to experience new places, discover a love for art, try new restaurants, and explore downtown like never before. Plus, many exhibitors offer refreshments, and there are boundless ways to interact with art both in and out of galleries.
Learn about First Friday and the March Glenwood South activation by following @FirstFridayRal on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or at the First Friday website. Contact Katie Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to request an interview with staff.