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Performances in the Sweet Carolina Summer Concert Series, which will run on Thursdays through June and July, will take place outdoors on a stage between Dillard's and South Estes Drive. Performers will include some of the biggest names in beach music, including The Embers, The Craig Woolard Band, and Liquid Pleasure. All concerts are free. According to Peter de Leon, University Mall general manager, the concert series grew quickly in popularity last summer with attendance numbers increasing from week to week with more than 2,000 in attendance for the final show in July.
A dance floor will be set up for shag dancing, and there will be shade tents and beverage tents selling beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks. There will also be a play area for children.
Below is the complete lineup for 2012. Each performance runs from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
June 14, 2012: Craig Woolard Band
21st Black & Blue
28th Too Much Sylvia
July 5th Band of Oz
12th The Embers
19th The Fantastic Shakers
26th Liquid Pleasure
Be sure to check Chapel Hill Magazine's Facebook page each Tuesday for the chance to win two VIP tickets to that Thursday's concert. The VIP tent offers free beer, wine and food.
And... Stop by O'Neill's Menswear near Dillard's before the next concert and enter to win a $250 Gift Certificate and 2 VIP passes to the Hospitality Tent sponsored by City Kitchen. No purchase necessary. The winner will be announced at intermisssion during the Craig Woolard Band concert this week!