The old way of breaking for lunch in RTP may have looked something like this: 12 o’clock hits and you need to make a mad dash to the nearest fast food joint only to then turn right around and eat at your desk alone or in the office breakroom. Let’s change that.
As we head back to work, whatever that may look like, let’s rethink how we use our lunch hour. Every Thursday from 12pm to 2pm Boxyard RTP will have a live acoustic singer-songwriter on the BeatBox stage. The artist(s) and genre will change each week, but the intent will stay the same. Try ordering some food ahead of time, enjoying the fresh air, and giving yourself the time (and permission) to recharge during this well-deserved break in the day.
Our musical performances happen rain or shine under our covered Pavilion on the BeatBox stage. In the event of extreme weather, such as flooding, ice or lightning, performances will be canceled. Follow us on Instagram for updates on time changes or cancelations.
This Week’s Performer: Wyatt Easterling
In a time when words like amazing and masterful are flippantly thrown around to describe every record that is released, Wyatt Easterling’s new album, From Where I Stand, rises above the fray and establishes the bar for releases this year. From Where I Stand was started in 2019 and finished throughout the pandemic. While the quality of the album was certainly aided by the extra time and work allowed by the shutting down of the world, this is not just another “Covid album”. Easterling says of the experience: “The unexpected arrival of Covid 19 struck the world dumb as we knew it and stopped us all in our tracks. If it weren’t for all the suffering and loss of life, I would consider this time a God send that enabled me to experiment with different approaches for these songs.” “some big-hearted melodies that rekindle the emotional strength of Bruce Cockburn and Jackson Browne.” -Glide Magazine
– Boxyard RTP is an open-air facility that will continue to follow in accordance with all Covid-19 regulations put in place by Durham County. Masks are optional at Boxyard, but individual vendor policies may vary. We recommend bringing a mask with you. Stay kind to those who choose to still wear one.
– In addition to regular cleanings, hand sanitizer stations are provided throughout our facility.
– Our tables are spaced out, so you do not feel right on top of your neighbor.
Note: By participating in this event, you consent to the recording of your likeness, image, and/or voice and authorize Boxyard RTP to use photographs, video, and audio recordings containing your likeness, image, and/or voice in any medium for any purpose.
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