Sep 09 2021
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
BeatBox Stage

Looking for something to do on Thursday night? Come on out to support our vendors and enjoy some music while you’re at it.

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.

Today’s Musician: Heather Sarona

North Carolina-based Heather Sarona grew up in a small town in the Uwharrie Mountains where the tradition of folk music and bluegrass was an intrinsic part of the culture. At age 14 she found her dad’s old guitar in the attic and felt an immediate kinship to the instrument. She quickly took to other string instruments, picking up banjo and ukulele while developing her own unique way of playing guitar with metal finger picks, often associated with the banjo, turning them around backwards so she can execute intricate fingerpicking and solid percussive strumming simultaneously. “I’d always played music for myself, to process my emotions and life,” Heather reflects, affirming that it was never her intent to push her music outside of her inner circle. But after she began sharing her original tunes at gigs, comparisons to Alison Krauss became commonplace and others were adamant her angelic folk pop was destined to travel outside of NC. Heather’s songs often have a folksy twist, inspired by bluegrass musicians like her grandfather, who taught her how to play her first song on guitar and how to pick a banjo.

Covid Precautions

– Boxyard RTP is an open-air facility that will be following in accordance with all Covid-19 regulations put in place by Durham County; masks are required for indoor areas.
– In addition to regular cleanings, complimentary hand sanitizer and wipe stations are provided throughout our facility.
– The performers will be positioned at a safe distance away from the general public on the BeatBox stage.
– If you are feeling the beats and have the urge to dance, please do so at your table with the group you came with.

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