‘The Radio’ highlight Saturday event in Siler City

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SILER CITY — The Downtown Siler City Music Series continues this Saturday with a performance by “The Radio” at the Rotary Stage in downtown Siler City.

The N.C. Arts Incubator and The Chatham Rabbit are presenting the return of a decade-long tradition. Music performances will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. the third Saturday each month through October at the courtyard of Chatham Rabbit, located at 223 N. Chatham Ave. on the Rotary Stage in Historic Downtown Siler City.

Event organizers say The Radio, a local favorite, “deftly tunes the radio dial, picking up phantom stations broadcasting roots rock, Americana, traditional country/western and soul. And like the best road trip music, these songs make you want to boogie down the road and onto the nearest dance floor.”

The Radio is comprised of Eck McCanless, a multitalented songwriter, guitar player and potter who runs his own pottery shop in Seagrove. Jared Zehmer, a fellow potter, plays bass, and Asheboro percussionist Vincent Parham is on drums.

The music-inspired boxed lunch being offered this month, courtesy of The Traveling Café, is “The Radio Road Trip Picnic.” You can preorder via the N.C. Arts Incubator Facebook Page or a limited number of meals are available on site by pay-what-you-can donation. The meal include buttermilk fried chicken and a biscuit w/hot honey sauce, Southern potato salad, black bean succotash, and picnic banana pudding

“We are excited to bring back live music back to downtown Siler City,” said Michael Feezor, the executive director of the N.C. Arts Incubator. “This series is the embodiment of our mission to incubate artistic, cultural and intellectual growth in North Carolina. It allows us to provide a stage for some of the most exciting and gifted preforming artists in the state, while opening our doors and welcoming the community of Siler City in to our home. The last two years of the pandemic have taught us the importance of connections and community, and we are proud to be part of the rebirth of downtown Siler City.”

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