ConvergeNC Southern Music Festival 2015 Presents: Water+Music

with The Dead Tongues and The Suffers









Event Details

  • When: UPDATE!!!!! Still Friday March 27th, 2015, but now the time is 8pm — 11pm (afterparty 11pm — 1am)
  • Where: UPDATE!!!! Due to rain/cold/misery, we’ve moved to Nightlight Bar & Club at 405 W. Rosemary Street.
  • How Much: Free!
  • Parking: Paid decks and lots within walking distance on Rosemary Street (check out for more parking info)
  • More info: Our Facebook page

The Lineup

The Dead Tongues: Ryan Gustafson, Josh Moore, Thomas Costello, Thomas Simpson, Mark Simonsen, Jeff Crawford, James Wallace, Emily Frantz, and Andrew Marlin join together to form a Triangle music supergroup. They’ll bring Gustafson’s arresting songwriting to rip-roaring life in consummate Americana form.

The Suffers: This ten-piece Gulf Coast soul ensemble, a Houston favorite, features powerhouse rhythm and horn sections behind the show-stopping vocal stylings of frontwoman Kam Franklin.

The Sponsors

Water in Our World

A two-year, campus-wide theme at UNC-Chapel Hill, “Water In Our World” calls for the University to mobilize its resources around the issue of water. Their partnership with ConvergeNC—a concert that explores the intersection of the South’s natural and creative resources—is just one part of their wider efforts to start a conversation about water in Chapel Hill. See more at

ConvergeNC thanks the “Water in Our World” steering committee for their generous support of this year’s festival.

Town of Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation

ConvergeNC also thanks the Town of Chapel Hill’s Parks and Recreation Department for co-sponsoring in 2015. We appreciate and share their commitment to free, public cultural and recreational opportunities in safe, inviting spaces.


About ConvergeNC Southern Music Festival

ConvergeNC Southern Music Festival is an annual event created by UNC-Chapel Hill students (and others from the community) that aims to celebrate the music of the American South in all its diversity and dynamism. The first festival took place on April 6th, 2013 at UNC’s Bell Tower Amphitheater and featured musicians ranging from Piedmont roots bluesmen to area folk and country groups to local hip hop artists and more.

Past artists include Ironing Board Sam, Mipso, Hiss Golden Messenger, Some Army, Ghostt Bllonde, Rome Fortune, Floating Action, T0W3RS, and Dark Water Rising.

Our mission is to produce a fun, free annual event that highlights remarkable music made in or inspired by the American South. We work to get people talking about what it is that makes something Southern, and also to unite UNC, local, regional, and even wider communities through the shared enjoyment of awesome music.