Business Directory

ATTORNEY
Tom Davis, Attorney At Law :: Durham & Wake Counties

BAKERY / DELI
Conti's Italian Market :: Italian Specialties ! :: 836-8368

BARS / CLUBS
Amra's :: Live Music, Spirits, Stogies :: Glenwood South
Blue Martini :: Daily Specials, Great Music :: Powerhouse
TirNaNog Irish Pub :: Raleigh's Irish Pub Downtown
The Raleigh Times :: 14 E. Hargett St.  Raleigh

BEAUTY SALONS
Primp Salonbar :: Go Ahead! Cheat On Your Stylist!

CHURCHES:
True Love Int'l Church :: A Church That Loves on Purpose

COMPUTERS & SOFTWARE
AMS Software :: Software For Doctors
Bronto :: E-Mail Marketing Software
Crash Graphyx :: We Build Websites That Work!

CONSTRUCTION
Tankless Electric Water Heaters :: Save Money & Space!

DENTIST
Howard Shareff, DDS :: We Cater To Cowards! :: 834-1432

ENTERTAINMENT
Opera Company Of NC :: 10 Years Of World Class Opera

GIFTS
Morgan Imports :: Unique Gifts & Furnishings!

MAGAZINES
The Raleigh Downtowner :: Your Guide To Downtown!
TechJournal South :: Southeast Tech And VC News
Carolina Newswire :: Daily Business News

MEDICINE
Cynthia Gregg, MD, FACS :: Facial Plastic Surgery

OUTDOORS
Great Outdoor Provision Co :: Clothing & Equipage

REAL ESTATE
Gail Perry RE/MAX :: Raleigh's Real Estate Professional
Kevin Moonan :: SunTrust Residential Mortgages
Kitts Creek New Homes :: In The Heart Of The Triangle

RESTAURANTS
Nana's Chophouse :: Five Stars Under The Stars
Morning Times Cafe :: Coffees, Pastries, & More!
The Duck & Dumpling :: Chinese & Vietnamese Cooking
Underground Restaurant :: Best Small Plate Restaurant!
Advertisers:
Contact us today about display or text advertising!
::Southern Culture Draws Huge Crowd

By R.Gregg, Raleigh Chronicle Editor In Chief
Tuesday, July 3, 2007

RALEIGH - Southern culture was very hot in Raleigh on Saturday night in more ways than one.

At the NC Museum of Art's popular music and movie series, the combination of the band "Southern Culture on the Skids" and the Will Ferrell movie, "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" drew a sold-out crowd of thousands of people outside at the museum's amphitheatre.  Many people had to be turned away because the museum's venue was full.

For the first half of the night, as they've done for over a decade, the band "Southern Culture on the Skids" played in front of a packed crowd their unique brand of Southern upbeat rock.  If you haven't heard their music, it's definitely upbeat and funky. 

Some songs sound like a combination of guitar twangs of surf bands like the Ventures with definitely Southern lyrics, while some other songs sound well...country.

However you describe their music, it's a lot of fun and the crowd seemed to love it.  Many people went up on the stage to dance along with the group, obviously enjoying the evening outside.  Many people could be seen wearing "Southern Culture on the Skids" hats and knew the words to the songs, so definitely a lot of their long-time fans were there.

After the show, the band eagerly signed autographs and talked with members of the audience, spending time with them to pose for pictures.  It was obvious that the band enjoyed meeting their fans and vice versa.

Some of the fans had "dressed up" for the event, wearing old cowboy hats, bouffant hairstyles, or other southern stylings (see photos).  And although it may not be the first time that a camoflauge trucker hat has been worn at the NC Museum of Art, it may be the first time that one has been worn with a hunting license attached to it for flair.

After a break and a careful watch on the threatening thunderstorm off in the distance, the feature film was started on the giant outdoor screen.  Many folks ate dinner on blankets outdoors as they watched the movie.

"Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" was chosen appropriately enough for the evening.  The movie is about a Southern race car driver who loses his will to drive, but then gets it back thanks to his tire squealing father who tells him "if you're not first, you're last."  Filmed partially in North Carolina, the movie poked a little fun at NASCAR and the South while celebrating it at the same time.

Laughter from the audience started at the beginning of the Will Ferrell movie and continued all the way through to the end of the credits when they showed outtakes from the movie and fake commercials.

Between the great concert and the hilarious movie, those attending last Saturday seemed to have hours of fun. 

And while many people think of an art museum as a stodgy upper crust kind of place, the popularity of this past Saturday's music and movie event proves that everyone can enjoy a little Southern culture on the skids every now and then -- even at an art museum. ::

[ home ]
Published Tuesday - Friday
Raleigh's Locally Owned
& Operated
Newspaper
Serving Raleigh, NC:
The State Capital &
City Of Oaks
::Southern Culture Draws Huge Crowd

Rick Miller of the Southern Culture on the Skids band (above) poses with his guitar after a sold-out show in front of thousands of people at the NC Museum of Art on Saturday.
 
Photos By The Raleigh Chronicle

Note: All 20 photos may take a while to load...
Advertisers:
Contact us today about display or text advertising!
Business Directory

ATTORNEY
Tom Davis, Attorney At Law :: Durham & Wake Counties

BAKERY / DELI
Conti's Italian Market :: Italian Specialties ! :: 836-8368

BARS / CLUBS
Amra's :: Live Music, Spirits, Stogies :: Glenwood South
Blue Martini :: Daily Specials, Great Music :: Powerhouse
TirNaNog Irish Pub :: Raleigh's Irish Pub Downtown
The Raleigh Times :: 14 E. Hargett St.  Raleigh

BEAUTY SALONS
Primp Salonbar :: Go Ahead! Cheat On Your Stylist!

CHURCHES:
True Love Int'l Church :: A Church That Loves on Purpose

COMPUTERS & SOFTWARE
AMS Software :: Software For Doctors
Bronto :: E-Mail Marketing Software
Crash Graphyx :: We Build Websites That Work!

CONSTRUCTION
Tankless Electric Water Heaters :: Save Money & Space!

DENTIST
Howard Shareff, DDS :: We Cater To Cowards! :: 834-1432

ENTERTAINMENT
Opera Company Of NC :: 10 Years Of World Class Opera

GIFTS
Morgan Imports :: Unique Gifts & Furnishings!

MAGAZINES
The Raleigh Downtowner :: Your Guide To Downtown!
TechJournal South :: Southeast Tech And VC News
Carolina Newswire :: Daily Business News

MEDICINE
Cynthia Gregg, MD, FACS :: Facial Plastic Surgery

OUTDOORS
Great Outdoor Provision Co :: Clothing & Equipage

REAL ESTATE
Gail Perry RE/MAX :: Raleigh's Real Estate Professional
Kevin Moonan :: SunTrust Residential Mortgages
Kitts Creek New Homes :: In The Heart Of The Triangle

RESTAURANTS
Nana's Chophouse :: Five Stars Under The Stars
Morning Times Cafe :: Coffees, Pastries, & More!
The Duck & Dumpling :: Chinese & Vietnamese Cooking
Underground Restaurant :: Best Small Plate Restaurant!