Siler City, NC – Bluegrass/Americana sensation Nu-Blu will be making a rare hometown appearance July 14, when they team with the Siler City Police Department to bring a new event downtown.The Blu-Blast Block Party will be held at the Oasis Open Air Market, and will celebrate the heritage of Siler City. The award-winning band will be featured in a free concert, as the band celebrates their sixth national album release,Vagabonds, which hit stores in April. The event will serve as the official kickoff event for National Night Out.
“Spending 200 plus days a year on tour doesn’t afford us much time here at home where it all started,” said Carolyn Routh. “We are grateful for the opportunity to work with Chief Tyson and the officers and support staff of the Siler City Police Department and town staff in putting together this community oriented event. Nu-Blu is always excited to give back to all the folks at home who have supported us and our music over the years.”
There is something for everyone at the Blu-Blast Block Party. In addition to great live music, the event will have great food and fun for the entire family, including games for the kids. Along with food vendors, there will also be arts and crafts vendors on-site, showcasing the very best of central North Carolina. Officers of the Siler City Police Department will also be on-hand to meet with attendees, and help spread the love.
The free Blu-Blast Block Party will take place in Siler City, North Carolina July 14 from 6 pm ET – 9 pm ET. The event will be held at the Oasis Open Air Market, located in Siler City, North Carolina.
Hailing from Siler City, NC, the textbook definition of a picturesque small southern town, Nu-Blu’s heart and soul is husband-and-wife duo Daniel and Carolyn Routh. Carolyn’s caramel-coated soprano is one of the band’s defining traits, at times a tender lullaby, at times a freight train headed straight for you, but always unwinding a surprising tale. Daniel is the group’s backbone, a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist who also handles band management. TJ Honaker on vocals and banjo, and Clint White on fiddle/mandolin round out the quartet’s warm, layered, American roots sound. Together they deliver upbeat, blazing-fingers pick work just as well as gentle, heartwarming ballads, and they do it all with a natural togetherness that can’t be faked, forged over hundreds of shows on the road.
National Night Out:
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.
Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August (Texas celebrates on the first Tuesday in October). Neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and much, much more.