Avett Brothers to perform at 63rd annual North Carolina Azalea Festival

Gillian Perry | Assistant Lifestyles Editor

Avett Brothers to perform at 63rd annual North Carolina Azalea Festival

Trask Coliseum will be filled with fans of the Concord based folk rock band The Avett Brothers on April 8. The band’s performance will be part of the North Carolina Azalea Festival, which has been held in downtown Wilmington since 1948. Tickets are still available on the Azalea Festival website for $47.50.

Tickets have been selling fast and according to the box office, more seating has been opened up.

The Azalea Festival will be held April 6-10 in downtown Wilmington. Each day will feature a different part of the festival which includes an art show and sale, parades, historic home tours and the Cole Bros. Circus in addition to other scheduled events. According to the festival’s website, over 200,000 are expected to attend the two-day street fair.

“My friends are I were looking for an epic concert to go to this semester, and when we found out The Avett Brothers were touring it was a done deal,” said sophomore Carly Carter. “This will be the first time I’ve seen them live, so I’m very excited about it.”

The native North Carolinian Avett Brothers will perform at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 8. The band is known for songs characterized by a folk and bluegrass mixture. Their most recent album “I and Love and You” was released in 2009. The band consists of four members including Seth and Scott Avett, Bob Crawford and Joe Kwon.

“[The Avett Brothers] music is a credit to our generation. They have a really original, kind of organic sound that sets them apart, and that’s what I love about them,” said sophomore Lora McCachren.

Tickets for the concert and more information about the Azalea Festival can be found at www.ncazaleafestival.org