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"Fridays on the Front Porch" is hosting a special "Bluegrass for Babies"

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (August 25, 2008) - The Carolina Inn's popular end-of-the-workweek celebration called "Fridays on the Front Porch" is hosting a special "Bluegrass for Babies" edition on Friday, August 29 to raise money for the North Carolina Children's Hospital.

Much like its inaugural edition last year, Big Fat Gap will perform its "sweet three part harmonies and smoking solos" with "captivating stage dynamics" as 25 percent of all event proceeds will be donated to the Hospital's Newborn Critical Care Center. Individual donations will also be encouraged.

Live bluegrass music creates the perfect atmosphere for kicking back, relaxing and getting a jump on the weekend -- this time benefitting a special cause. The Inn offers its Southern Style Picnic menu with full bar service, and plenty of comfortable seating under the shady oaks and magnolias on the Inn's front lawn. There is no cover charge for the event taking place from 5-8 p.m.

Fridays on the Front Porch features the music of some of North Carolina's best bluegrass bands for 26 consecutive Fridays through the middle of October.

About The Carolina Inn
Recognized as one of America's "cultural resources worthy of preservation," The Carolina Inn is listed on the National Register of Historic Places with elite status as a AAA Four Diamond Award Hotel and Mobil Four Star Award-Winning Dining at the Carolina Crossroads Restaurant. From the day it opened in 1924, the 184-room Inn has played an important role in the life of the University of North Carolina and the Chapel Hill community. And it has long been one of the most popular sites in North Carolina for special events, weddings, business meetings, and academic conferences with over 13,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space. In addition to having a rich cultural history, The Carolina Inn is architecturally significant, blending elements of antebellum Southern plantation houses with Georgian and neoclassical features often found in the Northeast. The original front of the building was modeled after the Potomac River front of Mt. Vernon. The Carolina Inn is one of more than 30 independent, upscale and luxury hotels, resorts and golf clubs in the United States managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, the fourth largest independent hospitality management company in the country. www.carolinainn.com

Contact: Mark. Z. Nelson
Director of Sales & Marketing

mnelson@carolinainn.com
919-918-2792




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