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“Fridays on the Front Porch” Returns for 11th Season

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (April 2013) – The Carolina Inn begins the 11th season of its popular end-of-the-workweek celebration called “Fridays on the Front Porch” on Friday, April 26 from 5-8 p.m.

Live music creates the perfect atmosphere for kicking back, relaxing and getting a jump on the weekend. The Inn offers seasonal picnic boxes, live music and fun times under the shady oaks and magnolia trees. There is no cover charge or reservations for the event.

Fridays on the Front Porch features the music of some of North Carolina’s best bands for 25 consecutive Fridays through mid October. One of the area’s most popular musical groups, Big Fat Gap, starts things off on Friday, April 26. The lineup for the rest of the series includes Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojo, Hank Morning After, The Gravy Boys, Franklin Street Band with Mick Mixon and Down River.

2013 Schedule
April 26 – Big Fat Gap
May 3 – Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojo
May 10 – Hank Morning After
May 17 – The Gravy Boys
May 24 – Franklin Street Band with Mick Mixon
May 31 – Down River
June 7 – Big Fat Gap
June 14 – The Gravy Boys
June 21 – Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojo
June 28 – Franklin Street Band with Mick Mixon
July 5 – Hank Morning After
July 12 – Big Fat Gap
July 19 – Franklin Street Band with Mick Mixon
July 26 – Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojo
August 2 – Big Fat Gap
August 9 – Down River
August 16 – The Gravy Boys
August 23 – Big Fat Gap
August 30 – Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojo
September 6 – The Gravy Boys
September 13 – Franklin Street Band with Mick Mixon
September 14 – Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojo
September 20 – Big Fat Gap
September 27 – Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojo
October 4 – Big Fat Gap

About The Carolina Inn
Built on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill in 1924 by John Sprunt Hill – distinguished alumnus, successful businessman and University trustee – The Carolina Inn’s original concept was “to provide for the special wants and comforts of the University alumni...and University visitors.” The historical Carolina Inn features 185 charming and well-appointed guestrooms including 7 luxury suites.

About Destination Hotels & Resorts
Destination Hotels & Resorts is a privately held hospitality management company headquartered in Colorado. With 40 independent, luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and golf clubs, Destination is the fourth largest hospitality management company in the country. The company’s portfolio features more than 9,200 guest rooms, 18 golf courses and 16 full-service spas. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in key metropolitan and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Chicago, Seattle, Denver, San Diego, Santa Fe, Aspen, Austin, Phoenix, Portland, Palm Springs, Palos Verdes, Maui and Lake Tahoe. The company is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises. For a complete list of properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit