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“Fridays on the Front Porch” Returns for 12th Season to The Carolina Inn on April 25

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (April 2014) – The Carolina Inn, by Destination Hotels & Resorts, begins the 12th season of its popular end-of-the-workweek celebration called “Fridays on the Front Porch” on Friday, April 25 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 offerings ($14 grill menu and $9 kids menu with gluten free options), various beverage selections 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 24 consecutive Fridays through early October. One of the area’s most popular musical groups, Sweet Potato Pie, starts things off on Friday, April 25. The lineup for the rest of the series includes Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojo, The Gravy Boys, Big Fat Gap, Tea Cup Gin, Franklin Street Band with Mick Mixon and The Morning After.

2014 Schedule April 25 – Sweet Potato Pie May 2 – Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojo May 9 – The Gravy Boys May 16 – Big Fat Gap May 23 – Tea Cup Gin May 30 – Franklin Street Band with Mick Mixon June 6 – The Gravy Boys June 13 – Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojo June 20 – Big Fat Gap June 27 – TBD July 4 – Tea Cup Gin July 11 – Franklin Street Band with Mick Mixon July 18 – Big Fat Gap July 25 – The Morning After August 1 – Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojo August 8 – Big Fat Gap August 15 – Tea Cup Gin August 22 – The Morning After August 29 – The Gravy Boys September 5 – Big Fat Gap September 12 – The Morning After September 19 – The Gravy Boys September 26 – Big Fat Gap October 3 – Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojo

About The Carolina Inn, by Destination Hotels & Resorts

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, by Destination Hotels & Resorts, features 185 charming and well-appointed guestrooms including 7 luxury suites. The Carolina Inn and its Carolina Crossroads Restaurant were awarded AAA’s prestigious 2014 Four Diamond ratings, marking the 17th consecutive hotel honor and 12th straight restaurant recognition.  This is also the 14th straight year that Carolina Crossroads has been awarded Four-Stars by the Forbes Travel Guide. Follow us on Twitter: @CarolinaInn. Like us on Facebook: CarolinaInn.

About Destination Hotels & Resorts

Destination Hotels & Resorts is an authentic collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels and resorts across North America. Offering enriching, locally-inspired experiences from alpine adventures and stunning beachfronts to urban landmarks, each property reflects the natural surroundings and culture of its distinctive locale. With more than 40 properties in premier travel destinations, including Aspen, Chicago, Denver, Lake Tahoe, Los Angeles, Maui, Miami, New Orleans, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Santa Fe, Seattle, Vail and Washington D.C., the award-winning portfolio features renowned golf courses, indigenous spas, and exceptional culinary venues. For more information on Destination Hotels & Resorts, visit Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.


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