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The Carolina Inn Announces July Fridays On The Front Porch Band Lineup

Enjoying the seventh season of its popular end-of-the-workweek celebration.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (July 1, 2009) - The Carolina Inn is enjoying the seventh season of its popular end-of-the-workweek celebration called "Fridays on the Front Porch" and the July lineup includes Big Fat Gap (July 3), Tony Williamson (July 10), Mick Mixon and Franklin Street Band (July 17), The Cadillac Stepbacks (July 24) and Gravy Boys (July 31).

Live bluegrass music creates the perfect atmosphere for kicking back, relaxing and getting a jump on the weekend. 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.
In addition to the traditional Southern Style Picnic menu, executive chef Jimmy Reale introduces different specials each Friday like sliced grilled chicken, pork chop sliders, herb roasted 8-cut chicken, chicken caesar wrap and shredded chicken tacos with accompaniments.

Fridays on the Front Porch features the music of some of North Carolina's best bluegrass bands for 25 consecutive Fridays through early October.

2009 Schedule

July 3 - Big Fat Gap
July 10 - Tony Williamson
July 17 - Mick Mixon and Franklin Street Band
July 24 - The Cadillac Stepbacks
July 31 - Gravy Boys
August 7 - Keep Off the Grass
August 14 - The Cadillac Stepbacks
August 21 - Gravy Boys
August 28 - Down River
September 4 - Big Fat Gap
September 11 - The Cadillac Stepbacks
September 18 - Big Fat Gap
September 25 - Gravy Boys
October 2 - Big Fat Gap
October 9 - Down River

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. As one of only four hotels in North Carolina built before 1925 to remain in continuous operation, 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.