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Thrive NC to Showcase North Carolina Music Talent

RALEIGH, N.C. (March 8, 2018) – Live music will fill the air both Night I and Night II of Thrive NC presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC). Jump, Little Children and Joe Kwon and Friends will be the feature acts for Friday, May 11, with Kasey Tyndall and A Tribute to the Johnny Cash TV Show performing Thursday, May 10.

Tickets to Thrive NC cost $30 per night, and include live music, unlimited samples from 50 local restaurants and breweries, and live chef demonstrations. Proceeds from all ticket sales will be donated to North Carolina nonprofits that address issues related to food insecurity. Attendees will help determine which nonprofits receive funding from ticket sales.

Jump, Little Children was formed in Winston-Salem, NC. The band, together since, 1991, is known for their energetic live performances and willingness to interact with the crowd at events.  They’ve recently officially reunited and are in the process of writing and recording a new album.

A Raleigh resident who grew up in High Point, NC, Joe Kwon will bring a group of friends together to entertain the crowds of Thrive NC. Kwon, a cellist in The Avett Brothers since 2006, is often known for hanging around chefs from all over the country or in a restaurant (as his Instagram account will confirm).

A couple of years ago as a nursing student at East Carolina University, Kasey Tyndall won a radio station contest to sing a duet with Keith Urban at Walnut Creek.  She moved to Nashville and signed with the largest talent agency (WME) and publishing company (Sony/ATV) in the world.  Attendees can look forward to her unique blend of country and rock combined with her thick Eastern NC accent.  Rolling Stone calls her an “Artist you need to know” in 2018 as she tours in support of her debut album Between Salvation & Survival.

Locally revered NC artists, including but not limited to Johnny Folsom 4, Joe Newberry, John Howie, Jr., and Canady Thomas will pay tribute to renowned artist Johnny Cash, creating A Tribute to the Johnny Cash TV Show featuring legendary country favorites and classics. Based in Raleigh, this collective of NC musicians headlined the NC State Fair Homegrown Music Fest in 2016.

The Thrive NC series of events celebrates how communities thrive when they are healthy and active. The two-day event will also include an opportunity to give back through community service. A collaborative summit will kick off the event to engage stakeholders in meaningful conversations to address statewide food system challenges.

For more event information, including future restaurant, chef and entertainment announcements, or to purchase tickets visit goThriveNC.com.