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The Cameron Village Underground, Revisited

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The underground music scene is returning to Cameron Village — this time above ground on Daniels Street near Carolina Café. Cameron Village Live kicks off at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 25 with a DJ on stage. CV Live is a nod to the Village’s fabled history in the emergence of local rock music while celebrating today’s newest music and fashion. Live is a free public event, and will run to 10 p.m.

Daniels St. will be blocked off between Clark Ave. and Cameron St. Forty five minutes of fast paced fashion, models and music will follow, featuring spring/summer trends — all available at CV boutiques! Many Village merchants will be open until 8 p.m. that evening, offering special promotions for the event.

The Cameron Village Subway was the hotbed for emerging music in the 1970s and ’80s. It attracted up-and-comers such as Pat Benatar, Doc Watson, REM, the Ramones and even the Divine Miss M, Bette Midler, among others. The Subway was THE music venue in Raleigh. The Underground was the movement that helped propel many young talent acts to a bigger stage. Now Cameron Village will once again be the place to see and hear the next big thing.

The Love Language, a part of today’s local indie rock movement, is poised to jump onto the national scene — but not before they play Cameron Village. The band is signed with Durham-based Merge Records and they have played to full houses around the country including Austin, Denver and Nashville.

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You can read all about the Cameron Village Subway and its legacy in our Goodnight Raleigh post The Raleigh Underground: A Lost Phenomenon

For more information about Cameron Village Live, contact
Pat Hunnell Public Relations Counsel
Office: 919.755.1252
Cell: 919.280.1615


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