Beach Music: Making Waves in the Carolinas
Recurring Tuesday through Sunday until 2022; 9am-5pm. Free admission.
From the Website:
Beach music is the defining sound of the Carolinas. Propelled by African American rhythm and blues, boundary-crossing teens in the late 1950s and early 1960s created a culture with its own signature dance (the shag), its own beloved stars (the Embers, the Catalinas, Chairmen of the Board, and the Tams, to name just a few), and its own rich memories that have endured across the decades. The North Carolina Museum of History’s newest exhibit, Beach Music: Making Waves in the Carolinas shares not only the hits and the dance moves but also the fascinating stories behind the music. The gallery is rich in sound, alive with color, and interactive for all ages.