By Elizabeth Beilman

During the pandemic, we all learned to think “outside of the box”. Everything was safer outside. So our groups met weekly on screened in porches. But they needed performance opportunities to truly build their confidence and skills. And so NCCMI designed Pop Up Parks! As a partnership with Raleigh Parks and Cultural Resources, these concerts gave groups a platform to share their music in public. Plus, they provided a moment of musical reflection and joy for passersby or hikers. This year, we are building upon the program. In partnership with the Wake County Public Library, NCCMI groups will play mini-concerts at many area libraries. Look for us in the stacks!