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Published: 2012/05/16

Yep Roc 15

The artist-driven label Yep Roc Records will celebrate its 15th anniversary with Yep Roc 15, a three-night concert event at Carrboro, NC’s Cat’s Cradle from October 11-13. The festival’s diverse initial lineup includes: Nick Lowe, Robyn Hitchcock, Fountains of Wayne, Eleni Mandell, John Doe and The Sadies while John Wesley Harding will serve as Master of Ceremonies.
Additional acts will be confirmed in the coming weeks.

In addition to three nights of live music, fans who purchase the YR15 “Premiere Fan Bundle” package will have exclusive access to a kick-off party on Wednesday, October 10 at the nearby Local 506, featuring Los Straitjackets, The Fleshtones, Southern Culture On The Skids and Countdown Quartet.They will also have access to a A Yep Roc artists reception with appetizers and drinks at the West End Wine Bar on Friday, October 12, as well as a collaborative recording session with Yep Roc artists on Saturday, October 13, hosted by Chris Stamey (Alex Chilton, The dB’s) and Scott McCaughey (R.E.M., The Minus 5).

Finally, as part of their anniversary celebration, every month leading up to YR15, the label will make one previously unreleased track by a Yep Roc artist available for free.

Here’s a look at Yep Rock 15’s initial lineup

Dave Alvin
Chatham County Line
John Doe
Liam Finn
Fountains Of Wayne
Robyn Hitchcock
Los Straitjackets
Nick Lowe
Eleni Mandell
Mayflies USA
Cheyenne Marie Mize
Chuck Prophet
The Sadies

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