$150 – $300

MT. JOY with Briston Maroney - The Pod Parties *Live Concert*

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Orange County Speedway

9740 NC Highway 57

Rougemont, NC 27572

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Americana / Indie / Folk

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**OUTDOOR SOCIALLY DISTANCED PODS - LIVE CONCERT** at the Orange County Speedway; 9740 NC-57, Rougemont, NC (25 miles NE of Chapel Hill, 20 miles NW of Durham and 45 miles NW of Raleigh!)

Select your reserved area on the Pod Pass chart. Bring your own chairs and/or blankets! *Tents, umbrellas, flags or similar items that obstruct the view of others are not permitted. No coolers, outside food or beverages are permitted - see more details below*

*Tickets are available online only. Please purchase tickets online before checking in at the Gate/Box Office entrance.*

Gates open at 5:00PM

This is an outdoor pod event and the artist will appear live on stage. Each pod pass allows for up to 4 people (additional person passes are available for purchase as an add-on). *6 people max for each reserved pod area*. All Pod Pass guests/extras need to arrive/check-in together. It is a vehicle check-in then you will proceed to parking and walk to concert area (no re-entry to parking area). Pod Passes are non-transferable. Your reserved pod area is approximately 10 feet x 10 feet. Alternating rows will be staggered for optimum viewing. Music will be broadcast using a full PA from the stage.

All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. Ticket Valid for event day only.

Code of Conduct

All guests are expected to adhere to CDC and North Carolina guidelines in relation to social distancing while attending pod events. Refusal to respect the safety of other attendees by adhering to these guidelines is grounds for ejection from the event.

Rules/Notes

This is a socially distanced pod event; Attendees may leave their 10'x10' reserved pod to visit restrooms/portable toilets and concessions. Please wear masks upon exiting and until returning to your reserved pod. Masks may be removed while enjoying performance in reserved pod.

Please do not enter anyone else’s reserved space or stand in any aisles or near the stage. *The area in front of the stage is reserved for stage staff and security only. This is not a dance floor.*

Please wear masks when communicating with staff such as box office/gate check-in, parking attendants, security or food/beverage delivery person.

Please follow safe distancing and mask protocols. We want this to be a safe and enjoyable experience for all.

We will allow a maximum of 6 attendees per pod.

The event is All Ages. Anyone under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Promoter reserves the right to ask for proof of age.

The ticket purchaser will receive advance email from the promoter’s team detailing instructions for the event. Each ticket purchaser will be responsible for providing contact information (email) for each attendee in their pod to facilitate contact tracing and for distributing pre-emailed Covid disclaimers. Please help us by returning prior to the event to expedite entrance & parking.

Concessions, food & drink (including alcohol) will be available on site. Concessions are cash only. Outside food & drink (including alcohol) will not be permitted. Additionally, no grills, fireworks, umbrellas, tents, pets, drones, or glass will be allowed.

Please leave your reserved pod as you found it. No trash should be left behind for any reason! Each reserved pod will be provided with a trash bag, please use it! If you really want to help us, take it home and place in your receptacle. Otherwise, leave it in your and we’ll get it at the end of the night!

The promoter and venue assume no liability for any loss, theft, damage, or injury to property or persons, including death, whether arising in contract, negligence, equity, tort or otherwise.

Overnight camping will not be available.

We look forward to having you at the event. #STAYHEALTHY #SAVEOURSTAGES

MT. JOY

“These dreams are more than paper things,” sings Matt Quinn on Mt. Joy’s infectious folk-rocker “Astrovan,” a warm, yearning bit of road-trip philosophy that posits the existence of a Deadhead Jesus cruising the dusty highways of the countryside, nursing a roach on his way to only He knows where. It’s an auspicious line from a band predicated on the revival of teenage dreams.

Mt. Joy started off as a rekindling of shared musical ambitions between Philadelphia high school friends Matt Quinn (vocals, guitar) and Sam Cooper (guitar). Reunited in Los Angeles thanks to the ebbs and flows of adult life, the pair met multi-instrumentalist Michael Byrnes through a Craigslist ad. They named themselves Mt. Joy as an ode to a mountain in Valley Forge National Park near Sam’s childhood home, and together, with Byrnes’ roommate Caleb Nelson producing, they recorded three songs and sent them out into the world, hoping for the best. “I knew I still wanted to write songs, but the realities of life made that dream seem pretty impossible,” Quinn says.

Much to the band’s amazement, “Astrovan” accomplished the impossible. Without initial promotion or fanfare, the song took off on Spotify, racking up 5 million streams to date. “The irony of ‘Astrovan’ was that song was really about being stuck in a life and wanting to have the opportunity to pursue a dream, and in an instant it gave us that opportunity. ” Quinn says. Mt. Joy quickly transitioned from a part-time calling into a full-fledged band rounded out by Byrnes on bass, Sotiris Eliopoulos on drums and Jackie Miclau on keyboard.

Come 2017, Mt. Joy hit the road, and hit it hard: They played tour dates alongside the likes of The Shins, The Head and The Heart, The Lone Bellow, and Whitney, and popped up at some of the summer’s biggest festivals, including Bonnaroo, Newport Folk Festival, Lollapalooza and Made In America. “We were put on some big shows very quickly,” Quinn says. “The growth for us has been exponential - we’ve really just become a family that’s constantly pushing each other and the live show to be great.” They eventually caught the attention of Dualtone Records and began work on their debut album.

Steeped in folk-rock tradition and powered by the intuitive creative connection between Quinn and Cooper, the songs on ‘Mt. Joy’ depict Quinn wrestling with his own conscience, where the mundane and the fantastic collide as he processes tragedy, society, and love. Opener “I’m Your Wreck” describes “monsters in (the) closet, using up the wi-fi” as it cycles from its desperate, spiraling verses to its swinging, stubbornly optimistic coda, while the loping, plaintive chords of “Younger Days” meditate on a frayed psyche and the fear of choosing the wrong path. “Sheep,” with its collapsing, hoarse-voiced cry of “freedom was paid in blood,” is a post-Trump salvo on the responsibilities of the fortunate to overcome political and social despondency. And on “Silver Lining,” perhaps the album’s brightest moment, Quinn surveys the damage of hard drugs and the vicious cycle of addiction, as the song’s melancholic sentiment kicks into its fervid, defiant chorus, all shout-along vocals and trilling guitars.

Taken together, the self titled ‘Mt. Joy’ LP is a startlingly open document, wracked with the anxieties and fears that come just as life seems to start working out. It’s a natural reaction from a wary band like Mt. Joy - the result of a sort of professional vertigo, as they’ve gone from virtual unknowns to hot young commodity in little over a year. But there’s a sense of hope underlying everything, girded by the fact that the Mt. Joy LP is an impressive, honest portrayal of a young band facing that moment where dreams become reality, and finding beauty in the exhilarating uncertainty of it all.

Briston Maroney

A rootsy singer/songwriter, Nashville-based Briston Maroney mixes an earnest folksiness with a '90s-style indie rock melodicism. Following a handful of singles, he gained acclaim at the end of the 2010s for a pair of EPs before making his full-length debut with 2021's Sunflower.

Born in Kennesaw, Georgia and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee, Maroney began writing music in his teens, listening to a mix of classic rock, folk, and indie rock including John Prine, Jim Croce, and John Mayer, as well as the White Stripes and Kings of Leon. While still in his teens, he successfully auditioned for American Idol and made it as far at the Top 30 before getting cut. After high school, he moved to Los Angeles, where he continued to develop his sound. He ultimately landed in Nashville, where he drew early fans in 2017 with songs like "Hangin' Around," "Virginia," and "It's Not My Fault. These singles laid the groundwork for the release of his 2018 Carnival EP. The album gained critical buzz and helped build interest in Maroney. However, he subsequently found himself in rehab in 2019 and lived with his mother in Florida for a time while reevaluating his career. He eventually moved back to Nashville and in May of 2019, issued his second EP, Indiana, which included the song "Caroline." Maroney's full-length debut, Sunflower, was released in early 2021 and featured production from John Congleton.

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