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Music Benefit

CAM Café Music: Smoky Dunes

Thursday, July 25, 6 PM - 8 PM
CAM Café reservations are always suggested and appreciated 910-777-2363

Enjoy music by Smoky Dunes while you dine at CAM Café, the restaurant serves dinner Thursday evenings from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm and offers half-price bottles of wine. The guitar duo excels at flatpicking and fingerpicking your favorite tunes.

Music Benefit

Tift Merritt

Sunday, August 18, 2019, two performances: 2 PM and 7 PM
Members please login to your CAM online account, or create one in advance at CameronArtMuseum.org/newaccount
Seats:$25, $40 for reserved seating (plus tax and convenience fees)

CAM welcomes North Carolina native Tift Merritt for two concerts on August 18, 2019. Merritt, a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, has released seven studio albums and has been compared to artists Joni Mitchell and Emmylou Harris. NPR wrote that her latest album, Stitch of the World (2017), “contains some of her best writing.” Merritt started her musical career playing the front porch at the General Store in Bynum, NC. It was here in Bynum that she met artist, Clyde Jones, whose work is featured in the exhibition Minnie, Clyde, Annie, Vollis.

The New Yorker has called Tift Merritt “the bearer of a proud tradition of distaff country soul that reaches back to artists like Dusty Springfield and Bobbie Gentry.” Upholding that high standard began in earnest with Bramble Rose, the 2002 solo debut that put her on the map forever. The Associated Press called it the best debut of the year in any genre. As her Grammy-nominated sophomore album, Tambourine, was followed by Another Country, See You on the Moon and Traveling Alone, Merritt found acclaim coming not just from critics and awards organizations but her own heroes, like Emmylou Harris, who marveled that Merritt “stood out like a diamond in a coal patch.” In 2015 “Bramble Rose” the song from her eponymous debut was covered by Don Henley (feat. Mick Jagger and Miranda Lambert) on his critically acclaimed solo album Cass County. BUST raved of Merritt’s latest album, “Stitch of the World resonates like a book you just cannot put down,” and NPR wrote, “Stitch of the World contains some of her best writing.”

Merritt is a North Carolina native who wanted to be a writer until her father taught her guitar chords and Percy Sledge songs. Since starting a band while a creative writing student at UNC, Merritt has released a unique, critically acclaimed body of work including seven full length albums of original material and three live records. In her nearly 20-year career, she has toured around the world and shared the stage with bands as varied as Iron & Wine, Nick Lowe, and Jason Isbell. Merritt has also recorded with classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein and played harmonic foil and rhythm guitar for the singular Andrew Bird in his old-time band ‘The Hands of Glory’. Most recently, Merritt has been a regular contributor to the Oxford American, chronicling her travels with her young daughter Jean.

Weekly Exhibition Tours

Wednesdays 1:30 – 2:00 PM

CAM Members: Free, Museum Admission all others

Join in to learn more about the artwork, process of selection and installation of CAM's three current exhibitions. A different touring experience each Wednesday formed in part by you, the participants, and your interests.


Sundays at 1:30 PM: May 5, 12, 19 and 26
CAM Members: Free, Museum Admission all others
Explore, discover and discuss the art work currently on view with these docent-led tours.

Upcoming Programs


Saturday, 7/20/2019

Sunday Exhibition Tours

Sunday, 7/21/2019

Dance Works-in-Progress Showcase

Sunday, 7/21/2019

Weekly Exhibition Tours

Wednesday, 7/24/2019

CAM Café MUSIC: Smoky Dunes

Thursday, 7/25/2019

Off the Record Tour

Thursday, 7/25/2019