Debbie the Artist November 7, 8:00 pm

The Ghostlight Concerts with Debbie the Artist with support by Black Haüs

Ghostlights are a tradition almost as old as theatre itself – they light the stages when there are no performers, keeping the spirit of the theatre alive. After six months of just our ghostlight, we are thrilled to replace it with live performances on the Carolina Theatre stage! Seating will be available, but will be limited to 25 guests for each show, per government mandates. All guests will be asked to sign a liability waiver, and wear a face covering unless seated in the Auditorium.

Tickets are $20 plus 6.75% NC Sales tax.
Tickets include one admission, one concessions item and one beverage.
Sorry, draft beer and popcorn not currently available.

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Debbie The Artist (they/themme) is a non-binary black-queer-feminist who embodies the power of creative expression as a vehicle for social change. Unapologetic in the pursuit of social justice and racial equity, Debbie pictures a revolutionary society where folks can exercise their fundamental human rights free from fear. This abolitionist politic shows up in all that they do. When they say, “Art is who and what I am”, what they mean is art is their tool, their medicine, their voice and vision. The songbird hails from Durham, North Carolina where they shake, make, bake, and create. Debbie writes music rooted primarily in the lived experiences of love, loss, magic, and triumph.

Tenacity and fearlessness is baked directly into Debbie The Artist’s musical and artistic endeavors. Their music transcends the boundaries of westernized notation and genre. Their musical style and execution is informed by what they’ve learned classically and their personification of jazzy improvisations, rock and roll riffs, and bluesy “Soul Cries.”  Influenced by radical and rebellious waymakers like Rosetta Tharpe, Nina Simone, and Lauryn Hill, at the age of 28, Debbie taught themselves to play the guitar after being the vocal front person for several other bands. As an emerging artist, Debbie has learned by every stretch of the imagination that when you step out on your own two feet, you have the power to make your dreams come true!

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Four unapologetic black men making music together in a time when bands are dead. Black Haüs is re-inventing what it means to be black in today’s era. No genre boundaries. No artistic limits. No conforming.

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What you need to know before your visit to the Carolina Theatre

Please bring your mask/face covering as it is required to wear unless you are seated in the Auditorium.  We will have complimentary disposable masks available if needed.

The front doors will open 30 minutes prior to scheduled curtain time.  Please bring your email receipt for entry, and your Waiver of Liability with you.  This is not a public performance so only ticketed guests will be allowed in, and there will not be any walk-up sales. But don’t worry, we will have a list of those who have purchased tickets if you leave your email/receipt at home.

Staff will greet you inside the Lobby doors (with face coverings).  Temperatures may be taken at this time. You will be given a drink coupon (or coupons if you have pre-purchased additional beverages).  Our staff will assist you with your beverage and concessions selections.  We will have a variety of bottled beer, wine, soft drinks, tea and water, as well as an array of candy.  Unfortunately, popcorn will not be available.

Please maintain social distancing at all times.  This is a general admission show, and with only 25 tickets available and over 700 seats downstairs to choose from, we will not be blocking off seats, but we do require you to leave two empty rows and at least three empty seats between parties.  Staff will be available for any seating questions.

Remember to use one of the many hand sanitizing stations throughout the Theater. They are there for your safety and convenience.

This event is being videotaped for rebroadcast at a later date.  Your entry acknowledges your consent to use your image should it be captured on video during the performance.