2017 Rockin’ the Forest concludes Nov. 11 with Matt Phillips & The Back Pocket

Posted by Bill Crabtree 10/26/2017

The 2017 “Rockin’ the Forest” music series concludes on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 8 p.m. with Matt Phillips & The Back Pocket. The concert will take place inside the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts, 405 S. Brooks St.

Matt Phillips & The Back Pocket is a soulful band that strives to make music people can get behind. After aging out of his high-school band, Cole Park, Matt Phillips continued his solo career into college at ECU. With folk and soul roots as deep as the cracks in his weathered acoustic, Matt has crafted his songwriting skills working alongside Django Haskins (International Orange, The Old Ceremony) and began pumping out songs known for their emotionality and loveable lyrics.

With nearly 300 shows already under their belt, Matt Phillips & The Back Pocket combines stellar songwriting, soulful vocals, and a full ensemble of musicians into a unique band with a very bright future.

Advance tickets are $10 plus tax and available for purchase online with a Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit card at www.wakeforestnc.gov/tickets-events.aspx. Advance tickets may also be purchased with cash, check or credit card at the Renaissance Centre Box Office, 405 S. Brooks St. On the day of the concert, tickets can be purchased at the door. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis and seating is limited.

Assembling some of the top musical acts in our area and beyond, the “Rockin’ the Forest” music series delivers unforgettable live music and a wonderful variety of genres, including rock, Americana, and power pop. Offering local audiences first-rate performances that previously required travel to downtown Raleigh, Chapel Hill, or Carrboro, Rockin’ the Forest takes place inside the intimate comfort of the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre.

For more information, visit wakeforestrencen.org or call the box office at 919-435-9458.